3rd Grade Math

Course Description

Semester A

During the first semester, students will build flexibility with numbers as they master addition and subtraction facts as well as multiplication and division facts. Students will understand relationships between addition and subtraction, multiplication and addition, and multiplication and division as they learn to borrow, carry, and regroup in order to find sums and differences of two whole numbers. Students will also comprehend the place value of base ten numbers up to 1,000,000 in order to find patterns and make estimations. Students will be introduced to the concepts of fractions in terms of defining, comparing, and finding equivalent fractions. Lastly, they will implement a five-step approach to solving word problems throughout the entire semester.

Semester B

During the second semester, students will explore concepts of measurement including linear measurement, weight, volume, temperature, and time. They will also recognize, compare, and convert fractions. Students will write amounts of money and make change using as few coins as possible. Lastly, students will examine lines, polygons, and solid figures as they are introduced to basic concepts of geometry.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

3rd Grade


Course Materials List

*Materials listed should be acquired by the student prior to beginning work in the course.


2 Semesters

Semester A

Major Concepts:

  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Place value
  • Word problems and problem solving
  • Math facts
  • Fractions

Semester B

Major Concepts:

  • Fractions cont.
  • Shapes
  • Measuring time, mass, capacity
  • Data and graphs
  • Area and perimeter
  • Place value
  • Estimation
  • Multiples