Third Grade Math Games for Teachers

Bonnie Adama has created a rich resource of 147 games proven in the classroom to help your third graders learn basic math skills. With these skills, your students will be well on their way to success in 3rd grade math.

The games cover these important areas in 3rd grade math:

• Place Value, Addition, and Rounding to 100
• Place Value, Addition, and Rounding to 1,000
• Subtraction
• Multiplication
• Division
• Multiple Operations
• Fractions
• Money

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Here is a sample game that I have found very effective when working with third graders:

If it’s third grade, it means multiplication! One of my favorite multiplication games is Multiplication Fact Feud. It’s a great way target and practice certain facts.

Multiplication Fact Feud

What you need:
– 2 players
– deck of cards

Teacher or parent decides the particular multiplication fact to practice (i.e. x7, x4, x8, etc.) Once the constant factor is determined, that card is placed between the two players. Players then divide the remaining cards evenly between themselves.

Each player turns over one card and multiplies that card by the constant in the middle. Players must verbalize their math sentence. The player with the highest product collects both cards.

Example:

In the event of a tie (i.e. both players have the same product), each player turns over one more card and multiplies that by the constant factor. The player with the highest product wins all four cards.

When the cards are all used up, the player with the most cards wins the game.

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