Math Empowers Grade 3
Middletown Township Public Schools
Third Grade: Third Trimester: 2018-2019
During the final trimester of the year, third graders will build on their understanding of fractions and explore various strategies used to compare fractions. In addition, third graders will dive into the concept of division. Students will end the year with a focus on measurement. The articles and activities in this newsletter will prove to support teachers and excite students as third grade comes to an end.
Graham Fletcher's Progression Videos are a Must See!
Follow Dan Finkel on Twitter! @MathforLove
Have you seen Dan Finkel’s TEDx talk? If not, click here: Five Principles of Extraordinary Math Teaching...you will soon be hooked! After obtaining his PhD in mathematics, Dan became dedicated to understanding and teaching the motivation, history, aesthetics, and deep structure of mathematics. Like many of us, Dan has made it his goal to “give everyone the chance to fall in love with mathematics.” Check out https://mathforlove.com/, where you can find a free lesson library and information about learning through play with two great games called Prime Climb & Tiny Polka Dot, both of which foster a love for mathematics.
Pi Day is March 14!
π is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It is all the way around a circle divided by all the way across it. No matter how large or small the circle, its circumference is always π times its diameter.
π = 3.14159265358979323846... (the digits go on forever without repeating)Looking for a student - friendly way to explain pi to third graders? Check out this quick video.
Also, many Pi Day resources can be found in this blog.
Number Talks are Successful Tools
NJSLA .... formerly known as PARCC
NJSLA is right around the corner. The math assessments will take place on May 9 and 10th.
Be sure to visit the resource center at https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/math/ for information and practice tests.
Mash Up Math : Multiplication and Division
compass = 0
ship = 4
palm tree =16
suitcase = 0
? = 64
TTOL : Two Truths, One Lie : Elapsed Time
WODB : Which One Doesn't Belong : Fractions
Answers: Any choice is correct with solid reasoning.