2nd Edition

Math Curriculum for Gifted Students Lessons, Activities, and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Grade 3

By Centre for Gifted Education Copyright 2020
    232 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    The Math Curriculum for Gifted Students series:

    • Provides gifted and advanced learners with challenging activities to extend their mathematical thinking.
    • Includes lessons, activities, and extensions that are aligned to national standards.
    • Is designed to provide high-ability learners advancement beyond the general curriculum.
    • Is ideal for gifted classrooms or gifted pull-out groups.
    • Was developed by the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary.

    In Math Curriculum for Gifted Students (Grade 3), the 21 lessons cover mathematics content for grade 3 and are divided into five sections: number and operations in Base Ten, operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations-fractions, measurement and data, and geometry. Each lesson includes a teacher page that outlines the estimated time, key terms, materials, and objectives; a challenging activity to allow students to explore the concepts in depth; practice problems; and an assessment similar to standards-based grade-level standardized assessments.

    Optional Student Workbook Packs

    In addition to this teacher's guide, companion student workbooks are available in sets of 5, which cover number/operations in Base Ten and operations/algebraic thinking (

    Grade 3

    Introduction Section I: Number and Operations in Base Ten Lesson 1.1: Addition and Subtraction With Place Value and Rounding Lesson 1.2: Using Place Value to Multiply Section II: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Lesson 2.1: Meaning and Strategies of Multiplication Lesson 2.2: Meaning and Strategies of Division Lesson 2.3: Relationship Between Multiplication and Division Lesson 2.4: Problem Solving Lesson 2.5: Multistep Word Problems Lesson 2.6: Patterns Section III: Number and Operations—Fractions Lesson 3.1: Fractions and Number Lines Lesson 3.2: Equivalent Fractions Lesson 3.3: Comparing Fractions Section IV: Geometry Lesson 4.1: Classifying Shapes Lesson 4.2: Partition Shapes Into Equal Areas Section V: Measurement and Data Lesson 5.1: Time Lesson 5.2: Volume and Mass Lesson 5.3: Scaled Graphs Lesson 5.4: Measurement Data Lesson 5.5: Area Lesson 5.6: Area and Multiplication Lesson 5.7: Area and Addition Lesson 5.8: Perimeter of Polygons Answer Key About the Authors About the Center for Gifted Education Common Core State Standards Alignment


    The Center for Gifted Education at The College of William and Mary, a research and development center, was established in 1988 under the direction of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska. The center provides services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, parents, and students in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals. Located in Williamsburg, VA, the center has established a national reputation for excellence in research, curriculum development, and service. Several major grants, including funding from the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act, have provided significant support for the work of the Center.

    Margaret Jess McKowen Patti is a third- and fourth-grade teacher of gifted students at Zachary Elementary School in Louisiana, where she recently received the Zachary Community School District Teacher of the Year.