This page provides samples of 3^{rd} grade measurement and data activities suitable for use in math centers, small group, or whole class
settings. All activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and
provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and
mathematical thinking. Download the sample activities under each standard or purchase
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**3.MD.A.1** Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time
intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and
subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the
problem on a number line diagram.**Sample Activity:****Word Problems: Time Intervals**

Time Barrier Game (v. 3)

Time Bump (v. 4)

More or Less than a Liter?

Weigh it Twice

Marble Grab

Measuring One Liter

Capacity Lineup

Word Problems: Volume and Mass

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**3.MD.B.3** Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one-and two step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.**Sample Activity:****Represent and Interpret Data **

Gummy Bear Graph

Paper Ball Throw

Jake's Survey

**3.MD.B.4** Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units- whole numbers, halves, or quarters.**Sample Activity:**

Measure to the Nearest Half-Inch

Math Literature Link: Jim and the Beanstalk

Math Literature Link: Inchworm and a Half**Also included in** 3rd Grade Math Centers**Measure to the Nearest Quarter Inch **

Measuring Names Line Plot (v. 1)

Measuring Names Line Plot (v. 2)**Measuring Strips Line Plot****Squid Eyes!**

**3.MD.C.5 Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.**

**b. A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.Sample Activities:Area on the GeoboardFind the Area (N.B. When printing this activity you may need to specify no page scaling so that the exact size is maintained. Some printers by default print pages at the setting 'Shrink to Fit'. Ensure that your printer is set to print at 100%.)**

**3.MD.C.6 **Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).**Sample Activity:**Grid Paper Animals

Cover Your Notebook

Rectangles with Color Tiles

**3.MD.C.7** Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

a. Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.**Sample Activity:**

Find the Area of a Rectangle**Also included in** 3rd Grade Math Centers**Complete the Rectangle (v. 2)**

b. Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.**Included in** 3rd Grade Math Centers**Word Problems: Area**

c. Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths a and b + c is the sum of axb and axc. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.**Sample Activity:**Jack's Rectangles

d. Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.**Sample Activities:Find Areas of Rectilinear Figures (v. 1)**

Design a Flower Bed

Three Rectangles

**3.MD.D.8** Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.**Sample Activities:Squares on a Geoboard**Rectangular Robot

Perimeter on the Geoboard

Word Problems: Perimeter