December Math, 3rd grade math, December Math Activities, December Math for 3rd Grade
Add some holiday spice to 3rd grade math with 15 pages of printable math fun and challenges. Each page offers twists and turns with require students to reason and think deeper about math.
This product contains 15 pages of CCSM problems aligned for 3rd grade. Here’s what you get:
Decorating with Rounding – Students practice rounding to the nearest ten as they add color to ornaments and presents. Watch out for numbers that round up like 36 to 40.
Aligns with 3.NBT.1
Graphing December Holidays – Students read a table, chose a scale and create a graph. They also have to follow the clues. It is trickier than it sounds. Two scale choices seem correct.
Aligns with 3.MD.4
Leftover Pie – Students follow logic clues and work with equivalent fractions to match pies with owners. The answers to this item vary.
Aligns with 3.NF.3a and b
Elves Frosting Cookies – Students elf read clues and color in the fraction of the frosted cookie. The clues the elves give are tricky. They might frost ½ of a cookie but the cookie is divided into fourths. It is a fun way to work with equivalent fractions. Answers will vary on this page.
Aligns with 3.NF.3a, b and c
Snowmen Tales – Students work to solve multiplication or division word problems. After writing the multiplication or division equation for the word problem, students match each of the 6 word problems with one of the 3 pictures that could be used to solve the problem.
Aligns with 3.OA.3
Holiday Schedules and Time for Cookies – Students work on intervals of time as they calculate the starting or ending time of each activity. Use one, one week and the other another week to give yours students more practice with this challenging concept.
Aligns with 3.MD.1
Reindeer Games and Holiday Party – Students will puzzle over these two perimeter and area activities. Students read clues about the size of three different spaces needed for either Reindeer Games or Holiday Party. They draw the shapes on the grid. These activities takes time and planning on the part of the student. The first time students do this activity have them work in pairs.
Aligns with 3.MD.6 and 3.MD.8
Light Up the Patterns, Gift Box Patterns and Patterned Ornaments – Students work with multiplication patterns to complete the “number line” each of these make. Then they color the lights, gift boxes or ornaments based on their understanding of division. (Clues are provided.) Three different worksheets are provided to allow varying degrees of difficulty. Do one a week starting with Light Up the Patterns and ending with Patterned Ornaments.
Aligns with 3.OA.9 and 3.OA.7
Equation Search Multiplication, Equation Search Unknown Number Multiplication, and Equation Search Unknown Number Division – Equations searches are like word searches with a twist. They are all about finding math equations instead of the word. The unknown number searches add one more twist. The equations on the list all have unknown numbers. Students complete the equations, then search for them. Three different equation searches are provided. Do one a week starting with Equation Search Multiplication and ending with Equation Search Unknown Number Division.
Equations read left to right.
Aligns with 3.OA.4 and 3.OA.7
These printables are great for test prep.
Students can complete these activities alone or in pairs.
Directions and answer keys are included.
This product also works for 4th grade.