This 20 page presentation is the perfect way to start out your third grade math block. It gets kids thinking about real life math problems and increases their mental math skills. I use this for the first 5-10 minutes of math every single day. The kids LOVE them and so do I!
I have multiple kids come and show their thinking on the board so we can compare and contrast ideas and ways to solve math problems.
I try to include at least 1 of each math standard in multiplication and division, time, 2 step word problems, addition and subtraction.
Area and perimeter as well as fractions come later in the year and therefore will be in monthly talks later on.