3rd grade

3rd grade is a building block year. Your student will have already learned about place value, foundations of multiplication, and at this point they should be able to fluently add and subtract. If they are not able to do that yet, it should be practiced every single night. 3rd grade is also the year when they begin connecting math to science and other aspects of everyday life.

Things your 3rd grader should know and be able to do by the end of the year:

  • Multiply and divide within 100.
  • Solve problems involving the four operations (multi-step word problems- add, subtract, multiply and divide).
  • Round up to 3 digit numbers to the tens and hundreds
  • Develop an understanding of fractions (identifying the numerator, denominator, and being able to partition shapes into equal parts)
  • Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and
    masses of objects. (This is where we start to connect math to science)
  • Represent and interpret data (bar graphs, line graphs and scaled graphs)

Things you can do at home:

  • Practice practice practice multiplication facts!
  • Continue practicing addition and subtraction, with and without regrouping up to 3 digits.
  • Bake/cook with your student! Baking and cooking is an excellent way to help them with fractions.
  • Weighing different objects using terms such as heavier, lighter, and making predictions about which object will weigh more.