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3rd Grade Geometry Journal Prompts


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Need a high quality, No Prep Guided Math Station? You will love this set of Journal Prompts that encourage deep thinking and help you collect data on student learning. Students will enjoy drawing and writing about 2D and 3D Shapes, quadrilaterals and their attributes, and decomposing shapes.

These journal prompts give students an opportunity to think deeply about concepts covered in the TEKS and to see patterns in shape attributes.

I absolutely love using math journals in the classroom! They are the perfect way to engage students in deep thinking and assess their understanding. Math journal prompts are naturally differentiated, as students are able to dive as deep into content as they are able to.

What’s included?

  • 12 Journal Prompts
  • 6 Full page Journal Prompt Responses that can be used as examples at a math station.
  • Teaching Tips for using the journal prompts

Great ways to use these journal prompts:

  • No-Prep Math Station
  • Homework (that isn’t busy work)
  • Guide a Small Group Lesson
  • Tutoring Sessions
  • Review

Journal Prompts cover these TEKS

  • 3.6A Classify and sort two- and three-dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes based on attributes using formal geometric language.
  • 3.6B Use attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
  • 3.6E Decompose two congruent two-dimensional figures into parts with equal areas and express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole and recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

This is a TEKS centered resource. While others may be “TEKS-aligned,” they often cover Common Core standards as well. My Texas specific resources cover the TEKS and nothing but the TEKS, so that teachers don’t have to spend additional time sorting through what to use and what not to use. I know how precious each and every school day is; there is no time to waste. As with all of my resources, it is designed with STAAR in mind.

Additional information

Resource Type

Journal Prompts

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Number of Pages



3.6A, 3.6B, 3.6E