Check out the "Math Updates" section below for an update about what we are doing in math class this quarter.
General Math Info.
Mrs. Daher teaches all of the third grade math. In third grade math, we have several areas of focus. We spend a lot of time working on two step story problems. Students will also learn about fractions, area and perimeter, two dimensional geometry, and they will develop an understanding of multiplication and division concepts.
We are using a math program in third grade called Eureka Math. Students will not have a textbook or workbook. I am changing things up this year regarding math homework. Rather than a nightly math homework sheet, I will give students the choice of completing a monthly homework packet (given out at the start of the month and due at the end of the month) or completing a certain number of minutes working on a math website (stay tuned for the number of minutes and details on the math websites).
Please remember to have your child work on their math facts for 5 or 10 minutes each night with flashcards. Students should be fluent in their addition facts before they enter third grade. If a child needs to figure out a fact answer using their fingers or counting in their heads, then they are not fluent with that particular fact. Once a child is fluent with his/her addition facts, those facts can be used to become fluent in subtraction facts. Students should be comfortable with their addition and subtraction facts prior to third grade. In third grade, our focus is on becoming fluent with our multiplication facts (from times 0 up to times 10 facts) by the end of third grade. We then use those facts to start to build fluency on our division facts. Division facts (up to divided by 9) are introduced in third grade.
I have a lot of great math website links that you can access by clicking on "links/downloads" which is located on the navigation menu to the left (under the math page).
If you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com
Third Grade Math Teacher