Mr. Jones' Room

1st-4th Math Coach Constantly Searching for New Ideas

Mr. Jones’ 3rd and 4th Grade Math Filing Cabinet


Tape Diagrams

Place Value Strategies

3rd Grade

3.OA.A – Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Fish Tanks

Markers in Boxes

Two Interpretations of Division

Finding the Unknown

3.OA.B – Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division

Do You Have Enough Money?

3.OA.D – Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.

The Stamp Collection

The Class Trip

Addition Patterns

Patterns in the Multiplication Table

3.NBT.A – Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Rounding to 10s and 100s

How Many Colored Pencils?

3.NF.A – Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Naming the Whole for a Fraction

How Much is 1/3 of a Cup of Butter?

Locating Fractions Greater Than One on the Number Line

Find One

How Far Apart of the Freeway Exits?

Snow Day

Comparing Fractions

Identify a Fraction on a Number Line (Open Middle)

Clothespin Fractions (Love2Learn2Day)

3.MD.A – Solve problems involving measurement and estimation.

How Many Movies Can You See in One Day?

Are We There Yet?

3.MD.C – Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.

Do We Have Enough Paint?

The Square Counting Shortcut

Maximizing Area (Open Middle)

3.MD.D – Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter.

Shapes and Their Insides

Perimeter (Open Middle)

Maximizing Perimeter (Open Middle)

3.G.A – Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Geometric Pictures of One Half

Squares: Perimeter Vs. Area (Open Middle)

Rectangles: Perimeter Vs. Area (Open Middle)


4th Grade

4.OA.A. – Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

Comparing Growth 

Comparing Growth Part 2

Comparing Money Raised

MD Karl’s Garden

Carnival Tickets

4.OA.B – Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.

The Locker Game

4.OA.C – Generate and analyze patterns.

Double Plus One

Visual Patterns – A great collection!

Magic Vs

4.NBT.A – Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

Threatened and Endangered 

Ordering 4-Digit Numbers

Rounding to the Nearest 1000

4.NBT.B – Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Raising The Bar

Soda Santa

4.NF.A – Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

Money in the Piggy Bank

Fraction Equivalence with Pictures

Car Seats

Doubling Numerators and Denominators

Using Benchmarks to Compare Fractions

How Far Apart are the Freeway Exits?

Clothespin Fractions (Love2Learn2Day)

4.NF.B – Build fractions from unit fractions.

Comparing Sums of Unit Fractions

Plastic Building Blocks

Sugar in Six Cans of Soda

Multiplying Mixed Numbers by Whole Numbers (Open Middle)

Adding Fractions (Open Middle)

4.NF.C – Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Dimes and Pennies

How Many 10ths and 100ths?

Using Place Value – Skip Counting

4.MD.A – Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

Who is The Tallest?

Margie Buys Apples

Are We There Yet?

Button Diameters

How Big is the World’s Largest Deliverable Pizza?

How Many Laps is a 5K Race?


Grass Seed 3-Act (Joe Schwartz)

4.MD.C – Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

Measuring Angles

Finding an Unknown Angle

Angle Race (Exit 10A)

4.G.A – Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

Geometry of Letters

What Shape Am I?

Finding Lines of Symmetry

Perimeter (Open Middle)

Maximizing Perimeter (Open Middle)


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