Grade 3 Web Sites

The Data Team Process:  Handout from grade-level conference that was provided by Davenport Community Schools.


AAA Math provides third graders with opportunities to learn, practice, play and explore math.  

ABCya! Third Grade children's computer games & activities feature large and easy-to-use navigation buttons as well as voice instructions. Games and activities include: alphabetical order, upper-case and lower-case letters, counting numbers, connect the dots, numerical order, shapes, addition, e-storybooks and holiday games. 

Aplus Math: This web site was developed to help students improve their math skills interactively. 

Brain Pop ESL: Lessons are provides units and lessons for beginning users of the English language.

Common Core Math Lessons for Grae 3:  Check out this site for grade-level math lessons. 

Common Core Standards - Mathematics: This site provides the National Core Standards for mathematics in Grade 3.  The standards for English/Language Arts in reading, speaking, writing and listening are also available.  

Content WebSites compiled by the Plattsburgh City School District in New York.

Core Commons:  This site provides emerging strategies and addresses issues in addressing the Common Core.

Cybrary Man's primary educational websites.

Edheads provides free, educational online games focused on science, math, and critical thinking. 

Fun Brains provides games in math and reading.

Grade 3 Science and Technology:  Link to Learning offers multiple resources, including games, activities, and video clips for teachers to use with their third graders.   

Intel Teach Elements Units for Grades 3-5:  This site provides units based on Understanding by Design; units include African Adventure Safari, Flat Stanley, Float the Boat, Food for Thought, Fractions Made Visual, and the list goes on! 

Grades 3-5 (ages 8-10)

  • African Adventure Safari: What is the price of life?  Grade: 3-5, Science   Student naturalists help safari guests learn about diversity, interdependence, and wonder of life in the African wild
  • Flat Stanley: Are we really so different from others?  Grade: 3-5, Social Studies  By sending a flat friend on vacation, children learn about life in other countries and get an opportunity to host flat travelers from around the world.
  • Float That Boat!: How can we explain the things that happen around us?  Grade: 3-5, Science  We B Toys just completed their annual customer satisfaction reviews of their toy boat line. They have learned that customers have complained that their boats tend to sink. They are looking for new toy boats and are offering to purchase $1 million worth of merchandise to the company that produces the best boat. Student teams design new boats that will float and prepare proposals to market their boats.
  • Food for Thought: How can I stay healthy?  Grade: 5, Science, Mathematics  Elementary students learn about health, nutrition, and consumerism as they create a new restaurant that offers healthy and appealing foods.
  • Fractions Made Visual: Does accuracy really matter that much?  Grade: 3-5, Math   Students take on the role of professionals who use fractions on the job. After researching, they create and share multimedia presentations or newsletters that demonstrate the importance of knowing fractions in their chosen professions.
  • From Sea to Sea: How are we different from others?  Grade: 3-5, Social Studies   Using a WebQuest, students take on the role of Chamber of Commerce employees and develop informational brochures for a local city. Then, they learn more about the economy of trade and its impact on the local cities and citizens. After developing slideshow presentations, students present what they have learned to an outside audience.
  • Go-Go Gadget: Invent a Machine: How can we make life easier?  Grade: 3-5, Science   Young inventors put their knowledge of simple machines to the test as they create new, labor-saving machines of their own!
  • Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet: How are we interconnected?  Grade: 3-5, Science  Working in cooperative groups, students become marine biologists and oceanographers, offering testimony to the United Nations about the health of various ocean ecosystems. Students inform UN delegates about the fate of our oceans, and then offer ideas for protecting our watery world by creating informational brochures and presenting their findings.
  • Light It Up: How can I learn about the world around me?  Grade: 4-6, Science  Student-scientists investigate the different kinds of electricity and discover how this valuable resource is supplied. Using series and parallel circuits, students creatively engineer an electronic quiz or game board to showcase their learning for a Game Day design challenge.
  • Music of the Westward Expansion: How do the arts reflect history?  Grade: 3-5, Music, Social Studies  Students study the great westward migration of the mid-19th century in America and learn how important music was to those traveling along the trail. Students listen to popular music of the time, and investigate the history and origins of a variety of songs. In a final celebration, students sing and play tunes, and present their interpretations from the points of view of a pioneer or composer.
  • Red Light, Green Light: How can we communicate so we will be heard and understood?  Grade: 3-5, Social Studies  A car accident in a school neighborhood motivates students, parents, and community members to campaign for improved street safety. Students collect, represent, and analyze traffic data in the area around their school, and they think of ways to make everyone safer.
  • The Great Bean Race: Is conquering the impossible possible?  Grade: 3-5, Science  Young botanists investigate plant growth as they compete in a lima bean stalk growing competition with students from other geographic locations.
  • Wave of Spring: What changes do you see?  Grade: 3-5, Science, Math, Social Studies   Students anticipate and track the arrival of spring as they plant tulip bulbs and share observations about growth milestones with other student gardeners throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Where in the World Is Cinderella?: Does happily ever after really exist?  Grade: 3-5, Language Arts, Social Studies   Elementary students travel the world as they read the many tales of Cinderella, also known as Cendrillon, Ashpet, Yeh Shin, Tattercoats, and Cenicienta. Students analyze the story and rewrite it from another point of view.

Intel Unit Plans Integrating Technology:  Developed by teachers, this showcase includes a collection of exemplary unit and lesson plans that integrate technology into classroom projects. These plans aligns to standards and promotes higher-order thinking using curriculum-framing questions, authentic project tasks, effective instructional strategies, and performance assessment.

Internet4Classrooms – 3rd Grade Skills:  Interactive language arts and mathematics skill builders are provided for third graders 

Iowa Core - Standards  Check out this site from the Iowa Department of Education for the literacy and math standards, the appendices, etc.

IXL Math Standards and Skills/Problems:  Check out this site for sample problems that are aligned with the Common Core Math Standards.

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System offers grade 3 sample questions/problems aligned with the Core.

MathWire - Problem Solving for Grades 3 and 4  These standards-based math activities were recommended to Iowa ASCD by national math consultant, Dr. Timothy J. McNamera.

New York State Office of Assessment:  This site provides sample problems aligned with the Common Core. 

PARCC Grade 3 Math Samples:  Check out sample assessments for Grade 3 provided by PARCC.

Teaching Channel Videos:  Check out these Common Core classroom videos for Grade 3 math.

 I Pad Apps  - Most are free!  Check this page for apps especially for you and your students

IXL Grade 3 Math:  Here is a list of all of the skills students learn in third grade! The skills are organized into categories, and you can move your mouse over any skill name to see a sample question. To start practicing, just click on any link. IXL will track your score, and the questions will even increase in difficulty as you improve!  

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning. 

Kidsdiscovery provides online educational kids games as well as learning opportunities in math, science, reading, and spelling. 

KidZone Grade 3 This site provides students opportunities in handwriting, math, reading, and science as well as thematic units. 

Math Interactive Site for Smartboard Use - Grades K-5  This site was compiled by the Oak Street Elementary in the Plattsbrgh City School District in New York.

MathMagic: Each grade band directory has links to plain text files that can be viewed online (or downloaded) and to MS Word documents that can be downloaded.

MyTestBook  offers practice for students in math, reading, and science.  You do need to creat a log-in, but it is free and has much to offer.

Online Geoboard  Students can create/manipulate shapes like they would on a real geoboard.

Problem-Based Lesson Plans for Grade 3.

PT21 - Math Map  Developed through a year-long collaborative process, this map illustrates the integration of mathematics and 21st century skills.  It provides concrete examples of the 21st century skills and how they can be integrated into your math class.

Spelling City:  The mission of this site is efficient learning of literacy skills and word study. 

SumDog  provides for free teacher sign-in. The program covers common core state standards from grades 1-6. Teachers can pick the level of practice and skills they want their students to be working on. Students can log in at home. 

Technology and Third Graders:  Check out this site for the skills in technology a third grader should develop - all aligned with the Common Core.

TenMarks is a webbased math program for grades 2 through high school. It encourages students to practice and learn through fun and interactive math exercises that make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand with hints and videos. TenMarks provides teachers and administrators with the tools for assessment and instruction for all 3 tiers of Response to Intervention (RTI). 

Third Grade Literacy Policies  This site provides the work and research of Stephanie Rose and Karen Schimke on identification, intervention, and retention.

Word Girl:  PBS provides games, videos, and characters. 

XtraMath  Free web-based program can be used at school and at home for practice of the basic facts to increase speed and accuracy. Teachers can individualize student fact practice program, track student progress and print flyers to go home.

Zoodle Games:  With these third-grade games, children learn important concepts in matching, reasoning, strategic thinking, and much more.

This page was updated on May 27,2017.