Math

# Free Math Activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

With these fun math activities for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, you can get your elementary students practicing everything from addition to geometry. Our free hands-on activities for elementary school students will get your kids' math brains spinning and offer just the practice they need to master different concepts.

• ## Teaching about Classifying Polygons

Teach students about the different types of polygons in mathematics, which can be described as flat, closed figures with three or more sides.

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• ## Teaching with Math Place-Value Charts

A place-value system is one in which the position of a digit in a number determines its value, and a place-value chart is a way to make sure digits are in the correct places.

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• ## Teaching Rational Numbers: Decimals, Fractions, and More

Use this lesson to teach students about rational numbers, including decimals, fractions, and integers.

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• ## 8 Summer Math Activities: Preventing Math Summer Slide

Try these engaging (and repeatable!) games and activities to keep students' math skills sharp and math brains churning all summer long.

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• ## Multiply or Add First? Teaching Order of Operations Rules

Use this lesson to teach students about the order of operations: complete operations in parentheses, multiply and divide from left to right, and add and subtract from left to right.

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• ## 5 Memorial Day Math Activities

Try these fun Memorial Day math activities to engage students who are drawn to discussions around the holiday and may find it as an entry point into mathematical learning.

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• ## 6 Fun 5th Grade Math Games and Activities for the Classroom

Explore these fun games and activities for your 5th grade math classroom. They range from quick warm-ups to full lesson plans.

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• ## Teaching Dividend, Divisor, and Quotient in Division

The leap from multiplication to division is hard for many students! Learn about dividend, divisor, and quotient, along with a step-by-step explanation of the standard algorithm for division.

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• ## Teaching Math Through Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Math is more than just numbers, but another way to express our humanity. Here are three specific ways that teaching math through art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art can enhance your students' learning experience.

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• ## Challenge Your Students with These 100th Day of School Math Activities

Download these printable math classroom activities as a fun way for your students to practice operations with whole numbers through 100.

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• ## 100th Day of School Gumball Machine Template and Math Activities

Use these gumball machine templates to play games and complete activities that celebrate the 100th Day of School in your math classroom.

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• ## Fun 3rd Grade Math Games & Activities for the Classroom

No matter where you are in the year, what your students' levels are, and whether the classroom is in-person or virtual, we have a wide variety of third grade math games and activities for you!

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• ## Math at Work Olympic Edition: How Is Math Used in Sports?

In a special Olympic edition of the Math at Work web series, paired with activities based on the Olympic Games, students will learn how important math is to the world of sports.

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• ## Forgotten Stories of the Oregon Trail: Trailblazing Business

Inspire students with this story of entrepreneurship on the Oregon Trail and use the paired activity to help kids make their own business plan.

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• ## Math at Work: Meet Industry Experts to Explore Jobs That Involve Math

Share videos of celebrities and students solving problems in math-related jobs, and then have your students try the free activities.

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• ## Math Meets Fashion: How Does a Fashion Designer Use Math?

Learn about the role of mathematics in fashion design with this episode of HMH's Math at Work web series.

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• ## Math Meets Homebuilding: How Do Homebuilders Use Math in Their Careers?

In this Math at Work web series episode, students dive into how expert construction workers count on mathematics when building homes.

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• ## Math Meets Culinary Arts: How Do Chefs Use Math in Their Job?

Explore the role that math plays in cooking with this episode of HMH's Math at Work web series.

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• ## Math Meets Entrepreneurship: How Is Math Used in Business?

Discover the power and importance of real-life math with insights from industry leaders who work directly with real students in Math at Work.

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• ## Forgotten Stories of the Oregon Trail: Money Matters

The Six-and-One-Fourth-Cent Piece In 1846, Tabitha Brown was 66 years old and ready to make a big move. She decided to leave Missouri and move west to Oregon—and convinced

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• ## Grade 3 Math Activity: In Our Corner of Space

Help students gain understanding of informational text through active reading.

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• ## Grade 5 Math Activity: In the Chef's Kitchen

Help children in Grade 5 strengthen their ability to use operations with whole numbers and sharpen their measurement skills with this activity.

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• ## Grade 4 Math Activity Set: Food in Space and More

Empower students in Grade 4 to sharpen their multiplication, division, and measurement skills, and better understand decimals and fractions, with instructional resources ideal for at-home learning.

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• ## Grade 3 Math Activity Set: Inventing Toys and Coins in the U.S.

Help children in Grade 3 understand the role that mathematics plays in running a business, and how fractions apply to the U.S. monetary system.

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• ## Teaching Multiplication and Division Relationship Using Arrays

Use this lesson to teach students how to use arrays, manipulatives, and visual aids to show the relationship between multiplication and division.

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• ## Teaching Multiplication with Arrays in Math

Help students visualize multiplication by showing them how to represent the concept using arrays.

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• ## Teaching x- and y-Axis Graphing on Coordinate Grids

Teach students about graphing on coordinate grids and connecting points to create lines.

• ## Math by Touch: A Braille Puzzle for Your Students (Part 2)

With this two-part blog series, teachers can incorporate learning Braille with math through creative scenarios, historical details, and fun puzzles.

Ally Zmijeski
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• ## Math by Touch: A Braille Puzzle for Your Students (Part 1)

With this two-part blog series, teachers can incorporate learning Braille with math through creative scenarios, historical details, and fun puzzles.

Ally Zmijeski
Associate Learning Architect, Math

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