This bundle contains ten math centers that are perfect for the month of May! Students will get to practice games that celebrate spring!
Third grade students will enjoy these spring math centers that spiral review skills previously learned earlier in the year. You save 66% when you buy the bundle (ten math centers for 10 dollars).
3rd Grade Table of Contents
Pg. 3-18 QR Codes: Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Pg. 19-26 Magical Time: Elapsed Time Game
Pg. 27-45 Line Them Up: Measure Nearest ¼ Inch
Pg. 46-59 Around the House: Capacity and Mass
Pg. 60-69 Momma Birds, Baby Birds: Fractions as Whole Numbers
Pg. 70-79 Shark VS Bait: Comparing Fractions
Pg. 80-85 Spring Butterfly Multiplication Fact Puzzles
Pg. 86-92 What’s the Weather: Bar Graphs/Pictographs
Pg. 93-108 Spring Pictures: Area and Perimeter
Pg. 109-115 Hunt for a Home: Perimeter
QR Codes: Multiplication and Division Word Problems
Students identify the answer to the multiplication or division word problem on each card. When they figure out the answer (example: 8), they scan the QR code on the card and will be given a alphabet letter. Students find 8 on the Mystery Phrase sheet and fill in the corresponding letter. After all cards have been answered, the Mystery Phrase will reveal a secret phrase to students. There are three mystery phrases included in this pack that celebrate spring!
Magical Time: Elapsed Time Game
All of the magical creatures and fairies are trying to figure out how long they are doing each activity. Help each magical creature figure out how much time has elapsed while they are jogging/granting wishes, etc! There are 12 characters included and each one has a number line to help students figure out the elapsed time.
Line Them Up: Measure Nearest ¼ Inch
Students split into two teams. Each team finds their start card. Students find the answer to the card and line it up under the previous card. The first team to line up all their cards in the correct order is the winner! Students are given the same cards but in a different order so the two teams can play fairly. This version of line them up has students practice finding the length of lines to the nearest quarter inch.
Around the House: Capacity and Mass
Students are shown pictures of six rooms in a house. They have to figure out the capacity or mass of each item shown. There are 45 items in the house they have to figure out the capacity or mass of. If they are finding the capacity, they have to choose between liters or milliliters. If they are finding the mass, they have to choose between grams or kilograms.
Momma Birds, Baby Birds: Fractions as Whole Numbers
The Momma Birds have lost their baby birds! Help each baby bird find it's way back to it's momma! The Momma birds have wholes on them and the baby birds have fractions that are equivalent to each whole number. This gives students a basic understanding of fractions as whole numbers and helps with confusion between examples like 4/4 and 4/1.
Shark VS Bait: Comparing Fractions
Each card has two fish fractions on it. Students have to decide which fish the shark should eat on each card. The shark opens its mouth just like a comparison symbol (greater than or less than)and eats the bigger fish! This game is a refreshing way to enter the spring time and gets students practicing with comparing fractions!
Spring Butterfly Multiplication Fact Puzzles
I like to print multiple sets of this game on different colored papers. There are twelve multiplication puzzles included. Each puzzle has three pieces. Print the puzzles four times on four different colored papers. That way, students can race each other to see who can put all of their puzzles together first! Or, let students work together collaboratively to put together all 12 puzzles! This is a good way to help students review their multiplication facts as they reach the end of the year.
What’s the Weather: Bar Graphs/Pictographs
First, students randomly draw 24 weather patterns out of a bag. In this game, students then have to make a tally chart of all of the weather patterns. Once this is complete, the students have to create a bar graph or pictograph of their data using the graphing sheet. This is a great way for students to practice creating graphs and include the measurement standards.
Spring Pictures: Area and Perimeter
There are 18 cute photos included in this game! Each picture has the area or perimeter written on it. Students have to figure out all of the different dimensions that would fit the area or perimeter given. For example, if it says the area of the picture is 10, students would list 1x10 and 2x5 as the possible dimensions.
Hunt for a Home: Perimeter
The woodland creatures are looking for the perfect backyard to live in! Each house has the background dimensions listed on the yard. Students have to figure out which animal should live in each backyard. This matching game is a great way to remind students of the difference between area and perimeter while practicing essential skills for third graders.
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Check out all of the Third Grade May Math Centers:
Line Them Up: Measure Nearest ¼ Inch GameButterfly Multiplication Fact PuzzlesAround the House: Capacity and Mass GameQR Codes Multiplication and Division Word Problems GameMomma Bird, Baby Birds: Fractions as Whole Numbers GameMagical Time: Elapsed Time GameShark VS Bait: Comparing Fractions GameSpring Pictures: Area and Perimeter GameWhat’s the Weather: Graphing GameHunt for a Home: Perimeter GameMay Third Grade Math Centers BUNDLE