Mathematics Problem-Solving Activities for the Third Grade

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Mathematics problem-solving activities for the third grade will help students as they learn concepts like patterns. Find out about mathematics problem-solving activities for the third grade with help from an experienced mathematics educator in this free video clip.

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Hi, my name is Marija, and today I'm gonna show you some mathematics problem solving activities for 3rd grade. In 3rd grade they are starting to learn patterns so a great activity would be to give students a pattern like this and ask them for the next digit but not only ask them for the next digit but also ask them to explain why so we're getting into writing in mathematics and also pattern recognition so they would have to say that the next number that follows is 20 because you're counting by 5's, okay. Once the students are really good at these simple patterns what would be good is to add a pattern that's a little bit more difficult and not just multiplication. So maybe you have a pattern where you setup the number 2 then we multiply by 2 and we add 1. We multiply by 2 and we add another 1 and you ask them for the other number here. So this is gonna take a little bit more thought because there's they're not multiplying by one direct number it's not a direction proportion and this is a great prerequisite for when they get to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and they need that algebraic reasoning, they need that thought process to be able to do functions so a great activity for 3rd grade would be to start a pattern off for them ask for the next number and also ask them to explain how they got that number, what mathematical procedures they are using.


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