Teaching number sense gives kids a deeper understanding of our number system, which will in turn prepare them for the algebraic equations to come in the upper elementary grades and middle school. You can create a strong foundational knowledge of number sense with this guided lesson, which provides third graders with targeted instruction and exercises designed by our team of curriculum experts.
Take the art of the guesstimate to the next level with these resources that will prepare your students for future math classes as well as help them decide when an estimate is considered accurate enough. Using fun images and past lessons, these worksheets give students the chance to work on areas in which they are struggling either individually or as a group. Give your students more math practice with our comparing two-digit numbers resources.
Round and round students may go when trying to learn how to round to the nearest ten. When rounding, students need to understand place values and the rules for rounding up or down. Students will be asked to find which multiple of 10 the numbers are nearest to by looking at the number in the tens’ place and rounding down if the number is between 1 and 4 and rounding up if the number is between 5 and 9. There are a variety of resources for making rounding to the nearest ten easy and entertaining while teaching the basic steps for rounding. Fun activities, such as color by number, help make rounding to the nearest ten fun and keep students’ attention. As lower-elementary students learn about rounding to the nearest ten their skills in estimating sums will improve. After teaching rounding to the nearest ten, you can move on to rounding three-digit numbers.