3rd Grade TAKS Math Test Preparation: Practice Worksheets

Texas 3rd graders take the math TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) every spring. If your child could use some help preparing for this exam, the following sites may be useful. Read on for more information on how your child can review online for free.

Find available tutors

Review Materials from the Texas Education Agency

Many math websites can prepare 3rd graders for the math TAKS, but you may want to use those that are aligned with the state curriculum standards, which are called Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). You can find more information about these state standards at the Texas Education Agency's website. The website also has information about the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program, which is set to replace the TAKS in the spring of 2012. The new program will cover the same topics as the TAKS.

To prepare your child for the math assessment exam, you can download a PDF of a released 2009 3rd grade TAKS math exam, along with an answer key, at the TEA website. The test includes questions on reading charts and thermometers, addition problems with 3-digit numbers, fractions and areas.

Worksheets from Math Fact Cafe

Once you know what math skills your child needs to master, you can download the free 3rd grade math worksheets offered here. Math Fact Cafe has worksheets and flashcards for students who need to practice arithmetic and fractions. The worksheets are printable and come with answer keys, but the flashcards are made for online practice. The 3rd grade page is divided into sections for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Fraction activities are contained within those four headings, so you can find fraction addition problems in the appropriate area.

These activities will not provide comprehensive TAKS review, but can be a good starting point. Several dozen practice problems are available for each type of arithmetic.

Math Practice from IXL.com

These online math problems can give your child a chance to test his or her skills with specific math units. The topics are listed in neat rows and to view practice problems you can click on any of the links. The questions appear one at a time onscreen, and the computer scores - and tracks - the answers. If your child is doing well, the difficulty level will increase to meet your child's level. Some of the topics covered here include place value, estimation and rounding, money, time and measurement.

Did you find this useful? If so, please let others know!

Other Articles You May Be Interested In

  • More Blog Articles
    Creating Your Own Math Problems and Worksheets

    Supplementing your child's math lessons with a few problems and worksheets of your own will help you become better acquainted with his or her curriculum, and will help your child perform better in the classroom. Here are some tips for creating them.

  • More Blog Articles
    MIND Games Lead to Math Gains

    Imagine a math teaching tool so effective that it need only be employed twice per week for less than an hour to result in huge proficiency gains. Impossible, you say? Not so...and MIND Research Institute has the virtual penguin to prove it.

We Found 7 Tutors You Might Be Interested In

Huntington Learning

  • What Huntington Learning offers:
  • Online and in-center tutoring
  • One on one tutoring
  • Every Huntington tutor is certified and trained extensively on the most effective teaching methods
In-Center and Online


  • What K12 offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Has a strong and effective partnership with public and private schools
  • AdvancED-accredited corporation meeting the highest standards of educational management
Online Only

Kaplan Kids

  • What Kaplan Kids offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Customized learning plans
  • Real-Time Progress Reports track your child's progress
Online Only


  • What Kumon offers:
  • In-center tutoring
  • Individualized programs for your child
  • Helps your child develop the skills and study habits needed to improve their academic performance
In-Center and Online

Sylvan Learning

  • What Sylvan Learning offers:
  • Online and in-center tutoring
  • Sylvan tutors are certified teachers who provide personalized instruction
  • Regular assessment and progress reports
In-Home, In-Center and Online

Tutor Doctor

  • What Tutor Doctor offers:
  • In-Home tutoring
  • One on one attention by the tutor
  • Develops personlized programs by working with your child's existing homework
In-Home Only


  • What TutorVista offers:
  • Online tutoring
  • Student works one-on-one with a professional tutor
  • Using the virtual whiteboard workspace to share problems, solutions and explanations
Online Only

Our Commitment to You

  • Free Help from Teachers

  • Free Learning Materials

  • Helping Disadvantaged Youth