My favorite question to children is 'how do you know'.When they have to explain how they arrived at their answer, you immediately know the learning that has taken place.Patterns and Algebra Using colored blocks, create patterns for the 3rd grade student to determine what comes next and ask them to share 'how they know'. Also, use a hundred's chart and look for a variety of patterns (counting by 5's, 2's etc, use diagonals, horizontal and vertical lines on the hundred's chart to find the patterns.
Deciding to become more popular may take a lot of courage, but with determination and friendliness, you can do it.
Becoming popular while in sixth grade means becoming friendlier, and still sticking to your own convictions- not doing just anything to gain popularity.
There is usually more than 1 way to solve math problems and children need the opportunity to discover shortcuts and their own algorithms to determine the appropriate solution, they should also justify their solution(s).
One of the best ways to help children learn math is to present them with a problem in which they have to devise their own strategies to find the solution(s).
Ask the child to represent the data on 2 different types of charts or graphs. They will identify everything that is similar to a rectangular solid, cylinder etc.
They may use a pictograph, pie graph, tally chart etc. They should also identify which shapes have lines of symmetry. Ask students to show what the shape would look like from a mirror or rotated half way, ask them to draw what it would look like.
Find graphs or bar charts in the paper and ask them to help you interpret the graphs. Number Concepts Note, children in the 3rd grade should be able to add and subtract 3 digit numbers and should understand very basic division and multiplication. (This is called flips, slides or turns of shapes)Sample Problem: My new bedroom is 10x8 and I want a new hockey player border around the walls.
The following math word problems are specific for children in the third grade and are divided into the main math cagegories: Number Concepts, Patterns and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Data Management and Probability.
Children should be involved in problem solving activities every day.