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Sometimes when I read the teacher-facing pages included with most packaged curriculum, I think, “Why do they just provide this information to teachers?” My goal with Unit 3 of the 3rd Grade Guided Math Curriculum was to provide students with direct, specific instruction that puts them in charge of their own learning. They receive instruction
Third grade place value is an important bridge between 2nd grade (working with 3 digit numbers) and 4th grade (working to the millions place)! TEKS and Common Core Standards vary significantly, so I approached this unit (part of the 3rd Grade Guided Math Curriculum) as a mix-and-match. Each mini-unit is freestanding, so you can use
As hard as fractions are for 3rd graders, it is my FAVORITE topic to teach! I pulled out all the stops with this comprehensive unit (part of the 3rd Grade Guided Math Curriculum) for teaching fractions and included all of the material I wished I had as a new teacher. This unit opens with a
Studying division and inverse operations is where 3rd grade math really starts to get exciting! This mini-unit (part of the 3rd Grade Guided Math Unit 1) provides students with 4 lessons that will guide them through basic division concepts and division’s relationship to multiplication. Each lesson is scaffolded with guided interactive lessons, hands-on practice with
As teachers, we all know that assessments matter. It’s important to check student understanding and provide meaningful feedback. After an assessment every teacher faces the same challenge…now what? Do I reteach the students who haven’t mastered the concepts, or move on so others don’t get bored and I can cover everything? How do I make
Challenge accepted! While many teachers and students alike may get that pit-in-the-stomach feeling when they hear “word problems” in math class, I do not. I get excited and hope for a fun challenge. The best part? You and your students can love word problems too. Why Word Problems? If used correctly, word problems are not
This mini-unit is part of the 3rd Grade Guided Math Unit 1 and has 6 lessons to help students transition from basic multiplication concepts to fact fluency. Each lesson provides multiple opportunities for students to investigate number patterns, practice skip counting, and work with times tables. Read more about the 3rd Grade Math Curriculum here!