The students will be classifying objects by color, shape, and size. They will be able to identify how objects are the same and how they are different. The students will also be learning about position words: above/below, top/bottom, first/middle/last, and before/ after/ between. Another topic will be patterns. We will investigate geometric and color patterns. The children will also learn about repeating patterns.
We will be busy adding, subtracting, and making patterns in November! We will be starting with simple addition facts, work our way to simple subtraction facts, and finish up with some patterns. We will learn about vertical and horizontal addition sentences, we will add 0 and 1 to another number. We will learn some easy turn around facts, and find missing addends. We will learn about vertical and horizontal subtraction sentences, we will subtract using objects, and solve some subtraction number stories. We will explore all different kinds of patterns; number patterns, shape patterns, color patterns, and many more. November will be a busy month!
We are working on unit 2 in math which includes writing addition number stories, adding doubles facts, reviewing the concept that a number can be named in many ways, demonstrating the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction, identifying missing numbers in number pairs, and shortcuts for subtracting 9 or 8 from any number.
Third grade is finishing up with Unit 2 and beginning Unit 3. Unit 3 is all about measurement. Please include your child in activities at home that reinforce this skill. Reading recipes while cooking dinner, baking cookies, and food shopping all reinforce this skill. When you think of measurement don't limit it to using a ruler. The measurement of liquids is also covered in third grade. We are also asking that you help to remind your children to show all of their work when they solve problems. When they take the state test they won’t receive full credit unless all work is shown.
In Everyday Math we are beginning Unit 3. The goal for the students is to memorize single digit multiplication facts. In addition, the students will be working with multiplication and division fact triangles. Finally, we will begin an introduction to solving algebraic equations. The children are encouraged to practice their multiplication facts at home every night by making flash cards and/or playing one of the many math games with someone at home. Fact triangles can also be used to practice relationships between multiplication and division.
We are working on multiplying and dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers. We will also be working on writing algebraic expressions. Students will learn different methods for multiplication and division; partial quotients and lattice for example. We will also be learning about Algebra. Upcoming in the next unit of study will be fractions, decimals and percents. We will work with equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions