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 fourth grader will focus on:
    • building problem-solving skills and strategies
    • multiplying and dividing with 1-digit numbers and 2-digit numbers 
    • using tables, graphs, data and probability 
    • adding and subtracting with fractions and decimals 
    • understanding relationships between fractions and decimals 
    • studying angles, line segments, area and perimeter 

    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 reading newspapers and magazines, invite your child to:

      • estimate sums and differences
      • look for tables and line graphs and interpret them
      • keep an eye out for decimal numbers

      At home or at the supermarket, challenge your child to:

      •  identify symmetric shapes and tessellations
      • calculate the change he or she will get after buying groceries
      • estimate monthly household bills.

      On car or bus trips, allow your child to:

      • read decimal distances on the odometer
      • calculate a fraction of the total distance traveled between two places
      • make associations between turns and right angles.

       

      Students have digital access to resources!

      Websitehttps://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/sp/access?sp=tc&connection=radnortsd-waad 

      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 4th Grade Mathematics Learning Targets, please click HERE.

    Parent Support Tutorials and Videos

    • To access videos and tutorials, please click here.