Common Core State Standards

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A: Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.1: Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each.

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays, and Area)

Critter Count (Modeling Multiplication)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.2: Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each.

No Alien Left Behind (Division with Remainders)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.3: Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Critter Count (Modeling Multiplication)

No Alien Left Behind (Division with Remainders)

Toy Factory (Set Models of Fractions)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.4: Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers.

Factor Trees (Factoring Numbers)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.B: Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.B.6: Understand division as an unknown-factor problem.

Factor Trees (Factoring Numbers)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.D: Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.D.8: Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

No Alien Left Behind (Division with Remainders)

Using Algebraic Equations

Using Algebraic Expressions

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.D.9: Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT: Number and Operations in Base Ten

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.1: Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.

Rounding Whole Numbers (Number Line)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2: Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Cargo Captain (Multi-digit Subtraction)

Number Line Frog Hop (Addition and Subtraction)

Target Sum Card Game (Multi-digit Addition)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF: Number and Operations-Fractions

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A: Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1: Understand a fraction 1/𝘣 as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into 𝘣 equal parts; understand a fraction 𝘢/𝑏 as the quantity formed by 𝘢 parts of size 1/𝘣.

Fraction Artist 1 (Area Models of Fractions)

Fraction Artist 2 (Area Models of Fractions)

Modeling Fractions (Area Models)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2a: Represent a fraction 1/𝘣 on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into 𝘣 equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/𝘣 and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/𝘣 on the number line.

Fraction Garden (Comparing Fractions)

Modeling Fractions (Area Models)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.2b: Represent a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/𝘣 from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size 𝘢/𝘣 and that its endpoint locates the number 𝘢/𝘣 on the number line.

Fraction Garden (Comparing Fractions)

Modeling Fractions (Area Models)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3a: Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.

Equivalent Fractions (Fraction Tiles)

Fraction Artist 1 (Area Models of Fractions)

Fraction Garden (Comparing Fractions)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3b: Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Equivalent Fractions (Fraction Tiles)

Fraction Artist 1 (Area Models of Fractions)

Fraction Garden (Comparing Fractions)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3c: Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers.

Equivalent Fractions (Fraction Tiles)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3d: Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

Equivalent Fractions (Fraction Tiles)

Fraction Garden (Comparing Fractions)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD: Measurement and Data

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.A: Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.A.1: Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.A.2: Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.

Measuring Volume

Weight and Mass

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B: Represent and interpret data.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.3: Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs.

Graphing Skills

Mascot Election (Pictographs and Bar Graphs)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.5a: A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area, and can be used to measure area.

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays, and Area)

Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.5b: A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by 𝘯 unit squares is said to have an area of 𝘯 square units.

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays, and Area)

Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.6: Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays, and Area)

Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.7a: Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays, and Area)

Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.7b: Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.

Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.7c: Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths 𝘢 and 𝘣 + 𝘤 is the sum of 𝘢 × 𝘣 and 𝘢 × 𝘤. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays, and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.7d: Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.

Chocomatic (Multiplication, Arrays, and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.D: Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.D.8: Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.

Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G: Geometry

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1: Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.2: Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.

Fraction Artist 1 (Area Models of Fractions)

Correlation last revised: 9/16/2015

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