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Summer Math Activities for Students Entering 3rd Grade 1. Draw a line that is 10 cm long. Then draw one that is 3 cm shorter. 2. Draw a picture to show 12 + 5 = 17. 3. How many quarters make $5.00? How many dimes? Nickels? Do you notice any patterns? 4. Roll two dice and practice addition and subtracting by adding or subtracting the two numbers. 5. Jenn is 53 inches tall. Deb is 48 inches tall. Who is taller? How tall is each girl in feet? 6. Write the numbers 1 - 100 by 3s. What patterns do you see? 8. Pick three objects in the house that measure less than a foot. Measure them in inches and centimeters. 9. Find 5 places where you see fractions being used. 10. Measure and record your height in inches and centimeters. How many feet are you? How many meters? 11. Write the numbers 1 - 100 skip counting by 7s. 12. Write a number story to go with 17 - 9 = 8. 15. Place the numbers 1-6 in each circle once making sure that the sums of each side match the sum of the other sides. 16. Use the numbers 2, 3, 1, and 7 to write the largest number and then the smallest number. Explain to a family member how you know you have made the largest number. 17. Have someone time you jumping on one foot for a minute. Count the number of times you jump. Double the number. 18. Would a dog be 2 feet tall or 20 feet tall? Explain how you know that. 19. Which is greater; 32 - 8 or 27 + 3? How do you know? 13. Record the temperature outside in the early morning. Do it again in the late afternoon. How many degrees did it change? 20. You have the following: 23. How much less than 52 is 36? 24. Divide things in halves, thirds, and fourths: sandwich, waffle, cracker, pancakes, cookies, apple, etc. Draw a picture to show three of the things you chose and how you divided them. 22. While doing some summer reading, note what page you started reading from and what page you ended on. What is the difference? Revised April 15 3 one dollar bills 2 quarters 3 dimes 4 pennies How much does that total? 25. Take a handful of coins. Sort them by name and create a bar graph to show your data. Remember your graph must have a title and labels on each axis. Write 3 facts that you notice about your data. 26. What is the sum of 46 and 55? 27. Write a 3 digit number. Circle the number in the thousands place. Put a square around the number in the tens place. 7. You have 10 dollars to spend. Find something in the newspaper fliers you can buy. How much does it cost? How much change will you get? 14. Solve 432 + 318 using multiple strategies. 21. Write down the numbers 1-100. Then start counting by 5’s circle all those numbers purple. Now start counting by 6’s. Circle all those in red. What do you see? 28. Below is part of a hundreds chart. Fill in the missing numbers. Summer Math Activities for Students Entering 3rd Grade 1. Compare each pair of numbers. Write the correct comparison symbol (> or <) in each circle. 915 O 951 188 O 197 411 O 401 2. How many 2 digit numbers can you think of whose digits add together to total 11. (ex. 92; 9+2 = 11) 3. Think of 5 numbers between 230 and 250. 8. Create a poem about math using as many math vocabulary words as you can. 9. Create a Fact Triangle draw a triangle on your paper. Then put in your favorite addition fact. Write the fact family that goes with the triangle. 10. Find an analog clock (a clock with a face) and read the time of day to a family member 15. Kevin swam 14 laps on Monday. He swam 13 laps on Tuesday. Kevin is 8 years old. How many laps did Kevin swim altogether? 16. Can you grow and shrink in one day? Outside make an X with chalk for your feet to stand on. Trace your shadow at 8 am, noon, and 8 pm. What do you notice? 23. Order these numbers from largest to smallest: 66, 295, 410, 28, 149, 1, 630, 4, 972, 48, 533 17. Draw coins to show more than one way to make 27¢. 22. Use the number sentence 7 + 6 = 13. Write a story problem to go with it. Now make up a number sentence of you own and try again. Revised April 15 24. Compare using <, >, or =. 97+100 ___ 200-4 498 ___ 250+250 48+160 ___ 370-80 4. Look around your house and identify geometric shapes (polygons, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, triangle). Identify their attributes (sides, faces, corners). 11. The 3 numbers in my family are 8, 4, and 12. What two addition and two subtraction sentences can you make? 5. Use the digits 5, 7, 8. What is the smallest number you can create? The largest? 6. Position the numbers 1-12 so that each row and diagonal has the sum of 26. 7. Find a deck of cards. Use Face cards as 10 and the Aces as 0. Turn over four cards and add them up. Try to do it in your head using mental math. 12. Set the table for dinner. How many utensils will you need for 6 plates? 8 plates? Can you figure out how many utensils you would need for 12 plates? 13. Solve 85 – 47. Use more than 1 strategy. 14. I am thinking of an odd number. It is greater than 33 and less than 40. You say it when you skip count by 5s. What number am I? 18. Dan went to the zoo with his Mom, his 11 year old brother and his 7 year old sister. It costs $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. How much did it cost to get into the zoo? 25. Explain two different ways to add 170+38+12. 19. Solve this riddle: A pencil costs 40 cents. Joe buys 1 pencil and gets back a nickel in change. Joe pad for the pencil with 3 coins. Show or name the coins. 20. Write these numbers in expanded and number form: 21. Think about the number 461. What is 10 more? What is 10 less? What is 100 more? What is 100 less? 26. Write as many coin combinations as you can that equal $1.00 using nickels, dimes and quarters. 27. Write down the number 1-100 Count by 10s. Circle each answer red. Count by 5s. Circle each answer blue. Which numbers have two colors? One thousand sixty five Three thousand two Four hundred fifteen Forty one 28. How many different ways can you cut this rectangle into fourths? Are they all equal?