Third grade can be an exciting time for math. It seems to be the middle of the road for learning a variety of the basic skills math has to offer. In third grade, students are reviewing their addition and subtraction, and then involving multiplication, division and even counting change during money transactions. Along with what a child learns in a classroom, there are also online activities that can assist a child in learning and advancing their math knowledge.
For parents wanting to help their third grader do more activities or worksheets on multiplication, division, subtraction or rounding, there are a variety of math problems for their child to perform. The aamath.com website can also help parents who homeschooling their children as well. One activity is a review that has the answers available so that a student may review the problems for a refresher. For topics of discussion and explanation, there are mini lessons to aid in understanding for the child too. To help solve problems, some of the topics offer tips that help come to an answer to a math problem quicker.
Students who need extra assistance of a better understanding of counting money and change can work on the apples4theteachers.com website. The game called, “Keep the Change,” gives a student a story problem that involves counting and figuring change. One problem describes how “little johnny” was counting money in his piggy bank and had a total of $9.60 with quarters, half dollars and nickels. The child must resolve the problem by telling how many equal amount of coins he had that will add up to $9.60. The game helps a child learn how to solve story problems and count change.
Another fun game for third graders is “Are You a Math Magician?” found at the oswego.org website. Students must answer math facts with 20 questions in one minute. This tests a child’s speed and knowledge of current math facts in his/her skill range. Students begin by typing in their name and then beginning the timed quiz. Students can perform questions on a mixed level one or two questions and then a parent or teacher can choose which factors for the game to display.
At the education.com website, students can mix both math and crafts together to solve problems or learn more about their problem solving skills. Some projects include creating a birthday bar graph, a fraction collage or making a positive/negative space shamrock. Students being able to “see” a math problem in action or displayed through art can create a positive understanding of learning math concepts.
The Internet offers an array of websites and activities for children to advance in the math learning skills or to create a better positive understanding for those who may need some extra help in the math field. Online games, crafts and activities can make math both fun, entertaining while learning at the same time.
Keep the Change Game: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/change-game.html
Math Magician: http://oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/mathssub.html
Education.com: 3rdGrade Math Activities:http://www.education.com/activity/third-grade/math/