Our 3rd Grade math program works to cement understanding of place value and number sense, so students will be well prepared for complex problems that involve higher-order thinking. Students practice multiplication and learn division, leaving 3rd Grade with the ability to perform all four math operations. Other 3rd Grade math topics include geometry, fractions, measurement, statistics, and elapsed time. Students enjoy the opportunity to solve challenging word problems through the Noetic Math Contest in the spring. Math classes include whole-group review and lessons, small-group extensions, independent or partner work, and games.
In 3rd Grade, students continue to develop strong work habits that will enable them to be successful going forward in their academic careers. These work habits include maintaining an agenda to track assignments, self-reflection on classwork with the goal of improvement, and time management during long-term independent projects.