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We are currently working on the Measurement Unit. Please see the Measurement link for more information.
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By the end of third grade your child will be able to:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking

*Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
*Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between      multiplication and division.
*Multiply and divide within 100.
*Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain  patterns in arithmetic.
 
Number and Operations in Base Ten
* Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Number and Operations - Fractions
* Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.

Measurement and Data

* Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
* Represent and interpret data.
* Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.

Geometry
* Reason with shapes and their attributes.

Mathematical Practices
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use Appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
                              
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                                           Multiplication and Division 
                                            Addition and Subtraction

If you child is struggling with their multiplication facts, focus on one fact per night until they master it, then move on to the next fact.

If your child is struggling with addition and subtraction facts, focus on what makes 10, 9, 8, etc.  Have them write them out and them quiz them.

For example:   10 =   1 +  9         9 = 1 + 8        8 = 1 + 7      
                                     2 + 8               2 + 7               2 + 6
                                     3 + 7               3 + 6               3 + 5
                                     4 + 6               4 + 5               4 + 4
                                     5 + 5

In first grade they referred to these as fact families and set them up in little houses.  Unfortunately some of the students are really struggling with their addition and subtraction facts, so if you could take the time to study these with them as well their multiplication facts, it will be very beneficial for them. 

Thank you in advance for attention to this.