Third Grade Math Review Riddle Activities

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3rd, Homeschool
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  1. If you're looking for fun and engaging ways to bring together and review all of your third grade math topics from this year, this is the bundle of games, riddles, and activities you need! Whether you're preparing for the end of the year or standardized tests, you'll find activities for multiplicati
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Practice many of the third grade math skills you've been learning all year with this engaging easy prep set that includes both printable math riddle cards and a related card game.

Note: This is not an interactive digital resource, but any page of the pdf can be saved as a jpeg and used with your favorite apps and programs, including Easel! Teachers are also using the printable cards successfully in their Zoom meetings, notably for number talks to start a lesson.

Here's how these math riddles work: Choosing from four options on each card, your students will use math skills, logic, and critical thinking to solve the clues, determining the answer by eliminating three of the options. With each card they do, your students will complete three items - lots of practice on important skills!

Whether you're reviewing in preparation for standardized testing or using spiral review activities to keep math skills fresh, this set will be a good fit for you and your students!

This set is ideal for remote teaching, whether you are teaching digitally, sending home printed packs, or doing a combination of both! However you use them, your students will enjoy this fun riddle format and get lots of practice with math skills!

Here are some of the skills reviewed in this set:

* Three-digit addition and subtraction

* Add 3 three-digit numbers

* Subtract across zeros

* Multiplication and division facts within 100

* Identifying and completing number patterns

* Matching fractions to models

* Identify fractions on a number line

* Find equivalent fractions

* Multiply by a multiple of ten

* Find the area of a figure made of unit squares

Here's what this set includes:

* 24 printable riddle cards (four per page)

* A card game for solving and comparing expressions, using many of the same skills

* Student response page and answer key

You'll use these during times of hybrid learning but also in your classroom afterwards, as a math center activity. Try using a riddle card on your interactive screen in your classroom to use a riddle for your daily number talk, and start some great math conversations!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Represent a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 on a number line diagram by marking off 𝘢 lengths 1/𝘣 from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size 𝘢/𝘣 and that its endpoint locates the number 𝘢/𝘣 on the number line.
Understand a fraction 1/𝘣 as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into 𝘣 equal parts; understand a fraction 𝘢/𝑏 as the quantity formed by 𝘢 parts of size 1/𝘣.
Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.
Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = __ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ?.


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