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Fun Math Activities for Class 3

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22nd January 2021

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Maths activity for Class 3 introduces factors, which will be an entirely new concept to a child of Class 3. A thorough understanding of numbers and what they represent is required to grasp this concept properly. The program employs a variety of tools to accurately capture and represent fractions so that the child is initiated in a clear and concise manner.

These are the topics that will be covered in the Maths activity for Class 3.

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A child develops strong logical and analytical skills that can be applied to all walks of life. Download the PDF below for some amazing fun math activities for Class 3.

📥 Fun Math Activities for Class 3

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List of Maths activities for Class 3 that will make math more fun and interesting:

  1. Multiplication Hopscotch

Everyone knows how to play hopscotch, but by introducing maths into the mix you can take this traditional playground activity to the next level. 

Fraction hopscotch! I want to do this with multiplication ...

Instructions: 

  • Step 1: Using chalk, draw out hopscotch squares on the ground, and in each square, write either multiple of a number or multiplication facts.
  • Step 2: Each person then hops, skips, and counts at the same time, which is a really good way of helping those multiplication tables stick. 
  1. Telling the Time Activity

Time is one of those things many children find tricky, but this activity will help your child tackle this topic.

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Instructions:

  • Step 1: Try drawing a clock on the ground with chalk. 
  • Step 2: Then, get your child to use their body to make the hands of the clock. They could show just the hour or minute hands by lying straight, or they could use their body to make the hour and the minute hands, with their legs (the longer part) being the minute hand and their torso (the shorter part) the hour hand.
  1. Creative Counting

Simple counting activities are great for younger children, with lots of opportunities for counting things they see – Lorries, red cars, blue signs, etc… 
This could be made more challenging by changing how many points each is worth, so children could count up in twos or threes etc… 

Creative Counting Road Trip Maths Game

  1. The 21 Activity

This is a fun strategy activity, played with two or more players, who take it in turns to count up from 1. 
Each player can call out one, two or three consecutive numbers before it moves to the next player to carry on counting up. 
The player who ends up saying ‘21’ is out of the activity. The activity then continues, counting back up from 1 to 21, until there is only one person left. They are the winner.

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  1. Lifesize Board

Board activities are a fun way to spend time with the family and to help your kid to learn math.
 
Requirements: Paper plates and dice.
 
Instructions: 

  • Step 1: Use paper plates as an easy way to make the board activity squares, and if you don’t have access to large dice, a cube-shaped box can be made into one instead. 
  • Step 2: The board activities you play can vary depending on the age of your child. With younger children, the plates can be numbered to encourage counting or learning their number bonds, whilst older kids could have times tables or other maths facts to answer as they go round the board.

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  1. Maths with Money

You can use coins and notes to teach math concepts to your kid. If your kid has a piggy bank, you can use your kid’s piggy bank money for this activity.
Requirements: Coins and notes of the different denominations. 
Instructions:

  • Ask your kid to separate the coins and notes according to their denominations and stack them up.
  • Once he is done with stacking, ask him to count coins and notes in each pile.
  • You can use this activity to teach them more about money concepts such as, how many coins make a rupee.

KID WITH COINS

  1. Water Balloon Activity

Kids love to fiddle with water, and this is an ideal outdoor summer activity to teach some interesting math concepts to your kid.
Requirements: A bucket full of colourful water balloons
Instructions:

  • Take the kids outdoors, preferably on concrete flooring or a pavement
  • Keep some questions ready and write their answers on the pavement.
  • When you ask a question, tell the kid to aim with the balloon on the right answer.

COLOURFUL WATER BALLOONS

 

  1. Fun with Geometry

This is a great activity for teaching the concept of geometry to your kid.
Requirements: Coloured chart paper cut into various shapes.
Instructions:

  • Help your kid identify each shape such as circle, triangle, square and rectangle.
  • Help your kid to make interesting patterns or designs using these shapes.
  • For instance, you can show your kid how to make a house using a triangle and a rectangle shape.

KID WITH GEOMETRIC SHAPES

 

  1. Learning Maths with Abacus

Using Abacus is a great way of teaching mathematical concepts. However, it may get a little tricky initially but once your kid masters the techniques, it will come naturally to your kid.
Requirements: An abacus tool or toy.
Instructions:

  • Abacus is a great tool to introduce the concept of ones, tens and hundreds to your kid.
  • You can make it more interesting by taking turns with your kid. You can call out a number loudly and ask your kid to show you the number on the tool and do the same when your kid asks you to do so.
  • It is a great way to understand numbers and place values.

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  1. Bingo Fun

Bingo is not only for adults, but it is a great way of teaching the concept of numbers to your child. This activity can be enjoyed more in a group.
Requirements: Small square-shaped cardboard cuts, marker pens.
Instructions:

  • Take the cardboard cut-outs and make an equal number of rows and columns in all of them.
  • Randomly place numbers from 1 to 20 in each cardboard.
  • Hand over one cardboard cut-out and a pen each to every child.
  • Randomly call out numbers, and the kid who circles all the numbers on his cardboard can be declared the winner.

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  1. Measuring and Comparing

This activity is excellent for teaching the concept of measurement to the kids.
Requirements: Any kind of grains/cereals, measuring cups of different sizes
Instructions:

  • Place the measuring cups in a line and ask the kids to fill up each cup with grains.
  • Once all cups are filled, ask the kids to identify the biggest cup or the smallest cup and many such questions related to measurement.
  • You can also keep some cups half-filled and ask the kids questions such as which is a heavier and lighter cup etc.

Measurement Lesson for Kids - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.com

 

  1. Button Math

This activity involves using colourful buttons of various sizes to teach the concept of numbers and counting to the kids.
Requirements: Colourful buttons of different shapes and sizes, glue, and chart-paper.
Instructions:

  • Ask your kid to segregate the buttons according to their colour, shape and size and make different piles.
  • You can ask your kid to count buttons in each pile.
  • You can help your kid to make different patterns with the buttons, for example, a flower or a car.
  • Secure the buttons with glue. You can place these creations in your kid’s room also.

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  1. Brainx Premier League

Students need to write in words the runs scored by each team. Then they must compare the two numbers and find the winning team. The winning teams are promoted to the next round. The team that wins here gets the trophy. Help students to do the same.

 

brainx premier league

 

  1. Maze Fun

Kids love to solve puzzles and solving a maze is an exciting activity to teach various math concepts.
Requirements: A simple maze pattern, a few pencils.
Instructions:

  • You can take a simple maze pattern and place a simple question in the beginning, “like 2+2=” and place different answers at all the ends like 4, 5, 3, etc.
  • Ask your kid to reach the correct end by going through the maze.
  • The aim of this is to help your kid to choose the correct answer.
  • You can make this activity more interesting by involving more kids or your kid’s friends too. 

MAZE

 

  1. Teacher Says, “Geometry!”

Ramp up this traditional game by having kids illustrate the following geometric terms using only their arms: parallel and perpendicular lines; acute, right, and obtuse angles; and 0-, 90-, and 180-degree angles. This activity can also be performed using the fingers.
Challenge: Increase the pace of the commands and see if your students can keep up!

                                                   

  1. Count Your Dots to Learn Multiplication

Multiplication is a new skill for third-grade math students, but it builds on concepts they’ve mastered in earlier grades. This card game helps them make connections. Each player flips two cards, then draws a grid and makes dots where the lines join. They count the dots, and the person with the most keeps all the cards.

count your dots

 

  1. Give Me

This is an interesting game in which the teacher gives a number and ask the kids to give a particular set of numbers which equals to the given number by using only arithmetic operations. Certain constraints can also be applied.

For Example :

  • "The number given is 20. Give 2 numbers". The solutions can be (4,5) as 4 x 5 = 20, or (8,12) as 8 + 12 = 20. Since no constraints were given here, any kind of operation could be used.
  • "The number given is 40. Give 2 numbers and operation to be used is addition". The solutions can be (10,30) or (5, 35) since only addition can be used in this case.
  • "The number given is 9. Give 3 numbers and all the numbers must be less than 5". The solutions can be (3,2,4) or (4,1,4).

The game can be made tougher by using more rigid constraints!

  1. Double It

In this game, the teacher gives a number to a kid and asks him/her to double it. First, small numbers can be used (like 5, 10, 12) and then gradually move to bigger numbers (like 30, 65, 45).

To increase the difficulty, combine the double operation with any other operation (like subtraction addition etc).

For Example:

  • Number is 5; double it; double it once more; now double it and add 20.
  • Number is 63; double it and add 5; double it and subtract 1 five times.

 

  1. Guesstimate

In this game, the kid is required to guess the right unit according to the given sentence (like cm, m, kg, g etc) .

For Example:

  • The distance from your home to my home is 2 __ (Answer: kilometre; since metre or any other unit is irrelevant here as it would become really pointless).
  • The weight of the rice is 500 __ (Answer: gram).
  • The water in the tank is 25 __ (Answer: litre).
  1. Data is Fun!

In this game, the teacher uses real life data to teach mathematical techniques like graphing to the child. These include:

  • Counting objects using tally marks.
  • Using the game of hopscotch to teach the concept of coordinates.

This game can help the child learn the trickiest concepts in mathematics!


Conclusion

As we all know, development of the brain is immensely important in the childhood. Eventhough normal schooling and completing the syllabus is important, we cannot deny the fact that they alone are not enough for the development of logical and spatial abilities of a child. These activities can provide knowledge with a pinch of amusement and fun!

Hope you and your children enjoyed these fun-filled activities for learning math. These fun activities help the children to grasp the concepts and fills the gap in learning the concepts in a fun way. These forms of activities help the children to create interest in the subject and make them explore more activities like this. Learning math with these activities will aid them to reduce the aversion created with the subject. Enjoy learning math! 


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the websites in which you can find maze games?

What are the benefits of learning abacus?

  • Ability to calculate much faster than average.
  • Ability to calculate when a calculator is not available (for example, during exams).
  • Ability to perform very large calculations (like 3 digit - 3 digit multiplication/division etc).

What are some long term benefits for children that can be achieved by solving puzzles?

  • Become a efficient and quick problem solver in real life.
  • Do much better than average in academics.
  • Build an overall pleasant personality.

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