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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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Proving Equivalent Fractions with Models

Proving Equivalent Fractions with Models
In 3rd grade, students are expected to generate simple equivalent fractions. Example: 1/2 = 4/8 and 4/6 = 2/3. Models should be used to help students identify equivalent fractions. Sentence strips or strips of paper cut into congruent rectangles can…
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Tracking Behavior on a Number Line

Tracking Behavior on a Number Line
Check out the video below for a quick and easy way to reinforce mathematics concepts on a number line.
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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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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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Round and Round We Go… Where we will stop… At Rounding?

Round and Round We Go… Where we will stop… At Rounding?
In 4th grade students also use rounding to estimate sums and differences. This strategy is used to make sure that their estimation is reasonable. They used this strategy in 3rd grade. Below is some examples of estimation that students learned…
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The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round… Has nothing to do with Rounding but this does!

In 4th grade students use strategies to estimate numbers. One strategy for estimation is rounding. This is built off of the foundation they received in 3rd grade. Below is how students learned how to use number lines to estimate numbers…
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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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Strategies for Estimating Sums and Differences

Strategies for Estimating Sums and Differences
What is estimation? Estimating is an important skill. Estimation is the process of getting an approximate amount, sum or difference. We want students to be able to use mental math to more quickly to arrive at a reasonable answer for…
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