CONTENT STRANDS 
Number Sense and Operations Strand 
Students will understand numbers, multiple ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. 
Number Systems 
3.N.1  Skip count by 25’s, 50’s, 100’s to 1,000 
3.N.2  Read and write whole numbers to 1,000 
3.N.3  Compare and order numbers to 1,000 
3.N.4  Understand the place value structure of the base ten number system:
10 ones = 1 ten
10 tens = 1 hundred
10 hundreds = 1 thousand

3.N.5  Use a variety of strategies to compose and decompose threedigit numbers 
3.N.6  Use and explain the commutative property of addition and multiplication 
3.N.7  Use 1 as the identity element for multiplication 
3.N.8  Use the zero property of multiplication 
3.N.9  Understand and use the associative property of addition 
3.N.10  Develop an understanding of fractions as part of a whole unit and as parts of a collection 
3.N.11  Use manipulatives, visual models, and illustrations to name and represent unit fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, and 1/10) as part of a whole or set of objects. 
3.N.12  Understand and recognize the meaning of numerator and denominator in the symbolic form of a fraction 
3.N.13  Recognize fractional numbers as equal parts of a whole 
3.N.14  Explore equivalent fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4) 
3.N.15  Compare and order unit fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4) and find their approximate locations on a number line 
Number Theory 
3.N.16  Identify odd and even numbers 
3.N.17  Develop an understanding of the properties of odd/even numbers as a result of addition or subtraction 

Students will understand meanings of operations and procedures, and how they relate to one another. 
Operations 
3.N.18  Use a variety of strategies to add and subtract 3digit numbers (with and without regrouping) 
3.N.19  Develop fluency with singledigit multiplication facts 
3.N.20  Use a variety of strategies to solve multiplication problems with factors up to 12 x 12 
3.N.21  Use the area model, tables, patterns, arrays, and doubling to provide meaning for multiplication 
3.N.22  Demonstrate fluency and apply singledigit division facts 
3.N.23  Use tables, patterns, halving, and manipulatives to provide meaning for division 
3.N.24  Develop strategies for selecting the appropriate computational and operational method in problem solving situations 

Students will compute accurately and make reasonable estimates. 
Estimation 
3.N.25  Estimate numbers up to 500 
3.N.26  Recognize real world situations in which an estimate (rounding) is more appropriate 
3.N.27  Check reasonableness of an answer by using estimation 


Algebra Strand 
Students will perform algebraic procedures accurately. 
Equations and Inequalities 
3.A.1  Use the symbols <, >, = (with and without the use of a number line) to compare whole numbers and unit fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, and 1/10) 

Students will recognize, use, and represent algebraically patterns, relations, and functions. 
Patterns, Relations, and Functions 
3.A.2  Describe and extend numeric (+, ) and geometric patterns 


Geometry Strand 
Students will use visualization and spatial reasoning to analyze characteristics and properties of geometric shapes. 
Shapes 
3.G.1  Define and use correct terminology when referring to shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, and hexagon) 
3.G.2  Identify congruent and similar figures 
3.G.3  Name, describe, compare, and sort threedimensional shapes: cube, cylinder, sphere, prism, and cone 
3.G.4  Identify the faces on a threedimensional shape as twodimensional shapes 

Students will apply transformations and symmetry to analyze problem solving situations. 
Transformational Geometry 
3.G.5  Identify and construct lines of symmetry 


Measurement Strand 
Students will determine what can be measured and how, using appropriate methods and formulas. 
Units of Measurement 
3.M.1  Select tools and units (customary) appropriate for the length measured 
3.M.2  Use a ruler/yardstick to measure to the nearest standard unit (whole and ½ inches, whole feet, and whole yards) 
3.M.3  Measure objects, using ounces and pounds 
3.M.4  Recognize capacity as an attribute that can be measured 
3.M.5  Compare capacities (e.g., Which contains more? Which contains less?) 
3.M.6  Measure capacity, using cups, pints, quarts, and gallons 

Students will use units to give meaning to measurements. 
Units 
3.M.7  Count and represent combined coins and dollars, using currency symbols ($0.00) 
3.M.8  Relate unit fractions to the face of the clock:
Whole = 60 minutes
½ = 30 minutes
¼ = 15 minutes


Students will develop strategies for estimating measurements. 
Estimation 
3.M.9  Tell time to the minute, using digital and analog clocks 
3.M.10  Select and use standard (customary) and nonstandard units to estimate measurements 


Statistics and Probability Strand 
Students will collect, organize, display, and analyze data.

Collection of Data

3.S.1  Formulate questions about themselves and their surroundings

3.S.2  Collect data using observation and surveys, and record appropriately


Organization and Display of Data

3.S.3  Construct a frequency table to represent a collection of data

3.S.4  Identify the parts of pictographs and bar graphs

3.S.5  Display data in pictographs and bar graphs

3.S.6  State the relationships between pictographs and bar graphs


Analysis of Data

3.S.7  Read and interpret data in bar graphs and pictographs


Students will make predictions that are based upon data analysis.

Predictions from Data

3.S.8  Formulate conclusions and make predictions from graphs
