Matific's 3rd Grade module includes more than 80 activities and digital worksheets, all organized by Common Core standard and searchable by topic, grade level, or curriculum. The activities are easy to assign to or hide from students using the teacher dashboard. You can use Matific in a number of ways -- as homework, as an in-class learning center, or as an extension for extra practice. Most students will find the site (or Chrome app) engaging, and the minimalist design helps keep kids focused. However, it's important to know that Matific doesn't provide concrete instruction or hints to struggling students. Because of this, the site is best utilized alongside your own in-class mini-lessons and assessments.
The fractions activities stand out among the third grade activities. After playing "Birds Come Home," students are likely to have some "Eureka!" moments, showing a better understanding of what fractions mean and how to write them. Another standout, "Split and Conquer," helps kids understand multiplication using area models. Overall, Common Core standards and mathematical practices are well represented among the third grade offerings.Continue reading Show less
Key Standards Supported
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.
Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.
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