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Textbook:  McGraw-Hill My Math 2013

We are excited to begin our new math series, My Math.  Below are some key concepts of this program.  Your child will have frequent homework assignments in math.  There will be tests at the end of each chapter.  We will also be utilizing the Accelerated Math program in third grade.  This part of the curriculum provides personalized math practice, differentiated instruction, and on going feedback on student success

Concepts

Addition and Subtraction Facts: Review, missing addends, fact families;  Addition & Subtraction of Multi-Digit Numbers (with/without regrouping).

Place Value and Number Sense: Reading multi-digit numbers, counting and order, comparisons (greater than, less than, equal to…).

Estimating and Reasonable Answers: Using rounding and estimating to determine reasonableness of answers.

Problem Solving: Solving one-and two-step problems, selecting and performing computational procedures to solve problems with whole numbers.

Measurement: Customary units of length, metric units of capacity and mass, perimeter, and area

Time: To the minute, elapsed time, solving problems.

Multiplication and Division Facts and Problems

Geometry: Quadrilaterals including squares, rectangles, rhombuses, trapezoids, parallelograms, etc.

Graphing:  Pictographs, bar graphs, line plots

Fractions: Parts of a whole and parts of a set, comparing and ordering fractions.

Basic Addition and Subtraction Facts

Quick recall of the basic addition and subtraction facts is essential as your child encounters more difficult math problems and concepts.  Your child was introduced to the facts in kindergarten, learned the facts in first grade, and practiced the facts in second grade.  In third grade, it is expected that your child is able to recall quickly both the addition and subtraction facts from memory (without using fingers).

Basic Multiplication Facts

Your child was introduced to the basic concepts of multiplication in second grade.  Soon we will be reviewing and practicing the multiplication and division facts in third grade.  It is expected that by the end of third grade the students are able to recall the basic multiplication and division facts from memory.

It is also essential that the children know the addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts from memory.  Besides informal practice such as flashcards or games, students are encouraged to utilize the Math Facts in a Flash website accessible through the school’s website under “RenLearn Home Connect”.