Do you need the perfect TEK-aligned activity for your 3rd Grade Basic Operations math centers this year? We’ve got just the fit! Whether you're introducing the concept of rounding at the beginning of the unit or reviewing multiplication and division relationships while preparing for the STAAR test, our professionally edited questions will help you to confidently prepare your students with 330 task cards that are attractively designed, standard-focused, and thoughtfully differentiated.
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✔ 330 uniquely illustrated task cards with additional sets that have colorful border options.
✔ 210 full page images that can be printed out, used in whole-group instruction over a smartboard, or uploaded to google drive where you can share them digitally with your students.
✔ 11 printable labels with "I Can Statements".
✔ Creatively designed answer keys which match recording sheets for easy grading.
✔ Multiple versions of recording sheets. One version saves paper while the other version allows more room for showing work.
✔ A click and learn FAQ document which provides helpful answers to questions you might have about your set.
The Differentiation Advantage
This set of task cards has been organized in a way that allows for seamless differentiation. Cards #1-10 are the least difficult in each set and can be given to any students who might be struggling to gain confidence. Cards #11-20 are just slightly more challenging, while the last 10 questions require a bit more critical thinking being primarily long-form word problems.
Methodology - How We Designed the Problems
Each question is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards, and are specifically designed to meet documented student expectations for that standard. The questions are patterned on previously released State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Math Tests. The questions can be used for guided practice and independent practice.
*Careful attention has been put into each question so they won't be so challenging as to discourage your students, while still being rigorous enough to prepare your students for testing and assessment.
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3rd Grade Task Card Bundle (Covers All 3rd Grade Math Standards)
Other Units in 3rd Grade:
STAAR Place Value Unit 3.2A-3.2D (4 Sets)
STAAR Fractions Unit 3.3A-3.3H (8 Sets)
STAAR Algebraic Reasoning Unit 3.5A-3.5E (5 Sets)
STAAR Geometry Unit 3.6A-3.6E (5 Sets)
STAAR Measurement & Data Unit 3.7A-3.8B (7 Sets)
ALL BUNDLED UNITS CARRY SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNTS
If you only need resources for specific standards within the unit, you may follow the links below:
Add and Subtract with 1000
TEK 3.4A Task Cards (Illustrated)
Rounding and Estimating
TEK 3.4B Task Cards (Illustrated)
TEK 3.4C Task Cards (Illustrated)
Multiplication with Arrays
TEK 3.4D Task Cards (Illustrated)
Multiplication with Models
TEK 3.4E Task Cards (Illustrated)
Multiplication and Division Facts
TEK 3.4F Task Cards (Illustrated)
1 and 2 Digit Multiplication
TEK 3.4G Task Cards (Illustrated)
TEK 3.4H Task Cards (Illustrated)
Odd and Even Numbers
TEK 3.4I Task Cards (Illustrated)
Relating Multiplication to Division
TEK 3.4J Task Cards (Illustrated)
Using Models to Prove Multiplication and Division
TEK 3.4K Task Cards (Illustrated)
✔ Stations for Your Math Centers
✔ Differentiation (Questions 1-10, 11-20, and 21-30 are uniquely grouped by difficulty)
✔ Independent practice
✔ Skills Practice
✔ Review / Intervention
✔ SBAC and PARCC Test Prep
✔ Fast Finishers / Enrichment
✔ Scaffolding Students Up To Rest of Class
✔ Scavenger Hunts / Scoot
✔ Adding Select Card Images (JPG Images) to Assign in Google Classroom
✔ Enhancing your Nearpod Lesson
✔ Adding Images to Your Boom Cards Activities and Adding Interactive Features
✔ Flipped Classrooms
Included in this task card set are the following TEKS Standards:
TEKS Standard 3.4A:
The student is expected to solve with fluency one‐step and two‐step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
I can add and subtract any number or group of whole numbers up to 1000. I also understand that addition and subtraction are closely related opposites.
TEKS Standard 3.4B:
The student is expected to round to the nearest 10 or 100 or use compatible numbers to estimate solutions to addition and subtraction problems.
I can round numbers to quickly estimate the sums and differences of big numbers.
TEKS Standard 3.4C:
The student is expected to determine the value of a collection of coins and bills.
I can add up coins and bills and make change... and if you give me some coins and bills, I can also spend them. :P
TEKS Standard 3.4D:
The student is expected to determine the total number of objects when equally sized groups of objects are combined or arranged in arrays up to 10 by 10.
I can use arrays to help myself and others understand how to multiply two numbers between 1 and 10 in a very clear way.
TEKS Standard 3.4E:
The student is expected to represent multiplication facts by using a variety of approaches such as repeated addition, equal‐sized groups, arrays, area models, equal jumps on a number line, and skip counting.
I can represent what is happening when I multiply two numbers together by using different models and methods.
TEKS Standard 3.4F:
The student is expected to recall facts to multiply up to 10 by 10 with automaticity and recall the corresponding division facts.
I can become a better multiplier and divider by understanding the relationship of opposities between division and multiplication.
TEKS Standard 3.4G:
The student is expected to use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply a two‐digit number by a one‐ digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial products, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties.
I can multiply with numbers from 1 to 99.
TEKS Standard 3.4H:
The student is expected to determine the number of objects in each group when a set of objects is partitioned into equal shares or a set of objects is shared equally.
I can divide things into smaller groups so that everybody gets the same amount.
TEKS Standard 3.4I:
The student is expected to determine if a number is even or odd using divisibility rules.
I can see unique patterns when I divide by even numbers rather than odd numbers and vice versa..
TEKS Standard 3.4J:
The student is expected to determine a quotient using the relationship between multiplication and division.
I can see unique relationships between multiplication and division which helps me check my answers when doing either operation.
TEKS Standard 3.4K:
The student is expected to solve one‐step and two‐step problems involving multiplication and division within 100 using strategies based on objects; pictorial models, including arrays, area models, and equal groups; properties of operations; or recall of facts.
I can use pictures and models to illustrate what is happening in a multiplication or division problem.
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