Grade 3 Math Learning Standards
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Number and Operations in Base 10
Number and Operations - Fractions
Measurement and Data
All students K - 12 are expected to engaged in the "mathematical practices."
Computational fluency is described as the ability to compute with accuracy, flexibility, and efficiency (Adding It Up, 2001). Students can develop and improve their fluency through exposure, experience and discussion.
At Driscoll, we believe that students should have the freedom to choose efficient strategies that work for them. Teachers will encourage students to stretch themselves to make connections between strategies, and to develop greater efficiency. Students should be able to explain both the process and the solution used. This promotes both an understanding of math, and can also help tease out some misconceptions.
Howard County (MD) published a brochure about common strategies third grade students might use. Click here to download the brochure.
View and download the full list of Grade 3 math standards below. Standards published by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.