Third Grade





Smarter Balanced Assessment Information


Universal Math Screener


Unit 1-Resources    Unit 2-Resources    Unit 3-Resources

Unit 4-Resources    Unit 5-Resources    Unit 6-Resources

Culminating assessments at the end of every unit (The recording sheet and scoring guide are used to see if students Need Development, are Making Progress, or are Strongly in Place on a particular standard.)


Efficient Assessment Ideas (These are embedded lessons that can be used as evidence of progress towards a standard.)



Number Talk Assessments (These are used to see progress of strategies and attainment of grade level standards - See Chapter 2.)


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Common Roseburg Grade 3 Problem Solving Prompts

    Problem Solving Scoring Guide

    Work Sample Feedback Form K-8

    Math Problem Solving Tips



Technology Resources


Unit 1 A “Four in a Row” game where players get checkers when they quickly and efficiently estimate a sum to two numbers. Students estimate the number indicated on a number line. Mental computation strategies with some fun graphics to demonstrate the strategies. A fun race against time using mental addition skills. Offers ideas for other games and links to additional math sites. Students practice identification and application of arithmetic properties. A source for teachers to get ideas for additional word problems for students


Graphs can be created using templates such as the pictograph template below:

Pictographs can be created using excel following the directions below:

Pictographs can be created using a website such as:

Bar graphs can be created using a website such as:


If students are having difficulty thinking of a question, these websites have many ideas:

This website create bar graphs based on random sets of shape.


Unit 2

           This site contains practice games for multiplication facts as well as teacher resource pages

           with instructional ideas on how to introduce multiplication.

           This site allows students to make arrays and see the associated facts. 

            Both websites above provide teacher resources for the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

            This site allows for practice with division. The student or teacher can determine the parameters for the divisor, dividend, and number of problems

This site allows students to work with pattern blocks in an interactive applet and easily print their work.

This site contains numerous ideas for introducing multiplication, including the array model.

      This site for teachers and parents provides information on using base 10 blocks to solve     

      division problems with an area model.

This site provides background information on the relationship between multiplication and division.


Unit 3

This website provides actives for measuring the area of rectangles.



Unit 4*Geoboard - Explore Polygons - Name the Shape

Complete lesson on rectangles and parallelograms

Shape Up Lesson from Illumination *Pattern Block Fractions  

Provides several beginner problems with solutions for pentominos.

Solutions to several pentomino puzzles such as the one below. Printable dot and graph paper

Randomly generated rectangles for which the perimeter and the area can be found

Instruction on finding area and perimeter of shapes with practice. Levels 2 and 3 (for area) require finding the area of several rectangles and adding the areas together. An interactive task for teachers to explore area and perimeter.

Create a bar graph online. Create a Picture Graph


Unit 5 Conceptua Learning Tools (Fraction Tab) are great for both parents and teachers while working on fraction concepts. This game allows the user to filter by various comparison strategies (e.g., common numerator, common denominator, etc.) and requires students to vary between picking the largest and smallest fractions. site has both teacher and student activities.

    Students estimate position on an empty number line in these engaging games.


Unit 6

This website features several activities surrounding elapsed time using analog or digital clocks.

This website has printable blank clock faces.

Students can use this website to enter their data and create a bar graph.

This is a different link to the same program as above. that allows students to practice using a balance scale This site provides some background on metric measures and lists items that weigh about one kilogram.

This a link to a classroom video of this task. Teachers may want to view this video to see how one teacher implemented this task in his classroom.

“Create A Graph” by the National Center for Education Statistics is a web-based program which allows students to create a bar graph.

This site is limited in its use but very simple to use – most labels can be renamed.

This FUTURES video is a great introduction to this task. Students see how important accurate measurements using both metric and standard weights are important in a zoo.