 ### Mathematics:

In grade three, students will continue to build their concept of numbers, developing an understanding of fractions as numbers. They will learn the concepts behind multiplication and division and apply problem-solving skills and strategies for multiplying and dividing numbers up through 100 to solve word problems. Students will also make connections between the concept of the area of a rectangle and multiplication and addition of whole numbers. Activities in these areas will include:

• Understanding and explaining what it means to multiply or divide numbers
• Multiplying all one-digit numbers from memory (knowing their times table)
• Multiplying one-digit numbers by multiples of 10 (such as 20, 30, 40)
• Solving two-step word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
• Understanding the concept of area
• Relating the measurement of area to multiplication and division
• Understanding fractions as numbers
• Understanding and identifying a fraction as a number on a number line
• Comparing the size of two fractions
• Expressing whole numbers as fractions and identifying fractions that are equal to whole numbers (for example, recognizing that 3⁄1 and 3 are the same number)
• Measuring weights and volumes and solving word problems involving these measurements
• Representing and interpreting data

CCSS Focus for 3rd Grade Mathematics

### English Language Arts:

In grade three, students will build important reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. They will think, talk, and write about what they read in a variety of articles, books, and other texts. In their writing, students will pay more attention to organizing information, developing ideas, and supporting these ideas with facts, details, and reasons. Activities in these areas will include:

• Reading a wide range of stories and describing how a story teaches a lesson
• Describing characters in a story and how their actions contributed to events