Skills

Math Third Grade Curriculum

  • 1Solve two-step addition and subtraction word problemsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.D.8
  • 2Select and explain strategies (models/drawings, place value, properties of operations, relationship between addition and subtraction) to subtract within 1000Number & Operations in Base Ten / 3.NBT.A.2
  • 3Select and explain strategies (models/drawings, place value, properties of operations, relationship between addition and subtraction) to add within 1000Number & Operations in Base Ten / 3.NBT.A.2
  • 4Draw a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categoriesMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.B.3
  • 5Understand that categories of shapes are defined by shared attributesGeometry / 3.G.A.1
  • 6Understand that a square with side length 1 unit is called a unit square and can be used to measure areaMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.5a
  • 7Generate measurement data by using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inchMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.B.4
  • 8Tell and write time to the nearest minute using an analog clockMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.1
  • 9Identify patterns in an addition tableOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.D.9
  • 10Tell and write time to the nearest minute using a digital clockMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.1
  • 11Solve problems involving perimeters of polygons when given the side lengthsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.D.8
  • 12Draw a scaled picture graph to represent a data set with several categoriesMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.B.3
  • 13Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10Number & Operations in Base Ten / 3.NBT.A.1
  • 14Measure and estimate masses of objects using grams and kilogramsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.2
  • 15Solve one-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using a scaled bar graphMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.B.3
  • 16Partition shapes into parts with equal areasGeometry / 3.G.A.2
  • 17Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilateralsGeometry / 3.G.A.1
  • 18Understand that a plane figure that can be covered by n unit squares has an area of n square unitsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.5b
  • 19Make a line plot to show measurement data using a scale including halves and fourthsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.B.4
  • 20Solve word problems involving addition of time intervals in minutesMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.1
  • 21Identify patterns in a subtraction tableOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.D.9
  • 22Solve problems involving finding an unknown side length when given the perimeter of a polygonMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.D.8
  • 23Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 100Number & Operations in Base Ten / 3.NBT.A.1
  • 24Measure and estimate liquid volumes of objects using litersMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.2
  • 25Solve two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using a scaled bar graphMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.B.3
  • 26Express the area of each part of a partitioned shape as a unit fraction of the wholeGeometry / 3.G.A.2
  • 27Recognize shapes as quadrilaterals that do not belong to common subcategoriesGeometry / 3.G.A.1
  • 28Measure areas by counting unit squaresMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.6
  • 29Solve word problems involving subtraction of time intervals in minutesMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.1
  • 30Add to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes given in the same unitsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.2
  • 31Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal partsNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.1
  • 32Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling itMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7a
  • 33Subtract to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes given in the same unitsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.2
  • 34Understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/bNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.1
  • 35Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagramNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.2a
  • 36Show that the area of a rectangle found by tiling is the same as that found by multiplying the side lengthsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7a
  • 37Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagramNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.2b
  • 38Understand two fractions as equivalent if they are the same sizeNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3a
  • 39Define and partition a number line diagram so that it can represent a fraction 1/bNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.2a
  • 40Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of real world and mathematical problemsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7b
  • 41Use tiling to show that the area of a rectangle with side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a x b and a x c.Measurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7c
  • 42Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectanglesMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7d
  • 43Multiply one-digit whole numbers by 10Number & Operations in Base Ten / 3.NBT.A.3
  • 44Interpret products of whole numbersOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.1
  • 45Understand two fractions as equivalent if they are the same point on a number lineNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3a
  • 46Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractionsNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3b
  • 47Represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoningMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7b
  • 48Recognize rectangles with the same perimeter and different areasMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.D.8
  • 49Use area models to represent the distributive propertyMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7c
  • 50Apply the technique of decomposing rectilinear figures and adding their areas to solve real world problemsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.C.7d
  • 51Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90Number & Operations in Base Ten / 3.NBT.A.3
  • 52Use multiplication within 50 to solve word problemsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 53Explain why fractions are equivalentNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3b
  • 54Recognize rectangles with the same area and different perimetersMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.D.8
  • 55Multiply one-digit whole numbers by multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 using place value strategies and properties of operationsNumber & Operations in Base Ten / 3.NBT.A.3
  • 56Use multiplication within 100 to solve word problems by using drawingsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 57Recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbersNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3c
  • 58Compare two fractions with the same numerator using symbolsNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3d
  • 59Use multiplication within 100 to solve word problems by using equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problemOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 60Express whole numbers as fractionsNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3c
  • 61Compare two fractions with the same denominator using symbolsNumber & Operations – Fractions / 3.NF.A.3d
  • 62Use multiplication within 100 to solve word problemsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 63Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication equation relating three whole numbersOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.4
  • 64Multiply to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes given in the same unitsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.2
  • 65Understand division as an unknown-factor problemOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.B.6
  • 66Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbersOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.2
  • 67Use division within 50 to solve word problemsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 68Use division within 100 to solve word problems by using drawingsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 69Use division within 100 to solve word problems by using equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problemOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 70Use division within 100 to solve word problemsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.3
  • 71Determine the unknown whole number in a division equation relating three whole numbersOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.A.4
  • 72Divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes given in the same unitsMeasurement & Data / 3.MD.A.2
  • 73Select and explain strategies (relationship between multiplication and division, properties of operations) to multiply within 100Operations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.B.5
  • 74Solve two-step multiplication and division word problemsOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.D.8
  • 75Select and explain strategies (relationship between multiplication and division, properties of operations) to divide within 100Operations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.C.7
  • 76Multiply fluently within 100Operations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.C.7
  • 77Identify patterns in a multiplication tableOperations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.D.9
  • 78Divide fluently within 100Operations & Algebraic Thinking / 3.OA.C.7

Third-Grade English Language Arts

  • 1Form regular plural nouns by adding /s/ or /es/Language / L.3.1b
  • 2Expand simple sentencesLanguage / L.3.1i
  • 3Expand compound sentencesLanguage / L.3.1i
  • 4Recount the key details of an informational third grade textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.2
  • 5Describe sequence connections between sentences and paragraphs in an informational textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.8
  • 6Describe comparison connections between sentences and paragraphs in an informational textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.8
  • 7Identify parts of speechLanguage / L.3.1a
  • 8Use possessive nounsLanguage / L.3.2d
  • 9Compare the most important points presented in two informational third grade texts on the same topicReading: Informational Text / RI.3.9
  • 10Use frequently occurring irregular plural nounsLanguage / L.3.1b
  • 11Use commas in addressesLanguage / L.3.2b
  • 12Use word families when spelling and writing wordsLanguage / L.3.2f
  • 13Read history/social studies texts at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity bandReading: Informational Text / RI.3.10
  • 14Use information gained from illustrations and words in an informational text to understand when key events occurReading: Informational Text / RI.3.7
  • 15Contrast the plots of stories written by the same author about the same charactersReading: Literature / RL.3.9
  • 16Read irregularly spelled words at the third grade levelReading: Foundational Skills / RF.3.3d
  • 17Describe the relationship between a series of historical events in an informational third grade textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.3
  • 18Use syllable patterns when spelling and writing wordsLanguage / L.3.2f
  • 19Refer explicitly to the text to ask and answer questions about an informational third grade textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.1
  • 20Identify the meaning of derivational suffixesReading: Foundational Skills / RF.3.3a
  • 21Use possessive pronounsLanguage / L.3.2d
  • 22Compare the plots of stories written by the same author about the same charactersReading: Literature / RL.3.9
  • 23Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied wordsLanguage / L.3.2e
  • 24Read poetry at the third grade levelReading: Literature / RL.3.10
  • 25Refer to parts of dramas when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as sceneReading: Literature / RL.3.5
  • 26Determine the main idea of an informational third grade textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.2
  • 27Use key words to locate information relevant to a given topicReading: Informational Text / RI.3.5
  • 28Read science texts at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity bandReading: Informational Text / RI.3.10
  • 29Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a literary third grade textReading: Literature / RL.3.4
  • 30Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word at the third grade levelLanguage / L.3.4c
  • 31Use comparative adjectivesLanguage / L.3.1g
  • 32Contrast the settings of stories written by the same author about the same charactersReading: Literature / RL.3.9
  • 33Identify the meaning of grade level homophones and other multiple meaning wordsLanguage / L.3.5c
  • 34Determine the meaning of a new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known wordLanguage / L.3.4b
  • 35Use coordinating conjunctionsLanguage / L.3.1h
  • 36Contrast the most important points presented in two informational third grade texts on the same topicReading: Informational Text / RI.3.9
  • 37Refer to parts of poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as stanzaReading: Literature / RL.3.5
  • 38Determine the meaning of general academic words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject areaReading: Informational Text / RI.3.4
  • 39Compare the settings of stories written by the same author about the same charactersReading: Literature / RL.3.9
  • 40Use glossaries to determine the meaning of third grade words and phrasesLanguage / L.3.4d
  • 41Determine the meaning of domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject areaReading: Informational Text / RI.3.4
  • 42Describe the relationship between steps in technical procedures in an informational third grade textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.3
  • 43Read stories at the third grade levelReading: Literature / RL.3.10
  • 44Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to emphasizing aspects of a settingReading: Literature / RL.3.7
  • 45Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to emphasizing aspects of a characterReading: Literature / RL.3.7
  • 46Use abstract nounsLanguage / L.3.1c
  • 47Acquire and use accurately conversational words and phrases at the third grade level, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationshipsLanguage / L.3.6
  • 48Recognize differences between spoken and written standard EnglishLanguage / L.3.3b
  • 49Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to creating moodReading: Literature / RL.3.7
  • 50Recount third grade stories, including fables, folktales, and mythsReading: Literature / RL.3.2
  • 51Identify the subject and predicate of a sentenceLanguage / L.3.1f
  • 52Read technical texts at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity bandReading: Informational Text / RI.3.10
  • 53Consult reference materials to check and correct spellings of third grade wordsLanguage / L.3.2g
  • 54Distinguish own point of view from that of the narrator/charactersReading: Literature / RL.3.6
  • 55Refer explicitly to the text to ask and answer questions about a literary third grade textReading: Literature / RL.3.1
  • 56Identify the meaning of the most common prefixesReading: Foundational Skills / RF.3.3a
  • 57Use comparative adverbsLanguage / L.3.1g
  • 58Use frequently occurring verbsLanguage / L.3.1d
  • 59Use position-based spellings when spelling and writing wordsLanguage / L.3.2f
  • 60Read third grade texts with purpose and understandingReading: Foundational Skills / RF.3.4a
  • 61Use meaningful word parts when spelling and writing wordsLanguage / L.3.2f
  • 62Use beginning dictionaries to determine the meaning of third grade words and phrases.Language / L.3.4d
  • 63Describe cause/effect connections between sentences and paragraphs in an informational textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.8
  • 64Determine the central message/lesson/moral of third grade storiesReading: Literature / RL.3.2
  • 65Distinguish fact and opinion in an informational textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.6
  • 66Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding of third grade wordsReading: Foundational Skills / RF.3.4c
  • 67Use information gained from illustrations and words in an informational text to understand how key events occurReading: Informational Text / RI.3.7
  • 68Decode multisyllable wordsReading: Foundational Skills / RF.3.3c
  • 69Identify complex sentencesLanguage / L.3.1i
  • 70Capitalize appropriate words in titlesLanguage / L.3.2a
  • 71Use ending rules when spelling and writing wordsLanguage / L.3.2f
  • 72Use information gained from illustrations and words in an informational text to understand why key events occurReading: Informational Text / RI.3.7
  • 73Describe the relationship between scientific ideas or concepts in an informational third grade textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.3
  • 74Refer to parts of stories when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapterReading: Literature / RL.3.5
  • 75Use information gained from illustrations and words in an informational text to understand where key events occurReading: Informational Text / RI.3.7
  • 76Explain how the key details of an informational third grade text support the main ideaReading: Informational Text / RI.3.2
  • 77Explain the function of verbs in general and their function in particular sentencesLanguage / L.3.1a
  • 78Explain the function of adverbs in general and their function in particular sentencesLanguage / L.3.1a
  • 79Explain the function of adjectives in general and their function in particular sentencesLanguage / L.3.1a
  • 80Explain the function of nouns in general and their function in particular sentencesLanguage / L.3.1a
  • 81Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase at the third grade levelLanguage / L.3.4a
  • 82Use an apostrophe to form frequently occurring possessivesLanguage / L.3.2d
  • 83Determine the meaning of a new word formed when a known suffix is added to a known wordLanguage / L.3.4b
  • 84Decode words with common Latin suffixesReading: Foundational Skills / RF.3.3b
  • 85Describe how each successive part of a drama builds on earlier sectionsReading: Literature / RL.3.5
  • 86Use hyperlinks to locate information relevant to a given topicReading: Informational Text / RI.3.5
  • 87Use sidebars to locate information relevant to a given topicReading: Informational Text / RI.3.5
  • 88Use superlative adjectivesLanguage / L.3.1g
  • 89Choose words and phrases for effectLanguage / L.3.3a
  • 90Identify real-life connections between words at the third grade level and their useLanguage / L.3.5b
  • 91Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certaintyLanguage / L.3.5c
  • 92Use subordinating conjunctionsLanguage / L.3.1h
  • 93Describe how each successive part of a poem builds on earlier sectionsReading: Literature / RL.3.5
  • 94Acquire and use accurately general academic words and phrases at the third grade level, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationshipsLanguage / L.3.6
  • 95Acquire and use accurately domain-specific words and phrases at the third grade level, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationshipsLanguage / L.3.6
  • 96Read dramas at the third grade levelReading: Literature / RL.3.10
  • 97Identify subject and object pronounsLanguage / L.3.1a
  • 98Ensure subject-verb agreementLanguage / L.3.1f
  • 99Ensure pronoun-antecedent agreementLanguage / L.3.1f
  • 100Describe the feelings of characters in a storyReading: Literature / RL.3.3
  • 101Describe the traits of characters in a storyReading: Literature / RL.3.3
  • 102Describe the motivations of characters in a storyReading: Literature / RL.3.3
  • 103Use superlative adverbsLanguage / L.3.1g
  • 104Use verbs to convey a sense of the futureLanguage / L.3.1e
  • 105Use verbs to convey a sense of the presentLanguage / L.3.1e
  • 106Use verbs to convey a sense of the pastLanguage / L.3.1e
  • 107Explain how the central message/lesson/moral of a third grade story is conveyed through key detailsReading: Literature / RL.3.2
  • 108Distinguish own point of view from that of the author of an informational textReading: Informational Text / RI.3.6
  • 109Distinguish complex and compound sentencesLanguage / L.3.1i
  • 110Describe how each successive part of a story builds on earlier sectionsReading: Literature / RL.3.5
  • 111Choose between comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs, depending on what is to be modifiedLanguage / L.3.1g
  • 112Use commas and quotation marks in dialogueLanguage / L.3.2c
  • 113Use conventional spelling for adding suffixes to base wordsLanguage / L.3.2e
  • 114Distinguish literal from nonliteral languageReading: Literature / RL.3.4
  • 115Explain the function of pronouns in general and their function in particular sentencesLanguage / L.3.1a
  • 116Explain how the actions of characters contribute to the sequence of eventsReading: Literature / RL.3.3
  • 117Use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbsLanguage / L.3.1d
  • 118Contrast the themes of stories written by the same author about the same charactersReading: Literature / RL.3.9
  • 119Compare the themes of stories written by the same author about the same charactersReading: Literature / RL.3.9
  • 120Produce complex sentencesLanguage / L.3.1i
  • 121Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in contextLanguage / L.3.5a