**The Week of March 18th - 22nd**

**For Friday:**

On Tuesday, I had you write down three things that you planned to do to meet your minute math goal for Friday. Please be sure to do those things!

**Our 4th Minute Math Dribble & Drill will be on Friday, March 22nd!**

Click here for a printable copy of Minute Math Dribble & Drill.

Coming up NEXT... Minute Math Mixed Division 1.

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**The deadline for our next Math Superstars is Tuesday, April 2nd.**

**Click here for another printable copy of the Math Superstars.**

If you would like your own set of Multiplication Bump Boards and your very own ten-sided die to keep, please bring in your own "Multiplication Bump Bag!!"

Your "Bump Bag" needs to be: 1) A zip-loc style bag with your name written on it! (Use a sharpie marker if you have one!) 2) 10 pennies (real or play coins) 3) 10 nickels (real or play coins).

**There is no deadline for bringing in your bag, but the sooner that you bring in your " Bump Bag," the sooner you'll be able to play Multiplication Bump at home!**

Be sure to check out some of the activities that I've listed below:

**Fractions:**

**Introduction to Fractions** -Are you new to the world of fractions? This is a great place to start! Explore fractions while you help yourself to 1/3 of a chocolate cake and wash it down with 1/2 a glass of water! Create your own fractions using fun interactive objects. Match shapes and numbers to earn stars in the fractions game. Challenge yourself on any level you like. Try to collect lots of stars!

**Fraction Fun!** -Here's a fun little activity on identifying fractional parts. Click on the slice of pie to start your adventure in fractions!** Fraction Frenzy!** -See you quickly & accurately you can identify various fractions in this activity. Be sure to use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select the correct fraction.

**Matching Fractions: Parts of a Set **-When we explore what fractions really are, there are two ways in which we can think of fractions. A fraction can represent part of one whole thing (example: I had 1 slice of pizza for lunch. I ate 1/8 of the pizza pie.) A fraction can also represent part of a set. (example 1/3 of the apples in the box had worms in them!) See if you can correctly match the fraction with the part of the set that is shown.

**Fractions with Cookies!** -Here's another activity that explores fractional parts of a set.

**Fractions on a Number Line:**

**Animal Rescue Fractions** -This activity give you good practice with placing fractions on a number line while rescuing animals. It also has a good tutorial this gives you a good overview of fractions on a number line.

**Fractions on a Number Line** -This website gives you LOTS of practice with finding fractions on a number line as well as determining the distance between 2 fractions. **REMEMBER: **Always determine HOW MANY parts the number line is divided up between each whole number to determine the fractional amount of each section!!

**Finding Fractions on a Number Line** -This activity asks you to determine where particular fractions are located on a given number line. Be sure to carefully examine the fractions that are labeled on the number line to help you determine where the given fraction may be located.

**Drag & Drop Fractions** -Here is some additional practice in placing fractions on a number line. This game starts ourt fairly easy, but gets more difficult as you go through it!

**Activities on Measurement:**

**The Ruler Game** -Practice your skills in reading a ruler in this game. The first thing that you will want to do is to set your increment level. I might recommend starting out this game at 1/4 inch increments first and then set it to 1/8 inch increments later. If you become really good at reading a ruler, try the 1/16 inch increments! **Click here** for a newer version of this game!

**The Metric Ruler Game** -Practice your skills in reading a metric ruler in this game. When playing this activity, they will provide you with a length in millimeters. Remember- there are 10 millimeters in a centimeter! When determining where the length is on the ruler, always keep in mind that each additional centimeter is an additional 10 millimeters! For example, 72 millimeters would be located just 2 millimeters beyond the 7 centimeter mark on the ruler, because there are 70 millimeters in 7 centimeters.

**The Funbrain Measurement Game** -This website also gives you practice in reading a ruler. Select the difficulty level and whether you want to measure centimeters or inches.

**Finding the Area and Perimeter of Rectangles** -This activity also does a great job of working with area and perimeters of rectangles. What I particularly like about this activity, is that it gives you a ruler to measure the sides.

**The Measurement Workshop** -This is a really cool activity by Mr. Nussbaum! I recommend selecting the "play" mode. Once you do that, you will need to select whether you want whole numbers, whole & half numbers, decimals, or fractions. I recommend working with whole & half numbers first. Then, I would try your hand at either fractions or decimals next! If you're having difficulty, please be sure to watch the video. REMEMBER.. If you're using fractions and the measurement is less than 1 whole unit, you will need to type in "0" (zero) before typing in your fraction!

**Sal's Sub Shop**-This is another really fun activity by Mr. Nussbaum! This game is a great way for you to practice your measurement skills with fractions. See if you can sucessfully fulfill customer orders by cutting the sub to their exact specifications. If you're able to fulfill eight customer orders, you win the game.

**Estimating Mass** -This activity gives you plenty of practice with estimating mass in Grams and Kilograms.

**Estimating Capacity** -This activity gives you plenty of practice with estimating capacity in Liters and Milliliters.

**Equivalent Fractions:**

**Mr. Anker's Equivalent Fractions Quiz Set 1 **- Using the fraction strips, see if you can correctly identify the correct equivalent fraction.

**Mr. Anker's Equivalent Fractions Quiz Set 2 **- Using the fraction strips, see if you can correctly identify the correct equivalent fraction.

**Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 1** -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in this activity.

**Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 2** -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in this activity.

**Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 3** -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in the most difficult level of this activity!

**Reducing Fractions Shoot**** **-Remember, when we reduce fractions, we are dividing BOTH the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common factor shared by both. See if you can reduce each fraction to it's simplest form. What I like about this activity, is that there are 2 different versions of the game. In one version of the game, the reduced fraction is represented as a shaded in amount of a whole shape. In the other version, the reduced fraction is simply represented as a written fraction.

**Soccer Math- Simplifying Fractions** -If you're really up for the challenge, try your hand at this game! This game has more difficult fractions for you to reduce.

**Comparing & Ordering Fractions:**

**Comparing Fractions -**This activity asks you to compare 2 fractions that either have the same numerator or the same denominator.

**Ordering Fractions** -This activity asks you to order 3 fractions that either have the same numerator or the same denominator from least to greatest.

** Balloon Pop Comparing Fractions Game Level 1 **-This is a good place to start when working on the skill of comparing fractions. See if you can pop the balloons in order from the smallest fraction to the largest fraction.

**Balloon Pop Comparing Fractions Game Level 2** -This is a good place to start when working on the skill of comparing fractions. See if you can pop the balloons in order from the smallest fraction to the largest fraction.

**Comparing Fractions (Easier)** -This activity also has you compare fractions, while giving you good visual representations of each fraction to help you compare.

**A More Advanced lesson on Comparing & Ordering Fractions**-This goes a bit farther that what we learn in 3rd grade on comparing & ordering fractions, but cool nonetheless! Be sure to turn your computer's sound on for this informative lesson!

**Comparing Fractions Game** -After checking out the lesson on comparing and ordering fractions, be sure to start off with level 2 on this activity.

**Fraction Golf** -Did you enjoy playing fraction golf with a partner in class? If so, be sure to download and print your very own copy of this game. You will need 2 six sided dice to play this game. OR... for more fun, why not try using your ten-sided die if you got one for bringing in your very own bump bag from earlier in the year!

**Area & Perimeter Game** -This activity does a great job of giving you a good overview about how to calculate the area and perimeter of basic shapes.

**Multiplication:**

** Turning Repeated Addition Sentences into Multiplication Sentences** -See if you can correctly rewrite each repeated addition sentence into a multiplication sentence.

**Turning Arrays into Multiplication Sentences** -One model that we use when exploring the world of multiplication is the Array Model. Test your skills at reading arrays and see if you can create the correct multiplication math sentence that each array is modeling.

**Exploring Multiplication using the Area Model** -When exploring the distributive property of multiplication, this Area Model is a particularly useful tool.

**Area Model Multiplication for Even Larger Factors!** -This area model is a bit more advanced for third grade, but cool nonetheless! This area model allows us to use the distributive property to break apart even larger factors into more manageable multiplication equations.

**Multiplication Bingo Six-in-a-Row!** -This is yet another great way to work on your math facts. This is a game that I've developed. For this version, you will need 2 six-sided dice.

**Multiplication Bingo Six-in-a-Row Advanced Version!** -Did you enjoy playing multiplication bingo six-in-a-row in class? Here is a printable copy of the game board and instructions to use along with your ten-sided die.

**Multiplication with Multiples of 10 Game** -In class, we learned that multiplying numbers by multiples of ten is easy! First, do the basic multiplication fact. Then determine how many zeros you will need to tack onto your basic multiplication fact to determine the correct product. It's just that easy!

**Mulitplying 3 Factors Word Problems** -In class, we explored the associative property of multipliction and discovered that no matter how you group the factors, the product will be the same. See how well you can do on these word problems that require you to multiply three factors. Remember, you have some flexibility in deciding what order you wish to multiply those 3 factors!

**Bracket Basics **-I LOVE this activity! Once you've really mastered your times tables, see if you can be a good number detective to complete these equations. Remember, when an equation has a bracket around any numbers, you do that operation FIRST! Once you've done the operation(s) within each bracket, then do the operation(s) outside of the brackets to determine the answer. In this activity, they give you the answer to the equation. You just need to determine where the numbers go to make that equation equal the answer that is given.

**Place Value:**

**Can You Say Really Big Numbers?** -A common question that I get asked when exploring millions, billions, and trillions, is what numbers come after trillions? This site will allow you to type in ridiculously large numbers and will tell you how to read them! Enter a really big number in the box (start with smaller numbers first!). See if you can read the number yourself. Then click on the gray box to see how that number would be written. Read the number out loud and then check to see if you read the number correctly!

**Geometry of Quadrilaterals:**

**Exploring 2-D and 3-D Shapes** -This website does a good job of providing an overview about 2-D and 3-D shapes.

**Quadrilateral Shape Game**- How well do you know your quadrilaterals? See if you can get a perfect score in this activity!

**Properties of Parallelograms** -This website goes way beyond third grade geometry! However, it does a great job of giving you a very complete overview of what makes a parallelogram a parallelogram!

**Interactive Quadrilaterals** -Drag the dots in any of the 4 corners of these quadrilaterals and see how your movement changes the shape and the angles of the corners.

**Quadrilateral Quest **- As we've discovered in class, there are some really fine points in the definitions of different quadrilaterals. For example, a square is a special kind of rectangle. It is a parallelogram that also has 90 degree angles, but unlike most rectangles, **ALL** of its sides are **equal** or **congruent**. Although this activity was designed for older students, see how well you can do with selecting the correct quadrilaterals that fit each description!

**Carroll Diagram Shape Sort **-Be sure to click on the "2 Criteria" Carroll Diagrams and see if you can correctly sort various shapes by 2 different properties. When you have finished placing all shapes where you think that they belong, be sure to click the check button. If no shapes get placed back down in the shape bank down below, then you have correctly sorted all of the shapes by their 2 criteria.

**Question- What makes a Polygon a Polygon?**

**Play this activity to find out:**

**Polygon or Not?** -This website does a great job of summarizing the properties that all polygons share. See how many shapes you can click and drag into the correct basket as the shapes go flying by on the screen.

**Question- What do we call lines that are not parallel?**

**Play this activity to find out:**

**Line Shoot Arcade Challenge** -This is a fun activity that tests your ability to correctly pick out points, line segments, lines, rays, intersecting lines, and parallel lines.

**Math Fact Fluency:**

**Math Magician Addition!** -How good is your addition math fact fluency?? Click here to find out! Choose which particular math fact you'd like to work on and see if you can answer 20 questions in less than a minute.

**Math Magician Subtraction! **-How good is your subtraction math fact fluency?? Click here to find out! Choose which particular math fact you'd like to work on and see if you can answer 20 questions in less than a minute.

**Math Magician Multiplication Madness!** -Are you a math magician? In this activity, see if you can correctly answer 20 multiplication questions in one minute.

**Maths Chase!** -I had a blast playing this activity! Here is a really cool, fun way to practice your math facts for ANY operation. When you get to the site, be sure to play around with the different parameters to adjust your game. By default, it's set for working on multiplication, but you can also choose addition, subtraction, division, greater than- less than. You can also choose what types of problems you want. For example, if you only want to work on the 7x's table, be sure to set the "X limits" to 7 min. and 7 max. Be sure to have fun choosing different characters. And don't forget... you can also play a game where the cat chases you!

**Math Magician Division Madness!** -Are you a math magician? In this activity, see if you can correctly answer 20 division questions in one minute.

**Math Flash Cards:**

**Quick Flash Cards** - This is a great place to start when using online flashcards. To begin, first select which factor you wish to work on. After you have successfully completed 3 rounds, you get to change the theme background for the game!

** Mr. Martini's Flash Cards **-Click on any one of the flash card pictures to begin your adventure. Be sure to click on the check mark on the bottom of the first flash card that comes up to get the answer to each flash card.

**For Thursday:**

Today, we continued exploring strategies for comparing fractions..

Tonight, please complete "Reason & Write" pgs. 201 & 202 that comes from your practice & problem solving workbook. I had you carefully remove that sheet and place it in your homework folder. Please underline two parts of the front that you feel make it a good example of good work. On the back, please be sure to include a model, words, and numbers in your explanation.

Click here for another printable copy of the workbook pages. (Print out only pgs. 201 & 202)

**Our 4th Minute Math Dribble & Drill will be on Friday, March 22nd!**

Click here for a printable copy of Minute Math Dribble & Drill.

Coming up NEXT... Minute Math Mixed Division 1.

Click here for a printable copy of Minute Math Mixed Division 1.

**For Wednesday:**

Today, we began exploring strategies for comparing fractions..

Tonight, please complete "Use Models to Compare Fractions" pgs. 199 & 200 that comes from your practice & problem solving workbook. I had you carefully remove that sheet and place it in your homework folder.

Click here for another printable copy of the workbook pages. (Print out only pgs. 199 & 200)

Please give your parents the "Family Letter" that gives a bit of an overview. **You may keep the family letter at home.** There is an activity on the back page of the letter that you may try at home as well.

Click here for another printable copy of the family letter.

**Our 4th Minute Math Dribble & Drill will be on Friday, March 22nd!**

Click here for a printable copy of Minute Math Dribble & Drill.

Coming up NEXT... Minute Math Mixed Division 1.

Click here for a printable copy of Minute Math Mixed Division 1.

**For Tuesday:**

Please correct and get your test SIGNED.

For the last 2 problems on the extra credit, I recommend that you use a number line to help you solve them.

On Friday, I had you write down three things that you planned to do to meet your minute math goal for Tuesday. Please be sure to do those things!

**Our 3rd Minute Math Dribble & Drill will be on Tuesday, March 19th!**

Click here for a printable copy of Minute Math Dribble & Drill.

Coming up NEXT... Minute Math Mixed Division 1.

Click here for a printable copy of Minute Math Mixed Division 1.

Looking for computer-based activities that have to do with what we're learning about in class? **You've come to the right place! ** Would you like to take a preview of some of the interactive math games that we will be using this year? Click here to see Mr. Nolde's Math Resource Page!