Welcome to Ignited Math, the spiralled math resource for teaching your Ontario students in grade 3. This comprehensive package – Pieces and Parts includes everything teachers need to cover the entire 60-minute math block with high-quality lesson plans, daily math warm-ups, guided math lessons and activities, student centers, inquiry math activities, and reflective journals.
Ignited Math is designed for teachers who strive for real learning through the best lessons possible, but who don’t have time to do it themselves. With Ignited Math, you can be confident that you’re providing your students with an engaging and enriching math education that will go beyond the basics.
This unit covers the 2022 Ontario Curriculum
Concepts Covered in this Unit
3D-W1: Students will understand the parts of a fraction and creating a fraction to represent a model. Students will practice through identifying equal parts and non equal part, write the fraction that represents a fraction on a bar or circle, compare fractions using models, identifying equivalent fractions on a number line, and repeated addition using pizza fractions.
3D-W2: Students will use the properties of operations and understand the relationships between addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve problems. Students will practice through inverse operations, understanding the properties of addition, use CUBES and CHASE to solve word problems.
3D-W3: Students will represent multiplication and numbers up to 10×10 and division problems up to 100 divided by 10, using a variety of tools and drawings, including arrays. Students will practice through representing multiplication and division as a set, an array, and a number line.
3D-W4: Students will use analog and digital clocks to represent time to the nearest hours, minutes, and seconds. Students will practice telling time to the nearest hour on an analog clock, nearest five minutes, nearest minute, and then nearest second.
3D-W5: Students will understand probability definitions and terms, identify real-world examples of probability, determine probability in an experiment, can model probability on a number line, and probability line.
What Other Teachers are Saying:
“ I’m really excited to try out ignited math mostly because I teach the English part of French immersion and I find I didn’t really have enough time to cover as much as I wanted and go in depth and I just found it was a typical. ‘Here’s your worksheet. Let’s go get it done and move on.’ I wanted something a little bit more interactive and that will help them understand it a lot more. So, that’s why I’m really excited. (Ignited Math) outlines what I will have to do and how to cover all of it” – Krista
“So for me checking out, ignited math was a no-brainer after not having taught math since 2016. This year coming back to teaching. Math was interesting!?!. New curriculum. New math program with an online textbook. And a format that was not very user-friendly. I spent the better part of my time supplementing piecing together and creating from scratch things that I would use in my math program. The fact that I’ve used Patti’s (Madly Learning), material in the past made me very curious about her math program. I love the fact that everything is laid out for you. It’s got all of the lessons and manipulatives and everything that you need. All right there for you, ready to go.” – Lisa
Check out the other Grade 3 Ignited Math units!
Unit A: How do things Compare?
Unit B: How Much More?
Unit C: Groups and Balance
Unit D: Pieces and Parts
Unit E: The Space Around Us
Unit F: What’s the Story?
Coding Bootcamp: Science and Math Integration Activity
My School Board mandates I follow their long range plans. Can I make this work?
Yes! We designed Ignited Math to be flexible for teachers to mix, match and move things around. We provide a detailed scope and sequence that outlines the expectations each week so that teachers can reorder and organize their program content in any way that works best fo them. Our recommended layout is just that…a recommendation but good teaching comes when teachers take the resource and make it work in the best way for themselves and their students.
I teach a split do you have split grade bundles?
Ignited Math is special in this regard. We designed this program and all of our grade level packages together. This means that the content in grade 3 matches the content in grade 4, 5, and 6. As the math gets more complex we adapted the lessons and activities to reflect that garage while making the themes, ideas and lessons similar. This allow for teachers to use any of our Ignited Math programs in conjunction with one another seamlessly. So if you teach a split, that means you can own both grade level packages of your split teach, choos the one lesson to both groups and each grade group of students does their own version of the task. There is no other program out there (that we know of) that goes to this level of coordination to ensure split grade teachers, or any teacher that needs to deliver content at multiple grade levels (IEPs, ESL, etc) so simple and straightforward in a way that doesn’t mean you are doing double duty everyday.
This is a big investment…why buy Ignited Math when I can find other math resources for much cheaper?
It’s true! We know that Ignited Math is an investment. But we also know that your time, effort, and energy are worth protecting. Other solutions may give you activities to complete in the same way that a textbook does, but often they are simply a repackaged textbook content made with pretty fonts and clipart. The substance behind them is not good teaching, it lacks the depth and breadth needed for math…and not reflective of the kind of teacher you want to be. Other resources give you a single amazing activity but a full program that is enough for your whole math block. You still find yourself wasting time filling the gaps. The time wasted supplementing incomplete resources leads to a disconnect and disjointed delivery that it might just end up being more work then you have to take on. Ignited Math solves these two issues. It give you high quality, comprehensive lessons that will impress even the most demanding principal and covers your for your whole 60 minute block year after year. This is the ideal full year program you would make yourself if you had unlimited time and resources to do so. You, your students, and your time deserve the best! If you’re still not sure, head over to https://www.ignitedteaching.ca for a free sample week!