• Third-Grade Math Learning Objectives

    Numbers & Operations

    Counting Number Sets, Number Representations, Compare & Order Numbers, Place Value
    • Represent numbers to 10,000 in different equivalent forms.
    • Count to 10,000.
    • Count by hundreds and thousands.
    • Compare and order whole numbers to 10,000.
    • Use place-value models to read, write, and represent numbers to 10,000.
    Whole Number: Addition & Subtraction
    • Model regrouping in addition and subtraction with place-value.
    • Add and subtract whole numbers to 10,000.
    • Solve addition and subtraction problems with greater numbers by using a bar model.
    Whole Number: Multiplication & Division
    • Multiply and divide with 6, 7, 8, and 9.
    • Represent multiplication & division in different ways.
    • Multiply 1s, 10s, and 100s with and without regrouping.
    • Use addition and multiplication properties to multiply.
    • Divide 10s and 1s with and without regrouping, no remainder.
    • Use bar models to represent multiplication and division situations.
    • Solve one and two-step multiplication and division problems. 
    Estimation & Mental Math
    • Use mental math strategies to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
    • Add and subtract money.
    • Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of money.
    • Use the dollar sign and decimal point in money amounts.
    Fraction Concepts, Operations & Applications
    • Understand the meanings and uses of fractions including fraction of a set.
    • Understand that the size of a fractional part is relative to the size of the whole.
    • Compare fractions using models, number lines.
    • Identify equivalent fractions through the use of models, multiplication, division, and number lines.
    • Add and subtract like fractions.

    Algebraic Thinking

    Patterns & Properties
    • Create and analyze multiplication and division patterns.
    • Understand that multiplication and division are related.
    • Model, define and explain properties of multiplication.
    • Identify odd and even numbers.
    Algebraic Relationships & Models
    • Describe number relationships in context.
    Number Sentences, Equations & Inequalities
    • Write multiplication and division number sentences.
    • Write and solve numbers sentences for one- and two-step real-world problems.
    • Determine the missing parts (quantities or symbols) in number sentences.
    • Understand equality and inequality.

    Geometry & Measurement

    Time & Temperature
    • Read time on a digital clock.
    • Tell time to the nearest minute.
    • Convert between hours and minutes
    • Add and subtract units of time.
    • Determine elapsed time.
    • Read a Fahrenheit thermometer.
    • Choose the appropriate tool and unit to measure temperature.
    • Use referents to estimate temperature.
    Lines & Angles
    • Identify perpendicular and parallel lines.
    • Identify right angles and compare angles to right angles.
    • Describe, analyze, compare, & classify two-dimensional shapes by their sides and angles.
    • Classify & sort polygons and quadrilaterals by attributes and properties.
    • Investigate composing & decomposing two-dimensional shapes.
    • Use attributes and properties to solve problems.
    Length, Distance, Perimeter & Area
    • Select appropriate units and tools to estimate and measure lengths.
    • Use meter sticks, 12-inch rulers, and yardsticks to measure length.
    • Measure length to the nearest half inch and inch.
    • Use referents to estimate distance.
    • Measure perimeter of plane figures.
    • Choose the appropriate tool, and strategy to measure perimeter.
    • Find and compare the area of plane figures in different square units.
    • Make different plane figures with the same area.
    • Compare the area and perimeter of plane figures.
    • Find the area of rectangles and composite figures.
    Surface Area & Volume
    • Estimate and measure capacity in liters and milliliters.
    • Convert among metric units of capacity.
    • Select appropriate tools and units to estimate and measure volume in cubic units.
    • Relate the units of customary capacity to one another.
    • Decompose solid figures to find the surface area.
    Weight & Mass
    • Select appropriate units  & tools to estimate & measure weight.
    • Use referents to measure weight.
    • Estimate and find masses of objects.
    • Convert among units of masses.
    Congruence, Symmetry, Transformations & Coordinate Geometry
    • Identify symmetrical figures and one line of symmetry.
    • Solve problems involving congruency.
    • Identify pairs of shapes that show a flip, slide, and turn.
    • Demonstrate that figures and their flip, slide, and turn images are congruent.

    Data Analysis

    Collect, Classify, Organize, Represent, Interpret & Analyze Data
    • Collect and organize data in bar graphs and line plots. 
    • Interpret picture and bar graphs with scales.
    • Use frequency tables, bar graphs, picture graphs, and line plots to solve real-world problems.