Elizabethtown Area School District

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Subject Area Resources
Third Grade Mathematics

Subject Area at a Glance

EASD’s elementary mathematics philosophy is that through instruction, differentiation and the use of manipulatives all students can be successful in mathematics and reach their maximum potential.  The curriculum focuses on the 11 strands of standards that describe what students should know and be able to do by the time they exit elementary school, middle school and high school.  Students who demonstrate proficiency of these standards will be able to communicate mathematically and be able to use their knowledge to organize and understand information in other subjects.

Course Information

Units of Study - First Marking Period

  • fact families
  • addition and subtraction up to three digits with and without regrouping
  • identify the correct operation to solve a word problem
Place Value
  • differentiate between even and odd numbers
  • compare whole numbers using greater than, less than or equal to
  • order numbers least to greatest and greatest to least
  • match symbolic representation to whole numbers (ex: 7 hundreds, 4 tens and 8 ones equals 748)
  • match the word name with its number

Units of Study - Second Marking Period

  • Count coins and bills less than $5.00
  • Compare and order values of money less than $5.00
  • Make change for an amount up to $5.00
  • tell and show time to the minute
  • find elapsed time to increments of five minutes
  • identify times of day as AM and PM
Data and Graphing
  • describe and interpret questions based on data from tables, charts and bar graphs
  • translate information from one type of display to another
  • graph data or complete a graph given the data
Introduction to Multiplication Concepts
  • represent multiplication as repeated addition                                                                                          

Units of Study -Third Marking Period

  • solve problems involving multiplication facts through 5x9
  • identify the correct operation to solve a word problem
  • extend or find a missing element in a pattern of numbers or shapes
  • identify or describe the rule for a pattern
  • write the fraction that corresponds to a drawing or part of a set
  • create a drawing that represents a given fraction
  • select an appropriate unit for the attribute being measured
  • use a ruler to measure to the nearest 1/2 inch
  • compare and order objects according to length
  • match the object with its approximate measurement (ex. inches, feet or yards)
  • name/identify/describe geometric shapes in two dimensions
  • name/identify/describe geometric shapes in three dimensions
  • identify/draw a line of symmetry in a two-dimensional figure
  • identify symmetrical two-dimensional shapes

Units of Study - Fourth Marking Period

  • solve problems involving multiplication facts through 9 x 9
  • identify the correct operation(s) to solve a word problem
  • multiply 2-digit numbers
  • multiply 3-digit numbers
  • multiplying amounts of money
  • create multiplication and division patterns
  • demonstrate division as repeated subtraction and sharing
  • write division stories
  • find a missing element in a pattern
  • describe a rule for a pattern
  • predict and measure the likelihood of an event
  • design a fair and unfair spinner
Problem Solving
  • solve multi-step problems with an explanation 
  • use appropriate problem-solving strategies (logical reasoning and choosing an operation)

Instructional Resources
The Elizabethtown Area School District makes use of a variety of instructional resources in the classroom to support student learning. Resources could include text books, subscription-based web programs, etc. The resources listed below are regularly used in the classroom to provided support in the subject area. The websites listed may require a username and password. Your son or daughter was provided this sign-in information by his or her teacher. If your child does not know his or her log in, please check with your child's teacher.
  • www.pearsonsuccess.net

  • www.studyisland.com

Web Resources
The Elizabethtown Area School District recognizes that the internet can be an outstanding resource for students to access information and reinforce classroom instruction. The links and information contained in this section have been recommended by district faculty and administrators and represent some of the best educational sites for children. The directory of links provided are located outside of the Elizabethtown Area School District website. They are not maintained, owned or updated by the Elizabethtown Area School District. To cancel, use your browser's "Back" button to return to the previous page.


Last Modified on December 7, 2009