Summer Math Activities for Students Entering 3 Grade rd

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
12 + 5 = 17.
3. How many
quarters make
$5.00? How many
dimes? Nickels?
Do you notice any
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
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
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
17. Have someone
time you jumping on
one foot for a
minute. Count the
number of times you
jump. Double the
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
13. Record the
temperature outside
in the early morning.
Do it again in the
late afternoon. How
many degrees did it
20. You have the
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?
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3 one dollar bills
2 quarters
3 dimes
4 pennies
How much does that
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
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
Summer Math Activities for Students Entering 3rd Grade
1. Compare each
pair of numbers.
Write the correct
comparison symbol
(> or <) in each
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
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
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
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
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.
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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,
pentagon, hexagon,
triangle). Identify
their attributes
(sides, faces,
11. The 3 numbers
in my family are 8,
4, and 12. What
two addition and
two subtraction
sentences can you
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
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
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
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?