Align Your Instruction to 3rd Grade Common Core Math with these seven products!

It can be so hard to find resources to teach the common core standards. Especially for those of us who are not fortunate enough to have a textbook to guide us! And, as some of you are already discovering, just because you do have a textbook, doesn't mean you have enough resources for your students. So today I compiled a list of what I think are my six seven most valuable products for teaching 3rd grade math.

1st: You need this Math Interactive Notebook. What I love about this notebook is that it does not require tons of cutting and gluing and doesn't include all of those complicated foldables! It includes a separate file that shows pictures of the inside of the notebook, and ways you can use it with your class.

2nd: If you are using the Math Interactive Notebook, then these Journal Problems go right along with them. Here is a picture of them being used together. (You can also use these as a ticket out the door.)

3rd: Next, you are going to need some fun ways for your students to practice these standards. Cue the 3rd Grade Common Core Math Centers! These are great because you can use them in so many different ways. They are easy set up and require very minimal work on the teacher's part. See my blog post here covering some different ways you can use these in your instruction.

4th: This MEGA Bundle includes 25 resources and is aligned to every standard. Sure you can buy each standard separately as you teach them, but why do that when you can save over $25 by buying the bundle? What's in it you ask? Well, how about 50 (different) math centers, like the ones above! TWO assessments for EACH standard, 75 instructional tasks for portfolios, hundreds of task cards, and a coloring sheet for every standard! Yes, even elapsed time in the form of a coloring sheet! Let's be real...third graders still want to color!! But you have to stay on standard. This is a win win for everyone! This bundle includes over 500+ pages of resources to help you align your instruction to common core!


6th: You are going to need something for parents who want to help support their child at home. These Parent Helpers are the PERFECT thing to send home with your students as you teach the standard. They include ways to support students who are struggling, and do grow students who are excelling! Your parents will thank you for making the standards so easy to understand. Plus, this is a great way to help you communicate with Spanish speaking families!

7th: Last but certainly not least, Guided Math! Do you want your lesson plans done for the year? This resource has got you covered. Learn more about it here.
This blog post explains how I run Guided Math in my classroom!