Grade 3 Mathematics
Course/Grade Level Description
In the third grade, students gain proficiency in addition and subtraction of whole numbers, and continue to develop meaning and computational skill in multiplication. This culminates in knowledge of the 10 x 10 multiplication table. Students are introduced to decimals through money. Work in measurement is closely related to increased emphasis on ideas from geometry including developing meaning for area and perimeter.
KPS Mathematics Expectations
(From Strategic Planning Expectations)
All third grade students will be able to…
- Count, read, write and compare whole numbers up to 10,000.
- Understand the place value system up to10,000 in order to compare and order numbers.
- Understand addition and subtraction of whole numbers.
- Understand multiplication and division of primarily single and two digit numbers by using fact family relationships; know facts through 10 x 10.
- Know the characteristics of even and odd numbers.
- Understand the use of fractions (halves, fourths and eighths) to describe a part of a whole and place on a number line.
- Know benchmark temperatures such as freezing and boiling in both Fahrenheit and Celsius; compare using terms like cooler and warmer.
- Add and subtract money in dollars and cents.
- Identify perpendicular and parallel lines in real life settings.
- Record data, read and interpret bar graphs.
Michigan Focal Points
The following table outlines the Michigan Focal Points for fourth grade. The language in each Michigan Focal Point correlates in many cases to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. The first column lists each Michigan Focal Point and the second column specifies grade-level topics linked to the corresponding Focal Point. These are the topics from which the core expectations (2nd – 7th grade) were selected.
Focus and Topics
1. Developing understandings of multiplication and division and strategies for basic multiplication facts and related division facts.
- Count in steps, and understand even and odd numbers
- Multiply and divide whole numbers
- Problem-solving with whole numbers
2. Developing an understanding of area and perimeter and determining the areas and perimeters of two-dimensional shapes.
- Understand meaning of area and perimeter and apply in problems
- Estimate perimeter and area
- Solve measurement problems
3. Describing properties of two-dimensional shapes and classifying three-dimensional shapes.
- Recognize the basic elements of geometric objects
- Name and explore properties of shapes
- Explore and name three-dimensional solids
4. Developing an understanding of fractions and fraction equivalence.
- Understand simple fractions, relation to the whole, and addition and subtraction of fractions
- Understand simple decimal fractions in relation to money
Michigan Content Expectations
A Parent's Guide to Grade Level Mathematics Expectations
Links to Math Games and Math Practice Excercises
"Numbers," knowing simple sums and learning useful calculations can help you with everyday tasks.
"Grid Games" of factors, multiples, powers, and primes.
Lessons in "Divisibility."
"City Blocks" division, questions about remainders.
A "Tutorial" on long division.
Match the equivalent "decimal."
Learn about measurement at "My Schoolhouse."
"ToonUniversity" teaches you about size estimation.
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