Success in math requires children to make connections between the real world and math concepts in order to solve problems. Successful problem solvers will be ready for the challenges of mathematics as they advance to more complex topics. The activities in this workbook are designed to help children see how math skills are relevant in their daily lives. Best of all, they’ll have lots of fun! Here’s a peek at what’s inside:
High Score Students calculate the number of points earned and the total scores of different players of a video game, reinforcing skills in place value, adding three or more numbers, multiplication, as well as comparing numbers by ranking high and low scores.
Going Green Estimating the number of discarded plastic bottles or the fraction of trash that can be recycled in different types of bins are a few practical ways students use math to learn how to improve the environment.
Kate’s Kitchen In Kate’s Kitchen, students practice grouping skills when they package containers of dried mango snacks, and dividing skills when they determine how many glasses of orange juice can be made from some oranges. Scaling up smoothie recipes gives multiplication practice, while making parfait desserts gives practice with fractions.
Buildings of the World Students use their knowledge of solid shapes to determine the shape of buildings such as the Louvre Pyramid in Paris or the Capital Records building in Los Angeles.
Graph Grabber Determining which of four graphs shows the number of visitors to a science museum is just one way students reinforce their skills in interpreting graphs.
Give your child’s confidence in math a boost with 3rd Grade Math in Action.
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Third Grade Math in Action (Sylvan Workbooks) by Sylvan Learning