Math Journal Notes and Anchor Charts

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Jan Lindley
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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68 pages
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Do your students' math journals need a little more structure? Do you want to start using student notebooks, or supplement the math journal resources you have?

These pages are the perfect starting point or supplement for your students' math notebooks. 60 pages of explanations and examples aligned with Core math standards can be quickly and easily added to a 3-ring binder or reduced in size and glued or taped into a smaller journal.

Each page can stand alone or can act as a mini anchor chart. Paste the anchor chart on the left hand side. On the right side, students can add their own notes, drawings, diagrams, or even a foldable. Enlarge the pages for display in the classroom, then students have the same anchor chart in their journals that is used in the classroom during lessons! Take a look at the preview for more information.

These pages provide comprehensive coverage of core 3rd grade standards, but also cover some 2nd and some 4th grade core standards.

The following topics are covered in Math Journal Notes:


Place Value

Place Value Models

Comparing Numbers

Standard and Expanded Form

Odd and Even Numbers

Rounding Numbers

Addends and Sums

Addition Properties

Addition Strategies


Addition with Regrouping

Problem Solving

Solving Two-Step Problems

Arithmetic Patterns


Addition and Subtraction: Related Operations

Subtraction with Regrouping


Multiplication Properties

Order of Operations

Factors and Products



Metric Measurement—Centimeters, Meters, and Kilometers

Metric Measurement—Liters and Milliliters

Metric Measurement—Grams and Kilograms

Customary Measurement—Inches, Feet, Yards, and Miles

Using a Ruler to Measure Half and Quarter Inches

Customary Measurement—Pounds and Ounces

Customary Measurement—Cups, Pints, Quarts, and Gallons

Tally Charts and Frequency Tables


Line Plots

Telling Time-The Clock Face

Telling Time

Periods of Time

Elapsed Time


Geometry Vocabulary





Understanding Fractions


Comparing Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

Fractions on a Number Line

Fractions Equal to and Greater Than One

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Total Pages
68 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.


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