Third Grade Mathematics

Big Idea


Developing understandings of multiplication and division and strategies for basic multiplication facts and related division facts

  • Count in steps, and understand even and odd numbers
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers
  • Problem-solving with whole numbers

Developing an understanding of area and perimeter and determining the areas and perimeters of two-dimensional shapes

  • Understand meaning of area and perimeter and apply in problems
  • Estimate perimeter and area
  • Solve measurement problems

Describing properties of two-dimensional shapes and classifying three-dimensional shapes

  • Recognize the basic elements of geometric objects
  • Name and explore properties of shapes
  • Explore and name three-dimensional solids

Developing an understanding of fractions and fraction equivalence

  • Understand simple fractions, relation to the whole, and addition and subtraction of fractions
  • Understand simple decimal fractions in relation to money

Other Resources

State Mathematics Grade Level Content Expectations for Third Grade 144kb PDF External link

A Parent’s Guide to the Mathematics GLCEs 420kb PDF External link

Everyday Mathematics Parent Handbook Link opens in new window

Third Grade Mathematics Curriculum Map 201kb PDF

Third Grade Report Form 408kb PDF

Third Grade Skill Sheets 23kb PDF

H1N1 websites - Moodle Link opens in new window

Everyday Mathematics Parent Information Brochure 172kb PDF


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