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Are you ready to go to the circus?? This activity will make your students feel like they've been transported to a true circus in this real-world activity while also learning about multiplication strategies at the same time! When they complete all 10 multiplication challenges, they get to celebrate (I love to give them some popcorn as a special treat!).
If you're looking for ways to make more meaningful connections to math in the real world, this is the activity for you! Students will embark upon a day as a circus performer while practicing this difficult math concept at the same time. Multiplication can be difficult for third graders and this activity is great practice!
⭐ What is This? ⭐
Help your students become math experts in your classroom! Students complete 10 multiplication strategy challenges that are real-world related.
Print out all 10 color posters and all 10 aligned challenges. Distribute them around your room. Give each child a recording sheet. Explain to students that they are in the circus and need to complete all challenges. They have to find all the challenges you've left around the classroom and find the answers to each one. They use the recording sheet to mark off each challenge as they go.
There is also an additional writing activity where students scan the QR codes on each poster and find out fun facts about the ocean.
This math activity is perfect for third graders. It aligns with 3.OA.1.
⭐ What's Included? ⭐
- Signs to hang outside your classroom to excite students
-10 Posters in Color and Black and White
-10 Multiplication Strategy Challenges
-Learning Target Poster
-QR Code Writing Activity for Early Finishers
⭐ Skills Included ⭐
-multiplication with arrays
-multiplication with repeated addition
-multiplication with equal groups
-multiplication with skip counting
-multiplication: commutative property
-multiplication using any strategy
-multiplication with popcorn!
✅Common Core Aligned to 3.OA.1
✅Great for 3rd Grade
✅QR Code Writing Activity
✅Includes Answer Keys
✅Covers a Variety of Skills
✅Learning Targets Specified
✅Tips to Help Make the "Circus Day" Fun!
✅Black and White and Color Versions Included
This is a perfect review activity before giving a multiplication assessment or as an extra practice activity. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. It is great for any class that needs something fun to reinforce teaching geometry terms. The QR codes add in technology as well.
I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!
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Looking for more Career Day Math Activities that relate to real-world mathematics? Check out the whole series here!
You may also like my unit called: Multiplication Strategies
It has worksheets, mini-lessons for interactive notebooks, many games, and activities that help third graders practice this skill!
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