Do you need ideas and resources for teaching 3 digit numbers?
If you’re thinking about…
- high-interest activities
- addressing learning loss
- or hands-on engagement
Then, I’ve got a plethora of ways to help meet your instructional needs that will grab your students’ attention.
Whether you need to develop conceptual understanding or focus on practice and review, I have a resource to address it.
Free Resources for Teaching 3 Digit Numbers
Get started by looking through these links for ideas and free resources.
One Free and Refreshing Place Value Activity (2 and 3 digit numbers)
Here’s a free activity to bolster your first, second, and third graders’ understanding of place value concepts. Help students make explicit connections between the standard, expanded, and word forms of two or three-digit numbers using a fun popsicle theme.
Try this free activity to teach, practice, or review comparing three-digit numbers at a concrete, representational, or abstract level. Use this sunglasses-themed resource year-round whenever your students are comparing numbers!
Use this free animal camouflage-themed activity to target learning at the concrete, representational, and/ or abstract level. Direct your instruction to one level or overlap two levels. Make learning accessible for all your students!
I created these free, easy-to-prepare Forest Animal Prompt Cards to implement as part of your classroom 3 digit number counting routines. You can use these with the whole class, in small groups, or in an independent math center. All you need is a few minutes here and there.
A New Product to Practice and Review 3 Digit Numbers
Keep going with my newest resource, Fin-tastic Numbers.
Do sharks fascinate your students? Go ahead and snag their interest with this small group math activity, designed for practicing and reviewing 3 digit number skills in second or third grade.
With this flexible resource, you can choose the skills that best match your students’ instructional needs. You’ll also have a choice of color or black/ white.
You’ll find 6 printable activity mats. Each mat has 10 three-digit numerals, with a total of 24 different ones.
There are ten sets of 24 cards, including a set with just the numerals.
The skills covered are:
- the number after and the number before
- 10 more and 10 less than
- 100 more and 100 less than
- number word
- expanded form
- how many hundreds, tens, and ones
Your students will:
- Take turns to pick a card.
- Read the card and determine the corresponding number.
- Cover or color the fin with that number.
Who can color or cover all their numbers first?
Extend the use of the skill and number cards with the additional matching activities or the open-ended worksheets that are included with this resource.
Click on the highlighted words to find out more about Fin-Tastic Numbers- A Shark-Themed 3 Digit Activity, available for purchase in my TpT store.
While you’re there, check out my Collect Them All Bundle of Task Cards for Second Grade Number Skills.
Free Worksheets for Practice and Review
Finish up with this new set of shark-themed free worksheets, perfect for practicing and reviewing 3 digit number skills.
This freebie includes 3 print and go worksheets.
- Write the numbers that are 1, 10, and 100 more and less than the given number.
- Round given numbers to the nearest 10 and nearest 100.
- Complete a quick draw using squares, lines, and dots to represent the hundreds, tens, and ones in a given number. Then, write the number word and the expanded form of that number. (Two choices for writing lines.)
Download your free copy of Fin-tastic Number Worksheets by clicking on the highlighted words.
Did you find what you needed to teach 3 digit numbers? Let me know in the comments below!
Photo in title image by Ramon Carreterro.