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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) 3 resources related to the following standard:
Measurement and Data
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
7. Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
b. Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.

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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
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support third grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students’ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 3 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.
Instructional Strategy, Problem Set, Reference Materials
Grade Level: 3
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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.
Activity
Grade Level: 3
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This Web unit describes a project involving fifth grade students and the areas of the fifth and sixth grade classrooms. Included in the unit are measurement, graphing, computation, data analysis, and presentation of results. The lesson descriptions and extensions, student worksheets and charts, figures, and tables appeared as an article in the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics.
Project, Unit of Instruction
Grade Level: 4, 5, 6+
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This interactive Java applet allows users to explore relationships between shapes with a fixed perimeter and variable area. Random irregular shapes or rectangles with a fixed perimeter are displayed on a grid, and then the user enters the area of the figure. An optional scoring feature allows users to keep track of the number correct.
Interactive Media
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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This 5-minute video addresses the relationship of the measures area and perimeter. It gives several examples of rectangles that have the same area measure and different perimeters. Labels are shown and calculations explained.
Demonstration, Video
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about measurement at the elementary level.
Reference Materials, Community
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This question and answer service for math students and their teachers offers a searchable archive all about two-dimensional geometry at the elementary level.
Reference Materials, Community
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+
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This Java applet shows the distributive property in action. Toggle to change the height and width of a rectangle, the side lengths of which represent two factors; click on any interior edge of the rectangle's unit squares to create a new re-grouping. An expression appears at the bottom displaying the numeric representation of the new groups, illustrating the distributive property.
Interactive Media
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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This 3-lesson unit focuses students on the interplay of the measurements perimeter and area. Lesson 1 gives examples of perimeter for a general polygon. Lesson 2 emphasizes the independence of each measure, and Lesson 3 has students layout a bedroom, calculating the measures overall and of the components. The unit includes six student resource sheets, including a summative assessment, and answer keys.
Assessment, Activity, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
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