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Third Grade Math Curricula

Make learning math enjoyable for the child and satisfying for the teacher. Our easy-to-use math curriculum takes the stress out of preparing lessons. The wide variety of engaging activities utilizing hands-on manipulatives makes the learning fun and interesting.

All McRuffy Math Curriculums provide a solid education in the basics of math. Students develop in-depth understanding of mathematical concepts by hands-on methods. Students grasp the reasoning behind the problems.

The easy-to-use lesson plans give daily assignments. Worksheets give students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skills. Mats, charts, and flashcards expand the opportunities to learn and support instruction. Manipulatives are an important part of this math curriculum, so be sure to use them!

3rd Grade Color Math Curriculum

The McRuffy 3rd Grade Color Math Curriculum follows the same design as 2nd Grade Color Math. The program uses what we call a " tight spiral" approach, covering many concepts with short activities and frequent review. The curriculum contains a detailed Teacher's Manual, colorful Workbook, Response Book, and Resource Pack containing card sets, games, posters, and more.

The program also uses popular math manipulatives (sold separately in some packages).
An inexpensive kit has been packaged especially for the curriculum.

McRuffy's 3rd Grade Color Math places a special emphasis on auditory skills. Daily activities require students to listen to directions, review math skills, and record answers in the Response Book. A flippable clear plastic sheet allows students to record their answer with a dry-erase marker. The flip & check system of the Response Book allows students to check their own work.

McRuffy 3rd Grade Color Math Curriculum includes:

  • The Teacher's Manual with daily lesson plans,
    copy masters, and reference material,
  • A 153 page color Workbook,
  • The Resource Pack includes games written specifically for this program, and
  • The Response Book.

Concepts include:
  • Addition and subtraction (up to four-digits) with regrouping, adding up to four numbers,
  • Roman Numerals,
  • Multiplication facts,
  • Division facts,
  • Reading thermometers,
  • Measuring,
  • Making change,
  • Counting change from dollar amounts
  • Place value from hundredths to millions,
  • Adding and subtracting fractions,
  • Geometric reasoning,
  • Telling time to the nearest minute, and
  • Properties
  • Math tables
  • Coordinate systems.

The daily auditory exercise help build listening skills.

View and print 3rd Grade Color Math sample lesson plans, scope and sequence, and worksheets.

More workbook samples of the McRuffy 3rd Grade Color Math.

(2nd &) 3rd Grade Color Math Manipulative Kit
(sold separately from the curriculum)

  • This manipulative kit has everything you need to fully utilize the 3rd Grade Math Curriculum. Manipulatives make the concepts come alive.
  • Kit includes
    • 1 Base Ten Flat
    • 10 Base Ten Flat Cards
    • 20 Base Ten Rods
    • 100 Base Ten Centimeter Cubes
    • 20 10-color Centimeter Cubes
    • 1 Geoboard with rubber bands
    • 1 Clock Dial
    • 12 Piece Pentomino Set
    • 51 Piece Fraction Set
    • 250 Transparent Circle Counters
    • 1 Dice
    • 2 Tangram Sets (7 Pieces Each)
    • 12 One Inch Cube Set

3rd Grade Color Math Curriculum (single student) ...$79.95
(Includes 2 Teacher's Manuals, Colorful Workbook, Resource Pack , and Response Book.)

3rd Grade Color Math Curriculum with Manipulative Kit (single student) ... $116.95

To order individual items or replacements, see the list after the Color Math Super Kit.

Individual Items:

3rd Grade Color Math Teacher's Manual (Part 1) ... $24.95

3rd Grade Color Math Teacher's Manual (Part 2) ..$24.95

3rd Grade Color Math Workbook ... $22.95

(2nd &) 3rd Grade Color Math Manipulatives Kit ... $40.50

3rd Grade Color Math Resource Pack ..$24.95

3rd Grade Color Math Response Book ... $8.95

Do you plan on using McRuffy Math for many grade levels?

All the manipulatives you'll need for grades K to 4 are available in one kit so you won't need to upgrade through the years. The Color Math Super Kit is also a great idea if you're teaching two or more children in different grade levels to avoid buying kits with duplicate items.

Previous Version:

Third Grade (Original ©1999 - Black and White)
Math Curriculum

Curriculum Includes:

  • The Teacher's Manual includes daily lesson plans, copy masters, and reference material.
  • The workbook provides a total of 160 pages of activities.
  • The Card Set includes

To order individual items or replacements, see the list after the Color Math Super Kit.

Our current 3rd Grade Color Math Curriculum (2009) offers the best value, and the latest, most thorough curriculum kits.

The black and white, Third Grade Math Curriculum (©2004) is
no longer available as a kit
through McRuffy Press.

However, individual replacement materials for the older black and white curriculum are available for a limited time.

Individual item (©2004):

3rd Grade Math Workbook ... $15.95

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