Which One Doesn't Belong 3rd Grade Math Journal Prompts - Math Number Talks

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90 Prompts + GROWING (No-prep, Task Cards, & Google Slides)
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Thank you so much for an excellent product. I like that this helps students make real world connections and that it fosters independent thinking.
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Are you looking for a fun way to encourage math talk with your 3rd graders? Which One Doesn't Belong prompts are a fun way to get students writing & talking about math! Use as math warm ups, whole group spiral review, or add to your math centers!

Each topic includes 5 prompts, so your students will have plenty of practice.

⭐Click the PREVIEW button to download 15 FREE Prompts!

Purchase the 3rd grade GROWING BUNDLE for only $12!


Set #1: Number & Operations in Base Ten (25 prompts)

  • Place Value (review)
  • Rounding
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiples of Ten

Set #2: Operations & Algebraic Thinking (25 prompts)

  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Unknown Numbers in Equations
  • Properties of Operations
  • Multi-Step Word Problems

Set #3: Measurement & Data (40 prompts)

  • Money (Review)
  • Telling Time
  • Elapsed Time
  • Mass
  • Volume
  • Measurement
  • Area
  • Perimeter

Coming Soon:

Set #4: Fractions & Geometry

Use THREE different ways:

1. No-prep - 1 full page per prompt with plenty of space for students to show their thinking!

2. Task Cards - create booklets and you have a reusable math station (recording sheet included)

3. Google Slides - EDITABLE paperless math warmups!

Your students will LOVE math prompts.

Here's what teachers are saying about our Would You Rather bundles:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"This resource has been very helpful to review skills that have already been taught. I use the journal prompts as a warm up activity to get students thinking about math skills they have already learned. The Would You Rather format helps to challenge their thinking and encourages them to work through the steps necessary to solve each option. Thanks for sharing this resource!" - Jamie G.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"It's so hard for my students to verbalize their thinking. This resource helps them do just that! My class LOVES this resource!! Thank you for creating and sharing. It's easy to implement, engaging, and a fun way to practice math skills!" - Rachel C.


> Is this resource editable?

The text in the Google Slides is editable.

> Do you include an editable printable template?

Only the complete bundle includes an editable printable template.

> Which standards do you cover?

This resource covers 3rd grade math skills. We include a topic list & standards list for CC, TEKs, and FL BEST. Please refer to the math skill list above.

> Do you include an Answer Key?

Yes. We include an example answers pdf.

> Does this bundle include a PowerPoint version.

No, but you can open up the Google Slides and select DOWNLOAD as a PowerPoint. All slides are in file, so this will be a quick task!

Ways to Use:

Math Journals

Math Warmups

Math Talk

Number Talks

Math Centers

Morning Work

Spiral Review

Math Intervention



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units-whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.


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