Third Grade Mathematics Curriculum Modules
Summarized from A Story Of Units
Module 1: Properties of Multiplication and Division and Solving Problems with Units of 2-5 and 10
This unit builds upon the foundation of multiplication and division thinking with units begun in grade 2. Students will concentrate on the meaning of multiplication and division and begin to develop fluency involving only the factors 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10.
Module 2: Place Value and Problem Solving with Units of MeasureThis unit focuses on measurement of time and metric weight and capacity. Students will tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Students will learn to decompose a kilogram in to 100 gram, 10 gram and 1 gram weights and similar for liters. This then will be applied to further understanding the place value system and being able to compare and round when adding and subtracting larger numbers. Daily fluency activities will help students to recall the multiplication facts begun in the previous unit.
Module 3: Multiplication and Division with Units of 0, 1, 6-9, and Multiples of 10Students will learn the remaining multiplication and division facts as they continue to develop their understanding of multiplication and division strategies within 100. Focus will be on understanding rectangular arrays as students continue to work on one- and two-step word problems.
Module 4: Multiplication and AreaThe work done in understanding arrays in the previous unit is the main focus in this unit. Students will investigate area of rectangular figures by finding the number of same-size units that cover a figure without gaps or overlays.
Module 5: Fractions as Numbers on the Number LineIn this unit, students move from thinking of fractions as parts of figures to points on the number line. Students will also compare fractions, find equivalent fractions in special cases and solve problems that involve fractions.
Module 6: Collecting and Displaying DataStudents will estimate lengths to the nearest halves and fourths of an inch and record that information in bar graphs and line plots. Questions of “how many more” and “how many less” will be answered using bar graphs.
Module 7: Geometry and Measurement Word ProblemsStudents will describe, analyze, and compare properties of two-dimensional shapes. They will also solve plenty of two-step word problems involving all four operations as well as continue to improve fluency for concepts and skills learned through the year.