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Writing an Opinion: Buddies that Bark or Purr-fect Pets?

For Students 3rd Standards
Which animal is best for you—a dog or cat? Why? Engage third graders in an opinion writing assessment that prompts them to read facts about both pets, and then write and decide which pet is best for them.
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Area and Perimeter

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Get third graders excited to work find area and perimeter of unit squares, rectangles, and irregular shapes. A 36-page packet comes with task cards, graphic organizers, practice worksheets, printables with squares, exit tickets, and word...
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What is a Trapezoid? (Part 1)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Challenge your class to construct a definition for trapezoids. Looking at four examples and four non-examples, students individually create definitions and use them to classify an unknown shape. Allow for small group and whole-class...
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Fractions and Rectangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Visual models are excellent teaching tools when explaining equivalent fractions. Looking at a rectangle cut into twelfths, students first identify the shaded fraction, and then explain whether the fraction is equal to one-fourth....
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Listing Fractions in Increasing Size

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Increase the depth of your class's fractional number sense with this number-ordering activity. Given four fractions, each with different numerators and denominators, young learners are asked to place them in order from smallest to...
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Who is the Tallest?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A simple question, with a not-so-simple answer. Working with whole and mixed number measurements in inches, feet, and yards presents a problem with many possible solutions. A great activity that challenges the minds of young...
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Finding the Line of Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Can you find the line of symmetry? That's what your students will demonstrate by completing this worksheet. The task gets increasingly difficult as shapes are included that have one line of symmetry, no lines of symmetry, and multiple...
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The Geometry of Letters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Use the alphabet as a tool for teaching your class about geometric figures. Break apart capital letters into line segments and arcs. Classify angles as right, acute, or obtuse. Identify parallel and perpendicular lines. An excellent...
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The Class Trip

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Mrs. Moore's class is trying to earn money for a trip to the science museum, but how much more do they need? Solve this problem with your own class as they develop their ability to model real-life situations algebraically. As an added...
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Symmetry of the Addition Table

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Help your class discover the commutative property of addition with this exploration of the addition table. By folding and coloring the table, a symmetry is found that directs young scholars to an understanding of this crucial...
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Snow Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
It's a snow day, and two brothers attending schools with different schedules each got a late start to the day. But who had the shorter school day? That's what your class will find out as they apply their knowledge of fractions to this...
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Halves, Thirds, and Sixths

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An excellent activity that effectively pulls together the concepts of area, fractions, and equivalent fractions! Using 3x2 rectangular arrays, 3rd graders are introduced to the concept of area in terms of square units. Building on this...
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The Square Counting Shortcut

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An excellent lesson that encourages young scholars to discover how complex figures can be broken into simpler shapes when measuring area. Working with block letters, learners are given the freedom to develop their own strategies for...
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Window Washers

For Students 3rd Standards
Aim high with a task on window washers. An assessment task challenges learners to determine the number of windows two people wash. They do this using a given number of window rows on each side of a building. In addition, they find the...
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Tile Mural

For Students 3rd Standards
Paste this resource into your lesson plans like you'd paste a tile onto a mural. Given a diagram of a tile mural with rectilinear figures, future artists determine the perimeters and areas of the figures. They must then develop their own...
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Theater Field Trip

For Students 3rd Standards
Here's an assessment task that's better than watching a show. Young mathematicians solve word problems involving multiplication and division with equal groups. They must find the total number of attendees on a trip to a theater based on...
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Lashelles Garden

For Students 3rd Standards
Let knowledge grow bountifully like plants in a garden. Given a diagram of a rectangular garden split into plots, scholars determine the area of the entire garden and the areas of the individual plots. As a culminating activity, they...
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Fun on the Farm

For Students 3rd Standards
Let imaginations run wild as participants design animal pens. A performance task challenges young mathematicians to determine the perimeter or a missing side length of different animal pens. They then design pens that meet given...
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Four Square Wars

For Students 3rd Standards
Obviously, four is the perfect number when you're playing Four Square. Scholars first use multiplication and division to solve a set of problems on the number of balls needed, the number of games, and the number of players required for a...
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Colorful Data

For Students 3rd Standards
Scale up your lessons with a performance task. Young data analysts work through an assessment task on scaled bar graphs. They answer questions about a given scaled bar graph on favorite colors, analyze a bar graph to see if it matches...
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Find 1 Starting from 5/3, Assessment Variation

For Students 3rd Standards
Take two steps back. Given 5/3 on a number line, the task asks pupils to determine where one goes. The activity is the most demanding in cognitive complexity of three tasks dealing with the placement of fractions on a number line.
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Find 1/4 Starting from 1, Assessment Version

For Students 3rd Standards
Where does a quarter go? Given a number line, the short task asks individuals to place the number one-fourth correctly upon it. The writers developed the task to demonstrate ways to assess critical skills from the CCSS.
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The Bus Route

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Patterns are extremely helpful when solving a puzzle. Young scholars attempt to find times a bus will pass each stop. They identify a pattern in the known stop times to identify the solutions.
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The Trouble with Tables

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Tackle these tables. A performance task has learners complete two puzzles using addition and subtraction. They must fill in tables with missing addends, sums, minuends, subtrahends, or differences.