Third Grade Math Outcomes
The Third Graders will strengthen their problem solving skills while working with a variety of mathematics problems. The students will communicate their math thinking through writing and oral explanations.
Number concepts will be explored while identifying place value, ordering, rounding, estimating, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers.
Concepts of geometry are enhanced when students sort, classify, and name various geometric shapes. Extending and developing patters will be emphasized.
The students will also measure length, weight, time, volume, and perimeter with appropriate tools.
Third Graders will count money and calculate change.
They will also make and interpret graphs and charts.
Third graders will work to remember the basic math facts: addition, subtraction, and multiplication. 
MATH EXPRESSIONS Curriculum Units That Match Standards

UNIT 1 Place Value and Multi-Digit Addition and Subtraction
-Adding and Subtraction Strategies
-Place Value
-Grouping to Add
-Multi-digit Addition and Addition Methods
-Ungrouping to Subtract
-Real World Problem Solving

UNIT 2 Lines, Line Segments, and Quadrilaterals
-Properties and Quadrilaterals
-Parallelograms, Rectangles, Squares, and Rhombuses
-Classify Quadrilaterals

UNIT 3 Addition and Subraction Word Problems
-Addition and Subraction Situations
-Word Problems with Unknown Partners
-Word Problems with Unknown Starts
-Comparison Problems
-Multi-Digit and Mixed Multi-Digit Math Stories

UNIT 4 Figures, Angles, and Triangles
-Symmetry and Congruence
-Label Figures and Draw Diagonals
-Angles and Triangles
-Angle Measures

UNIT 5 Use Addition and Subraction
-Round, Estimate, and Compare
-Use Money
-Complex Word Problems
-Pictographs, Bar Graphs, and Line Plots

UNIT 6 Patterns
-Motion Geometry Patterns
-Repeating Patterns
-Real World Problem Solving

UNIT 7 Multiplication and Division with 0-5, 9, and 10
-Multiply with 5
-Multiplication as Rpeated Groups
-Multiplication and Arrays
-The Meaning of Division
-Multiply and Divide with 2
-Multiply and Divide with 10
-Multiply and Divide with 9
-Multiply and Divide with 3
-Create and Solve Math Stories
-Multiply and Divide with 4
-Multiplication and Area
-Multiply and Divide with 1 and 0

UNIT 8 Area and Perimeter
-Explore Perimeter and Area
-Relate Area and Perimeter
-Formulas for Area and Perimeter

UNIT 9 Multiplication and Division with 6, 7, and 8 and Problem Solving
-Multiply and Divide with 6
-Solve Area Word Problems
-Multiply and Divide with 8
-Write Word Problems and Equations
-Multiply and Divide with 7
-Comparison Word Problems
-Solve Math Stories: Mixed, Multi-Step, and Complex

UNIT 10 Time
-Tell Time
-Elapsed Time
-Clock Angles

UNIT 11 Exploring Fractions, Decimals, Probability, and Division with Remainders
-Fraction Concepts
-Use Fraction Concepts
-Equivalent Fractions
-Compare, Add, and Subtract Fractions, and Relate Fractions and Decimals
-Mixed Numbers and Division with Remainders

UNIT 12 Three-Diminsional Figures
-Properties of Three Dimensional Figures
-Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids, Cones, Circles, and Spheres

UNIT 13 Measurement
-Capacity, Weight, Mass, and Temperature

UNIT 14 Directions and Locations
-Name and Plot Points on Coordinate Grids

Third Grade Handwriting Outcomes
Students are responsible for:
Correctly and legibly writing letters and words in print and manuscript.
Third Grade Health Outcomes

Identifies and Share Feelings Appropriately  

Safety Practices:
Bus Safety
Fire Safety
Water Safety
Pedestrian/Automobile Safety
Poison Safety
Stranger Safety
Learn and Practice Basic First Aid:
Treatment of Simple Injuries
Prevention of Simple Injuries
Emergency Phone Calls
Maintain a healthy life style
General Health
Third Grade Social Studies Outcomes
Geography understandings
Name and locate…directions, oceans, continents, various landforms and habitats
Use geographical tools (maps, globes, etc.)
Learn how people affect their environment
Weather-Identify how temperature and precipitation affect people and the land


Citizenship and Government

Know government officials, their titles and roles
Learn how to become contributing citizen
Learn rules and laws that govern citizens
Contrast wants and needs of individuals


Community and Environment

What makes a community?
How are people alike and different now and in the past?
Recognize interdependence among people
Recognize the relationship between where a person live and their lifestyle
Third Grade Reading Outcomes
The third graders spend time reading at their reading level using Accelerated Reader library books.  They spend time reading alone, in pairs, in small groups and in large groups. Third graders also read selections in the Reading Street basal reader. This program is connected to the spelling and language lessons given within a six day cycle.

Vocabulary Words

Reads words with diphthongs
Reads one, two and three syllable words
Identifies root/base words and their affixes
Recognizes synonyms, antonyms, homophones
Reads Fluently with expression using compound words, and contractions


Applies context clues, identifies supporting details, main idea, topic sentence, tone and mood of characters, and identifies sequence of events.
Uses table of contents
Interprets graphs, charts, tables and data
Makes predictions, draws conclusions, compares, contrasts and summarizes ideas
Follows written step-by-step directions
Determines fact from fiction
Third Grade Spelling Outcomes
Students are responsible for:
Spelling Reading Street Core words – 8 to 20 new words will be assigned every seven days of school
Independently use a variety of spelling strategies and tools to spell correctly

Third Grade Science Outcomes

Knows that light travels in a straight line
Knows that light can be reflected, refracted, and absorbed

Knows how vibration affects pitch and volume. 
Habitats – rain forest, temperate forests, oceans, and deserts
Identifies how these habitats support animals and plant life
Learn how plants and animals grow and adapt in different habitats
Identifies how habitats are changed by plants and animals
Describe the structures that serve different functions in growth, survival and reproduction for plants and animals.
Knows that plants have different structures from animals that serve the same necessary functions in growth, survival and reproduction.  
Observes and differentiates between characteristics of organisms that are inherited and characteristics that are acquired.

Identifies similarities and differences between parent and offspring.

Solar System
Recognizes the difference between rotation and revolution and their connection to day, night, seasons and the year.
Identifies the planets in the solar system and their relative sizes, distances and basic characteristics.

Observes that the sun supplies heat and light to the Earth.
Knows that planets look like stars, but over time they move differently than stars.
Third Grade Writing Outcomes


Narrative Story
Multiple Step Directions
Compound Words
Friendly Letter
Personal Journal
Descriptive Paragraphs
Correctly Use Capitals, Periods, Commas, and Apostrophes
Organize Thoughts
Revise Rough Drafts

Identifies and Uses …

Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Common and Proper Nouns, Pronouns, and Subject-Verb Agreement, Forms Compound Words, and Identifies Four Types of Sentences


Speaks effectively using complete sentences.
Speaks effectively while giving an oral report.