Rounding of numbers to the nearest 10 and 100

Hi Everyone,

Today, I am going to share some of my work on the topic Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. Typically rounding is introduced in Grade 3. The supporting common core standard is: 

Math 3.NBT.A.1: Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. 

Rounding of a number means replacing it by another number that is approximately of equal value but making it simpler. This is an important skill for students to build on their number sense. For some students, performing rounding of numbers can be quite confusing. My motive was to make something simple, interactive and yet effective to help the little learners understand the concept of rounding.

I am a big fan of Anchor Charts which are created during the instruction of topic. These goes a long way in reinforcing the unit and students can reference it back too!

Rounding Anchor Charts:

Rounding using Place Value Anchor Charts
Rounding Anchor Chart
Rounding using Number Line Anchor Chart
Rounding Anchor Chart

Divisibility Rules

Divisible: When one number can be divided by another number without leaving a remainder. 
For example, 6 is divisible by 3. 

Divisibility rules of whole numbers help us to quickly determine if a number can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 without doing a long division. These rules have a wide range of applications in mathematics like finding factors, determining prime versus composite numbers and simplifying fractions etc. 

Divisibility rules of whole numbers help us to quickly determine if a number can be divided by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 10 without doing a long division.

Knowing the divisibility rules will prepare students to work with larger numbers. You may introduce the concept in grade 4 and as a refresher for 5th graders. 

Use these worksheets and a ready reference poster to have students familiarize and practice the divisibility rules. Included are 11 worksheets and 2 posters (both in Colored and Black & White versions) for dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10.

 Divisibility Rules Poster

You may also print the poster as 2 copies per page and have students stick in their notebooks for quick reference.

You can buy this Divisibility Rules pack from HERE.



Student Planner 2017-2018

Help your kids stay organized this school year with my newly added student planner. Comes with printables that include a front cover, 2017-2018 calendar, monthly calendar, weekly planning sheets, and the reading logs.

Let your students note down their daily homework tasks and the weekly spelling list in this easy to use week-at-a-glance planner. This will also help in keeping track of assignments, quizzes, and tests for the week.

A simple and concise single page per week format on the US letter size paper. Each weekly page features the 5 working days (Monday through Friday) which includes 3 blocks for subjects (ELAR, Math and Science/Social Studies) along with the space for weekly spelling list.

The sheets are formatted for printing on both sides of the paper and can be easily used in folders, 3-ring binder or bounded in a comb/coil binder. There are two separate non-editable pdf files (cover sheet and the planner sheets) included in a downloadable zip file. A total of 76 pages for the school calendar year Aug 2017 - July 2018.

Download the sample planner sheets to have a close look from HERE.

This planner can be purchased from my store HERE.

Happy Planning!


STAAR Math Grade 3 Practice Test

STAAR is almost here. Relieve the feeling of stress by having your students do a round of practice with this full-length 3rd Grade Math STAAR Practice Test. This mock test is aligned to the current TEKS and includes a total of 46 questions.

STAAR Math Practice Test for 3rd Grade

Student answer document/Bubble sheet and the Answer Key is also included. You can grab this practice test from HERE.

As the STAAR testing is a new experience for the 3rd graders, it is always helpful to administer a dry run for them to know what to expect in the real exam setting.

Best of luck to the little ROCK STAARS!


Fact Fluency

Fact fluency refers to the ability to recall the four basic operations of math with ease and accuracy. A good grasp of these facts helps students to move up to more complex mathematical concepts like multi-digit addition, multi-digit subtraction, long division, and fractions.  

Studies have shown that students who have good command over basic facts find mathematics more interesting than others. The basic math facts are also included in the common core curriculum for grades 1, 2, and 3.  

Grade 1: Demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
Grade 2: Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.
Grade 3: Fluently multiply and divide within 100.

Many teachers include basic math facts as a part of the daily morning work at school and also send those to practice at home. By the end of the school year, students develop their facts with automaticity.

As students have recently learned the basic operations, they need a ton of practice to master the fluency of these operations. I always like to have a lot of fact fluency worksheets and plan to use these over extended duration.

Here are some of my fact fluency packets.
  1. Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 10
  2. Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 20
  3. Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12

Fact Fluency within 10 for Grade 1Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency - within 10

Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12

A total of 35 Multiplication Facts Fluency worksheets for practicing the timed multiplication facts. Each worksheet includes a total of 60 questions in groups of 10.

Multiplication Facts Fluency for Grade 3Multiplication Fluency - Facts up to 12

Happy Teaching!