Students work on basic operations & algebraic thinking, number & operations in base ten and fractions, measurement & data, and geometry. Activities build on concepts already taught and allow students to expand their understanding of math skills. There is no one correct answer to most problems; therefore, answers are not included.
Give students plenty of opportunities to investigate math concepts and skills more deeply. The open-ended activities in this book encourage students to look at math problems from various angles and explore how new concepts fit into what they already know about math. Students expand their understanding through the use of manipulatives or representational drawing as well as writing. Skills include multiplication, division, operations in base ten, fractions, measurement, geometry, and more.
These workbooks by Scholastic help kids connect new concepts to previous ones already learned. The activities are open-ended, and allow students to look at problems from various angles and therefore develop flexible thinking skills. Students can use manipulatives to help solve problems. The manipulatives needed are listed in the back of the book and include items such as geoboards, base ten blocks, or other common school supplies. After the math activities, the Investigative section allows advanced learners to solve difficult problems, and the Write About It section allows students to reflect on what they learned. Answers are in the back for problems that do not have multiple possible answers. Grade 3 does not have answers because there is not just one correct answer for most of the problems in this level.