Do you need the perfect TEK-aligned activity for your Geometry math centers this year? We’ve got just the fit! Whether you're introducing the concept of 3D Shapes at the beginning of the unit or reviewing the area of composite figures while preparing for the STAAR test, our professionally edited questions will help you to confidently prepare your students with 150 task cards that are attractively designed, standard-focused, and thoughtfully differentiated.
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✔ 150uniquely illustrated task cards with additional sets that have colorful border options.
✔ 150 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.
✔ 5 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 Basic Operations Unit 3.4A-3.4K (11 Sets)
STAAR Algebraic Reasoning Unit 3.5A-3.5E (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:
2D and 3D Shapes
TEK 3.6A Task Cards (Illustrated)
TEK 3.6B Task Cards (Illustrated)
Area of Rectangles
TEK 3.6C Task Cards (Illustrated)
Area of Composite Figures
TEK 3.6D Task Cards (Illustrated)
TEK 3.6E 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 3.6A:
The student is expected to classify and sort two- and three-dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes, based on attributes using formal geometric language.
I can classify all kinds of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes by their unique properties and call them by their proper names.
TEKS Standard 3.6B:
The student is expected to use attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
I can recognize different types of quadrilaterals like; rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares. I can also tell when a shape is a quadrilateral, but doesn't have properties of any of the above.
TEKS Standard 3.6C:
The student is expected to determine the area of rectangles with whole number side lengths in problems using multiplication related to the number of rows times the number of unit squares in each row.
I can find out the amount of square units that are inside a rectangle (the area) by counting how many square units long it is and how many square units wide it is, and finally multiplying the units together to get the area.
TEKS Standard 3.6D:
The student is expected to decompose composite figures formed by rectangles into non-overlapping rectangles to determine the area of the original figure using the additive property of area.
I can find the area of a rectangle by multiplying its length times its width, and if I put two rectangles together side by side I can use that same principle to find the area of the more complex polygon that is formed.
TEKS Standard 3.6E:
The student is expected to decompose two congruent two-dimensional figures into parts with equal areas and express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole and recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
I can break down congruent figures into smaller parts that are all an equal share of the larger whole in more than one way.
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