# 3rd Grade Christmas Math Centers

You can use these 3rd Grade Christmas Math Centers see them here from the end of November all the way to our Christmas break. If you’re looking for a post on 4th grade Christmas Math Centers, you can click here.

### Christmas Graphing

Christmas Graphing-This is my favorite part of the new math packet!  I made six different graphs (2 line plots, 2 picture graphs, and 2 bar graphs), and I made four task cards for each graph for a total of 24 task cards.  I tried to make these fairly challenging, because it’s often difficult for me to find graphing activities with the rigor I need to address my standards. The graphs have a Christmas theme and share information that students find interesting. This is such a great way to sneak in some of my measurement standards early, because I always run out of time in the spring!

### Geometry Riddles

Students have to determine what’s in Santa’s bag using two or three characteristics about a shape. I placed a heavy focus on characteristics of quadrilaterals, since that is a important part of third grade geometry standards.

### What’s in the Package

In this set of Christmas task cards, students have to find the unknown number is inside the package. There is a combination of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. I also tried to include nontraditional number sentences, where students had to stop and think about the operations used and the inverse of that operation.

### Ornament Rounding

In this station, students round numbers to the nearest hundred. They sort three digit number task cards to the correct multiple of 100. This is often one of the easier centers, so I may pair this with another one of my Christmas math activities.

### Frosty Multiplication

This is a set of properties of multiplication task cards, with a heavy emphasis on the distributive property. The largest distributive property problems are 2-digit by 1-digit problems. There are also problems for the commutative property and associative property of multiplication

### Christmas Fractions

This is a set of task cards where students compare fractions and find equivalent fractions. Students will have visual models to compare fractions. They will compare fractions with common numerators or common denominators.
Hopefully you can find some useful ideas in these 3rd Grade Christmas Math Centers!
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