Being a teacher can be EXPENSIVE! For that reason, I try to offer freebies that truly add value to classrooms and homeschools. No pressure, just genuine desire to offer standards-based resources that add value.
This operations and algebraic thinking freebie for 3rd-grade math checks all of those boxes. The freebie itself offers enough value that I could charge for it, but I refuse for TWO reasons: 1) I love helping teachers and want to provide them with engaging + quality choices; 2) I do not want a teacher to make an investment on a resource without them knowing if the resource will work for them.
Why would someone cheat a teacher? Someone who spends their days selflessly teaching everyone's kids from politicians down to the lowest socioeconomically challenged student.
Included in the freebie are task cards from each of the resources listed below. One task card from each resource will be available.
Each resource is hyper-linked separately and by volume. The resources are separated into their specific volumes. Task cards are not all that come in each volume, though. Each volume also comes with a flip book and multiplication and/or division task cards.
Also, I highly suggest considering the MEGA BUNDLE. You get free updates! That means when I add another resource, upgrade a resource, etc... you will be able to re-download for free as the original purchaser. Plus, you get a $30 discount making each resource in the bundle under $2.
If you tried the freebie and want the MEGA BUNDLE or just want to skip the freebie and grab the value, click the button above and it will take you straight to the MEGA BUNDLE.
I think task cards are often boring and overdone. I myself have made task cards I am not proud of. However, these task cards offer content rich value to your classroom.
Consequently, I use the term task card lightly. You can use them for many things. One customer even uses them for exit tickets.
Honestly, I feel that the task cards work best in math centers and rotations. They offer students a short task, problem-solving exercise, or fun activity to accomplish during their math centers.
My instructions for the mega bundle are similar to the advice I provided on the freebie.
Though, I would like to add that the mega bundle includes more than task cards. The bundle also includes flip books for every volume included, multiplication charts, and a multiplication fact tracker. The above-mentioned work SUPER WELL in math toolboxes and math centers.
Below I will add a few photographs of the MEGA BUNDLE for you to browse. You can get a better look at the extra additions here on my blog as apposed my tpt store because I have more space.
Identifying arithmetic patterns in 3rd-grade using the four operations does not have to be a complicated concept for students.
I have created two different activities to help students creatively identify arithmetic patterns. The first activity is task cards using the four operations table and the second is using a multiplication chart to identify multiples and patterns.
Controversially, I am not going to lie, task cards are overdone. As a math teacher, I see so many task cards that "kinda" get the job done, and some that probably don't.
Alternately, there are some AMAZING standards-based task cards that obviously took much creativity and thought.
With both of these factors in mind, I created two sets of task cards that I truly feel add value and simplicity to identifying arithmetic pattern math centers for 3rd-grade math.
The set of task cards shown below teach students how to find arithmetic patterns using the four operations by using a given rule. These task cards work well in math centers and math rotations because students can complete and check them independently.
I feel like these task cards step out of the 12, 15, ____, 21, 24... "find the missing number in the pattern". However, this objective has it's place, I just want to give teachers something their curriculum doesn't provide.
Click the photograph to visit the resource and decide if it's right for your class.
Next, task cards Identifying arithmetic patterns using multiplication charts. These task cards ask students to use the multiplication chart to find the multiples of each number. Then, ask the student to list any patterns that they notice.
Students are able to practice their problem solving skills as well as there number sense.
Like the task cards above, these work well in math centers and rotations. Teachers can write out an answer card with possible answers and students can check their work if needed.
Also, the multiplication charts are multi-purpose. You can use them for SO MANY other things in your classroom; math toolboxes, math centers, intervention, activities, etc...
Click the photograph to visit the resource and decide if it's right for your class.
Teaching can be expensive! Especially around the holidays, right? For that reason, I want to provide a fall math multiplication freebie for 3rd-grade and 4th-grade teachers.
Also, this fall freebie is a color-by-number worksheet with multiplication facts 1-10. This freebie has had over 1,300 downloads in just a short months time. Needless to say, this multiplication worksheet is a big hit so far (knock on wood).
You can use the color-by-number worksheet in math centers, math rotations, homework, practice, sub tubs, early finishers, or even just for fun. I personally can't tell you how many teachers have said how much their students LOVE doing these worksheets.
If you liked the fall math multiplication freebie and just want more you can check out all of my multiplication color-by-number resources by CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW. That link will take you directly to all my CBN listings.
Last, if you just want fall resources this Fall Math Multiplication and Division Bundle is GREAT! it has all the fall holidays for multiplication and division.
Flip books make me HAPPY! Math flip books for 3rd-grade make me SUPER HAPPY!
I don't know about you, but I get excited when I know it is flip book construction day. First of all, students are always excited when they see flip books. Second of all, students' happiness is contagious and helps get me excited. Last, flip books are great reference tools for interactive notebooks and even math toolboxes.
Due to my serious love of flip books, I have created a math flip books for 3rd grade bundle.
Multiplication strategies covered with the flip book include: equal groups, arrays, repeated addition, number lines, skip counting.
Each strategy has 3 examples and a definition. For example, equal groups includes a model of 4 equal groups of 4, explains that "4 groups of 4 equals 16", and a number sentence that explains 4 x 4 = 16 (see the photo above).
This flip book is the #1 BEST SELLER in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
The multiplication fluency flip books have been constructed to introduce multiplication facts in the order in which I prefer to teach them. Based on the study of teaching the easiest facts first; 0, 1, 5, and 10. Next, 2, 4, and 8. Next, 3, 6, and 9. Last, the facts for 7 (see the photo above).
Students are asked to say the multiplication sentence then, write the multiplication sentence. In this step you could also encourage you students to use the commutative property to write the multiplication sentence in another way.
The multiplication fluency flip book covers facts 0-10 and recently added by request, facts 0-12.
This flip book is the SECOND BEST SELLER in my Teachers Pay Teachers store (which is amazing because it is one of my newer resources).
C.U.B.E.S. math strategy is commonly used to teach students how to deconstruct word problems to make them easier to solve.
Circle all the important numbers, underline the question, box all the important math words, evaluate the important words that you may have left out and eliminate what you don't need, and solve the word problem.
This flip book is a compact way for students to review the steps at home or at school. Plus, I always think providing parents with manipulatives to help their kiddos reinforce what they are being taught is a FABULOUS THING! AND this flip book is not 3rd-grade specific so it can be used for many years.
My personal favorite flip book, and the most difficult for me to create is the properties of multiplication flip book. This flip book covers the commutative property of multiplication, associative property of multiplication, and the distributive property of multiplication.
Each flap includes a definition, example, and a place for students to finish the problem (see photo above).
This flip book is the THIRD BEST SELLER (out of over 200 resources) in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
Like the multiplication fluency flip books, the division fluency flip books have been constructed to introduce division facts in the order in which I prefer to teach them. Based on the study of teaching the easiest facts first; 1, 5, and 10. Next, 2, 4, and 8. Next, 3, 6, and 9. Last, the facts for 7 (see the photo above).
Students are asked to say the division sentence then, write the division sentence.
The fall season is a BUSY time! My personal favorite "go to" worksheet to have on hand are these fall multiplication color-by-number worksheets for third-grade and fourth-grade math.
Also, one of the biggest sellers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are multiplication color-by-number worksheets.
The fall seasons that I currently have color-by-number worksheets are below:
I have two separate types of CBN worksheets. They are from different clip-artists and each offer their own unique differences.
Each set of fall multiplication color-by-number worksheets include multiplication facts 1-10.
The multiplication color-by-number worksheets are a great resource to use in math centers. They are easy to prep and have ready in a pinch.
Also, you can print the answer key for students to check their work when the are finished.
For intervention students you can provide these SUPER CUTE phone-themed multiplication charts. These are also great for math tool boxes. Students LOVE THEM and they are a big hit in my tpt store.
In my experience, providing something easy for substitutes to oversee has the best success rate in my classroom. The worksheets are easy to prep for the teacher and fun for the student.
I usually get at least one "yay!" when I use color-by-number worksheets.
Back-to-school season can be stressful! With all of the classroom and homeschool prep, we as teachers need something easy and fun we can give our students that doesn't require a massive amount of prep. My personal favorite "go to" worksheet to have on hand are these back-to-school multiplication color-by-number worksheets for third-grade and fourth-grade math.
Also, one of the biggest sellers in my Teachers Pay Teachers store are multiplication color-by-number worksheets.
These multiplication color-by-number worksheets are ALWAYS a big hit in my classroom! Students can sharpen their multiplication fluency and automaticity skills. Plus, 3rd-graders like to color too!
Well, at least my students have always enjoyed activities that allow them to color. Upper
Multiplication mystery pictures are a little different than color-by-number worksheets in that students can't tell what the picture is going to be. Also, mystery picture worksheets are more rigorous than color-by-number worksheets in that they have A LOT more multiplication problems.
Use the back-to-school multiplication color-by-number worksheets in math centers, math rotations, sub-tubs, etc... They are a fun and easy way for students to practice multiplication in 3rd and 4th-grade.
Personally, I am always trying to find NEW WAYS to excite students. These task cards fit in a 4" by 6" photo box. Use them at math centers, math rotations, or just for practice!
Click on the photographs to see them now!
If you enjoy task cards, you may enjoy this post.
Whether the summer season for you is 3 months or your school is year round, students still need to practice multiplication fact fluency. Multiplication worksheets are a great way for students to keep their fluency sharp and reduce the learning gap to the next grade.
Below I have compiled a list of 10 multiplication worksheets for summer practice + activities that your students or homeschool students will love. They are complete with customer reviews, start ratings, and photographs.
First, I LOVE this 4th of July Multiplication spread! Each resource was specifically developed for summer multiplication fluency practice and have been a big hit! Feedback for this resources has been super helpful!
To keep this post compact and easy-to-read, I won't go into big detail about each of these bundles. You can find the links above or click on the photograph that you want to learn more about.
Oh my goodness! Combining math and history? Yes, please. I really love this resource. It's so original and comprehensive. My students are going to love learning more about the 4th of July while playing and solving problems.
This product is so well put together. It's full of so many amazing worksheets for my students to use to practice their multiplication facts!
The summer-themed multiplication bundle below comes with multiplication fluency worksheets, task cards, and a product game. Purchase the bundle and have it bound (like I did) to keep all the activities together for your kiddo.
It's hot off the press so it does not have feedback as of the date of this blog post. Summer Fun is an a pretty special bundle though, I can vouch for that.
Click on the photograph to download the preview to see what's included.
Next, let me tell you more about task cards. Task cards aren't worksheets per say, BUT they are equally easy to prep and engaging. Unless you're extra like me... I like to print them on card stock + laminate + buy cute containers to store them.
Let me get to the point. Task cards can be less intimidating for your students because they are dealing with one problem at a time. Students can record their answers on a recording sheet and move to the next task card.
Also, it is SUPER EASY to differentiate task cards! You can pull out the task cards that are too easy or difficult for your students.
I have listed an AMAZING set of task cards for 3rd-grade math below. Feedback and photographs have been provided for your viewing or you can click on the pics to visit the resource itself.
I can’t seem to pick my jaw up off the floor! This bundle is PERFECTION - it’s absolutely amazing! You are truly an amazing teacher and designer of products. This bundle comes with everything a teacher could need for enhancing multiplication skills! Thank you so much!
Wow, this bundle is AMAZING! It has everything you need for multiplication and division practice for the whole year, and I love how engaging the interactive notebook activities are. Thank you for the super useful resource!
In the beginning trying to get students to memorize multiplication facts is not the most successful route to take. Giving students a good base to work off of will generally prove to be more successful in the end. Students need good number sense skills and to truly understand what multiplication means before other activities should be introduced..
How do you start? Equal groups or grouping is the first step you should introduce when using multiplication strategies. Grouping should be followed by arrays, repeated addition, skip counting, and number lines.
Now, why didn't I introduce this resource first? Well, to be honest, I took into consideration that your student has most likely been introduced to the strategies of multiplication before you began to browse for better things. I felt the need though, to fit this in, just in case the reader is super ahead of the game!
Below are photographs of a resource that provides students with an engaging way to practice the 5 strategies of multiplication. The resource is super comprehensive and can also be used as an interactive notebook. With a phone/tablet them it is meant to keep students excited + engaged. This resource is a best seller with great feedback. Check out the photos and read what people are saying!
I could not be more satisfied with this product! It is packed with super engaging resources that my students love and truly learn from!
Fantastic!! Such a big hit! Letting other 3rd grade teachers in my building know where they can find it! Thanks!
My fellow teachers and homeschoolers (Hey, you can use this as an incentive too! Even if just for motivation!), I love giving back so I created this FREE student reward for the end-of-year season. This Perfect Attendance Award is FREE for you to use in you personal classroom or homeschool!
The perfect attendance certificate can be paired with a small tangible reward, or given on their own. I like print the awards on card-stock and then laminate them to make them seem more important and official.
Click the button below to snag the free perfect attendance award! If you have time, leave some feedback, it truly helps my store grow.
You can get the Student Reward Bundle! Browse the photos below to see what rewards are currently included. The awards are super affordable at around $0.83 per page. The greatest attribute of this bundle is that you can reuse them EVERY YEAR!
Being a teacher can be EXPENSIVE! Trust me, I understand. I want to share love with the freebie and create affordable resources for teachers to supply their classrooms with pretty and intelligent resources.
Click the button above to get the award, or click the bundle photos below to visit the bundle.
The spring and Easter season is here! Check out these Easter math worksheets just for the occasion. They come with task cards and games designed specifically for 3rd grade Mathematics standards. The bundle is GROWING bigger different objectives by the day so grab them now and SAVE! You can also purchase the bundles separately.
So far the bundles cover two-step word problems using the four operations, using equations with a letter, multiplication and division fact families, and recognizing fractions as part of a whole, the difference between the numerator and denominator, understand that fractions can be represented on a number line, represent a fraction from 0 to 1, divide fractions into equal parts on a number line.
The bundle at the time of writing this blog has 3 products. With that said, it will be growing until I start creating resources for summer. You can read in the paragraph above about what objectives the bundle cover or read more about each below. As I update the bundle, I will update this blog post explaining what I added.
The dreaded "F" word. Fractions don't have to be so bad! The fraction bundle comes with worksheets, task cards, and a game. They game (shown in the photos below) is a fraction recognition and matching game. I print the game on heavy paper or card stock, laminate the game on my personal laminator (I have a cheap $30 Scotch laminator), and use hook and loop dots to stick the pieces to the cards. The cards fit perfectly in the 3" by 4" containers from the dollar store.
The task cards included in the fraction bundle require students to identify the shaded portion of a fraction. I purposely did not theme the task cards or game so that teachers can reuse them throughout the year. You can see the task cards in the photo below.
There are 4 worksheets in the fraction bundle as you can see below. The worksheets cover recognizing fractions as part of a whole, the difference between the numerator and denominator, understand that fractions can be represented on a number line, represent a fraction from 0 to 1, divide fractions into equal parts on a number line .
Last, the fractions bundle aligns with standards 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.2.A, and 3.NF.A.2.B, but will meet many state and district standards as well. The worksheets are not bogged down with a bunch of repetitive questions. I feel like this is an important feature in a resource because there are only so many hours that we have our students per day and 40 worksheets about fractions is not beneficial. If you have time for 40 fraction worksheets - you need to let the world in on your secret for time management!
JK! Truly though, we don't want to bog our students down with all that busy work either. That is why the bundles come with task cards and games instead of just worksheets or printables.
Multiplication and division fact families are one of my things to teach as well as make resources. Alternately, there are also a ton of resources out there for multiplication and division fluency. All each as cute as the next. I am not trying to sell you my resource saying it has this new strategy that no one else has. Nope! What is does have is efficiency and affordability. You don't need 50 different worksheets to teach fluency for multiplication and division, though there are enough out there.
There are five worksheets in the bundle and a set of missing factor task cards. They touch on the things you need for this standard and add a little spring to your class without costing you a small fortune for 50 worksheets you won't use.
The two-step word problem bundle comes with worksheets and task cards to get students ready for algebra. Third-grade is the level that the objective to represent word problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity is introduced. Below are the task cards that help students prepare to compose these word problems. In this case, repetition helps renew the memory files and preps the students to become familiar with these type of problems.
There several AMAZING word problem methods around to reinforce students ability to break down and understand word problems. My personal favorite is the CUBES method. It is not my personal method, so you will have to research that for yourself, but I find it is very beneficial in helping students again, break down the word problems.
Below are four worksheets included in the bundle. There are three with diverse types of two-step word problems using the four operations. Jelly Bean Party and Marshmallow Bunnies (worksheets) would be perfect for a guided math lesson or rotations. Easter Egg Fun is the same kind of two-step word problem worksheet, but it has two word problems that tie in to each other and end up having the same answer. The fourth is a color by number division worksheet to be used for fluency practice or a differentiated option in the case that a teacher needs an option for other students that are not ready for the other three choices.
Last in the bundle are these task cards pictured below. I am a certified mid/level math teacher (means I can teach up to Algebra 2 and Geometry) so I am not blowing smoke when I say it is VERY important to have a strong algebra base for students to struggle less with each consecutive year. Like I said above, 3rd grade is the level in which algebra problems like these are introduced and will just get more difficult each school year.
The standard requires the word problems be composed using letters or variables standing for an unknown quantity. Also, this is where the beginning of the order of operations is introduced. As you can see in the photograph below the task cards include questions representing both objectives. For instance "9 × 9 + 9 =" is an entry level order of operations question. It does not require students to solve parenthesis first or use PEMDAS, but it does get them familiar with multi-step problems.
Feel free to click on the photo below to visit the entire bundle and browse my store. I have many more 2nd-4th grade math resources as well as a few Pre-Algebra resources.