This think-pair-share task is provided for third-grade students to understand the commutative property for addition. Using a statement with single-digit numbers, students must construct an argument on whether the true statement is correct and share their ideas with a partner. A graphic organizer is provided to help students create their claim and evidence, as well as record their partner’s ideas and any similarities/differences.
Microsoft Word version: 3_OA_PropertyCommutativeAddition_ThinkPairShare_Construct
PDF version: 3_OA_PropertyCommutativeAddition_ThinkPairShare_Construct
Third graders are developing an understanding of the commutative property through single-digit multiplication in Same of Different?. Students are asked if two rectangles are the same given reverse length and width measurements. Argumentation language is present when asking students to explain their thinking using claim, evidence, and warrants.
Microsoft Word version: 3_OA_MultiplicationPropertyCommutative_Problem_Construct_SameOrDifferent
PDF version: 3_OA_MultiplicationPropertyCommutative_Problem_Construct_SameOrDifferent