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    Spartanburg School District 5
    Summer Math Learning Packet
    Students Entering Grade 3



    The summer math activities will enable your child to review math concepts and reinforce skills learned this year. Just a few minutes each day spent “thinking and talking math” will help reinforce the math that has been learned and begin to bridge the foundation for extending to the concepts that will be developed next year. The goal is for your child to have fun thinking and working collaboratively to communicate mathematical ideas. While your child is working, ask him how the solution was found and why a particular strategy was chosen.


    The math practice in this summer packet addresses 3 critical areas in grade 2:

    1.    extending understanding of base-ten notation

    2.    building fluency with addition and subtraction

    3.    using standard units of measure

    4.    describing and analyzing shapes.



    The packet consists of 2 calendar pages, one for June and one for July, as well as directions for math games to be played at home. There are problems included for each day of the week, excluding weekends. Literature, worksheets, APPs and websites are also recommended to explore mathematics in new ways. We encourage your child to complete at least 15 math days each month. We hope your child will spend at least 10 minutes a day, 4 to 5 times a week, practicing math. Create a goal with your child to help him stay strong in math over the summer. For example, my child will aim to complete at least 200 minutes of math practice over the course of the summer and keep track of his learning in a math journal.


    If the activities suggested don’t seem to “fit your child” or you have your own websites/literature/math practice you would like to do, then feel free to substitute your own activities that better suit your child’s needs or learning style.


    Student mathematicians - keep your mathematics skills sharp and have a safe and enjoyable summer. J



    Grade 3

    Summer Math Ideas




    Do your best to complete as many of these summer math activities as you can! Record your work in your math journal every day. In August, share your Math Journal with your third grade teacher.


    Each journal entry should:

    ü Have the date of the entry

    ü Have a clear and complete answer

    ü Be neat and organized


    Here is an example of a “Great” journal entry:

    Text Box: June 26, 2014  Today I found 3 different ways to make $1.00. First I used 3-quarters, 2-dimes, and 1-nickel to total $1.00. Next I had 5-dimes, and 2-quarters and this also totaled $1.00. Finally I had 2-quarters, 2-dimes, and 6-nickels. These are the three different ways I combined coins to make $1.00.


    Math Books to Read:

    Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander

    The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

    Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy

    Math for All Seasons by Greg Tang




    http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/ http://www.gregtangmath.com/ http://www.coolmath4kids.com/
    http://www.playkidsgames.com./ http://www.coolmath.com./ http://www.figurethis.org./index.html



    Games To Play: (You will need a regular deck of cards)

    1. Compare- Addition and Subtraction

    Pass out all the cards to players. Each player flips over two cards. Add or subtract the two numbers showing. Players compare their values and the person with the higher value wins all four cards.


    2. Close to 100

    Deal 6 cards to each player. Use any 4 of your cards to make two 2- digit numbers. (Aces = 1; Jacks, Queens, & Kings = WILD cards, stand for any digit 0-9) Try to make a combination that when added is close to or exactly 100.

    5              4              3              A              8               3

    You combine 48 and 53 to make 101. Your score is 1 since the difference between 101 and 100 is 1. You make a recording sheet in your journal like this,

    Round 1: 48 + 53 = 101 Score 1

    Put the cards you used in the discard pile. Keep the other two for the next round. Pick up four more cards and play 5 rounds. Add the score to each round. The lowest score after 5 rounds wins.


    Other games to play: Checkers, Othello, Memory, Set, jigsaw puzzles, Parcheesi, Crazy Eights, Connect Four, Legos, KʼNex.


    Worksheets to Practice Math:





    Grades 3-5

    ·      Everyday Mathematics, Addition Top It

    ·      Everyday Mathematics, Beat the Computer, Multiplication

    ·      Everyday Mathematics, Divisibility Dash

    ·      Everyday Mathematics, Equivalent Fractions

    ·      Pizza Fractions 1

    ·      My Times Tables

    ·      Tony’s Fraction’s Pizza Shop

    ·      Pearl Diver

    ·      Lobster Diver

    ·      Factor Samurai

    ·      Fraction App by tap to Learn

    ·      Dare to Share Fairly

    ·      Long Division Touch

    ·      Math Ninja HD

    ·      Quick Math

    ·      Wuzzit Trouble

    ·      Sushi Monster

    ·      Deep Sea Duel

    All Grades

    ·      KENKEN

    ·      Kakooma

    ·      Quick Math – Arithmetic & Times Tables

    ·      Pick-a-Path

    ·      Sumdog

    ·      Conundra Math

    ·      Thinking Blocks

    ·      Fast Facts Addition, Subtraction

    ·      Fast Facts Multiplication, Division


    June 2014 Entering Third Grade Mathematics Calendar











    100 is the answer, what could the question possibly be?

    Challenge yourself to think of more questions.

    Pia was having a party. She put 10 stickers in each party bag. She made 12 bags with ten stickers in each one. How many stickers total were in her 12 bags?


    Explore one of the recommended websites. What math did you learn?


    Play Close to 100.

    (see directions)


    How does it help you to get better at addition?


    Play Hidden Picture Addition.






    Ask an adult to teach you a card trick. Practice the trick and try it out on a friend.

    What math was involved?

    Plant a seed. Will it grow to be about 12 inches or 12 feet? How do you know? Measure and record the height twice a week to keep track of how high it grows.


    Play a strategy game like

    Othello or Checkers.

    Did your strategy work? Will you try a different strategy the next time you play?

    500+60+8 is a number. Write it as a three-digit number. Write its name in words. Draw a picture to represent the number. Locate it on the number line.


    You have $1.50 in your pocket. Make a list of 10 different combinations of coins you could have in your pocket.



    Cut out a picture from a magazine or newspaper. Glue it to a piece of paper. Write a story problem to go along with the picture. Challenge a friend to solve it!


    Find a flower with an odd number of petals. Do all flowers have the same number of petals?


    Read Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy.

    Find an animal, real or stuffed, to measure with inches and centimeters.

    You won first place at a contest! You have two choices for the prize -You can take $20 home with you today OR $2 a day for the next 15 days. Which option earns more money? How much more?


    Add the ages of all the people who live in your house. What is the sum? Is it greater than or less than 100? By how much?




    Keep track of the temperature every day for the week. Draw a bar graph.

    Compare the difference in temperatures.


    Using sidewalk chalk write as many number facts as you know in one minute.

    Use all the digits 5, 7, and 2 to create different 3-digit numbers. What is the greatest number? What is the smallest number? How do you know?


    Find at least 5 different ways to make $1.00 using nickels, dimes, and quarters.

    27 Use <, =, or > to complete the following number sentences.

    657        457+100+100


    923+10        953-10-10-10


    Write one of your own.




    Read Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander.


    Count all of the books in your house.








    July 2014 Entering Third Grade Mathematics Calendar










    Write the numbers below in expanded form.

    (Ex. 583 = 500 +80 +3)


    729    846    295

    How many times can you hop on your left foot in a minute? Your right foot?

    Compare the number of hops using the symbols <, > or =. What is the difference?


    Find 20 coins in your house. What do they add up to? Is it more or less than $3.00






    Read, Math for All Seasons

    by Greg Tang.


    Make up your own math riddle.


    Compare and record some three-digit numbers using >, < and =.


    Example: 324 > 314


    Play Hidden Picture Subtraction.




    Go on a shape hunt for quadrilaterals. How many can you find? How are their attributes the same or different?


    115 + 6 = 113 +                          

    Copy this problem in your journal and fill in the blank. Explain how you got the answer.




    If you start playing a game at 8 a.m. and play for 1 and a half hour, what time is it when you’re done?

    How do you know?


    Read, The Greedy Triangle

    by Marilyn Burns.


    Follow along using toothpicks to make the polygons.

    Use <, =, or > to complete the following number sentences.

    347+30          397−10−10

     926            726+100+10

    Can you write some?



    Starting with 101, skip count by 100 until you get to 1,001. What pattern do you notice?

    Try different numbers to start with, does the pattern change?


    Use a grocery store flyer to plan a breakfast. List all the items you need and record the price of each item. How much will breakfast cost?




    Do a Sudoku puzzle in the newspaper.

    How many ten-dollar bills equal a hundred-dollar bill? Jen had 20 ten-dollar bills. How many hundred- dollar bills can she trade them for?


    Play Guess My Rule.

    Did you learn new math vocabulary?


    Estimate how long it will take you to do 100 jumping jacks. Did it take more or less than 5 minutes? Record your time and compare with a friend.


    Find a bar graph in the newspaper and talk to an adult about what the numbers mean.




    Play Building Blocks.



    Describe how you see the shapes fitting together.


    Stand and jump as far as you can, measure using a yardstick, meter stick, or tape measure. Jump 3 times and compare your measurements.


    Play Compare.

    (see directions)


    How does this help you to practice your facts?


    Write down the years people who live with you were born. Put them in order from least to greatest.


    YOU DID IT! Please bring your journal to your third grade teacher on the first day of school.


    Grade 3 Answer Key

    Answers will vary for many of the activities depending on the choices students make. Here are the answers for activities with specific solutions.


    June 2


    Cameron found 53 shells at the beach. Kellen found 47 shells. How many shells do they have altogether?


    June 3

    12 groups of ten equals 120 stickers.


    June 12

    500+60+8=568. The number is five hundred sixty-eight.


    June 13


    150 pennies

    140 pennies and 1 dime

    140 pennies and 2 nickels

    6 quarters

    5 quarters and 25 pennies

    4 quarters and 50 pennies

    15 dimes

    10 dimes and 10 nickels

    10 dimes, 5 nickels, 25 pennies

    4 quarters, 1 dime, 6 nickels, 10 pennies


    June 19

    Option 2 is worth $20. Option 2 is worth $30.

    Since $30 - $20 = $10, Option 2 is worth 10 more dollars than Option 1.

    June 25

    Listed are all of the 3-digit numbers: 752, 725, 572, 527, 275, and 257. The greatest number is 752 and the smallest number is 257.


    June 26


    3 quarters, 1 dime, 3 nickels

    2 quarters, 4 dimes, 2 nickels

    2 quarters, 3 dimes, 4 nickels

    2 quarters, 2 dimes, 6 nickels

    2 quarters, 1 dimes, 8 nickels



    June 27

    657 = 457+100 + 100

    923+10 > 9531010-10


    July 1

    729 = 700 + 20 + 9

    846 = 800 + 40 + 6

    295 = 200 + 90 + 5


    July 10

    A quadrilateral has 4 sides and 4 angles.

    A parallelogram is a quadrilateral in which both pairs of opposite sides are parallel.

    A rectangle has 4 sides and 4 right angles. Opposite sides have the same length.

    A square has 4 equal sides and 4 right angles.

    A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides.


    July 11

    115 + 6 = 113 + 8

    The answer is 8 because 113 is 2 less than 115, and 8 is 2 more than 6.


    July 14

    9:30 a.m.

    8 am to 9 am is one hour. 9 am to 9:30 is a half hour.


    July 16

    347+30 = 3971010

    926 > 726+100+10


    July 17

    101, 201, 301, 401, 501, 601, 701, 801, 901, 1001

    I notice that every time I skip count by 100, the digit in the hundreds place increases by 1.


    July 22

    10 ten-dollar bills equal 1 hundred-dollar bill.

    Jen can trade 20 ten-dollar bills for 2 hundred-dollar bills.