The Grade 3 curriculum continues to lay the foundation for mathematical thinking in the early years, in the weekly 1.5-hour classes. In this grade, students deepen their understanding of the Relocation Property and begin to solve more complex problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In addition, students learn important topics such as averages and fractions. For example, students learn to simplify fractions with prime factors, to compare fractions with common denominators, that fractions are a division statement, and grade 3 students learn how to solve problems with zeros in fractions. In this grade, students participate in at least two external math contests that challenge them to think critically and to problem solve with resilience. Grade 3 students all write the Spirit of Math International Contest during class time, and they write tests and an exam at the end of the year. The overall challenging curriculum inspires confidence in our Grade 3 students.
Here’s what we cover in Grade Three: