3rd Grade Math Activity: Metric Mango Tree (measurement; number sense)

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A sample math lesson from Mango Math's 3rd grade math curriculum.

Mango Math provides grade level math games and activities that reinforce core math concepts. Our activities are designed to enhance and compliment existing curriculum and are aligned with NCTM standards. Our innovative and fun math curriculum products are designed to assist teachers, resource room instructors, home school organizations, and parents build positive attitudes towards math while reinforcing key math skills.

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3rd Grade Math Activity: Metric Mango Tree (measurement; number sense)

  1. 1. www.mangomathgroup.com © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . 3rd Grade Sample Lesson
  2. 2. 3rd Grade Sample Lesson <ul><li>All 12 x 12 x 18 crates are made of wood with hand grips for easy carrying </li></ul><ul><li>Each crate comes with 20 individually packed lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>All lessons follow standards set by the NCTM </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons cover all 5 core math strands: measurement, algebra, number sense, geometry, and odds & order. </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  3. 3. Packaging <ul><li>All lessons come in a sturdy 10 x 12 8 mil vinyl envelope </li></ul><ul><li>All supplies are reusable and included in the envelope </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons are set up to be played by 2 to 4 (or more) students </li></ul><ul><li>Fun and creative activities promote repetition and understanding of core math concepts </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  4. 4. Parts of the Lesson Objectives adhere to the NCTM grade level standards All supplies found in envelope Teaching suggestions and alterations to activity/game Mathematical strands covered © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . Easy to follow directions Number of children that can participate Questions to promote critical thinking and problem solving
  5. 5. Metric Mango Tree © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . Object of the game is to reinforce linear metric measurement by drawing lines of specific lengths. Game boards, dice and ruler are provided in the envelope. Students take turns rolling the dice using the sum of the dice as centimeters, they will draw a line from start X towards the 1 st mango tree. 7 cm
  6. 6. Metric Mango Tree © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . Guided questions Helps with problem solving skills and deeper understand of math concepts. 7 cm 9 cm Player may not reach the tree on his/her first or second turn. Once a player has reached the tree on the next turn he/she can head towards the 2 nd tree. How many total centimeters did it take to reach the 1 st tree? Was the line straight or segmented? Did the lines run horizontal, vertical or diagonal?
  7. 7. Metric Mango Tree What strategies did you use to get to the target tree? How many total centimeters did it take to get to tree # 5? Would it take longer to reach a tree if you were only to draw lines vertically and horizontally? Why or Why not? © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . Guided questions Helps with problem solving skills and deeper understand of math concepts. 7 cm 9 cm 4 cm 12 cm 12 cm 6 cm
  8. 8. Fruit Salad <ul><li>Playing Metric Mango Tree helps students practice accurate measurements. </li></ul><ul><li>Metric Mango Tree helps students understand mathematical terms like horizontal, vertical and diagonal. </li></ul><ul><li>This game has students adding up measurements as well as estimating distances. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated play will help students develop skills necessary to succeed in math. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies consistently show that success in math at a young age is an indicator of future success. </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  9. 9. Metric Mango Tree is just one of the games in the 3rd grade crate. Below is a full list of all 20 game/activities:
  10. 10. What People Are Saying: <ul><li>“ . . . I found the MANGO Math Group Grade 2 to be a wonderful  enrichment addition to our family’s math program. The packets are novel and sturdy, and they do just what the authors say they will – build positive attitudes towards math while reinforcing math skills.” </li></ul><ul><li>Old Schoolhouse Magazine, December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>“ I like the movement that children can do with these activities . . . individual, partner, small group and whole class activities . . . so professional. I appreciate the approximate time and the math strand, pictures and the durability of the materials.” </li></ul><ul><li>L. Scanlon, Wilder Elementary School: </li></ul><ul><li>Fabulous product! . . . Very engaging for kids [as] enrichment, or whole class introduction or review.” </li></ul><ul><li>C. Nishimura , Wilder Elementary School </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  11. 11. About Mango Math: <ul><li>We're educators . . . and parents, just like you. All of our math curriculum products, lessons and activities are extensively tested in the classroom before we make them available to the public. We are continually trying to improve our products and services -- we'd love to hear your comments and feedback! To learn more, visit our website at: </li></ul><ul><li>www. mangomathgroup.com, </li></ul><ul><li>or email us at info@mangomathgroup.com </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .

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