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3rd Grade Math Learning Activity: Practice Calculating Surface Area

Practice learning about surface area in this interactive activity. Manipulate the cubes on your own to practice and learn the controls. When you are ready, calculate the value of a given cube, or use the sliders to create the correct value. Click here for our Volume Lab Activity.

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This interactive activity is embedded in our Third Grade Math + 3 (Purple) course.


This research-based course focuses on computational fluency, conceptual understanding, and problem-solving. The engaging course features new graphics, learning tools, and games; adaptive activities that help struggling students master concepts and skills before moving on; and more support for Learning Coaches to guide their students to success. This course for students in Grade 3 provides a quick overview of whole number addition and subtraction, but has a greater focus on whole number multiplication and division, encompassing early algebraic thinking. Decimals are studied in relationship to place value and money, and fractions are addressed through multiple representations and probability. Students are introduced to specific methods and strategies to help them become more effective problem solvers. Geometry and measurement are addressed through the study of two- and three-dimensional shapes, early work with perimeter, area, and volume, and applying measuring techniques to time, length, capacity, and weight.

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