Notice & Wonder Math Routine: Third Grade
Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
3 
Grade 3 
OA 
Operations & Algebraic Thinking 
A 
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division 
3 
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. 
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Common Core State Standards
Math 
Math 
Practice 
Mathematical Practice Standards 
MP1 
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches. 
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)A Passion for FractionsGrades 35 / Math / ReasoningMath.5.NF.B.4b / Math.Practice.MP2 / Math.Practice.MP3
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Reasoning About Multiplication & DivisionGrades 35 / Math / StrategiesMath.3.OA.B.5
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Teaching PracticeFormative Assessment: Understanding FractionsGrades 34 / Math / FractionsMath.3.NF.A.1 / Math.Practice.MP1 / Math.Practice.MP2
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Lesson Idea  Common CorePreparation for Fraction MultiplicationGrades 35 / Math / ScaffoldingMath.5.NF.B.4 / Math.5.NF.B.6
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Chessboard Algebra and Function MachinesGrades 35 / Math / FunctionsMath.4.OA.A.2 / Math.4.OA.C.5
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Graphing with ColorsGrade 3 / Math / DataMath.2.MD.D.10
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Lesson Idea (Common Core)Reasoning About DivisionGrades 35 / Math / StrategiesMath.4.NBT.B.6
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Lesson Idea  Common CoreSubtraction as a Confidence BuilderGrades 35 / Math / Multiple MethodsMath.3.NBT.A.2
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A "Notice and Wonder" routine encourages students to make meaning of a context or image in a way that makes sense to them.
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Teacher & School Info

Kristin Gray
 School Details
 Shields (Richard A.) Elementary School Lewes, DE
 Population
 722 students
 District Spending
 $14,381
Supporting Materials

Lesson Plan: Notice and Wonder Planning Guide.PDF

Student Work: Journal Samples.PDF

Reflection and Resources.PDF