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3rd Grade Place Value Math Journal Prompts


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Need a high quality, No Prep Activity? 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 rounding numbers on a number line, comparing and ordering numbers, composing and decomposing numbers and much more!

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

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?

  • 14 Journal Prompts
  • 7 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
  • Collect Qualitative Data for Parent-Teacher Conferences or PLC and RTI Meetings

Topics include:

  • Composing and decomposing numbers up to 100,000 with objects and pictorial models
  • Expanded Form
  • Expanded Notation
  • Word Form
  • Describing Place Value relationships in the Base-10 number system
  • Representing Numbers on a Number Line
  • Comparing and Ordering whole numbers up to 100,000
  • Rounding on a Number Line

TEKS Alignment:

Readiness Standards
3.2A: Compose and decompose numbers up to 100,000 as a sum of so many ten thousands, so many thousands, so many hundreds, so many tens, and so many ones using objects, pictorial models, and numbers, including expanded notation as appropriate.
3.2D: Compare and order whole numbers up to 100,000 and represent comparisons using the symbols >,< or =.

Supporting Standards

3.2B: Describe the mathematical relationships found in the base-10 place value system through the hundred thousands place.

3.2C: Represent a number on a number line as being between two consecutive multiples of 10; 100; 1,000; or 10,000 and use words to describe relative size of numbers in order to round whole numbers.

Additional information

Resource Type

Journal Prompts

Grade Level


Number of Pages



3.2A, 3.2B, 3.2C, 3.2D