Lesson Plan: Dividing by 3 Mathematics • 3rd Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use various strategies to divide by 3 within the known times table up to 12 × 3.


Students will be able to

  • use models to divide by 3,
  • skip count to divide by 3,
  • use known multiplication facts to divide by 3,
  • solve word problems involving division by 3.


Students should already be familiar with

  • counting forward and backward in 3s,
  • the 3 times table up to 12×3.


Students will not cover

  • remainders,
  • quotients larger than 12.

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