3rd Grade Math Worksheets
At the 3rd grade level math students are moving on to the more advanced operations. They have mastered addition and subtraction in previous grades. In the 3rd grade we help them understand these operations with much large values. We also have them use regrouping with subtraction, at this point. The focus shifts to multiplication and division in grade 3. When they complete the year, it is the goal to have them master all four basic math operations. They do not have to have these calculations memorized, just yet. They should be able to process them at a decent pace. Place value is rooted at this stage of their math career. They should have a good idea of how to round values to the nearest tens and hundreds place. In geometry students begin to get familiar with two- and three-dimensional shapes. The curriculum also explores word problems that incorporate a wide variety of real world measures. You will find printable math worksheets aligned to the third grade core curriculum in this section. We cover the entire third grade math curriculum. Complete with quizzes, homework, and tests too. If you look below, you will see the exact standard that each section addresses. This has been one of my more popular grade levels lately. We also have 3rd Grade Math Posters.
Operations and Pre-Algebra Worksheets
- Multiplication of Whole Numbers (3.OA.1) - Students are introduced to finding the value of products.
- Rapid Single Digit Horizontal Multiplication (3.OA.A.1) - A nice way to really get a handle on that operation. This isn't the common orientation of problems.
- Rapid Single Digit Vertical Multiplication (3.OA.A.1) - This is kind of the standard way to learn this skill.
- Multiplication as Repeated Addition (3.OA.A.1) - This can be used to introduce the topic or for students that are having a hard time with it.
- Visual Multiplication (3.OA.A.1) - This leads us to using the concept of rows and columns.
- Division Word Problems (3rd Grade) (3.OA.2) - Story based problems that include some form of division.
- Beginner Multiplication and Division Word Problems (3.OA.3) - These are the intro problems where students should master locating keywords that describe operations.
- Division as Sharing (3.OA.A.3) - This is a great way to introduce this concept.
- Visual Division (3.OA.A.3) - Breaking a big pile into smaller piles is the way to get this one going.
- Finding Unknowns In Multiplication and Division (3.OA.4) - This is probably the last step towards being ready for simple equation based algebra.
- Math Fact Families (1.OA.B, 1.OA.C.6, 3.OA.4) - Make sure to show how the integers should be interacting.
- Properties of Basic Math Operations as Strategies- 3.OA.5) - Students explore the Associative, Commutative, Distributive, and Identity properties.
- Unique Properties of Multiplication (3.OA.5) - Multiplication and divisions interrelation because obvious when viewing this topic.
- The Commutative Property (3.OA.5) - We look at both operations that are influenced by this.
- Division and Finding Unknown Factors (3.OA.6) - The most important part is to find the missing piece in relation to what factors you know.
- Multiplication and Division within 100 (3.OA.7) - We stick mostly with double-digit values.
- Double Digit Division (3.OA.C.7) - It couldn't be stated any clearer.
- Division Mystery Pictures (3.OA.C.7) - A fun way to review your division math facts.
- Fixed Number Multiplication Facts (3.OA.C.7) - This is stable because we are always multiplying by the same number.
- Multiplication Puzzles (3.OA.C.7) - Puzzles that are super fun to review your multiplying facts.
- Multiplication Times Tables (3.OA.C.7) - This has been around for nearly hundred years but is still super effective.
- Rewriting Multiplication (3.OA.C.7) - If you understood the different properties of multiplication, this is a cinch.
- Simple Division with Remainders (3.OA.C.7) - When everything just does not fit into that divisor.
- Single Into Double Digit Division (3.OA.C.7) - We do not leave any remainders here.
- Understanding Divisibility Tables (3.OA.C.7) - This is a reverse multiplication table.
- Word Problems That Use All Operations (3.OA.8) - Every operation is fair game in here. We use a wide variety of keywords.
- Very Basic Order of Operations (3.OA.D.8) - Fill in all the missing operations.
- Front-End Estimation of Sums and Differences (3.OA.D.8) - This gets them use to borrowing values between place values.
- Front-End Estimation of Products and Quotients (3.OA.D.8) - A little bit of a step up, but well worth the trouble.
- Arithmetic Patterns and Systems (3.OA.9) - Being able to identify patterns are the future of most uses of math. It is a highly sought-after skill.
- Rounding To The Nearest Tens or Hundreds (In Words) (3.NBT.1) - It is that second and third place value that is key here.
- Add and Subtract within 1000 (3.NBT.2) - This section will tell you how far along you are with your math facts.
- Multiplying Single Digits by Multiples of 10 (3.NBT.3) - We basically go with replace the one.
- Understanding Visual Fractions (3.NF.1) - No time like the present to dive in here. This is a great way to learn the concepts of numerator and denominator.
- Understand a Fraction on a Number Line (3.NF.2) - It is easy to understand if you make the start value a zero and the end value a one.
- Represent a Fraction on a Number Line (3.NF.2) - Now you need to plot your own values.
- Represent Mixed Numbers on a Number Line (3.NF.2) - This reminds me of trying to spot how much to add to a recipe I am cooking.
- Comparing Fractions and Equivalence (3.NF.3a) - The ground rule is to get them to have matching denominators before you evaluate them.
- Recognizing Equivalent Fractions (3.NF.3b) - Equivalence is also something that is important in the scale of comparisons.
- Express Whole Numbers as Fractions (3.NF.3c) - Start by placing them over one.
- Reducing Fractions (3.NF.A.3c) - See what is similar or a factor of the denominator and numerator and then go for it.
- Creating Fractions from Story Problems (3.NF.3) - Fractions can be found just about everywhere.
- Comparing Fractions with Like Numerators or Denominators (3.NF.3d) - Like numerators will often throw your students off the trail of what's they are going after.
- Estimating Times (3.MD.A.1) - This answers the age old question of how long will it take to get to your destination.
- Measuring Time in Minutes (3.MD.1) - The next step after seconds, but not quite an hour, is it?
- Time Differences (3.MD.A.1) - We work on blocks of time. What is a half-hour or hour after a given time?
- Elapsed Time Using Ruler (3.MD.A.1) - If you have not seen this before, it looks weird from the title. It makes sense and is a great way to approach the skill.
- Elapsed Time Word Problems (3.MD.A.1) - This basically tells you how long your doing something for.
- Understanding Annual Calendars (3.MD.A.1) - A skip around the months here.
- Understanding Monthly Calendars (3.MD.A.1) - Most people focus their thoughts in a monthly means.
- Calculating Elapsed Time (3.MD.A.1) - Where do you find out how long something took place?
- Minutes to an Event (3.MD.A.1) - How much longer until that thing you are waiting for takes place?
- Time Word Problems (3.MD.A.1) - You will come across problems like this every day once you get a job.
- Estimating Weight (3.MD.A.2) - Ball park the weight of different objects.
- Liquid Volume and Mass Word Problems (3.MD.2) - Start with the concepts of mass and volume with your students.
- Measuring Liquid Volume (3.MD.A.2) - We just focus on how to measure it, not the equipment used.
- Measuring Liquid Volume (with Graduated Cylinders) (3.MD.A.2) - We focus on how to read Graduated Cylinders properly.
- Graphing Data Sets (3.MD.3) - Take that data and make useful by putting it on a graph.
- Creating Pie or Circle Graphs From Data Charts (3.MD.B.3) - These types of charts are always fun to create.
- Interpreting Pie or Circle Graphs (3.MD.B.3) - The graphs are basically a fractional chart that you can interpret.
- Plotting Line Graphs (3.MD.B.3) - Start by placing those x, y dots and then link them all together.
- Reading Bar Graphs (3.MD.B.3) - The most basic of charts, but a great way to find patterns in data.
- Reading Line Graphs (3.MD.B.3) - I find line graphs really helpful if we exploring anything over a long period of time.
- Picture Graphs (3.MD.B.3) - Graphs that use a quantity of pictures to get their message across.
- Tally Charts (3.MD.B.3) - These are super helpful for making quality observations.
- Data Table Word Problems (3.MD.B.3) - These problems will have you organize and interpret pools of data.
- Graphing Word Problems (3.MD.B.3 and 5.OA.4) - You will in most circumstances be asked to interpret a graph based on a scenario.
- Measuring Lengths using Rulers (3.MD.4) - The ruler is usually the first instrument students handle for measurement.
- Recognize Area Word Problems (3.MD.5) - When you start to construct anything, you will wish you paid greater attention to this section.
- Area of Squares Word Problems (3.MD.6) - If you ever put flooring in your home, you will use this skill.
- Measure Area By Counting Units (3.MD.7) - This is the basic problem you ponder when tiling any floor.
- Simple Area of a Rectangle (3.MD.7) - A skill that is slightly revisited here.
- Using Tiling to Find Area (3.MD.7) - You can see the relationship here back two topics.
- Recognize Area as Additive (3.MD.7) - You can fid the sum of two portions of area to tell you a bunch about a total area.
- Area of Rectangles In Word Problems (3.MD.8) - If you go into the construction field, this will be a critical skill for you.
- Perimeter of Polygons In Word Problems (3.MD.8) - Simply add up all those sides and you have it.
- Understanding Categories of Shapes (3.G.1) - This takes us a step much closer to complete sorting. This is a fundamental grade 3 skill for students.
- Understanding Visual Fractions of Shapes (3.G.2) - You will be asked to explain the fraction represented by each image.
Numbers and Base Ten Worksheets
Working With Fractions Worksheets
Measurement and Data Worksheets
What Do Students Learn in 3rd Grade Math?
This grade is focused on the more difficult basic mathematical operations namely dividing and multiplying. The goal is to be fluent with these operations up to a value of 100 by the conclusion of the school year. Students often are memorizing their times tables at this age. This nicely transitions them into the concept of using rectangular arrays to better understand measures such as area. This also helps you demonstrate division as being a sort of grouping. When students have a good handle on the concept of division and finding quotients, we introduce fractions and help them understand their significance. In the geometry potion of 3rd grade work the focus is solely on two dimensional shapes. This is a very significant year as the success they get from fundamental skills will carry them through the remainder of elementary school.
Tips for 3rd Grade Math Students
When you begin your grade 3 school year you are full of hope and vigor. If you maintain and apply a few simple habits to your daily routine, it will be hard to not have a successful school year. The first thing you need to do when working on any math problems is to be sure you understand what the problem is asking of you. If you are not sure get in the habit of discussing this will your teacher or another adult, if your teacher is not available. This will give you a general idea of what a particular solution should look like. You should also get in the habit of creating and using flashcards. They can be on paper or in digital form. There is some research that helps us lean our preference towards paper flashcards though. The last habit we would like to get you in is to set aside time everyday to either practice math or work on homework. If you have no homework, go over your times tables or flashcards. These habits will pay off huge for you as you progress through grade 3.