The topic of measurement in 3rd grade is an opportunity for such great, hands-on, real-world learning! Students move from an understanding of measuring length in metric and linear units in 2nd grade to telling and measuring intervals of time, measuring perimeter and area, and measuring weight and volume. This robust unit (part of the 3rd
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In this lesson students will review types of angles and review unit fractions. Use a Square Pattern Block When introducing angles, I give each student a square pattern block. We review everything we know about a square. polygon – closed shape with straight lines quadrilateral – 4 sided shape parallelogram – two pairs of parallel
Before moving on to measuring volume, take a few minutes to review what it means to measure area. When we measure area, we are measuring the surface space inside the boundary of a two-dimensional (flat) shape. We measure area using square units. When we measure volume, we measure the amount of space a three-dimensional (solid) shape
Are you ready to introduce elapsed time to your students? If you feel they may need to review basic telling time, you can find a free activity here. Elapsed time can be tricky, so it’s best to use visuals when introducing this concept. Two common visuals are number lines and t-charts. Number Line Model It’s
Are you finding that your third graders aren’t ready for elapsed time word problems? If you are seeing this problem in your classroom, it’s time to take a step back and make sure your students understand basic telling time. You can gather students who are struggling with basic telling time and complete this interactive activity together.
In this blog post I will go over the third grade common core math standards 3.MD.5 – 3.MD.6 and provide you with activities you can use with your students. Measurement & Data // 3.MD.5 & 3.MD.6 I understand that the area of a plane shape can be measured in square units. I can measure area