Foundational skills for Grade 3 Math

Foundational skills for Grade 3 Math

In grade 3, students typically build upon the math skills they learned in previous grades, such as counting, adding, and subtracting. Here are some of the foundational Common Core math skills that students in grade 3 are expected to master:

  1. Understand and apply the properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
  2. Understand the relationship between addition and subtraction and use them to solve problems.
  3. Solve problems involving multiplication and division within 100.
  4. Understand fractions as numbers and represent fractions on a number line.
  5. Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of time, length, weight, and liquid volume.
  6. Represent and interpret data using graphs.
  7. Understand the concept of area and use it to determine the area of two-dimensional shapes.
  8. Understand and use place value to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
  9. Use mental math strategies to add and subtract within 1000.
  10. Solve problems involving perimeter and find the perimeter of polygons.

These foundational math skills are important for building a strong mathematical foundation and preparing students for the more complex math concepts they will encounter in later grades

ELC provides detailed “I can do” statements and infographics for 3rd grade, a valuable resource for parents, students, and teachers.  3rd grade infographics are aligned with Common Core State Standards and help parents and teachers understand what students should know and be able to do at 3rd grade. 

To view the grade 3 infographics, please click here or to download in pdf format, click on download.

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