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Planting the Seeds of Perimeter
Students will create planters that meet specific perimeter dimensions. The students will need to determine the number of sides and the perimeter for their planter.
Students use a pan balance model and manipulatives to identify a total that balances two parts. The use of the pan balance will help to develop the concept of equality. Students will develop the language of equality by reading and identifying the following expressions; balances, is the same as, is equal to, and equal before the symbol for equality is introduced. Students will identify an unknown part in a balance situation. Students will communicate ideas, explain, and justify how they solved problems.
Drumming Up Some Sound Energy!
Students will explore sound energy by creating their own drums using a variety of materials. Then, students will listen for the loud and soft sounds that each of the drums creates.
The Shapes Around Us
Students will make connections between real-world objects and the attributes of two-dimensional shapes.
Centers in Subtraction
Students will participate in multiple centers including a guided math center that reinforces subtraction concepts.
Models of Multiplication
Students will solve one-step multiplication problems using various multiplication strategies such as objects, pictorial models, arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, and number lines.
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Vertical Alignment
Click below to learn about the TEKS related to the unit and Research Lesson. The highlighted student expectation(s) is the chosen focus for the Research Lesson.
Push Back, Pull Forward
Students will conduct an experiment to demonstrate force such as pushes and pulls.
TXRCFP: Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points for K-8 Mathematics Revised 2013
The Texas Response to Curriculum Focal Points Revised 2013 was created from the 2012 revision of the TEKS as a guide for implementation of effective mathematics instruction by identifying critical areas of content at each grade level.
Vertical Alignment Charts for Revised Mathematics TEKS
This resource provides vertical alignment charts for the revised mathematics TEKS.
Representing Whole Number Quantities
This activity provides an opportunity for students to represent whole numbers with pictures.
Determining the Perimeter of a Polygon (Series and Activity 1)
This activity provides an opportunity for students to investigate the perimeter of polygons.
Investigating and Comparing Life Cycles
A Tier I life science instructional resource for grade 3
Weathering and Decomposition
A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for grade 3
Interactive Math Glossary
Science Academies for Grades K-4, Part 2 (Trainer)
This resource provides trainers of Science Academies K-4, Part 2 with participant guides, presentation files, documents, and videos associated with the training.
A Tier 1 energy instructional resource for grade 3.
A Tier 1 earth science instructional resource for kindergarten.
Forces at Work
A Tier 1 force and motion instructional resource for grade 3
Mathematics TEKS: Supporting Information
This resource presents supporting information of the mathematics TEKS for Kindergarten through Grade 12.
ESTAR II Intervention Modules
ESTAR II intervention modules are designed for students in grades 3 and 4. A total of eight modules containing lessons, student books, and teacher masters are available for download.