Grade 3

Math Live

Empowered Learner and Computational Thinker
teaching math


Math Live is a website that provides fun video math lessons in cartoon format. It provides teacher notes, parent notes, activity sheets, and assessments with rubrics.

Students will:

  • Be able to log onto Math Live to select a lesson, watch a video, complete the activity worksheet and then complete the assessment on a specific math concept.

Vocabulary Words:

  • All vocabulary for the lessons is provided in Math Live in the glossary.

To prepare for this lesson:

  • The teacher will preview the Math Live website
  • The teacher may want to preview the lesson as well as the teacher notes and assessment.
  • Make copies of the activity.
  • Make copies of the assessment and the rubric.


  • Math Live is perfect parents in explaining the math topic.
  • High-interest level for students.

See Accommodations Page and Charts on the site in the Teacher Resources. 

Directions for this activity:

  1. Log onto Math Live.
  2. Select the lesson.
  3. Watch the video. Be sure to advance by clicking the green button at the bottom.
  4. When you get to the last section there is an option to play a game that is connected to the lesson or exit.
  5. Complete the activity sheet.
  6. Take the assessment.

Different options for assessing the students:

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Assessments are provided within Math Live.
  • Math talks class discussion.
  • Provide an example and have students make an exit ticket.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Empowered Learner 
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1b. Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

Computational Thinker
5a. Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
5b. Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
5c. Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
5d. Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

Apps. Extensions, Add-ons

Math Live


Students write about what was learned in the math lesson.

Create posters on the math lesson to present to the class.

Students create their own math assessments.

This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools. February 2020.