3rd Grade Math Lesson Plans

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The lesson plans below provide a detailed list of the third grade math curriculum, with brief activity descriptions and learning activity (LA) numbers. Additional resources related to third grade math are also provided, below.

Students enrolled in third grade math will have access to second grade math lessons. Fourth grade math lessons are also available by request as part of membership, so students can move ahead or review at their own pace.

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Math Lesson Plan – 3rd Grade Curriculum

Total Activities: 254

Convert numbers containing two to six digits from standard form to expanded form and vice versa.
Write numbers up to six digits using oral and written cues.
Order numbers up to six digits and compare numbers using the symbols , and =.
Round numbers up to the ten-thousands to the nearest ten. Use number lines and knowledge of place value.
Round numbers up to the ten-thousands to the nearest hundred. Use number lines and knowledge of place value.
Round numbers to the nearest ten, to the nearest hundred, and to the nearest thousand.
Add three or more single digit addends. (grouping property) Add 2- and 3-digit numbers. (with and without regrouping)
Subtract 2-and 3-digit numbers. (with regrouping) Subtract 2- and 3-digit numbers when minuend has multiple zeros. (with regrouping)
Estimate sums and differences using rounding.
An introduction to multiplication (0-12 x 0-12) including multiplication by 0 and 1, using arrays and tables.
Define and list multiples of a given number (1-10). Explore multiplication as repeated addition and arrays.
Multiply two whole numbers with and without regrouping in which one factor is a one-digit number and the other is a 2-digit number. Multiply mentally by 10, 100, and 1000.
Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10 – 90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
An introduction to simple division problems including divisions involving 0 and 1 and divisions involving remainders using tables and other manipulatives.
Recognize and use basic division facts to 100 ÷ 10, and identify dividend, divisor, and quotient. Describe these division properties: you cannot divide by 0, and any number divided by 1 equals that number.
Represent and solve problems involving division. Interpret quotients of whole number as the either the number of objects in each share when objects are partitioned equally.
Represent and solve problems involving division. Use division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number.
Divide two-digit dividends by one-digit divisors, with and without remainders.
Identify parts of a set and parts of a whole with equivalent fractions with denominators up to 10.
dentify equivalent fractions. (1/2 = 2/4)
Order fractions with like denominators and compare fractions using the symbols , and =.
Explore the relationship between fractions and decimals. (tenths and hundredths)
Identify decimals to the hundredths place. Read and write decimals to the hundredths.
Order decimals to the hundredths place, and compare decimals using the symbols , and =.
Count collection of coins and bills up to $50. Add and subtract dollar amounts. (dollar and cents)
Solve word problems that involve the value of coins, bills, and making change.
Solve problems involving unit price of items.
Identify and extend repeating patterns and apply pattern rules using shapes, colors and numbers.
Identify and extend patterns and apply pattern rules using a sequence of related numbers.
Apply the appropriate rule to complete a chart including input/output tables.
Represent and evaluate written relationships as numeric expressions.
Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication equation relating three whole numbers.
Determine the unknown whole number in a division equation relating three whole numbers.
Solve for an unknown quantity in an equation. Example: 3 + __ = 7.(Example: missing addend or missing factor)
Understand properties of multiplication and apply these properties as strategies to multiply.
Understand properties of division and apply these properties as strategies to divide.
Use the Order (Commutative) and Grouping (Associative) Properties of Addition and Multiplication to find equivalent expressions or equations containing an unknown quantity.
Describe line segments, lines and line pairs.
Identify and classify angles as right, acute, or obtuse.
Identify the attributes of polygons (sides and angles) and sort by particular characteristics of the plane figure.
Identify the attributes of solid figures (edges, vertices, and faces) such as cubes, rectangular prisms, rectangular pyramids, cones, cylinders, and spheres and sort by particular characteristics.
Identify and create a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional figure.
Find the horizontal or vertical distance between two points on a coordinate grid.
Plot a point on a coordinate grid given an ordered pair and write the ordered pair of a point shown on a coordinate grid.
After being given navigational directions from the initial point, identify the ordered pair of the final point.
Given a plane figure, identify the congruent shape and create a congruent shape using other plane figures.
Apply a slide, flip, or turn to a plane figure and predict the result. Identify the image of a plane figure as a slide, flip, or turn.
Use line and point symmetry to identify and create symmetrical figures.
Define, tell, and show time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour. Define, tell, and show time to the 5 and 1 minute intervals.
Find elapsed time using minutes, hours, days, and weeks. Develop measuring skills and demonstrate understanding of concepts related measuring time.
Interpret time schedules using minutes, hours, days, and weeks.
Define units of length. (inch, foot, yard, mile) Estimate and compare length. Measure to the nearest half-inch.
Define units of capacity. (cup, pint, quart, gallon) Estimate and compare capacity.
Define units of weight. (ounce, pound) Estimate and compare weight.
Read thermometer to nearest 5-degree interval.
Define units of length. (centimeter, decimeter, meter) Estimate and compare length. Measure to the nearest centimeter.
Define units of capacity. (milliliters, liters) Estimate and compare capacity.
Define units of mass. (grams, kilograms) Estimate and compare mass.
Read thermometer to nearest 5-degree interval.
Find perimeter by counting units and by adding lengths. Measure to find the perimeter. Select appropriate label for measurement.
Find area by counting units. Multiply to find area. Select appropriate labels of measurement.
Display and interpret data in pictographs.
Display and interpret data in vertical and horizontal bar graphs.
Display and interpret data in tables including tally, data, and frequency tables.
Display and interpret data in frequency tables using two attributes.
Determine the certainty, likelihood, and fairness of events.
Determine and list all the possible outcomes of an event.
Use Polya’s four-step method to solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown.
Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Students will apply mathematics to real-world problems.
Students will use a problem-solving model.
Students will select appropriate tools.
Students will communicate reasoning.
Students will create and use representations.
Students will analyze relationships.
Students will use precise mathematical language.

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Lesson Activity Finder Tool

activity_finderThe lesson activity finder is one of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child.

Every lesson in the curriculum has a unique activity number, referred to in the lesson plans as an “LA Number.” These numbers can be found on either the scope and sequence pages or the lesson plans in the parent administration area.

The activity finder can be found in the lower left hand corner of the Student LaunchPad page. To use it, members simply log in to their child’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and click “Go” to open it.

For additional information, please visit our hints and help section, which gives more details about the activity finder.

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