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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! This circus classroom transformation is great for 3rd graders to practice multiplication. When they complete all 10 third grade multiplication challenges, they get to celebrate with a certificate of completion.
When many people think of classroom transformations, they think:
“This would take me hours to set up.”
“This is going to cost so much money.”
“This looks so overwhelming.”
“I could never do this!”
What if I told you classroom transformations could be EASY to set up, FUN to implement, and STRESS-FREE?
A room transformation changes your room into a certain setting or theme (ex: bakery, circus, doctor's office) to engage students in their own learning with rigorous content.
Classroom transformations are possible in EVERY classroom. You don’t have to spend hours of your time setting up a classroom transformation or spend lots of money to make it SO MUCH FUN!
✔ 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!
Help your students become math experts in your classroom! Students complete 10 multiplication strategy challenges that are real-world related. This math activity is perfect for 3rd graders. It aligns with 3.OA.1.
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.
Step 1: Tell your class that they are circus performers today and will practice multiplication using repeated addition, skip counting, arrays, and equal groups. Students solve math challenges set up around the room. They can be completed in any order and you can choose how many challenges students complete or what time frame they have to meet YOUR needs.
Set-up is quick and easy. Simply print the 10 posters, the math worksheets, and a recording sheet for each student. Place them around your room and you’re ready to begin! Additional door décor, editable name tags, editable admission tickets, and themed banner are included if you want to use them!
Step 2: Let students move around the room and solve each challenge! Each time students solve a math challenge, they go to the teacher to get it checked. Students can work independently, in partners, or groups. Your choice!
Step 3: When students finish all ten challenges (or however many you assign), they win! You can give them the certificate of completion included. I also reward my students with some popcorn at the end.
Step 4: Most of the time, there are early or fast finishers! These kiddos get to go around the room and scan the QR codes provided! Each QR code leads to a fun fact about the circus that they can record on the sheet provided or a piece of notebook paper. This keeps everyone happy and on task!
✔ Aligns with Common Core 3.OA.1
✔ 10 Black & White and Color Posters
✔ 10 Multiplication Strategy Math Challenges
✔ Editable Challenge Paper
✔ Recording Sheet
✔ Answer Keys Included
✔ Instructions for Kids and the Teacher
✔ Certificate of Completion
✔ Pictures of Set-Up & Shopping Guide for “Extras”
✔ Editable Name Tags
✔ Tips to Make the Circus Day Even More Fun!
✔ Door Decorations and Banner
✔ Learning Targets
✔ Editable Admission Tickets
✔ Clickable Table of Contents for Easy Use
✔ Digital Version Included for Use with Google Slides™
There is an editable challenge paper included. This means if one of the challenges doesn't work for your classroom, you can make your own! There are ten pre-made challenges included for you to use but we all know sometimes changes are necessary to best fit your classroom :) These challenges are aligned to Common Core and TEKS.
This is a perfect review activity before giving a multiplication assessment or as an extra practice activity. Step by step lesson plans are included so you know exactly what to do. It can be used as a spiral review and is easy to set up and implement. The QR codes add in technology as well. Classroom transformation ideas are a new trend in education and can set the stage to engage!
These classroom transformations can be used for elementary children as a worksheet alternative, printables, in math stations, center rotations, math centers, as enrichment or remediation, in small groups, as test prep, as worksheets, escape room alternatives, homework practice (take what you don’t finish home for homework), printables, and so much more! These math activities are made to be flexible so you can use them however you’d like in your classroom.
You no longer need to spend hours prepping your classroom for your next classroom transformation! These hands on, low prep activities will keep your students engaged while practicing rigorous material at the same time.
You may also like this FREE Classroom Transformation Guide! It tells you exactly which Common Core Standards each third grade classroom transformation aligns with.
I also call these my Monday Funday math games if you've seen them on Instagram! These are easy to implement classroom transformations!
With remote learning taking center stage in our communities, a digital version is now included! It's compatible with Google Slides™ and can be completed 100% digitally. That means no making copies and less prep for you!
First, invite your students into a video call on whatever learning platform your school district uses. Set the scene and tell your class online what themed day they will be completing.
Then, assign your students the Google Slides™ activities that come with this digital classroom transformation. Each digital classroom transformation is interactive and has movable pieces for students to enjoy playing with. Every activity can be modified for what works best in your classroom! A digital cover page, digital recording sheet, 10 digital challenges, and a digital certificate are included in the Google Slides file.
Finally, as a digital reward, students are invited to play the self-checking game that shows them fun facts about the circus. It's engaging, interactive, and a great way to motivate students throughout the digital room transformation while completing distance learning.
✔ Instructions for the Teacher
✔ Instructions How to Assign in Google Classroom Individually or in Teams
✔ 10 Google Slides Challenges
✔ Digital Answer Key for Teacher or Self-Checking
✔ Digital Self-Checking Reward Game
✔ Videos Explaining Best Practice /How To Set It Up
✔ Digital Tips and Tricks
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO ACCESS?
-The digital version was created with Google Slides™.
-This means you will need a Google email to make a copy for your Google Drive.
-You can assign these games by assigning them in Google Classroom or send them via email to students.
So choose which version works best for your classroom -- print, digital, or a combination of both!
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Looking for more Math Classroom Transformations that relate to real-world mathematics?
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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The Lifetime Learner
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