Series Math Routines with Kristin Gray: Third Grade: Notice & Wonder Math Routine: Third Grade

Math.Practice.MP1

Common core State Standards

  • Math:  Math
  • Practice:  Mathematical Practice Standards
  • MP1:  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

    Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, \"Does this make sense?\" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.

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Math.3.OA.A.3

Common core State Standards

  • Math:  Math
  • 3:  Grade 3
  • OA:  Operations & Algebraic Thinking
  • A:  Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division
  • 3: 
    Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

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Notice & Wonder Math Routine: Third Grade

Grade 3 / Math / Tch DIY
22 MIN
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A "Notice and Wonder" routine encourages students to make meaning of a context or image in a way that makes sense to them.

Discussion and Supporting Materials

4 Comments

  • Private message to Angie Lee

Thank you for sharing this routine! I love that students are practicing to be flexible thinkers by considering a number of different values that could fit into the problem. Would you ever stop to redirect the students to pose wonderings that are more on the mathematical side? For example a student asked about the number of small groups, versus a question that asks why each student must bring his/her own set. Once students become familiar with this particular routine, would you encourage them more to think of mathematical questions for the wonderings? 

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  • Private message to Amber Bronsteatter

Thank you very much! I love this idea!

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  • Private message to LaTundra Humber
This is awesome! I love the links to the numberless word problems that are ready to go! Thanks!
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  • Private message to Kristin Gray
Be sure to check out the Supporting Materials: Lesson Plan, Student Work, and Resources at the bottom of the right-hand column! -----------------> I look forward to continuing the conversation of how we can use math routines in our classrooms! -Kristin
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