What is this product?:
The product I have created is a continuation of the Go Math Curriculum for 3rd grade.
This particular product focuses on Chapter 12 Two Dimensional Shapes.
In the document you will find 2 pages for each lesson. The first page will be labeled "Guided", this is for you to guide your students through the lesson questions. The second page is labeled "Independent", the questions will be the SAME but with different numbers. This is a great page to see where students might be falling short of the skill being taught. You can also use this page as a formative assessment.
How to use this product in your classroom?:
I use this product through math centers or station rotations. However, you could use this product for extra practice, reinforcement, or even homework.
* I have my class split into 3 groups high (green), middle (blue), and my low (orange).
I first start my teaching with a mini lesson. This is typically 5-10 minutes. I teach the skill to the entire class. Once I have previewed this skill my students break off into their groups.
Rotation 1: 15 minutes
Blue (middle) meets at teacher with their packet
Orange (low) works on previously learned skills in a bucket I have set up
Green (high) works on book work from the lesson
Rotation 2: 15 minutes
Blue (middle) works on book work from the lesson
Orange (low) meets at teacher with their packet
Green (high) works on previously learned skills in a bucket I have set up
Rotation 3: 15 minutes
Blue (middle) works on previously learned skills in a bucket I have set up
Orange (low) works on book work from the lesson
Green (high) meets at teacher with their packet
Ending: 15 minutes
I finish the lesson by having all students come back to their seat and quickly review the new skill that was being taught. This is also a great time to give an exit slip.
What are the common core standards?:
This product covers the following common core standards:
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.