3rd Grade Math in Focus

Math in Focus
  • Math in Focus addresses topics in greater depth at each grade. 
    Please reference the K-5 Scope and Sequence to see how mathematics skills are introduced and expanded within each grade level.
    This year, your third grader will focus on:
    • building problem-solving skills and strategies
    • using models to solve real-world problems involving the four operations 
    • making and interpreting data from bar graphs 
    • identifying fractions of a set 
    • finding angles and identifying lines 
    • understanding area and perimeter of figures

    Supporting at Home

    • You can help your child build confidence as well as communication skills in mathematics by practicing newly acquired skills at home by encouraging opportunities to use math in everyday situations.  Allow your child's math class-work or homework to guide you in determine the appropriate level of challenge.

       While at home, invite your child to:

      • help plan a family vacation by looking at prices from the internet or travel brochures
      • measure ingredients for a recipe
      • conduct a survey and tally the responses
      • find angles and lines in things around the house

      While shopping or at the supermarket, challenge your child to:

      •  estimate the cost of your groceries
      • pay for purchases with real money and estimate the change

      On car or bus trips, allow your child to:

      • look out for geometric shapes in road signs, buildings and architecture

      Students have digital access to resources!


      Username:  6 digit RTSD ID@rtsd.org  (ex: 123456@rtsd.org)

      Password:  RTSD network Password

    Learning Targets By Unit

    • Learning Targets are statements that guide and frame instruction.  Learning Targets are aligned to state standards, however differ slightly from course objectives in that they are written in a student-friendly way to help build meaningful learning.  Learning Targets are shared with students to empower students to take ownership of their learning in the classroom, by reflecting on what they know and still have to learn.  The Learning Targets are consistent across the district, which ensures that all students are receiving an enriching, challenging and rigorous mathematical experience in all classrooms.  We encourage you to become familiar with your child's grade-level math Learning Targets, and encourage you to have discussions with your children about what they are learning in mathematics. As always, we continue to support a growth mindset approach, and use these learning targets as ways to support growth, while developing valuable critical thinking and problem solving skill.  
      To access the 3rd Grade Mathematics Learning Targets, please click HERE.

    Parent Support Tutorials and Videos

    • To access videos and tutorials, please click here.