Each of our activities is designed to be flexible and self-contained. Please feel free to use any of the activities as the basis of your teaching or as supplementary materials.
You do not need to do more than one of the activities in order for them to be useful. However, we have listed them here in the approximate order that we have used them with students. This may be helpful for teachers looking for a series of activities.
Please explore our categorizations by activity type, process, and math concept if you are looking for something specific!
Third Grade Lessons
- Symbols - Discussion about what symbols are; writing messages or "stories" with symbols; interpreting symbols.
- Comparisons - Comparisons and comparison operators: =, ≠, <, >.
- Comparisons and Attributes - Work with comparisons and comparison operators (=, ≠, <, >).
- Comparing Heights I - Students compare the heights of two children, measure, compare, and represent one's own height in relation to a peer's height, and focus on the differences between heights.