Multiplication and division are the name of the game in third grade math. Students will be introduced to these concepts, learn their multiplication table and understand what it actually means to multiply and divide.

Having a solid understanding of 3rd grade math facts will help students grasp these important concepts and reach their learning targets. On this page, you’ll learn important information including:

What Math Should a Third Grader Know?

For third grade math, students are expected to know their fact families in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. With this information, they will be able to solve two-step word problems and equations. In addition, third graders should know how to read and write large numbers through the hundred thousands and know the place value for each digit.

Below are a few other skills that a third grader should know.

• Subtract with regrouping
• Round numbers to the nearest tens and hundreds
• Understand two- and three-dimensional shapes
• Solve word problems that involve time, money, and measurement

An effective third grade math curriculum should ensure mastery of each of these concepts/skills by providing thorough instruction and plenty of opportunities for practice. Read on to learn about our third grade math lesson plans to discover how Time4Learning’s award-winning, comprehensive curriculum can do just that.

In third grade, there are a number of math objectives that your child should achieve. Doing so will allow them to easily learn more complex concepts later. Practicing math facts in the early elementary years as often as possible will help them focus on learning these new skills and understanding more advanced concepts in the years to come.

This year’s math objectives include:

• Gain the skills to do mental math
• Multiply two-digit numbers
• Divide two-digit numbers
• Understand, compare and identify fractions
• Interpret charts and graphs

Check out how Time4MathFacts (included in your subscription) fosters strong math fact fluency through interactive and gamified lessons that keep students engaged and mastering addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

Lesson 1: Expanded Form

Convert numbers containing two to six digits from standard form to expanded form and vice versa.

Lesson 2: Writing Numbers

Write numbers up to six digits using oral and written cues.

Lesson 3: Comparing and Ordering Numbers

Order numbers up to six digits and compare numbers using the symbols <, >, and =.

Lesson 4: Rounding to the Nearest 10

Round numbers up to the ten-thousands to the nearest ten. Use number lines and knowledge of place value.

Lesson 5: Rounding to the Nearest 100

Round numbers up to the ten-thousands to the nearest hundred. Use number lines and knowledge of place value.

Lesson 6: Rounding Numbers

Round numbers to the nearest ten, to the nearest hundred, and to the nearest thousand.

Add three or more single digit addends. (grouping property) Add 2- and 3-digit numbers. (with and without regrouping)

Lesson 2: Subtraction

Subtract 2-and 3-digit numbers. (with regrouping) Subtract 2- and 3-digit numbers when minuend has multiple zeros. (with regrouping)

Lesson 3: Estimate Sums and Differences

Estimate sums and differences using rounding.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Multiplication

An introduction to multiplication (0-12 x 0-12) including multiplication by 0 and 1, using arrays and tables.

Lesson 2: Multiples and Arrays

Define and list multiples of a given number (1-10). Explore multiplication as repeated addition and arrays.

Lesson 3: Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit

Multiply two whole numbers with and without regrouping in which one factor is a one-digit number and the other is a 2-digit number. Multiply mentally by 10, 100, and 1000.

Lesson 4: Multiply by a Multiple of Ten

Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10 – 90 using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.

Lesson 5: Introduction to Division

An introduction to simple division problems including divisions involving 0 and 1 and divisions involving remainders using tables and other manipulatives.

Lesson 6: Division Facts

Recognize and use basic division facts to 100 ÷ 10, and identify dividend, divisor, and quotient. Describe these division properties: you cannot divide by 0, and any number divided by 1 equals that number.

Lesson 7: Interpreting Quotients

Represent and solve problems involving division. Interpret quotients of whole number as the either the number of objects in each share when objects are partitioned equally, or as the number of shares.

Lesson 8: Division Word Problems

Represent and solve problems involving division. Use division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Lesson 9: Divide 2-digits by 1-digit

Divide two-digit dividends by one-digit divisors, with and without remainders.

Lesson 1: Identifying Patterns on an Addition Table

Identify arithmetic patterns using an addition table.

Lesson 2: Identifying Patterns on a Multiplication Table

Identify arithmetic patterns using a multiplication table, and explain them using properties of operations.

Lesson 1: Multiplying and Dividing to Solve Word Problems

Solve a multi-step word problem using multiplication and division.

Lesson 2: Understanding Division as an Unknown-Factor Problem

Understand division as an unknown-factor problem.

Lesson 3: Using Strategies to Multiply Within 100

Understand multiplication and use strategies to fluently multiply within 100.

Lesson 4: Using Strategies to Divide Within 100

Understand division and use strategies to fluently divide within 100.

Lesson 1: Understanding Fractions of a Whole

Recognize fractions as part of a whole and understand the meaning of the numerator and the denominator.

Lesson 2: Representing Fractions on a Number Line

Identify the fraction shown by a point on a number line and learn how to place a fraction on a number line.

Lesson 3: Understanding Equivalent Fractions with Models and Number Lines

Understand two fractions as equivalent if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.

Lesson 4: Comparing Two Fractions with the Same Numerator or Denominator

Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator using fraction models.

Lesson 1: Parts of a Set or Whole

Identify parts of a set and parts of a whole with equivalent fractions with denominators up to 10.

Lesson 2: Equivalent Fractions

Identify equivalent fractions. (1/2 = 2/4)

Lesson 3: Compare and Order Fractions

Order fractions with like denominators and compare fractions using the symbols <, >, and =.

Lesson 4: Relate Fractions and Decimals

Explore the relationship between fractions and decimals. (tenths and hundredths)

Lesson 5: Write Decimals to Hundredths

Identify decimals to the hundredths place. Read and write decimals to the hundredths.

Lesson 6: Compare and Order Decimals

Order decimals to the hundredths place, and compare decimals using the symbols <, >, and =.

Lesson 1: Bills and Coins

Count collection of coins and bills up to \$50. Add and subtract dollar amounts. (dollar and cents)

Lesson 2: Word Problems

Solve word problems that involve the value of coins, bills, and making change.

Lesson 3: Unit Price

Solve problems involving unit price of items.

Lesson 1: Repeating Patterns

Identify and extend repeating patterns and apply pattern rules using shapes, colors and numbers.

Lesson 2: Numeric Patterns

Identify and extend patterns and apply pattern rules using a sequence of related numbers.

Lesson 3: Apply Pattern Rules

Apply the appropriate rule to complete a chart including input/output tables.

Lesson 1: Numeric Expressions

Represent and evaluate written relationships as numeric expressions.

Lesson 2: Solving for an Unknown in Multiplication Equations

Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication equation relating three whole numbers.

Lesson 3: Solving for an Unknown in Division Equations

Determine the unknown whole number in a division equation relating three whole numbers.

Lesson 4: Equations

Solve for an unknown quantity in an equation. Example: 3 + __ = 7.(Example: missing addend or missing factor)

Lesson 5: Properties of Multiplication

Understand properties of multiplication and apply these properties as strategies to multiply.

Lesson 6: Properties of Division

Understand properties of division and apply these properties as strategies to divide.

Lesson 7: Properties of Addition and Multiplication

Use the Order (Commutative) and Grouping (Associative) Properties of Addition and Multiplication to find equivalent expressions or equations containing an unknown quantity.

Lesson 1: Segments, Lines and Line Pairs

Describe line segments, lines, and line pairs.

Lesson 2: Classifying Angles

Identify and classify angles as right, acute, or obtuse.

Lesson 3: Attributes of Polygons

Identify the attributes of polygons (sides and angles) and sort by particular characteristics of the plane figure.

Lesson 4: Attributes of Solid Figures

Identify the attributes of solid figures (edges, vertices, and faces) such as cubes, rectangular prisms, rectangular pyramids, cones, cylinders, and spheres and sort by particular characteristics.

Lesson 5: Nets

Identify and create a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional figure.

Lesson 1: Distance Between Two Points

Find the horizontal or vertical distance between two points on a coordinate grid.

Lesson 2: Ordered Pairs

Plot a point on a coordinate grid given an ordered pair and write the ordered pair of a point shown on a coordinate grid.

Lesson 3: Follow Directions on a Grid

After being given navigational directions from the initial point, identify the ordered pair of the final point.

Lesson 1: Congruent Shapes

Given a plane figure, identify the congruent shape and create a congruent shape using other plane figures.

Lesson 2: Slides, Flips, Turns

Apply a slide, flip, or turn to a plane figure and predict the result. Identify the image of a plane figure as a slide, flip, or turn.

Lesson 3: Line and Point Symmetry

Use line and point symmetry to identify and create symmetrical figures.

Lesson 1: Telling Time

Define, tell, and show time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour. Define, tell, and show time to the 5 and 1 minute intervals.

Lesson 2: Elapsed Time

Find elapsed time using minutes, hours, days, and weeks. Develop measuring skills and demonstrate understanding of concepts related measuring time.

Lesson 3: Solving Problems of Elapsed Time Using a Number Line

Solve problems of elapsed time using a number line.

Lesson 4: Time Schedules

Interpret time schedules using minutes, hours, days, and weeks.

Lesson 1: Length

Define units of length. (inch, foot, yard, mile) Estimate and compare length. Measure to the nearest half-inch.

Lesson 2: Customary Units of Capacity

Define units of capacity. (cup, pint, quart, gallon) Estimate and compare capacity.

Lesson 3: Customary Units of Weight

Define units of weight. (ounce, pound) Estimate and compare weight.

Lesson 4: Temperature

Read thermometer to nearest 5-degree interval.

Lesson 1: Metric Units of Length

Define units of length. (centimeter, decimeter, meter) Estimate and compare length. Measure to the nearest centimeter.

Lesson 2: Metric Units of Capacity

Define units of capacity. (milliliters, liters) Estimate and compare capacity.

Lesson 3: Estimating and Comparing Mass

Define units of mass. (grams, kilograms) Estimate and compare mass.

Lesson 4: Temperature

Read thermometer to nearest 5-degree interval.

Lesson 1: Estimating and Measuring Volume

Estimate volumes of objects in liters and milliliters by comparing to benchmark objects.

Lesson 2: Solving Problems Involving Mass and Volume

Solve real-world problems involving mass in kilograms and grams, and volume in liters.

Lesson 1: Measuring the Area of a Rectangle Using Unit Squares

Measure the area of a rectangle using unit squares.

Lesson 2: Measuring Areas by Counting Unit Squares

Find the area of a figure by counting unit squares.

Lesson 3: Using Tiles to Measure Area of a Rectangle

Find the area of a rectangle by tiling and by multiplying the side lengths.

Lesson 4: Interpreting y = mx + b as a Linear Function

Interpret y = mx + b as a linear function.

Lesson 5: Multiplying to Find the Area of a Rectangle

Find the area of a rectangle by multiplying the length and width.

Lesson 6: Finding the Area of a Rectangle by Dividing into Smaller Rectangles

Find the area of a rectangle by dividing it into two smaller rectangles.

Lesson 7: Decomposing Shapes to Find Area with Multiplication and Addition

Find area by decomposing composite shapes into rectangles and adding the areas.

Lesson 1: Perimeter

Find perimeter by counting units and by adding lengths. Measure to find the perimeter. Select appropriate label for measurement.

Lesson 2: Area

Find area by counting units. Multiply to find area. Select appropriate labels of measurement.

Lesson 3: Comparing Perimeter and Area

Compare perimeter and area.

Lesson 1: Pictographs

Display and interpret data in pictographs.

Lesson 2: Bar Graphs

Display and interpret data in vertical and horizontal bar graphs.

Lesson 3: Tables

Display and interpret data in tables including tally, data, and frequency tables.

Lesson 4: Frequency Tables

Display and interpret data in frequency tables using two attributes.

Lesson 1: Certain, Possible, Impossible

Determine the certainty, likelihood, and fairness of events.

Lesson 2: Possible Outcomes

Determine and list all the possible outcomes of an event.

Lesson 1: Solving 2-Step Problems

Use Polya’s four-step method to solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown.

Lesson 2: Solving 2-Step Problems and Assessing Reasonableness

Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

Why Choose Time4Learning’s Third Grade Math Curriculum

At Time4Learning, we understand how critical it is to build a strong foundation in math. Without the proper math skills, students will struggle in later years. Our third grade math curriculum tackles the concepts mentioned above and more.

While our materials correlate to all state standards, we strive to ensure our students exceed their academic goals by the end of our coursework. As well, we aim at fostering a love of learning in each one of our students.

For parents, we provide an easy way to provide quality education for their children and not have to worry about grading, lesson planning or recordkeeping. Just log into the parent dashboard to monitor your child’s performance, print reports for your homeschool portfolios and you’re good to go!

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