Measurement and Data

Represent and interpret data.

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This 60-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the grade 3 level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades K-2 and 4-5. | Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials Grade Level: 3 | |

This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support third grade mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students’ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. They include the scoring rubric, student responses, and discussion of student understanding and misconceptions. Resources are listed for specific grade 3 standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route. | Instructional Strategy, Problem Set, Reference Materials Grade Level: 3 | |

This page provides examples of 3rd Grade Measurement and Data activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group, or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for 3rd Grade Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format. | Activity Grade Level: 3 | |

This unit consists of four lessons in which students explore several meanings and representations of multiplication, including number lines, sets, arrays, and balance beams. They also learn about the commutative property of multiplication, the results of multiplying by 1 and by 0, and the inverse property of multiplication. Students write story problems and create pictographs. The unit includes activity sheets, assessment ideas, links to related applets, reflective questions for students and teachers, extensions and a bibliography of children's literature with a multiplication focus. | Activity, Instructional Strategy, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

This bar graph application allows the learner to interpret one of three sets of pre-existing data or to input their own data and create their own bar graph. The display can be altered to increase or descrease the interval on the y-axis or to increase or descrease the width of the bars on the x-axis. | Activity, Interactive Media Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ | |

In this series of three lesson plans, students create bar graphs, double bar graphs, and determine appropriate intervals for scale. Each lesson incorporates teacher modeling, student practice (students have an opportunity to label and create the scale for their own graphs), assessment (including rubrics), and reteaching or extension options. | Assessment, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction Grade Level: 2, 3 | |

This lesson plan was created using the four components of statistical problem solving as outlined in the "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report". Throughout this lesson plan students explore how to conduct a study of students' favorite chocolate in order to determine the class favorite and/or least favorite from among four choices. Students must determine how to collect the data, display the data, and the best method to interpret the data. Pictographs, sums of rankings, median scores, and bar graphs are the four methods outlined in this lesson plan for interpreting the data. The lesson plan includes an assessment and data collection sheet in pdf format. | Assessment, Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

In this interdisciplinary lesson plan, students must complete several physical activities and monitor their heart rate in order to collect data and make predictions about the effects of exercise on one's heartrate. The lesson includes charts to track data, a graph to display data, suggested questions, and literature resources. | Activity, Lesson Plans Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

This financial literacy activity requires students to determine how to spend within a budget. The purpose of this task is to have students solve problems using all four operations and represent their solutions on a bar graph. | Activity Grade Level: 3, 4, 5 | |

This unit contains two lessons which help students develop number sense through activities involving collection, representation, and analysis of data. Students also practice reading and writing large numbers and develop estimation skills. In Lesson 1, Every Breath You Take, students estimate the number of breaths taken during a specified time, experiment, and display real-life data. In Lesson 2, Making Your First Millions, students develop the concept of a million by working with smaller numerical units, such as blocks of 10 or 100, and then expanding the idea by multiplication or repeated addition. They analyze situations and identify patterns that will enable them to develop the concept of large numbers. Each lesson includes student activity sheets, an instructional plan, and extensions. | Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity, Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction Grade Level: 3, 4, 5, 6+ |