Third grade is the year of multiplication. Though it was most likely introduced to kids in second grade, third grade is when kids are tasked with mastering their times tables and developing a stronger understanding of this key operation. This guided lesson in understanding multiplication can help give third graders a leg up. For even more practice, consider downloading the recommended multiplication worksheets that accompany the lesson.
Give your third grader the third grade multiplication resources they need to succeed in future math lessons. Learning third grade multiplication is made easy with worksheets that give students visual clues, activities that allow your class to learn together, and games that make learning fun! Students in need of additional third grade multiplication help should see our second grade multiplication resources while those looking to branch out may enjoy our third grade division resources.
Helpful Third Grade Math Resources
In third grade math, students learn to multiply and divide whole numbers, they are introduced to fractions and become familiar with two-dimensional shapes. Education.com's strong mix of math resources for third graders line up with Common Core State Standards. Parents and teachers will find a variety of lessons, worksheets and hands-on activities that are suited to all types of learners.
For visual and auditory learners, there are different online Ski Racer and matching-style games. The Hold a Math Marathon hands-on activity transforms traditional desk work into an exciting race. Kids step forward to the finish line with each correct answer they give in the fastest time. Other hands-on activities use classic playing cards for adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying.
The variety of lesson plans are created by certified professionals, which eliminates the often tiresome task of developing DIY plans. Educators can custom search the library by popularity, relevance, highest-rated and other options to find what best suits their needs. Some of the most popular lesson plans include You're On a Roll! Practicing Multiplication, which uses dice to create math problems, and Guess the Operation, where students work backward to decide whether the equation uses multiplication or division.
There are hundreds of other third grade math resources in the library that mold students into mini mathematicians.