3rd Grade Math Posters
We tested these particular posters in over 20 classrooms. Each teacher changed the posters as they tackled new topics. Students and teachers told us that they definitely helped them understand concepts quicker. We hope you find the same! You can scroll down and download and print all of the topics that you are covering week after week. Having them available on you walls are helpful, but remember that they are there before you give a test or quiz. Each of the posters is aligned to a curriculum standard.
Operations and Pre-AlgebraMultiplication of Whole Numbers - 3.OA.A.1
- Multiplication of Whole Numbers- Multiplication is repeated addition. We relate this with images.
- Crossing Bars Sheet- Everywhere the bars cross, count as one. There are 12 cross points!
Rapid Single Digit Horizontal Multiplication - 3.OA.A.1
- Using A Guide For Horizontal Multiplication- Memorize your multiplication tables for fast solutions!
- Example Multiplication- Multiplication completed across. We display this on a times table sheet.
Rapid Single Digit Vertical Multiplication - 3.OA.A.1
- Make It Vertical- Multiplication completed up and down. This displays the trend that you need to know.
- I Know My Times Tables!- Find the first number across the top. Place your finger on it. Find the second number of the side. Place your finger on it. Now move your fingers down and across until they meet. This is your answer.
Multiplication as Repeated Addition - 3.OA.A.1
- Repeat The Addition- Multiplication problems can be written as repeated addition problems. Write the first number as many times as the second number tells you.
- Change Them To Addition- Change your multiplication problems into repeated addition.
Visual Multiplication - 3.OA.A.1
- Illustrate Multiplication- Think of a picture to show the problem. You begin to draw all types of problems that you come across.
- Find A Way To See- Find a way to 'see' or visualize your problems through drawings.
Division Word Problems (3rd Grade) - 3.OA.2
- The Four Steps- A small army of 6 ants collected 12 pieces of food. If each collected the same amount, How much did each ant collect?
- Folders In The Drawer- The teacher had 28 folders to place in the file cabinet. The cabinet had 4 drawers. Since the teacher wanted the drawers to have the same number of folders, she had to find out how many would go into each. How many folders should go in each drawer?
Beginner Multiplication and Division Word Problems - 3.OA.3
- Stop Sign It- The steps you take when understanding what a word problem is asking for. Read before you proceed.
- Look For Clues- Three tables held five people each at a party. How many people attended?
Division as Sharing - 3.OA.A.3
- Share The Pizza- Find what is being shared. Divide the parts as described in the problem. Total divided as needed in the problem.
- Break Them Into Groups- Sometimes, division means to split equally, but other times it means to split into shares.
Visual Division - 3.OA.A.3
- Moons and Stars- Place an even number of stars with each moon. This shows students how division relates to sharing evenly.
- Hearts To Circles- Draw lines to distribute into separate groups. The colors in the hearts will be a guide for you.
Finding Unknowns In Multiplication and Division - 3.OA.4
- Find the Unknown Parts- Unknowns are numbers we do not know yet, but can solve to get.
- What's the Missing Number?- What could the missing number be?
Properties of Basic Math Operations as Strategies - 3.OA.5
- Commutative and Associative Property- No matter what order the numbers are multiplied in, with three or more numbers, the outcome will be the same.
- Zero and Identity Property- Distributive Property: Add the sum of two numbers being multiplied by the same number to save time.
Unique Properties of Multiplication - 3.OA.5
- Commutative Property- When multiplying or adding two numbers, the numbers can be reversed without changing the answer!
- Associative Property- When three or more numbers are multiplied together, the order in which they are multiplied does not change the answer.
Division and Finding Unknown Factors - 3.OA.6
- Finding The Missing Division Part- Turn it around so the number can be found!
- Use Your Times Tables- We relate the times tables to operations.
Multiplication and Division within 100 - 3.OA.7
- Take It To 100- All multiples of 9, when the digits are added together are divisible by 3.
- Make Your Own Quotient- Subtract to divide.
Double Digit Division - 3.OA.C.7
- Find That Quotient- Double Digits means that there are two digits in the dividend and divisor.
- Two Into Two Digits- We display how to divide double digit values into one another. An image display is provided.
Division Mystery Pictures - 3.OA.C.7
- Solve First, Color the Second- It shows you how to solve a division mystery problem with the help of a legend or key.
- It's a Mystery- The steps students should take when they are working on a quotient based math puzzle.
Simple Division with Remainders - 3.OA.C.7
- Leave the Remainder- If it does not evenly divide, than you must have a remainder at the side.
- The Remainder Is In Sight!- The answer is not right until the remainder is in sight!
Single Into Double Digit Division - 3.OA.C.7
- Singles Into Doubles- Is the dividend a multiple of the divisor? If so, use reverse multiplication.
- Remainders Too!- Start by dividing the divisor into the first digit of the dividend. If it will not go, divide into the whole number.
Understanding Divisibility Tables - 3.OA.C.7
- Know The Rules- If divisible by 4 the last two digits will be divisible by 4 or If the tens digit is even, and the ones digit is 0, 4, or 8.
- Beat Up Those Tables- Are the numbers along the top able to be evenly divided into the numbers along the side?
Word Problems That Use All Operations - 3.OA.8
- Read Everything!- Sum is Addition Product is Multiplication
- Get The Facts- John picked 6 apples on Monday and 3 apples on Tuesday. He gave 4 apples to a friend. How many apples did John have left?
Very Basic Order of Operations - 3.OA.D.8
- PEMDAS Outloud- A solid reminder for students.
- Another Way Of Putting It- This is that famous math acronym in phrase form.
Arithmetic Patterns and Systems - 3.OA.9
- Arithmetic Patterns- Search for the pattern. It points students in the right direction.
- Pattern It Up!- Find the pattern before solving.
Numbers and Base Ten
Rounding (In Words) - 3.NBT.1
- Take A Climb- Five through nine, Take a climb.
- Up It Goes!- Look at the number in the position to right of where you are rounding. 5 to 9 goes up 4 to 1 goes down.
Add and Subtract within 1000 - 3.NBT.2
- Take It Away- Lots to subtract.
- Balance It to 1000- This sure gets up there with it.
Multiplying Single Digits by Multiples of 10 - 3.NBT.3
- Multiples of 10- Multiples of 10 will always end in 0.
- Where Does It End?- To multiply by 10, put a zero at the end...
Understanding Visual Fractions - 3.NF.1
- Part of the Whole- See those fractions.
- See It For Real- Fractions are part of a whole!
Understand a Fraction on a Number Line - 3.NF.2
- Equivalent Fractions- Find the same ones.
- Circle It- Find it on the number line.
Represent a Fraction on a Number Line - 3.NF.2
- Fractions Every Time- Number the line to find the fraction every time.
- Fill It Up- Color to the line and the fraction you will find.
Represent Mixed Numbers on a Number Line - 3.NF.2
- Mixed It Up- Find the whole number first, then find the fraction following it on the number line.
- Move It Forward- Find the whole and then move forward the fraction that is given.
Comparing Fractions and Equivalence - 3.NF.3a
- Equal Fractions- Place them all together.
- Fraction Models- Each model represents a different fraction. Count the colored blocks for the numerator and the total number for the denominator.
Recognizing Equivalent Fractions - 3.NF.3b
- Make It Smaller- Find the smallest numbers to make an equivalent fraction.
- The Process- Find a common multiple for the numerator and denominator.
Express Whole Numbers as Fractions - 3.NF.3c
- Fractions Too- Whole numbers can be expressed as fractions too!
- What Else Is Equal To 1- Whole numbers can be shown as equivalent fractions!
Reducing Fractions - 3.NF.A.3c
- Make It Smaller- Find a number that evenly divides into the numerator and denominator.
- Break It Down- Make it smaller, reduce it down man, and make that fraction as small as you can!
Creating Fractions from Story Problems - 3.NF.3
- Round The Way- The total number of items will be the denominator, the number on the bottom.
- Break Up The Story- Read the problem as a whole, then the fraction you will know!
Comparing Fractions with Like Numerators or Denominators - 3.NF.3d
- Using The Symbols- Comparing fractions is like comparing whole numbers. use < or > or = to show comparison.
- Ask Yourself?- Ask yourself which fraction is bigger or if they are the same.
Measurement and Data
Estimating Times - 3.MD.A.1
- Compare Something Familiar- Compare something familiar that takes the amount of time to what is being asked.
- Your Best Guess- Use your 'best guess' to choose which time is closer to the activity listed.
Measuring Time in Minutes - 3.MD.A.1
- Where Is The Minute Hand- The minute hand can win any race It moves the fastest on the clock face. The hour hand has power
- Measure Time- 60 minutes in an hour 24 hours in a day This is what the clock will say.
Time Differences - 3.MD.A.1
- Find The Difference- Find the difference by counting how many hours and minutes have passed or you have to go until the given time.
- Time Can Fly or Crawl- Time can fly or time can crawl Hours and minutes explain it all.
Elapsed Time Using Ruler - 3.MD.A.1
- The Ruler Can Help- Did you know a ruler could help you tell time?
- Rulers Are Like Clocks- The have set measures that you could use as a guide, if you choose to.
Understanding Monthly Calendars - 3.MD.A.1
- What Calendars Show Us- Calendars show the month, day, and date.
- Monthly Calendars- If Friday is the 5th, then what date will the following Thursday be? Use the calendar to find your answer.
Understanding Annual Calendars - 3.MD.A.1
- Annual Calendars- An annual calendar shows every month and day in an entire year. We can use an annual calendar to find specific dates.
- Parts of The Calendar- How many Mondays are there in 2011, according to the calendar?
Calculating Elapsed Time - 3.MD.A.1
- Time Passes No Matter What- Time passes no matter how hard we try. Some even say time knows how to fly.
- Around The Clock- Class was long, Sam found it boring. How much time did she spend snoring?
Minutes to an Event - 3.MD.A.1
- Minutes To Events- Draw two clocks. One with the current time and one with the time you are wanting.
- What Time Is It?- Subtract the earlier time from the later time to find the difference.
Time Word Problems - 3.MD.A.1
- Steps To Solve It- Draw a picture Work it out When you find the answer You will shout!
- Read Before You Begin- Read to the end before you begin! To the end you must go, so the answer you will know!
Estimating Weight - 3.MD.A.2
- Some Are Heavy and Light- Some weights are for heavy objects, some for light. Eliminate weights that do not make sense for what you are estimating.
- Weights Can Be...- Weights can be heavy Weights can be light Estimating means they Don’t have to be just right.
Liquid Volume and Mass Word Problems - 3.MD.A.2
- Units of Liquid- Liquid is measured by the top of the liquid when it is not moving. If measuring more than one liquid, add all the totals.
- Most Common Liquid Units- There are many types of liquid measurements. These are just a few.
Measuring Liquid Volume - 3.MD.A.2
- The Top Line- Read the top line created by the liquid or the line that has been drawn.
- Cylinders, Beakers, or Even Cups- Cylinders, beakers, or even cups, read where the liquid fills it up.
Graduated Cylinders - 3.MD.A.2
- Meniscus- Get eye level with the liquid before taking a reading. If you are eye level, you are looking at the meniscus.
- Graduated Cylinders- A graduated cylinder is a piece of laboratory equipment used for precise measuring of liquids. On many cylinders, each line represents a single milliliter.
Graphing Data Sets - 3.MD.B.3
- Graph The Data Set- Graphing a data set simply means putting the information you have on a graph in some way.
- Absent Children- Put your data into the type of graph being asked for in your problem.
Creating Pie or Circle Graphs From Data Charts - 3.MD.B.3
- Creating Pies- Pie charts are always round and shown what percentage out of 100 each category covers.
- Circle Charts- Pie charts, also called circle charts, show what percentage of the whole is in each category.
Interpreting Pie or Circle Graphs - 3.MD.B.3
- Favorite Sports- Interpreting simply means to answer questions about the chart.
- Favorite Fruits- Which two fruits can be added together to complete 50% of the chart?
Plotting Line Graphs - 3.MD.B.3
- Average Goals Per Game- Determine: Purpose (Why) Variables (What) Range (How Much)
- Chart Breakdown- Pointing out the variables.
Reading Bar Graphs - 3.MD.B.3
- Horizontal Bars- These bars show test score averages for students. Read the graph from left to right.
- Lots of Tests- Look at the end of each bar to answer the questions. Follow the line down to find the total number.
Reading Line Graphs - 3.MD.B.3
- Line It Up- This line graph shows how many of each color of car was sold in certain months.
- Reading Left To Right- Answer the questions using the information from the graph.
Picture Graphs - 3.MD.B.3
- Pictures Instead Of Numbers- Picture graphs are graphs made up of pictures instead of numbers. Count the pictures to get the number in each row.
- Number of Toys- How many total toys are there?
Tally Charts - 3.MD.B.3
- Tally Ho!- A tally chart uses tally marks to keep track of the amounts in each category.
- Leave Your Mark- For each item in a category, leave a small tally mark. Then count the marks for Use the chart to answer a total.
Measuring Lengths using Rulers - 3.MD.4
- Use The Rulers- Use rulers to measure the length of objects. Typically, rulers come in inches, centimeters, or millimeters.
- Measure The Lines- Use the ruler to measure each line.
Recognize Area Word Problems - 3.MD.5
- Area In Words- A way to ask for area that everyone knows, Is to ask for columns and a set number of rows.
- Simple Area- Finding area is simple. Add up all the squares within the rectangle or multiple the rows by the columns.
Area of Squares Word Problems - 3.MD.6
- Squares of Area- Finding the area of a square is as easy as multiplying the number or rows by the number of columns or counting all the squares.
- Draw The Square- Find the area through multiplication, counting, or addition to find the total area of the square.
- Counting Sides- A unit is a form of measurement in which the size is set. A 4 by 4 unit will remain 4 by 4 when solving a problem.
- Predefined Areas- A unit is a predefined measure. It does not change within a problem.
- Length and Height- Length and height is all your need, once you find these you can precede!
- Base Times Height- Finding the area of a rectangle is as simple as can be, just multiply the base times height and the area you will see.
- Fill The Area- Tiling can help you to determine area by breaking the shape into smaller units.
- Tile It- Tiling is simple, tiling is fun. You take several tiles and fit them into one.
- Add Up The Area- An irregular shape that can be broken into two rectangles can have the areas added together for a total.
- Adding To Get Area- When you have a shape that can be sectioned into two rectangles, find and add the areas to get a total area.
- Multiplication Solves It- A word problem that asks about area may ask you to solve several area problems to find the answer.
- The Apartment- Area of a rectangle is found by multiplying the base times the height. Some word problems will ask for area.
- Perimeter In Problems- Perimeter is the measurement all around an object. All sides must be added up to get a total perimeter.
- Finding Area- Any object or area with well defined sides can have the perimeter calculated. Just add up the lengths on every side.
- Common Shapes- Shapes can be 2 or 3 dimensional. You can find shapes everywhere around you.
- 3D Shapes- 3D shapes are fat not flat!
- Parts Of Shapes- Shapes can be used to show fractions. Shapes can even be cut into fractions.
- Parts of Whole Shapes- Identify what is being asked before trying to answer.
Measure Area By Counting Units - 3.MD.7
Simple Area of a Rectangle - 3.MD.7
Using Tiling to Find Area - 3.MD.7
Recognize Area as Additive - 3.MD.7
Area of Rectangles In Word Problems - 3.MD.8
Perimeter of Polygons In Word Problems - 3.MD.8
Understanding Categories of Shapes - 3.G.1
Understanding Visual Fractions of Shapes - 3.G.2
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