Third Grade Math Vocabulary

Common Core State Standards Overview for Third Grade Math

Algebraic Thinking
  • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
  • Multiply and divide within 100.
  • Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
Number & Operations in Base 10
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
Number & Operations – Fractions
  • Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Measurement & Data
  • Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
  • Represent and interpret data. Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
  • Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
  • Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
  • Reason with shapes and their attributes

VocabularySpellingCity provides these third grade math word lists for teachers and parents to accompany the 3rd grade math curriculum using educational, interactive vocabulary games. Simply select a 3rd grade math category and a list of third grade math terms, then choose from 35+ ready-to-use games and learning activities. All material is specifically designed for use in a third grade math class. Read MoreRead Less

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Third Grade Math Standards. VocabularySpellingCity has selected academic vocabulary relating to the key math concepts of 3rd grade, with meaningful example sentences and definitions written in a level-appropriate way for third grade math. Third grade students can reinforce or build understanding using the themed math vocabulary lists. Parents and teacher can import these lists to their accounts, where they can edit or add to them depending on their needs.

Learning third grade math words in the right context is a challenge even for third graders. For example, the term “degree” can have many meanings, with several that are particular to 3rd grade math vocabulary itself. Keeping track of the many varying usages of terms for math study can be daunting. Still, thanks to targeted online games and corresponding printable worksheets, learning these alternate 3rd grade math definitions can be as simple as 1-2-3!

The math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core Third Grade Math Standards. Third graders can use the automated reader to listen to the third grade math terms that they need to learn. They can also gain concrete experience through the many interactive and exciting math vocab grade 3 games available to them. Every child responds better to elementary math vocabulary when it is presented in context rich, meaningful ways. Third grade students who use the themed math vocabulary lists gain math confidence and benefit from math vocabulary drills and practice that keep them interested and coming back for more!

You can import the word lists into your account and use with any of our 35+ activities. Grade level-appropriate activities are recommended below.

The following games are recommended for 3rd Grade Reading Vocabulary Lists.

Final Sound Speller provides practice recognizing sounds/spelling correspondences. Practice of these basic phonics skills prepare students for blending words orally and in writing.

Play Final Sound Speller with a 3rd grade Math list.

Aim2Spell is a fun way to practice spelling words.

Play Aim2Spell with a 3rd grade Math list.

Word Videos allows students to create their own word video.

Play Word Videos with a 3rd grade Math list.