In this lesson, kids are given different strategies for finding the sum of two numbers. Addition strategies such as these help third graders gain a deeper understanding of, and fluency with, this operation. The lesson features guided instruction and plenty of practice problems to apply what is being learned. For even more practice, try our third grade addition worksheets recommended to accompany this lesson.
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Roly is going on a road trip, and wants you to join! In this car-themed game, kids must blast through road blocks with a laser to help Roly keep cruising. In order to bust up obstacles, players must regroup addition problems within 20. Excellent for visual learners, this game helps kids concretely understand how to use the strategy of making ten to simplify addition problems.
Two- and three-digit addition is the focus of this game, featuring Professor Beardo. Students will help him mix a magic portion to grow his beard by adding the total in each beaker (representing place values) to find the total. Fluency with two-digit addition and three-digit addition is an important part of the math curriculum in third grade. Targeted practice like this can help students to gain confidence.
This train has got lots of stops to make on the Pacific Railway, and the conductor needs help to keep things chugging along. Kids practice addition on a number line with this fun-filled train game. Players must shovel coal that represent 1, 10, or 100 increments in order to add three-digit numbers. Kids can use addition and subtraction to land on the sum in as few moves as possible.
Elliott is opening a museum for all of her favorite things, and needs some help working through the word problems to help her count up the number of items she'll display. Kids practice addition and subtraction with three-digit numbers with these step-by-step instructions and word problems. Using a tape diagram, kids help Elliott sort through her treasures by solving word problems.