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Easter Math Worksheets

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.

Third-grade Easter and Spring Math Worksheet and Center Bundle

The Math Bundle for Spring & Easter

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.

Third-grade Easter and Spring Math Worksheet and Center Bundle
Third-grade Easter and Spring Math Worksheet and Center Bundle

Learning Fractions 

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.

Third-grade Easter Fraction matching game in colorful containers purchased from the dollar store.

The game cards fit perfectly in these 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.

Third-grade Easter identifying fractions task cards to engage students.

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 .

Third-grade Easter and Spring Math Worksheet and Center Bundle

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

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.

Third-grade Easter and Spring Math Worksheet and Center Bundle
Third-grade Easter two-step word problem task cards stored in an affordable photo box.

Two-Step Word Problems and Equations

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.

Third-grade Easter and Spring Math Worksheet and Center Bundle

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.

Third-grade Easter and Spring Math Worksheet and Center Bundle

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.

Third-grade Easter two-step word problem task cards stored in an affordable photo box.

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.

--Raven Cruz

Third-grade Easter Math fractions game with multiplication and division task cards in photo boxes for storage.

Photo by Raven Cruz. The task cards from the bundle all fit perfectly in these colorful photo boxes. The game fits in these pretty dollar store boxes.

Multiplication 3rd Grade

Over the past few months I have worked very hard on a bundle of products to help students with multiplication; more specifically multiplication for 3rd grade. The Operations and Algebraic Thinking task cards cover an array of multiplication problems that hit the Common Core Standards for 3rd grade Mathematics.

Although, I highly recommend Volume 1 for those in 2nd grade that are beginning multiplication and/or further volumes for those that are more advanced. Likewise, those in 4th grade that need more enrichment and reinforcement.

You can click on the photos below to visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store and purchase the products, or you can read more about them below.

If you hang around until the end, you can see how I use these task cards.


Operations and Algebraic task cards are an engaging way to teach third grade students about multiplication and division.

Multiplication Interactive Notebooks for 3rd Grade

Multiplication Strategies Task Cards Bundle Volume 1

Volume 1 hits Common Core standards 3.OA.A.1 and 3.OA.A.3.

This volume includes arrays, grouping, repeated addition, number lines, and skip-counting.

I recommend this volume for 2nd and 3rd graders beginning multiplication. It truly breaks the multiplication strategies down for each method.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking Task Cards Bundle Volume 2

Volume 2 hits Common Core standards 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4 and 3.OA.D.9.

This volume has problems that are closely related to questions that would be found on measurement testing.



Operations and Algebraic Thinking Task Cards Bundle Volume 3

Volume 3 hits Common Core standards 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5, and 3.OA.C.7.

This volume has fact families, division facts, properties of multiplication, whole number quotients of whole numbers, and division of unknown factors.


Operations and Algebraic Thinking Task Cards Bundle Volume 4

Volume 4 hits Common Core standards 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, and 3.OA.D.8, 3.OA.D.9.

This volume includes fact families, division facts, properties of multiplication, whole number quotients of whole numbers, and division of unknown factors.



Operations and Algebraic Thinking Task Card -- 3rd Grade Mega Bundle

THE BUNDLE of the task cards hits Common Core standards 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.B.6, 3.OA.C.7, 3.OA.D.8, and 3.OA.D.9.

This version INCLUDES EVERYTHING from versions 1-5.

Operations and Algebraic task cards are an engaging way to teach third grade students about multiplication and division.
Operations and Algebraic task cards are an engaging way to teach third grade students about multiplication and division.
Operations and Algebraic task cards are an engaging way to teach third grade students about multiplication and division.

What's So Special About THESE Task Card Bundles?

  • They hit EVERY third grade common core standard for Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
  • Very little cutting and most can be done with a paper cutter which trims the cutting time down to almost nothing (NO PUN INTENDED, BUT THOROUGHLY ENJOYED!)
  • It's not just a bunch of flip, flaps, and coloring. Although, there is a flip book, it's super easy to construct.
  • Only a few questions/activities per task card.
  • Each bell-ringer type card is shaped like a phone with chat boxes.
  • The resource can be used in-addition-to other interactive notebook pieces.

How to Use This Resource as an Interactive Math Notebook

These operations and algebraic thinking task cards can also be used as interactive math notebooks.

Volume 1:  Create a flip-book out of the task cards instead of using pockets.

These operations and algebraic thinking task cards can also be used as interactive math notebooks

Volume 4:  Use the cards as bell-ringers and store in an interactive notebook pocket.

These operations and algebraic thinking task cards can also be used as interactive math notebooks

Volume 2:  Use interactive notebook pockets to store the cards.

These operations and algebraic thinking task cards can also be used as interactive math notebooks

Volume 3:  Properties of Multiplication interactive notebook fold-ables.

These operations and algebraic thinking task cards can also be used as interactive math notebooks

Volume 1 & 2:  Fact trackers & multiplication flip-books.

These operations and algebraic thinking task cards can also be used as interactive math notebooks


Volume 1:  Layer the cards for an interactive notebook and store the multiplication charts in a pocket.

You can see from the photographs above, the multiplication interactive notebook is extremely versatile. Each card can be used as bell-ringers, turned into flip-books, flip-ables, fold-ables, placed in interactive notebook pockets, and more... The bundle includes EVERYTHING from each individual volume and is packed-full of math-awesomeness.

As I correct and refine, I add new things and make the volumes more efficient. I have truly fallen in love with this this set of task cards - it's a labor-of-love. Again, I truly feel your students will love this as much as me.

You can find the resources by clicking the individual pictures at the top of the post. 


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