Strand: OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING (3.OA)

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division within 100 (Standards 3.OA.1–4 and Standard 3.OA.7). They demonstrate understanding of the properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division (Standards 3.OA.5–6). Students use the four operations to identify and explain patterns in arithmetic (Standards 3.OA.8–9).

Standard 3.OA.9

Identify arithmetic patterns (including patterns in the addition table or multiplication table), and explain them using properties of operations. For example, observe that four times a number is always even, and explain why four times a number can be decomposed into two equal addends.

The purpose of this task is to study some patterns in a small addition table.
• Grade 3 Unit 3: Patterns in Addition and Multiplication (Georgia Standards)
In this unit, students will understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and addition. Find the area of a rectangle with whole- number side lengths by tiling it. Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in context of solving real world and mathematical problems. Construct and analyze area models with the same product. Describe and extend numeric patterns. Determine addition and multiplication patterns. Understand the commutative propertys relationship to area. Create arrays and area models to find different ways to decompose a product and use arrays and area models to develop understanding of the distributive property.
• IXL Game: Complete the addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division sentence
This game helps third graders solve two-step word problems using the four operations. This is just one of many online games that supports the Utah Math core. Note: The IXL site requires subscription for unlimited use.
• Making a ten
This task asks students to study more carefully the make-a-ten strategy that they should already know and use intuitively. In this strategy, knowledge of which sums make a ten, together with some of the properties of addition and subtraction, are used to evaluate sums which are larger than 10.
• Operations and Algebraic Thinking (3.OA) - Third Grade Core Guide
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Third Grade Mathematics - Operations and Algebraic Thinking (3.OA)
• Patterns in the multiplication table
This task is intended for instruction. The goal is to look for structure and identify patterns and then try to find the mathematical explanation for this. This problem examines the ''checkerboard'' pattern of even and odd numbers in a single digit multiplication table.
• Symmetry of the addition table
The goal of this task is to help students understand the commutative property of addition by examining the addition facts for single digit numbers.
• The Class Trip
The purpose of this instructional task is for students to solve a two-step word problem and represent the unknown quantity with a variable. This task also addresses the concept of scarcity.
• The Stamp Collection
In Grade 3, many students will understand half of 120 to mean the number obtained by dividing 120 by 2. For students who are unfamiliar with this language the task provides a preparation for the later understanding that a fraction of a quantity is that fraction times the quantity.

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