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Think Multiplication to Divide

Think Multiplication to Divide
For information on using multiplication to divide efficiently and accurately, visit the Origo 1 Minute Math Video:
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Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line

Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line
To solve story problems involving elapsed time, encourage students to draw open number lines to help students conceptually understand the concept. This could prevent common misconceptions students may have when determining elapsed time. Make sure to include different types of…
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Relating a Clock to a Number Line

Relating a Clock to a Number Line
Telling a time is an important concept for everyday life. It’s also one that students some time struggle with if they don’t understand how a clock works. In 3rd grade, students are expected to: • Tell and write time to…
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Measuring Length with Fractions

Measuring Length with Fractions
Students in 3rd grade are expected to measure length to the nearest whole inch, half inch and quarter inch. In order for students to be successful in measuring length and representing that length as fractions, consider using paper rulers to…
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Magnify an Inch!

Magnify an Inch!
Students in 3rd grade are expected to measure length to the nearest whole inch, half inch and quarter inch. (See the item specifications listed below). It is helpful to begin this learning by relating one whole inch to one whole…
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It’s That Time!

It’s That Time!
In 3rd grade, students are expected to: • Tell and write time to the nearest minute • Use analog and digital clocks to tell time • Measure time intervals in minutes • Solve word problems that involve addition and subtraction…
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Use an Area Model to Represent Fractions

Use an Area Model to Represent Fractions
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Fractions on a Number Line Origo 1 Minute Math Video

Fractions on a Number Line Origo 1 Minute Math Video
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Understanding Fractions with an Area Model

Understanding Fractions with an Area Model
In 3rd grade students are expected to, “Understand a fraction as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into equal parts.” The best way for students to develop this understanding is by putting fractions into real…
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Teaching Area in 3rd Grade!

Teaching Area in 3rd Grade!
1. What’s included when teaching area in 3rd grade? • Solving real-world problems involving area of polygons • Solve Real World Problems - Determining when it is necessary to find the area or perimeter from a given story problem. •…
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Modeling Fractions on a Number Line

Modeling Fractions on a Number Line
Modeling Fractions on a Number Line! In 3rd grade students are expected to, “Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line.” This is a concept that students struggle with if you don’t…
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Connecting Academics & Parents (CAP) Fractions

Connecting Academics & Parents (CAP) Fractions
In 3rd grade students are developing understanding of fractions. Previously in 1st & 2nd grade they have decomposed shapes into equal parts and described them using fraction language, but in 3rd grade is the first year they represent the fractions…
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Understanding the Associative Property of Multiplication

Understanding the Associative Property of Multiplication
What is the associative property of multiplication? The associative property of multiplication is “an extension of the commutative property; to change the order and group two factors to find convenient products (such as 10) in order to make the multiplication…
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Modeling the Distributive Property of Multiplication

Modeling the Distributive Property of Multiplication
Modeling the Distributive Property of Multiplication. In 3rd grade: • students explore, discover and understand the distributive property • are not required to demonstrate understand in the context of a story problem • are limited to factors 0-10 • are…
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Naming and Describing Quadrilaterals in 3rd Grade

Naming and Describing Quadrilaterals in 3rd Grade
What attributes should we use to describe quadrilaterals? Define shapes using the following attributes: number of sides, number of angles, whether the shape has a right angle, whether the sides are the same length, and whether the sides are straight…
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Top 5 Things to Know About Teaching Geometry in 3rd Grade!

Top 5 Things to Know About Teaching Geometry in 3rd Grade!
Here are the top 5 things you need to consider when teaching or revisiting Geometry concepts in 3rd grade. 1. What is included in the Geometry domain for 3rd grade? • Understand that shapes in different categories may share attributes.…
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Understanding Perimeter

Understanding Perimeter
1. What’s included when teaching perimeter in 3rd grade? • Solving real-world problems involving perimeter of polygons • Determining when it is necessary to find the perimeter from a given story problem • Finding the perimeter given the side lengths…
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Arrays – Top 5 things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division

Arrays – Top 5 things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division
Top 5 Things to know about using arrays to model multiplication & division: 1. An array is an arrangement of things organized into equal rows and equal columns, which creates a rectangular shape. The rows represent the number of groups…
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Understanding Division

Understanding Division
What is division? Division is when you know the total amount, and either the number of groups or the size of the equal groups are unknown. Students are expected to understand this process looking at the actions in a story…
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Top 5 Things to consider when teaching 3rd grade students about adding or subtracting with place value understanding!!

Top 5 Things to consider when teaching 3rd grade students about adding or subtracting with place value understanding!!
Here are the Top 5 things to consider when teaching 3rd grade students about adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers with place value understanding: 1. Student’s prior knowledge from 2nd grade and how it relates to 3rd grade standards Students in…
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