3rd Grade Math Lesson Plans

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Subtraction Detectives: Missing Numbers
Subtraction Detectives: Missing Numbers
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Subtraction Detectives: Missing Numbers
In this lesson, students must become detectives to solve for the missing number in each subtraction problem. They will develop and use their powers of mathematical reasoning using number bonds to find differences.
3rd grade
Math
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Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
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Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
Five, ten, fifteen... Help your students practice their multiplication skills by teaching them to skip count by fives. In this lesson, they will use dice to practice math!
3rd grade
Math
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Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
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Two-Step Word Problems with Mixed Operations - Gamified!
Students will have fun learning the Read, Draw, Write (RDW) strategy on two-step, mixed operation problems. First they will learn RDW, and then they will practice it in a game called Four in a Row.
3rd grade
Math
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Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
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Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
Students will become more familiar with common metric measurements by matching everyday objects with the metric mass and volume units they would use to measure them.
3rd grade
Math
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Multiply by 5
Multiply by 5
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Multiply by 5
Help your students discover patterns when multiplying by five.
3rd grade
Math
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“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
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“Subtract One” Strategy: Subtracting From Zeros Without Borrowing
Many students cringe when they see a subtraction problem with multiple zeros. The “Subtract One” strategy in this lesson involves reducing the top number by one to turn the 0 digits into 9’s and then adding the one back in at the end.
3rd grade
Math
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A Liter Please
A Liter Please
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A Liter Please
This lesson introduces students to measuring and estimating liquid volume, using liters (l) as the standard unit of measurement.
3rd grade
Math
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Finding Area
Finding Area
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Finding Area
Looking for a fun way to reinforce multiplication and area finding skills? This hands-on lesson gives students a chance to create their own multiplication equations by making rectangular models.
3rd grade
Math
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The Attributes of Polygons
The Attributes of Polygons
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The Attributes of Polygons
Get your students discussing the attributes of polygons by having them categorize statements as always, sometimes, or never true. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Characteristics of Polygons.*
3rd grade
Math
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Are You Connected to Me?
Are You Connected to Me?
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Are You Connected to Me?
How are quadrilaterals connected? In this lesson, your students will learn about the relationship between quadrilaterals by drawing, defining, and labeling different ones.
3rd grade
Math
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Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
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Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9
Teach your students to decompose factors as a strategy to find multiples of 6, 7, 8, and 9. This lesson supports flexible thinking and number sense.
3rd grade
Math
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Perimeter of Polygons
Perimeter of Polygons
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Perimeter of Polygons
Finding the perimeter of a polygon is a simple process with addition! Use this lesson to teach your students how to find the perimeter of polygons.
3rd grade
Math
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What Does the Graph Show?
What Does the Graph Show?
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What Does the Graph Show?
Get your students familiar with talking about the data they see in bar graphs. This lesson can stand alone or be used alongside the *Organize Your Data* lesson.
3rd grade
Math
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
Explaining Equivalent Fractions
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Explaining Equivalent Fractions
In order to build a strong foundation with fractions, students should be able to explain the concept and their thinking. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Let's Play Equivalent Fractions!*
3rd grade
Math
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What's the Problem?
What's the Problem?
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What's the Problem?
High order thinking skills are critical skills for students of all ages. In this lesson, your students will create word problems about money.
3rd grade
Math
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Multiplying One-Digit Numbers By 10
Multiplying One-Digit Numbers By 10
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Multiplying One-Digit Numbers By 10
Let students stretch their problem solving skills in this lesson that teaches them how to solve problems where one-digit numbers are multiplied by multiples of 10.
3rd grade
Math
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Decomposing Numbers
Decomposing Numbers
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Decomposing Numbers
Why make things harder on ourselves? Teach your students to decompose numbers to make math easier! Use this as a stand alone lesson or a pre-lesson for *Decompose to Multiply: 6, 7, 8, and 9.*
3rd grade
Math
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Number Line Multiplication
Number Line Multiplication
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Number Line Multiplication
Teach your students to use number lines as a strategy to multiply two single-digit factors.
3rd grade
Math
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Foundations of the Commutative Property
Foundations of the Commutative Property
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Foundations of the Commutative Property
Let your students explore similarities and differences between arrays, and help them understand the commutative property of multiplication. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a prelesson for *Parking Lot Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
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Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
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Division: Solving for Unknown Factors
Help your class conquer division with this lesson that has them find the unknown factor using multiplication!
3rd grade
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Which Unit of Measurement?
Which Unit of Measurement?
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Which Unit of Measurement?
Get your students explaining estimations and measurements of liquid volumes and masses of objects! Use this lesson independently or alongside *Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units.*
3rd grade
Math
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Sub Plans for Third Grade
Sub Plans for Third Grade
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Sub Plans for Third Grade
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this third grade, week-long sub packet! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons about how we are all connected that will educate and inspire students!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Interpreting Line Plots, Bar Graphs and Picture Graphs: Word Problems
Interpreting Line Plots, Bar Graphs and Picture Graphs: Word Problems
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Interpreting Line Plots, Bar Graphs and Picture Graphs: Word Problems
Graphs bring data to life and help us draw conclusions about the information. In this lesson, students will engage with three different kinds of graphs by asking and answering interpretive questions.
3rd grade
Math
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
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Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator
In this lesson, students will explore fractions with the same denominators and work as mathematicians to figure out patterns. Your students will gain a lot of practice in comparing fractions!
3rd grade
Math
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Polygon Perimeters with Tantalizing Tangrams!
Polygon Perimeters with Tantalizing Tangrams!
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Polygon Perimeters with Tantalizing Tangrams!
Teach your students to find the perimeter of polygons using real world examples. They will make polygon pictures using tangrams and practice finding the perimeters of the polygons in their masterpieces.
3rd grade
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