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3rd Grade Math Centers - Covers ALL 3rd Grade Math Standards

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My students really enjoy the centers and a very engaged. I like that they get a chance to practice needed skills. Thank you!
This resource is great for my students! I can't wait to use it with my end-of-grade review and test prep. Thank you for the wonderful resource!


Who doesn't want SIMPLE set up math centers for their classroom? These 3rd grade math centers were created with you in mind! The Common Core aligned centers involve matching cards with answers to the corresponding problems. A recommended way to set this up is to use file folders. One page can be glued down and cards on the other page are cut up to match. You can also use these as memory games as well as interventions during your small group time.

Here is an overview what's included:

❤️Numbers and Base Ten Centers:

1-4: Rounding

5-8: Addition and Subtraction

9-10: Multiples of Ten

❤️Geometry Centers:

11-12: Shapes

13-14: Parts

❤️Numbers and Fractions Centers:

15: Name the shaded part

16: Fractions on a number line

17: Equivalent Fractions

18: Whole Numbers as Fractions

19: Comparing Fractions

❤️Operations and Algebraic Thinking Centers:

20-21: Multiplication and Division as Groups

22-23: Multiplication and Division as Word Problems

24-25: Missing Number in Multiplication/Division Equations

26-27: Properties of Multiplication

28-30: Multiplication/Division Practice

31-32: Two Step Word Problems

33: Patterns in tables

❤️Measurement and Data Centers:

34: Telling Time to the Minute

35: Elapsed Time

36: Capacity

37: Weight

38: Pictographs

39: Bar graphs

40: Line Plots

41-49: Area and Perimeter


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I used this with several students and they enjoyed it. It is quick to pull out and easy to use. I love that it is aligned to all the standards!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My students really enjoy the centers and a very engaged. I like that they get a chance to practice needed skills. Thank you!

These centers are available for 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade as well!

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Total Pages
130 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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.
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. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units-whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.


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