3rd Grade Math Worksheets
Grow your students’ math skills with these printable third grade math worksheets. Available for free with new topics and activities added regularly!
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Are these worksheets really free?
Yes, these printable math worksheets are free.
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Are these worksheets aligned with Common Core standards?
Yes, like Prodigy Math, our worksheets are designed to align with Common Core standards.
Are there answer keys available for these worksheets?
Yes, answer keys are included when you download our free math worksheets. You can print this for your reference while your students complete the activity on the worksheet or have it ready to review with them afterwards.
How can I use these worksheets in my classroom?
As an educator, there are several ways you can use these worksheets in your classroom:
1. Practice Material: After teaching a specific concept, such as single-digit addition or place value, you can use these worksheets as practice material to reinforce what students have been taught in class.
2. Assessments: You can use these worksheets to assess students' understanding of the topics you've taught. The variety of exercises, including word problems and numeric problems, can help gauge students' grasp of the material.
3. Homework Assignments: These worksheets can be assigned as homework to give students additional practice outside of the classroom. They can help fill in the gap from regular workbooks.
4. Centers or Stations: In a classroom that uses a centers or stations approach, these worksheets could be used at a math center where students rotate through different activities.
5. Early Finisher Activity: For students who finish their work early, these worksheets can provide an additional challenge and keep them engaged.
6. Group Work: Some worksheets could be used for pair or small group work, promoting collaborative problem-solving skills.
Remember, it's important to go through the worksheets with the students after they've completed them, or provide them with the answer keys, to ensure they understand any mistakes they might have made.
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What math skills should I teach my third grade class?
The content you teach your third graders will depend on your curriculum and your students’ individual needs.
Generally, students in third grade will deepen their knowledge of operations, place value, measurement and geometry. They may also be introduced to new topics like fractions, multiplication and division.
If you’re teaching using the Common Core curriculum, you will want to provide coverage for the following standards:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking:
- Interpret products and quotients of whole numbers, understanding multiplication as groups and division as equal sharing.
- Use multiplication and division facts within 100 to solve word problems involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities.
- Determine unknown numbers in multiplication or division equations with three whole numbers.
- Apply properties of operations to multiply and divide.
- Understand division as an unknown-factor problem.
- Fluently multiply and divide within 100 using strategies and properties of operations, knowing all products of two one-digit numbers.
- Solve two-step word problems using the four operations, representing them with equations and assessing reasonableness using mental computation and estimation.
- Identify and explain arithmetic patterns using properties of operations.
Number and Operations in Base Ten:
- Use place value when rounding numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
- Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction.
- Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
Measurement & Data:
- Tell and write time to the nearest minute and solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, using number line diagrams.
- Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses using standard units (grams, kilograms, liters), and solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes in the same units.
- Draw scaled picture graphs and bar graphs to represent data sets with multiple categories, and solve "how many more" and "how many less" problems using scaled bar graphs.
- Generate measurement data by measuring lengths and create line plots with appropriate units (whole numbers, halves, or quarters).
- Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand the concepts of area measurement.
- Measure areas by counting unit squares and understand the relationship between area, multiplication, and addition.
- Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding perimeter given side lengths, finding unknown side lengths, and comparing rectangles with the same perimeter but different areas or the same area but different perimeters.
- Understand that shapes in different categories can share attributes that define a larger category. Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and identify quadrilaterals that do not belong to these subcategories.
- Partition shapes into equal areas and express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.
Number and Operations – Fractions:
- Understand fractions as quantities formed by dividing a whole into equal parts.
- Represent fractions on a number line, including with even denominators from 2 to 8.
- Identify and explain equivalent fractions in specific cases.
- Compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
In some situations, like teaching gifted students, you may want to introduce your students to topics seen more commonly in fourth grade. This includes skills like understanding decimals, dividing with remainders and more. Understand more about differentiating your lesson to cater to gifted students here.
Additionally, for teachers wanting support struggling students, you may need to revisit skills learned in second grade. This can include mastering arithmetic skills like skip counting, double-digit addition and handling subtraction word problems and facts.
Will there be more worksheet topics for third grade?
Certainly, we're happy to share that we're expanding our library of 3rd grade math worksheets. This expansion will include new and interesting resources like subtraction worksheets, fractions worksheets, and exercises for basic division word problems. Don't forget to check back soon for these updates!
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