Elementary Mathematics Activities (Grades 3-5)

Elementary Mathematics Activities (Grades 3-5)
Graph It

NCTM/Data Analysis and Probability: Pose questions and gather data about themselves and their surroundings.
NCTM/Data Analysis and Probability: Represent data using tables and graphs such as line plots, bar graphs, and line graphs.
NCTM/Communication: Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others.

Basic thinking tool: Brainstorming

Potluck Problems

NCTM/Problem Solving: Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.
NCTM/Communication: Use the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely.
NCTM/Connections: Recognize and use mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.

Basic thinking tool: Attribute Listing

Tangrams-to-Go

NCTM/Geometry: Build and draw geometric objects.
NCTM/Geometry: Recognize, name, build, draw, compare, and sort two- and three-dimensional shapes.
NCTM/Geometry: Investigate, describe, and reason about the results of subdividing, combining, and transforming shapes.

Basic thinking tool: Force-Fitting

Actor Factors

NCTM/Connections: Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.
NCTM/Communication: Organize and consolidate their mathematical thinking through communication.
NCTM/Communication: Communicate their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers, and others.

Basic thinking tool: Morphological Matrix

Money Please

NCTM/Numbers and Operations: Understand place-value structure of the base-ten number system and be able to represent and compare whole numbers and decimals.
NCTM/Problem Solving: Solve problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts.
NCTM/Problem Solving: Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.
NCTM/Reasoning and Proof: Make and investigate mathematical conjectures.

Basic thinking tool: SCAMPER

Measure Up

NCTM/Measurement: Understand how to measure using standard and non-standard units.
NCTM/Measurement: Select an appropriate unit and tool for the attribute being measured.
NCTM/Measurement: Understand that measurements are approximations and understand how differences in units affect precision.

Basic teaching tool: ALoU

It’s Everywhere…

NCTM/Geometry: Recognize and create shapes that have symmetry.
NCTM/Geometry: Identify and describe line and rotational symmetry in two- and three-dimensional designs.
NCTM/Reasoning and Proof: Make and investigate mathematical conjectures.
NCTM/Representation: Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.

Basic thinking tool: Hits/Hot Spots

This or That?

NCTM/Problem Solving: Solve problems that arise in mathematics and other contexts.
NCTM/Problem Solving: Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems.

Basic thinking tool: Paired Comparisons

Show Me!

NCTM/Data Analysis and Probability: Sort and classify objects according to their attributes and organize data about the objects.
NCTM/Data Analysis and Probability: Represent data using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs.
NCTM/Data Analysis and Probability: Represent data using tables and graphs such as line plots, bar graphs, and line graphs.
NCTM/Representations: Select, apply, and translate among representations to solve mathematical problems.

Basic thinking tool: Evaluation Matrix

Investigate This!

NCTM/ Data Analysis and Probability: Design investigations to address a question and consider how data-collection methods affect the nature of the data set.
NCTM/Problem Solving: Build new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.

Basic thinking tool: Sequencing SML

Elementary Mathematics Activities (Grades 3-5) Set

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