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Using Wixie to meet math standards in 3rd grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Dec 13, 2019 10:06:04 AM

Third grade students work on developing an understanding of multiplication, division, and fractions. They are also beginning to grasp the properties of different geometric structures and how to analyze two-dimensional shapes.

Wixie's Templates library includes over 40 templates you can use for formative assessment purposes or as performance tasks your 3rd-grade learners can complete independently or in station rotations.

Teachers can assign Wixie activities directly to students, or customize to differentiate them for specific learners in their classroom. Instructions for students show in the Wixie interface to help them begin to work independently.

Math Standards

Here are a few examples of the types of templates you will find in Wixie for math learning targets specific to third grade. Download a PDF with these samples.

Understand the relationship between multiplication and division and multiply and divide within 100. 

Assign templates like these to get students to practice multiplication, building arrays, and understanding the relationship between multiplication and division.

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Browse: Templates > Math > Numbers and Operations folders > Computation. Search keywords like multiplication and division.

Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Assign templates like these to get students to develop an understanding of fractions as parts of a whole and how basic fractions compare to one another.

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At your Wixie home page, open the Templates folder to browse templates connected to this learning goal by opening the Math > Numbers and Operations > Fractions folder.

You can also find these using the Search field at the top with keyword: fraction.

Measure time, money, temperature, and volume.

Assign templates like these to get students to tell time to the minute, measure and estimate temperature and volume, and solve problems using money.

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At your Wixie home page, open the Templates folder to browse templates connected to this learning goal by opening the Math > Measurement folders and sub-folders.

You can also find these using the Search field at the top with keywords like: measurement, money, time, volume, or temperature.

Measure length, perimeter and area.

Assign templates like these to get students to practice measuring objects with virtual measurement tools and learning how to calculate perimeter and area.

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At your Wixie home page, open the Templates folder to browse templates connected to this learning goal by opening the Math > Measurement folder.

You can also find these using the Search field at the top with keywords like: length, area, or perimeter.

Many files in the Templates folder are multiple pages. For example, the first page of the Mini-golf Polygons template asks students to determine both perimeter and area for a range of mini-golf hole designs in order to calculate the materials needed to build them.

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Represent and Interpret Data.

Assign templates like these to get students to collect, analyze, and represent data visually using charts and graphs.

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At your Wixie home page, open the Templates folder to browse templates connected to this learning goal by opening the Math > Data Analysis > Graphing folder.

You can also find these using the Search field at the top with keywords like: graph and data.

Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Assign templates like these to get students to practice thinking about the properties of shapes and how they compare as well as think about geometric measurement as they work to partition shapes into equal areas.

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At your Wixie home page, open the Templates folder to browse templates connected to this learning goal by opening the Math > Geometry folder.

You can also find these using the search field at the top with keywords like: partition or classify.

Download a PDF with these samples.

Assign a Wixie template to your learners

When you find a template you want to use, use the three dots next to the file to choose Assign.

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At the Assign dialog, choose both how long you want it available for students to begin, as well as exactly which classes, and which students you want to use the template.

If you aren't familiar with the process of assigning Wixie templates to students, click here for step-by-step directions.

Wixie templates and tools work for a range of learners

Wixie includes multiple templates for many standards and learning goals. Choose which works best for your learners based on their prior knowledge and understanding as well as technology ability. For example, students new to technology will find it much easier to click and drag to show understanding than having to draw using the paint tools.

You can also customize a Wixie template to differentiate for your learners. Then, simply assign different templates to different learners.

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The image library in the student tool also includes a Math folder filled with virtual manipulatives that students can use to "play" with math concepts. 

Using Wixie to help students practice math concepts and skills enables you to make math learning fun. Wixie also makes managing and evaluating digital project work easy.

Topics: Wixie, assessment, curriculum, activities

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