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Are you ready to become a firefighter? This activity will welcome your students into firefighter training in this classroom transformation while they practice multiplying by tens at the same time! When they complete all ten challenges, they get to celebrate with a certificate of completion!
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 at firefighter training while practicing this difficult math concept at the same time. Multiplication with groups of tens can be difficult for third graders and this activity is great practice!
⭐ What is This? ⭐
Students pretend they are firefighters while practicing multiplying by tens! Students complete 10 math challenges that are real-world related and firefighter-themed!
Step 1: Tell your class that they will become firefighters today and will solve 10 challenges. Students solve all ten math challenges in this fun multiply by tens activity.
Step 2: Students solve a math challenge. Then, they get it checked by the teacher. The teacher signs their recording sheet to show completion of each challenge. When a student finishes the Fire Dog Challenge, they get the Fire Dog spot signed on their recording sheet!
Step 3: After students complete all ten challenges, I have them complete a QR Code writing activity. This is great for early finishers. Kids go around the room and hunt down the QR Codes. They scan them to learn fun facts about firefighters!
Step 4: There is an optional part of this math game! This can be added in or taken out—do what’s best for your classroom. Every time the kids complete a challenge, they get to pull out a chance card that gives them a task to complete before they move on.
This math activity is perfect for third graders. It aligns with 3.NBT.3.
⭐ What's Included? ⭐
-Aligns with Common Core Math Standards
-Black & White and Color Posters
-Helps with Multiplying by Tens
-QR Code Writing Activity
-Certificate of Completion
-Instructions for Kids
-Answer Keys Included
-Learning Target Aligned to Common Core
-Tips to Help Make the Day More Fun!
⭐ Skills Included ⭐
-multiply by tens equations
-multiply by tens with place value blocks
-multiply by tens word problems
-multiply by tens error analysis
-multiply by tens draw a picture
-multiply by tens multi-step word problems
✅Common Core Aligned to 3.NBT.3
✅Great for 3rd Grade
✅QR Code Writing Activity
✅Includes Answer Keys
✅Covers a Variety of Skills
✅Learning Targets Specified
✅Tips to Help Make the "Firefighter 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 what you've already taught. The QR codes add in technology as well and students learn new facts about firefighters.
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: Multiplying by Tens
It comes with a mini-lesson, worksheets, activities, and games that align with 3.NBT.3. It's great practice for kids who need to multiply by 10s.
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