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This 60-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 3 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-2 and 4-5.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 3
This page provides examples of 3rd Grade Measurement and Data activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group, or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for 3rd Grade Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format.
Grade Level: 3
In this lesson students use a rule of thumb about the weight of babies to practice doubling and halving numbers. They complete an organized table and compare data using vertical and horizontal double bar graphs. The lesson includes a student activity sheet and extension ideas.
Activity, Lesson Plans
Grade Level: 1, 2
This activity gives students an opportunity to discuss the quantities involved in statements about measurements or statistics and may involve estimation, calculation and/or research. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included.
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
This narrative document describes the progression of Geometric Measurement across the K-5 grade band. It is informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. The document discusses the most important goals for elementary geometric measurement. Among those are recognizing measurable attributes, comparing, connecting with number, estimating, and differentiating linear measurement from area and volume.
Reference Materials, Article
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Resource is part of a PD collection
This 11-page article presents a hands-on, open-ended activity from "Investigations", a regular feature of Teaching Children Mathematics. The activity focuses on teaching data analysis and algebra through measuring the attributes of pumpkins. The four-day investigation is discussed through lesson plans and support resources.
Activity, Lesson Plans, Reference Materials, Article, Photograph
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
This activity gives students a chance to make estimates and comparisons of the measures of length (height) and capacity. It presents an image of a tiny elf next to a normal size mug. Students are asked to estimate the Little Man's height and compare it with that of other objects. Next, they are asked to estimate the height and volume of the Little Man's mug. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, and ideas for extension and support.
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3
This iOS app contains six different math, logic, and puzzle games: Tower of Hanoi, Magic Shapes, Ravine Crossing, Math Comics, The Frog, and The Water Jug. Each game contains various levels of difficulty to challenge students.
Activity, Game, Interactive Media, Mobile App
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6+
This document provides descriptions and examples of what each Mathematics Common Core standard means a Grade Three student will know, understand and be able to do. This "unpacking" of the standards provides instructional guidelines and was developed to assist North Carolina educators teach the Mathematics Common Core (Standard Course of Study).
Grade Level: 3
This Flash applet provides a virtual medium for measuring capacity in everyday containers. Students empty a container into a graduated one-liter beaker and then select the correct measurement in milliliters (multiples of 100). Answers are checked and there is an option of showing scale numbers on the beaker.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4