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College and Career Ready Standards


Mathematics
Standards Mathematical Practices Explanations and Examples
Third Grade

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HIGHACADEMICSTANDARDSFORSTUDENTS
StateBoardApprovedJune2010
October2013Publication

ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade

Third Grade Overview


OperationsandAlgebraicThinking(OA)
Representandsolveproblemsinvolvingmultiplicationanddivision.

Understandpropertiesofmultiplicationandtherelationshipbetween
multiplicationanddivision.

Multiplyanddividewithin100.

Solveproblemsinvolvingthefouroperations,andidentifyandexplain
patternsinarithmetic.

NumberandOperationsinBaseTen(NBT)
Useplacevalueunderstandingandpropertiesofoperationstoperformmulti
digitarithmetic.
NumberandOperationsFractions(NF)
Developunderstandingoffractionsasnumbers.

MathematicalPractices(MP)
1.

Makesenseofproblemsandpersevereinsolvingthem.

2.

Reasonabstractlyandquantitatively.

3.

Constructviableargumentsandcritiquethereasoningofothers.

4.

Modelwithmathematics.

5.

Useappropriatetoolsstrategically.

6.

Attendtoprecision.

7.

Lookforandmakeuseofstructure.

8.

Lookforandexpressregularityinrepeatedreasoning.

MeasurementandData(MD)
Solveproblemsinvolvingmeasurementandestimationofintervalsoftime,
liquidvolumes,andmassesofobjects.

Representandinterpretdata.

Geometricmeasurement:understandconceptsofareaandrelateareato
multiplicationandtoaddition.

Geometricmeasurement:recognizeperimeterasanattributeofplanefigures
anddistinguishbetweenlinearandareameasures.

Geometry(G)
Reasonwithshapesandtheirattributes.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade

Third Grade: Mathematics Standards Mathematical Practices Explanations and Examples


InGrade3,instructionaltimeshouldfocusonfourcriticalareas:(1)developingunderstandingofmultiplicationanddivisionandstrategiesformultiplicationanddivisionwithin
100;(2)developingunderstandingoffractions,especiallyunitfractions(fractionswithnumerator1);(3)developingunderstandingofthestructureofrectangulararraysandof
area;and(4)describingandanalyzingtwodimensionalshapes.
(1)Studentsdevelopanunderstandingofthemeaningsofmultiplicationanddivisionofwholenumbersthroughactivitiesandproblemsinvolvingequalsizedgroups,arrays,and
areamodels;multiplicationisfindinganunknownproduct,anddivisionisfindinganunknownfactorinthesesituations.Forequalsizedgroupsituations,divisioncanrequire
findingtheunknownnumberofgroupsortheunknowngroupsize.Studentsusepropertiesofoperationstocalculateproductsofwholenumbers,usingincreasingly
sophisticatedstrategiesbasedonthesepropertiestosolvemultiplicationanddivisionproblemsinvolvingsingledigitfactors.Bycomparingavarietyofsolutionstrategies,
studentslearntherelationshipbetweenmultiplicationanddivision.
(2)Studentsdevelopanunderstandingoffractions,beginningwithunitfractions.Studentsviewfractionsingeneralasbeingbuiltoutofunitfractions,andtheyusefractions
alongwithvisualfractionmodelstorepresentpartsofawhole.Studentsunderstandthatthesizeofafractionalpartisrelativetothesizeofthewhole.Forexample,1/2ofthe
paintinasmallbucketcouldbelesspaintthan1/3ofthepaintinalargerbucket,but1/3ofaribbonislongerthan1/5ofthesameribbonbecausewhentheribbonisdivided
into3equalparts,thepartsarelongerthanwhentheribbonisdividedinto5equalparts.Studentsareabletousefractionstorepresentnumbersequalto,lessthan,andgreater
thanone.Theysolveproblemsthatinvolvecomparingfractionsbyusingvisualfractionmodelsandstrategiesbasedonnoticingequalnumeratorsordenominators.
(3)Studentsrecognizeareaasanattributeoftwodimensionalregions.Theymeasuretheareaofashapebyfindingthetotalnumberofsamesizeunitsofarearequiredtocover
theshapewithoutgapsoroverlaps,asquarewithsidesofunitlengthbeingthestandardunitformeasuringarea.Studentsunderstandthatrectangulararrayscanbe
decomposedintoidenticalrowsorintoidenticalcolumns.Bydecomposingrectanglesintorectangulararraysofsquares,studentsconnectareatomultiplication,andjustifyusing
multiplicationtodeterminetheareaofarectangle.
(4)Studentsdescribe,analyze,andcomparepropertiesoftwodimensionalshapes.Theycompareandclassifyshapesbytheirsidesandangles,andconnectthesewith
definitionsofshapes.Studentsalsorelatetheirfractionworktogeometrybyexpressingtheareaofpartofashapeasaunitfractionofthewhole.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.A.1.Interpretproductsof
wholenumbers,e.g.,interpret5
7asthetotalnumberof
objectsin5groupsof7objects
each.Forexample,describea
contextinwhichatotalnumber
ofobjectscanbeexpressedas5
7.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Connections:3.0A.3;3.SL.1;
ET03S1C401
3.OA.A.2.Interpretwhole
numberquotientsofwhole
numbers,e.g.,interpret568
asthenumberofobjectsin
eachsharewhen56objectsare
partitionedequallyinto8
shares,orasanumberofshares
when56objectsarepartitioned
intoequalsharesof8objects
each.Forexample,describea
contextinwhichanumberof
sharesoranumberofgroups
canbeexpressedas568.

Studentsrecognizemultiplicationasameanstodeterminethetotalnumberofobjectswhenthereare
aspecificnumberofgroupswiththesamenumberofobjectsineachgroup.Multiplicationrequires
studentstothinkintermsofgroupsofthingsratherthanindividualthings.Studentslearnthatthe
multiplicationsymbolxmeansgroupsofandproblemssuchas5x7referto5groupsof7.
Tofurtherdevelopthisunderstanding,studentsinterpretaproblemsituationrequiringmultiplication
usingpictures,objects,words,numbers,andequations.Then,givenamultiplicationexpression(e.g.,5
x6)studentsinterprettheexpressionusingamultiplicationcontext.(SeeTable2)Theyshouldbeginto
usetheterms,factorandproduct,astheydescribemultiplication.
Studentsmayuseinteractivewhiteboardstocreatedigitalmodels.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Studentsrecognizetheoperationofdivisionintwodifferenttypesofsituations.Onesituationrequires
determininghowmanygroupsandtheothersituationrequiressharing(determininghowmanyineach
group).Studentsshouldbeexposedtoappropriateterminology(quotient,dividend,divisor,and
factor).
Todevelopthisunderstanding,studentsinterpretaproblemsituationrequiringdivisionusingpictures,
objects,words,numbers,andequations.Givenadivisionexpression(e.g.,246)studentsinterpret
theexpressionincontextsthatrequirebothinterpretationsofdivision.(SeeTable2)
Studentsmayuseinteractivewhiteboardstocreatedigitalmodels.

Connections:3.OA.3;3.SL.1;
ET03S1C401

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.A.3.Usemultiplication
anddivisionwithin100tosolve
wordproblemsinsituations
involvingequalgroups,arrays,
andmeasurementquantities,
e.g.,byusingdrawingsand
equationswithasymbolforthe
unknownnumbertorepresent
theproblem.(SeeTable2.)
Connections:3.RI.7;
ET03S1C101

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Studentsuseavarietyofrepresentationsforcreatingandsolvingonestepwordproblems,i.e.,
numbers,words,pictures,physicalobjects,orequations.Theyusemultiplicationanddivisionofwhole
numbersupto10x10.Studentsexplaintheirthinking,showtheirworkbyusingatleastone
representation,andverifythattheiranswerisreasonable.
Wordproblemsmayberepresentedinmultipleways:
Equations:3x4=?,4x3=?,124=?and123=?

Array:

Equalgroups

Repeatedaddition:4+4+4orrepeatedsubtraction

Threeequaljumpsforwardfrom0onthenumberlineto12orthreeequaljumpsbackwards
from12to0

Examplesofdivisionproblems:

Determiningthenumberofobjectsineachshare(partitivedivision,wherethesizeofthe
groupsisunknown):
o

Thebaghas92hairclips,andLauraandherthreefriendswanttosharethemequally.
Howmanyhairclipswilleachpersonreceive?

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division. continued
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.A.3.continued

Determiningthenumberofshares(measurementdivision,wherethenumberofgroupsis
unknown)
o

Maxthemonkeylovesbananas.Molly,histrainer,has24bananas.IfshegivesMax4
bananaseachday,howmanydayswillthebananaslast?
Starting
24

Day1
244=
20

Day2
204=
16

Day3
164=
12

Day4
124=
8

Day5
84=
4

Day6
44=
0

Solution:Thebananaswilllastfor6days.
Studentsmayuseinteractivewhiteboardstoshowworkandjustifytheirthinking.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.A.4.Determinethe
unknownwholenumberina
multiplicationordivision
equationrelatingthreewhole
numbers.Forexample,
determinetheunknownnumber
thatmakestheequationtruein
eachoftheequations8?=48,
5= 3,66=?.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

Thisstandardisstronglyconnectedto3.AO.3whenstudentssolveproblemsanddetermineunknowns
inequations.Studentsshouldalsoexperiencecreatingstoryproblemsforgivenequations.When
craftingstoryproblems,theyshouldcarefullyconsiderthequestion(s)tobeaskedandansweredto
writeanappropriateequation.Studentsmayapproachthesamestoryproblemdifferentlyandwrite
eitheramultiplicationequationordivisionequation.
Studentsapplytheirunderstandingofthemeaningoftheequalsignasthesameastointerpretan
equationwithanunknown.

3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Connections:3.AO.3;3.RI.3;
3.SL.1;ET03S1C401

Whengiven4x?=40,theymightthink:
o

4groupsofsomenumberisthesameas40

4timessomenumberisthesameas40

Iknowthat4groupsof10is40sotheunknownnumberis10

Themissingfactoris10because4times10equals40.

Equationsintheformofaxb=candc=axbshouldbeusedinterchangeably,withtheunknownin
differentpositions.
Examples:
Solvetheequationsbelow:

24=?x6

72 9

Rachelhas3bags.Thereare4marblesineachbag.HowmanymarblesdoesRachelhave
altogether?3x4=m

Studentsmayuseinteractivewhiteboardstocreatedigitalmodelstoexplainandjustifytheirthinking.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.B.5.Applypropertiesof
operationsasstrategiesto
multiplyanddivide.(Students
neednotuseformaltermsfor
theseproperties.)Examples:If6
4=24isknown,then46=
24isalsoknown.(Commutative
propertyofmultiplication.)35
2canbefoundby35=15,
then152=30,orby52=
10,then310=30.
(Associativepropertyof
multiplication.)Knowingthat8
5=40and82=16,onecan
find87as8(5+2)=(85)
+(82)=40+16=56.
(Distributivepropertyof
multiplication.)
Connections:3.OA.1;3.OA.3;
3.RI4;3.RI.7;3.W.2;
ET03S1C401

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.
3.MP.8.Lookforandexpress
regularityinrepeated
reasoning.

Studentsrepresentexpressionsusingvariousobjects,pictures,wordsandsymbolsinordertodevelop
theirunderstandingofproperties.Theymultiplyby1and0anddivideby1.Theychangetheorderof
numberstodeterminethattheorderofnumbersdoesnotmakeadifferenceinmultiplication(but
doesmakeadifferenceindivision).Giventhreefactors,theyinvestigatechangingtheorderofhow
theymultiplythenumberstodeterminethatchangingtheorderdoesnotchangetheproduct.They
alsodecomposenumberstobuildfluencywithmultiplication.
Modelshelpbuildunderstandingofthecommutativeproperty:
Example:3x6=6x3
Inthefollowingdiagramitmaynotbeobviousthat3groupsof6isthesameas6groupsof3.A
studentmayneedtocounttoverifythis.

isthesamequantityas

Example:4x3=3x4
Anarrayexplicitlydemonstratestheconceptofthecommutativeproperty.

4rowsof3or4x33rowsof4or3x4
Studentsareintroducedtothedistributivepropertyofmultiplicationoveradditionasastrategyfor
usingproductstheyknowtosolveproductstheydontknow.
Example:
Ifstudentsareaskedtofindtheproductof7x8,theymightdecompose7into5and2and
thenmultiply5x8and2x8toarriveat40+16or56.Studentsshouldlearnthattheycan
decomposeeitherofthefactors.Itisimportanttonotethatthestudentsmayrecordtheir
thinkingindifferentways.
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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division. continued
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.B.5.continued

5 x 8 = 40
2 x 8 = +16
56

7 x 4 = 28
7 x 4 = + 28
56

Tofurtherdevelopunderstandingofpropertiesrelatedtomultiplicationanddivision,studentsuse
differentrepresentationsandtheirunderstandingoftherelationshipbetweenmultiplicationand
divisiontodetermineifthefollowingtypesofequationsaretrueorfalse.

0x7=7x0=0(ZeroPropertyofMultiplication)

1x9=9x1=9(MultiplicativeIdentityPropertyof1)

3x6=6x3(CommutativeProperty)

82=28(Studentsareonlytodeterminethatthesearenotequal)

2x3x5=6x5

10x2<5x2x2

2x3x5=10x3

0x6>3x0x2

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.B.6.Understanddivision
asanunknownfactorproblem.
Forexample,find328by
findingthenumberthatmakes
32whenmultipliedby8.
Connections:3.OA.4;3.RI.3

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.

Multiplicationanddivisionareinverseoperationsandthatunderstandingcanbeusedtofindthe
unknown.Factfamilytrianglesdemonstratetheinverseoperationsofmultiplicationanddivisionby
showingthetwofactorsandhowthosefactorsrelatetotheproductand/orquotient.

3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Examples:

3x5=155x3=15
153=5155=3

Studentsusetheirunderstandingofthemeaningoftheequalsignasthesameastointerpretan
equationwithanunknown.

Whengiven32
o

=4,studentsmaythink:

4groupsofsomenumberisthesameas32

4timessomenumberisthesameas32

Iknowthat4groupsof8is32sotheunknownnumberis8

Themissingfactoris8because4times8is32.

Equationsintheformofab=candc=abneedtobeusedinterchangeably,withtheunknownin
differentpositions.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Multiply and divide within 100.
Standards
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.C.7.Fluentlymultiplyand
dividewithin100,using
strategiessuchasthe
relationshipbetween
multiplicationanddivision(e.g.,
knowingthat85=40,one
knows405=8)orproperties
ofoperations.Bytheendof
Grade3,knowfrommemoryall
productsoftwoonedigit
numbers.
Connections:3.OA.3;3.OA.5

3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.
3.MP.8.Lookforandexpress
regularityinrepeated
reasoning.

ExplanationsandExamples
Bystudyingpatternsandrelationshipsinmultiplicationfactsandrelatingmultiplicationanddivision,
studentsbuildafoundationforfluencywithmultiplicationanddivisionfacts.Studentsdemonstrate
fluencywithmultiplicationfactsthrough10andtherelateddivisionfacts.Multiplyinganddividing
fluentlyreferstoknowledgeofprocedures,knowledgeofwhenandhowtousethemappropriately,
andskillinperformingthemflexibly,accurately,andefficiently.
Strategiesstudentsmayusetoattainfluencyinclude:
Multiplicationbyzerosandones

Doubles(2sfacts),Doublingtwice(4s),Doublingthreetimes(8s)

Tensfacts(relatingtoplacevalue,5x10is5tensor50)

Fivefacts(halfoftens)

Skipcounting(countinggroupsof__andknowinghowmanygroupshavebeencounted)

Squarenumbers(ex:3x3)

Nines(10groupslessonegroup,e.g.,9x3is10groupsof3minusonegroupof3)

Decomposingintoknownfacts(6x7is6x6plusonemoregroupof6)

Turnaroundfacts(CommutativeProperty)

Factfamilies(Ex:6x4=24;246=4;244=6;4x6=24)

Missingfactors

GeneralNote:Studentsshouldhaveexposuretomultiplicationanddivisionproblemspresentedin
bothverticalandhorizontalforms.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.D.8.Solvetwostepword
problemsusingthefour
operations.Representthese
problemsusingequationswitha
letterstandingfortheunknown
quantity.Assessthe
reasonablenessofanswers
usingmentalcomputationand
estimationstrategiesincluding
rounding.(Thisstandardis
limitedtoproblemsposedwith
wholenumbersandhaving
wholenumberanswers;
studentsshouldknowhowto
performoperationsinthe
conventionalorderwhenthere
arenoparenthesestospecifya
particularorder(Orderof
Operations).
Connections:3.OA.4;3.OA.5;
3.OA.6;3.OA.7;3.RI.7

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.

Studentsshouldbeexposedtomultipleproblemsolvingstrategies(usinganycombinationofwords,
numbers,diagrams,physicalobjectsorsymbols)andbeabletochoosewhichonestouse.
Examples:
Jerryearned231pointsatschoollastweek.Thisweekheearned79points.Ifheuses60
pointstoearnfreetimeonacomputer,howmanypointswillhehaveleft?

3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.

Astudentmayusethenumberlineabovetodescribehis/herthinking,
231+9=240sonowIneedtoadd70more.240,250(10more),260(20more),270,
280,290,300,310(70more).NowIneedtocountback60.310,300(back10),290(back
20),280,270,260,250(back60).
o Astudentwritestheequation,231+7960=mandusesrounding
o (230+8060)toestimate.
o Astudentwritestheequation,231+7960=mandcalculates7960=19andthen
calculates231+19=m.
Thesoccerclubisgoingonatriptothewaterpark.Thecostofattendingthetripis$63.
Includedinthatpriceis$13forlunchandthecostof2wristbands,oneforthemorningand
onefortheafternoon.Writeanequationrepresentingthecostofthefieldtripanddetermine
thepriceofonewristband.
o
o

Theabovediagramhelpsthestudentwritetheequation,w+w+13=63.Usingthediagram,
astudentmightthink,Iknowthatthetwowristbandscost$50($63$13)soonewristband
costs$25.Tocheckforreasonableness,astudentmightusefrontendestimationandsay60
10=50and502=25.
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Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic. continued
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.D.8.continued

Whenstudentssolvewordproblems,theyusevariousestimationskillswhichincludeidentifyingwhen
estimationisappropriate,determiningthelevelofaccuracyneeded,selectingtheappropriatemethod
ofestimation,andverifyingsolutionsordeterminingthereasonablenessofsolutions.

Estimationstrategiesinclude,butarenotlimitedto:
o usingbenchmarknumbersthatareeasytocompute
o

frontendestimationwithadjusting(usingthehighestplacevalueandestimatingfrom
thefrontendmakingadjustmentstotheestimatebytakingintoaccounttheremaining
amounts)

roundingandadjusting(studentsrounddownorroundupandthenadjusttheirestimate
dependingonhowmuchtheroundingchangedtheoriginalvalues)

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.OA.D.9.Identifyarithmetic
patterns(includingpatternsin
theadditiontableor
multiplicationtable),and
explainthemusingpropertiesof
operations.Forexample,
observethat4timesanumberis
alwayseven,andexplainwhy4
timesanumbercanbe
decomposedintotwoequal
addends.
Connections:3.SL.1;
ET03S1.C3.01

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.3.Constructviable
argumentsandcritiquethe
reasoningofothers.
3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Studentsneedampleopportunitiestoobserveandidentifyimportantnumericalpatternsrelatedto
operations.Theyshouldbuildontheirpreviousexperienceswithpropertiesrelatedtoadditionand
subtraction.Studentsinvestigateadditionandmultiplicationtablesinsearchofpatternsandexplain
whythesepatternsmakesensemathematically.
Examples:
Anysumoftwoevennumbersiseven.

Anysumoftwooddnumbersiseven.

Anysumofanevennumberandanoddnumberisodd.

Themultiplesof4,6,8,and10areallevenbecausetheycanallbedecomposedintotwo
equalgroups.

Thedoubles(2addendsthesame)inanadditiontablefallonadiagonalwhilethedoubles
(multiplesof2)inamultiplicationtablefallonhorizontalandverticallines.

Themultiplesofanynumberfallonahorizontalandaverticallineduetothecommutative
property.

Allthemultiplesof5endina0or5whileallthemultiplesof10endwith0.Everyother
multipleof5isamultipleof10.

Studentsalsoinvestigateahundredschartinsearchofadditionandsubtractionpatterns.Theyrecord
andorganizeallthedifferentpossiblesumsofanumberandexplainwhythepatternmakessense.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic. (A range of algorithms may be used)
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NBT.A.1.Useplacevalue
understandingtoroundwhole
numberstothenearest10or
100.
Connections:3.OA.5;3.SL.1;
ET03S1C4.01

3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.
3.MP.8.Lookforandexpress
regularityinrepeated
reasoning.

Studentslearnwhenandwhytoroundnumbers.Theyidentifypossibleanswersandhalfwaypoints.
Thentheynarrowwherethegivennumberfallsbetweenthepossibleanswersandhalfwaypoints.
Theyalsounderstandthatbyconventionifanumberisexactlyatthehalfwaypointofthetwopossible
answers,thenumberisroundedup.
Example:

Round178tothenearest10.
Step 1: The answer is either 170 or 180.
Step 2: The halfway point is 175.
Step 3: 178 is between 175 and 180.
Step 4: Therefore, the rounded number
is 180.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic. (A range of algorithms may be used)
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NBT.A.2.Fluentlyaddand
subtractwithin1000using
strategiesandalgorithmsbased
onplacevalue,propertiesof
operations,and/orthe
relationshipbetweenaddition
andsubtraction.
Connection:ET03S1C101

3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.
3.MP.8.Lookforandexpress
regularityinrepeated
reasoning.

Problemsshouldincludebothverticalandhorizontalforms,includingopportunitiesforstudentsto
applythecommutativeandassociativeproperties.Addingandsubtractingfluentlyreferstoknowledge
ofprocedures,knowledgeofwhenandhowtousethemappropriately,andskillinperformingthem
flexibly,accurately,andefficiently.Studentsexplaintheirthinkingandshowtheirworkbyusing
strategiesandalgorithms,andverifythattheiranswerisreasonable.Aninteractivewhiteboardor
documentcameramaybeusedtoshowandsharestudentthinking.
Example:
Maryread573pagesduringhersummerreadingchallenge.Shewasonlyrequiredtoread399
pages.HowmanyextrapagesdidMaryreadbeyondthechallengerequirements?
Studentsmayuseseveralapproachestosolvetheproblemincludingthetraditionalalgorithm.
Examplesofothermethodsstudentsmayusearelistedbelow:
o 399+1=400,400+100=500,500+73=573,therefore1+100+73=174pages
(Addingupstrategy)
o

400+100is500;500+73is573;100+73is173plus1(for399,to400)is174
(Compensatingstrategy)

Takeaway73from573togetto500,takeaway100togetto400,andtakeaway1toget
to399.Then73+100+1=174(Subtractingtocountdownstrategy)

399+1is400,500(thats100more).510,520,530,540,550,560,570,(thats70more),
571,572,573(thats3more)sothetotalis1+100+70+3=174(Addingbytensor
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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multidigit arithmetic. (A range of algorithms may be used)
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NBT.A.3.Multiplyonedigit
wholenumbersbymultiplesof
10intherange1090(e.g.,9
80,560)usingstrategies
basedonplacevalueand
propertiesofoperations.
Connections:3.NBT.1;3NBT.5
(commutativeproperty);3.SL.1;
ET03S1C101

3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.
3.MP.8.Lookforandexpress
regularityinrepeated
reasoning.

Studentsusebasetenblocks,diagrams,orhundredschartstomultiplyonedigitnumbersbymultiples
of10from1090.Theyapplytheirunderstandingofmultiplicationandthemeaningofthemultiplesof
10.
Example:
30is3tensand70is7tens.Theycaninterpret2x40as2groupsof4tensor8groupsoften.
Theyunderstandthat5x60is5groupsof6tensor30tensandknowthat30tensis300.
Afterdevelopingthisunderstandingtheybegintorecognizethepatternsinmultiplyingby
multiplesof10.
Studentsmayusemanipulatives,drawings,documentcamera,orinteractivewhiteboardto
demonstratetheirunderstanding.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade

Number and OperationsFractions (NF) (Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8)
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NF.A.1.Understandafraction
1/basthequantityformedby1
partwhenawholeispartitioned
intobequalparts;understanda
fractiona/basthequantity
formedbyapartsofsize1/b.
Connections:ET03S1C202;
ET03S1C402

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.

Someimportantconceptsrelatedtodevelopingunderstandingoffractionsinclude:
Understandfractionalpartsmustbeequalsized
Example:Nonexample:

3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Thesearethirds.TheseareNOTthirds.

Thenumberofequalpartstellhowmanymakeawhole
Asthenumberofequalpiecesinthewholeincreases,thesizeofthefractionalpieces
decreases

Thesizeofthefractionalpartisrelativetothewhole
o Thenumberofchildreninonehalfofaclassroomisdifferentthanthenumberofchildren
inonehalfofaschool.(thewholeineachsetisdifferentthereforethehalfineachset
willbedifferent)

Whenawholeiscutintoequalparts,thedenominatorrepresentsthenumberofequalparts

Thenumeratorofafractionisthecountofthenumberofequalparts
o meansthatthereare3onefourths
o

Studentscancountonefourth,twofourths,threefourths

Studentsexpressfractionsasfairsharing,partsofawhole,andpartsofaset.Theyusevarious
contexts(candybars,fruit,andcakes)andavarietyofmodels(circles,squares,rectangles,fraction
bars,andnumberlines)todevelopunderstandingoffractionsandrepresentfractions.Studentsneed
manyopportunitiestosolvewordproblemsthatrequirefairsharing.
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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Number and OperationsFractions (NF) (Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8)
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers. continued
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NF.A.1.continued

Todevelopunderstandingoffairshares,studentsfirstparticipateinsituations wherethenumberof
objectsisgreaterthanthenumberofchildrenandthenprogressintosituationswherethenumberof
objectsislessthanthenumberofchildren.
Examples:
Fourchildrensharesixbrowniessothateachchildreceivesafairshare.Howmanybrownies
willeachchildreceive?

Sixchildrensharefourbrowniessothateachchildreceivesafairshare.Whatportionofeach
browniewilleachchildreceive?

Whatfractionoftherectangleisshaded?Howmightyoudrawtherectangleinanotherway
butwiththesamefractionshaded?

Solution:

2
1
or

4
2

Whatfractionofthesetisblack?

Solution:

2
6

Solution:

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Number and OperationsFractions (NF) (Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8)
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NF.A.2.Understandafraction
asanumberonthenumber
line;representfractionsona
numberlinediagram.
a. Representafraction1/bon
anumberlinediagramby
definingtheintervalfrom0
to1asthewholeand
partitioningitintobequal
parts.Recognizethateach
parthassize1/bandthat
theendpointofthepart
basedat0locatesthe
number1/bonthenumber
line.
b. Representafractiona/bon
anumberlinediagramby
markingoffalengths1/b
from0.Recognizethatthe
resultingintervalhassize
a/bandthatitsendpoint
locatesthenumbera/bon
thenumberline.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.

Studentstransfertheirunderstandingofpartsofawholetopartitionanumberlineintoequalparts.
Therearetwonewconceptsaddressedinthisstandardwhichstudentsshouldhavetimetodevelop.
1.

3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics

Onanumberlinefrom0to1,studentscanpartition(divide)itintoequalpartsandrecognize
thateachsegmentedpartrepresentsthesamelength.

3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

2.

Studentslabeleachfractionalpartbasedonhowfaritisfromzerototheendpoint.

Aninteractivewhiteboardmaybeusedtohelpstudentsdeveloptheseconcepts.

Connections:3.RI.7;3.SL.1;
ET03S1C401

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Number and OperationsFractions (NF) (Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8)
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NF.A.3.Explainequivalenceof
fractionsinspecialcases,and
comparefractionsbyreasoning
abouttheirsize.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.

a. Understandtwofractionsas
equivalent(equal)iftheyare
3.MP.3.Constructviable
thesamesize,orthesame
argumentsandcritiquethe
pointonanumberline.
reasoningofothers.
b. Recognizeandgenerate
3.MP.4.Modelwith
simpleequivalentfractions,
mathematics.
e.g.,1/2=2/4,4/6=2/3).
Explainwhythefractionsare 3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.
equivalent,e.g.,byusinga
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
visualfractionmodel.
ofstructure.
c. Expresswholenumbersas
3.MP.8.Lookforandexpress
fractions,andrecognize
regularityinrepeated
fractionsthatareequivalent
reasoning.
towholenumbers.
Examples:Express3inthe
form3=3/1;recognizethat
6/1=6;locate4/4and1at
thesamepointofanumber
linediagram.

Animportantconceptwhencomparingfractionsistolookatthesizeofthepartsandthenumberof
theparts.

1
1
8
Forexample, issmallerthan 2 becausewhen1wholeiscutinto8pieces,thepiecesare

muchsmallerthanwhen1wholeiscutinto2pieces.
Studentsrecognizewhenexaminingfractionswithcommondenominators,thewholeshavebeen
dividedintothesamenumberofequalparts.Sothefractionwiththelargernumeratorhasthelarger
numberofequalparts.
2
6

< 6

Tocomparefractionsthathavethesamenumeratorbutdifferentdenominators,studentsunderstand
thateachfractionhasthesamenumberofequalpartsbutthesizeofthepartsaredifferent.Theycan
inferthatthesamenumberofsmallerpiecesislessthanthesamenumberofbiggerpieces.
3
8

< 4

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Number and OperationsFractions (NF) (Grade 3 expectations in this domain are limited to fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8)
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers. continued
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.NF.A.3.continued

d. Comparetwofractionswith
thesamenumeratororthe
samedenominatorby
reasoningabouttheirsize.
Recognizethatcomparisons
arevalidonlywhenthetwo
fractionsrefertothesame
whole.Recordtheresultsof
comparisonswiththe
symbols>,=,or<,andjustify
theconclusions,e.g.,by
usingavisualfraction
model.
Connections:3.NF.1;3NF.2;
3.RI.3;3.SL.1;3.SL.3;
ET03S1C401

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Measurement and Data (MD)
Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.A.1.Tellandwritetimeto
thenearestminuteand
measuretimeintervalsin
minutes.Solvewordproblems
involvingadditionand
subtractionoftimeintervalsin
minutes,e.g.,byrepresenting
theproblemonanumberline
diagram.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.

Studentsinsecondgradelearnedtotelltimetothenearestfiveminutes.Inthirdgrade,theyextend
tellingtimeandmeasureelapsedtimebothinandoutofcontextusingclocksandnumberlines.
Studentsmayuseaninteractivewhiteboardtodemonstrateunderstandingandjustifytheirthinking.

3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

Connections:3.RI.3;3.RI.7;
ET03S1C401

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Measurement and Data (MD)
Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.A.2.Measureand
estimateliquidvolumesand
massesofobjectsusing
standardunitsofgrams(g),
kilograms(kg),andliters(l).
(Excludescompoundunitssuch
ascm3andfindingthe
geometricvolumeofa
container.)Add,subtract,
multiply,ordividetosolveone
stepwordproblemsinvolving
massesorvolumesthatare
giveninthesameunits,e.g.,by
usingdrawings(suchasa
beakerwithameasurement
scale)torepresenttheproblem.
Excludesmultiplicative
comparisonproblems(problems
involvingnotionsoftimesas
much;seeTable2).

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.

Studentsneedmultipleopportunitiesweighingclassroomobjectsandfillingcontainerstohelpthem
developabasicunderstandingofthesizeandweightofaliter,agram,andakilogram.Millilitersmay
alsobeusedtoshowamountsthatarelessthanaliter.

3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively,

Example:
Studentsidentify5thingsthatweighaboutonegram.Theyrecordtheirfindingswithwords
andpictures.(Studentscanrepeatthisfor5gramsand10grams.)Thisactivityhelpsdevelop
grambenchmarks.Onelargepaperclipweighsaboutonegram.Aboxoflargepaperclips(100
clips)weighsabout100gramsso10boxeswouldweighonekilogram.

3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.
3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

Connections:SC03S1C204;
3.RI.3;3.RI.4;3.SL.3

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Measurement and Data (MD)
Represent and interpret data.
Standards
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.B.3.Drawascaledpicture
graphandascaledbargraphto
representadatasetwith
severalcategories.Solveone
andtwostephowmanymore
andhowmanylessproblems
usinginformationpresentedin
scaledbargraphs.Forexample,
drawabargraphinwhicheach
squareinthebargraphmight
represent5pets.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.

ExplanationsandExamples
Studentsshouldhaveopportunitiesreadingandsolvingproblemsusingscaledgraphsbeforebeing
askedtodrawone.Thefollowinggraphsallusefiveasthescaleinterval,butstudentsshould
experiencedifferentintervalstofurtherdeveloptheirunderstandingofscalegraphsandnumberfacts.

3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

Pictographs:Scaledpictographsincludesymbolsthatrepresentmultipleunits.Belowisan
exampleofapictographwithsymbolsthatrepresentmultipleunits.Graphsshouldincludea
title,categories,categorylabel,key,anddata.

3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofpattern.

Connections:3.OA.1;3.SL.2;
ET03S1C301

HowmanymorebooksdidJuanreadthanNancy?

SingleBarGraphs:Studentsusebothhorizontalandverticalbargraphs.Bargraphsincludea
title,scale,scalelabel,categories,categorylabel,anddata.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Measurement and Data (MD)
Represent and interpret data.
Standards
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.B.4.Generate
measurementdataby
measuringlengthsusingrulers
markedwithhalvesandfourths
ofaninch.Showthedataby
makingalineplot,wherethe
horizontalscaleismarkedoffin
appropriateunitswhole
numbers,halves,orquarters.
Connections:3.NF.2;3.SL.2;
ET03S1C401

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

ExplanationsandExamples
StudentsinsecondgrademeasuredlengthinwholeunitsusingbothmetricandU.S.customary
systems.Itsimportanttoreviewwithstudentshowtoreadanduseastandardrulerincludingdetails
abouthalvesandquartermarksontheruler.Studentsshouldconnecttheirunderstandingoffractions
tomeasuringtoonehalfandonequarterinch.Thirdgradersneedmanyopportunitiesmeasuringthe
lengthofvariousobjectsintheirenvironment.
Someimportantideasrelatedtomeasuringwitharulerare:
Thestartingpointofwhereoneplacesarulertobeginmeasuring

Measuringisapproximate.Itemsthatstudentsmeasurewillnotalwaysmeasureexactly,
oronewholeinch.Studentswillneedtodecideonanappropriateestimatelength.

Makingpaperrulersandfoldingtofindthehalfandquartermarkswillhelpstudentsdevelop
astrongerunderstandingofmeasuringlength

Studentsgeneratedatabymeasuringandcreatealineplottodisplaytheirfindings.Anexampleofa
lineplotisshownbelow:

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Measurement and Data (MD)
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.C.5.Recognizeareaasan
attributeofplanefiguresand
understandconceptsofarea
measurement.
a. Asquarewithsidelength1
unit,calledaunitsquare,
issaidtohaveonesquare
unitofarea,andcanbe
usedtomeasurearea.

3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.

Studentsdevelopunderstandingofusingsquareunitstomeasureareaby:

Usingdifferentsizedsquareunits

Fillinginanareawiththesamesizedsquareunitsandcountingthenumberofsquareunits

Aninteractivewhiteboardwouldallowstudentstoseethatsquareunitscanbeusedtocover
aplanefigure.

3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

b. Aplanefigurewhichcanbe
coveredwithoutgapsor
overlapsbynunitsquaresis
saidtohaveanareaofn
squareunits.

Connections:3.RI.4;3.RI.7;
ET03S1C101
3.MD.C.6.Measureareasby
countingunitsquares(square
cm,squarem,squarein,square
ft,andimprovisedunits).

3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.
3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

Usingdifferentsizedgraphpaper,studentscanexploretheareasmeasuredinsquarecentimetersand
squareinches.Aninteractivewhiteboardmayalsobeusedtodisplayandcounttheunitsquares(area)
ofafigure.

Connections:ET03S1C101

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Measurement and Data (MD)
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.C.7.Relateareatothe
operationsofmultiplicationand
addition.
a. Findtheareaofarectangle
withwholenumberside
lengthsbytilingit,andshow
thattheareaisthesameas
wouldbefoundby
multiplyingthesidelengths.
b. Multiplysidelengthstofind
areasofrectangleswith
wholenumbersidelengths
inthecontextofsolvingreal
worldandmathematical
problems,andrepresent
wholenumberproductsas
rectangularareasin
mathematicalreasoning.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.

Studentstileareasofrectangles,determinethearea,recordthelengthandwidthoftherectangle,
investigatethepatternsinthenumbers,anddiscoverthattheareaisthelengthtimesthewidth.
Examples:
JoeandJohnmadeaposterthatwas4by3.MaryandAmirmadeaposterthatwas4by2.
Theyplacedtheirpostersonthewallsidebysidesothatthattherewasnospacebetween
them.Howmuchareawillthetwoposterscover?
Studentsusepictures,words,andnumberstoexplaintheirunderstandingofthedistributive
propertyinthiscontext.

3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

c. Usetilingtoshowina
concretecasethatthearea
ofarectanglewithwhole
numbersidelengthsaandb
+cisthesumofabanda
c.Useareamodelsto
representthedistributive
propertyinmathematical
reasoning.
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Measurement and Data (MD)
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition. continued
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.C.7.continued
d. Recognizeareaasadditive.
Findareasofrectilinear
figuresbydecomposing
themintononoverlapping
rectanglesandaddingthe
areasofthenonoverlapping
parts,applyingthis
techniquetosolvereal
worldproblems.
Connections:3.OA.5;3.OA.7;
3.RI.3;3.RI.4;3.RI.7;3.SL.1;
ET03S1C401

Studentscandecomposearectilinearfigureintodifferentrectangles.Theyfindtheareaofthe
figurebyaddingtheareasofeachoftherectanglestogether.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Measurement and Data (MD)
Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
Standards
ExplanationsandExamples
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.MD.D.8.Solverealworldand
mathematicalproblems
involvingperimetersof
polygons,includingfindingthe
perimetergiventheside
lengths,findinganunknown
sidelength,andexhibiting
rectangleswiththesame
perimeteranddifferentareasor
withthesameareaand
differentperimeters.
Connections:3.RI.3;3.RI.4;
3.RI.7;ET03S1C301;
ET03S1C201;ET03S1C202

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Studentsdevelopanunderstandingoftheconceptofperimeterbywalkingaroundtheperimeterofa
room,usingrubberbandstorepresenttheperimeterofaplanefigureonageoboard,ortracing
aroundashapeonaninteractivewhiteboard.Theyfindtheperimeterofobjects;useadditiontofind
perimeters;andrecognizethepatternsthatexistwhenfindingthesumofthelengthsandwidthsof
rectangles.
Studentsusegeoboards,tiles,andgraphpapertofindallthepossiblerectanglesthathaveagiven
perimeter(e.g.,findtherectangleswithaperimeterof14cm).Theyrecordallthepossibilitiesusing
dotorgraphpaper,compilethepossibilitiesintoanorganizedlistoratable,anddeterminewhether
theyhaveallthepossiblerectangles.
Givenaperimeterandalengthorwidth,studentsuseobjectsorpicturestofindthemissinglengthor
width.Theyjustifyandcommunicatetheirsolutionsusingwords,diagrams,pictures,numbers,andan
interactivewhiteboard.
Studentsusegeoboards,tiles,graphpaper,ortechnologytofindallthepossiblerectangleswitha
givenarea(e.g.,findtherectanglesthathaveanareaof12squareunits).Theyrecordallthe
possibilitiesusingdotorgraphpaper,compilethepossibilitiesintoanorganizedlistoratable,and
determinewhethertheyhaveallthepossiblerectangles.Studentstheninvestigatetheperimeterof
therectangleswithanareaof12.
Area
12sq.in.
12sq.in.
12sq.in
12sq.in
12sq.in
12sq.in

Length
1in.
2in.
3in.
4in.
6in.
12in.

Width
12in.
6in.
4in.
3in.
2in.
1in.

Perimeter
26in.
16in.
14in.
14in.
16in.
26in.

Thepatternsinthechartallowthestudentstoidentifythefactorsof12,connecttheresultstothe
commutativeproperty,anddiscussthedifferencesinperimeterwithinthesamearea.Thischartcan
alsobeusedtoinvestigaterectangleswiththesameperimeter.Itisimportanttoincludesquaresinthe
investigation.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Geometry (G)
Reason with shapes and their attributes.
Standards
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
3.G.A.1.Understandthat
shapesindifferentcategories
(e.g.,rhombuses,rectangles,
andothers)mayshare
attributes(e.g.,havingfour
sides),andthattheshared
attributescandefinealarger
category(e.g.,quadrilaterals).
Recognizerhombuses,
rectangles,andsquaresas
examplesofquadrilaterals,and
drawexamplesofquadrilaterals
thatdonotbelongtoanyof
thesesubcategories.

3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.
3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.
3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

ExplanationsandExamples
Inthird grade,studentsidentifyanddrawtriangles,quadrilaterals,pentagons,andhexagons.Third
gradersbuildonthisexperienceandfurtherinvestigatequadrilaterals(technologymaybeusedduring
thisexploration).Studentsrecognizeshapesthatareandarenotquadrilateralsbyexaminingthe
propertiesofthegeometricfigures.Theyconceptualizethataquadrilateralmustbeaclosedfigure
withfourstraightsidesandbegintonoticecharacteristicsoftheanglesandtherelationshipbetween
oppositesides.Studentsshouldbeencouragedtoprovidedetailsandusepropervocabularywhen
describingthepropertiesofquadrilaterals.Theysortgeometricfigures(seeexamplesbelow)and
identifysquares,rectangles,andrhombusesasquadrilaterals.

Connections:3.RI.3;3.RI.4;
ET03S2C201
3.G.A.2.Partitionshapesinto
partswithequalareas.Express
theareaofeachpartasaunit
fractionofthewhole.For
example,partitionashapeinto
4partswithequalarea,and
describetheareaofeachpart
as1/4oftheareaoftheshape.

3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.
3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.

Givenashape,studentspartitionitintoequalparts,recognizingthatthesepartsallhavethesame
area.Theyidentifythefractionalnameofeachpartandareabletopartitionashapeintopartswith
equalareasinseveraldifferentways.

3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.

Connections:3.MD.7;3.NF.1;
3.RI.7;ET03S1C101

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Standards
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
arelistedthroughoutthegrade

ExplanationsandExamples

leveldocumentinthe2ndcolumn
toreflecttheneedtoconnectthe
mathematicalpracticesto
mathematicalcontentin
instruction.

3.MP.1.Makesenseof
problemsandperseverein
solvingthem.

Inthirdgrade,studentsknowthatdoingmathematicsinvolvessolvingproblemsanddiscussinghowthey
solvedthem.Studentsexplaintothemselvesthemeaningofaproblemandlookforwaystosolveit.Third
gradersmayuseconcreteobjectsorpicturestohelpthemconceptualizeandsolveproblems.Theymay
checktheirthinkingbyaskingthemselves,Doesthismakesense?Theylistentothestrategiesofothers
andwilltrydifferentapproaches.Theyoftenwilluseanothermethodtochecktheiranswers.

3.MP.2.Reasonabstractlyand
quantitatively.

Thirdgradersshouldrecognizethatanumberrepresentsaspecificquantity.Theyconnectthequantityto
writtensymbolsandcreatealogicalrepresentationoftheproblemathand,consideringboththe
appropriateunitsinvolvedandthemeaningofquantities.

3.MP.3.Constructviable
argumentsandcritiquethe
reasoningofothers.

Inthirdgrade,studentsmayconstructargumentsusingconcretereferents,suchasobjects,pictures,and
drawings.Theyrefinetheirmathematicalcommunicationskillsastheyparticipateinmathematical
discussionsinvolvingquestionslikeHowdidyougetthat?andWhyisthattrue?Theyexplaintheir
thinkingtoothersandrespondtoothersthinking.

3.MP.4.Modelwith
mathematics.

Studentsexperimentwithrepresentingproblemsituationsinmultiplewaysincludingnumbers,words
(mathematicallanguage),drawingpictures,usingobjects,actingout,makingachart,list,orgraph,creating
equations,etc.Studentsneedopportunitiestoconnectthedifferentrepresentationsandexplainthe
connections.Theyshouldbeabletousealloftheserepresentationsasneeded.Thirdgradersshould
evaluatetheirresultsinthecontextofthesituationandreflectonwhethertheresultsmakesense.

3.MP.5.Useappropriatetools
strategically.

Thirdgradersconsidertheavailabletools(includingestimation)whensolvingamathematicalproblemand
decidewhencertaintoolsmightbehelpful.Forinstance,theymayusegraphpapertofindallthepossible
rectanglesthathaveagivenperimeter.Theycompilethepossibilitiesintoanorganizedlistoratable,and
determinewhethertheyhaveallthepossiblerectangles.

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ArizonasCollegeandCareerReadyStandardsMathematicsThirdGrade
Standards for Mathematical Practice (MP)
Standards
MathematicalPractices
Studentsareexpectedto:
arelistedthroughoutthegrade

ExplanationsandExamples

leveldocumentinthe2ndcolumn
toreflecttheneedtoconnectthe
mathematicalpracticesto
mathematicalcontentin
instruction.

3.MP.6.Attendtoprecision.

Asthirdgraders developtheirmathematicalcommunicationskills,theytrytouseclearandpreciselanguage
intheirdiscussionswithothersandintheirownreasoning.Theyarecarefulaboutspecifyingunitsof
measureandstatethemeaningofthesymbolstheychoose.Forinstance,whenfiguringouttheareaofa
rectangletheyrecordtheiranswersinsquareunits.

3.MP.7.Lookforandmakeuse
ofstructure.

Inthirdgrade,studentslookcloselytodiscoverapatternorstructure.Forinstance,studentsuseproperties
ofoperationsasstrategiestomultiplyanddivide(commutativeanddistributiveproperties).

3.MP.8.Lookforandexpress
regularityinrepeated
reasoning.

Studentsinthirdgradeshouldnoticerepetitiveactionsincomputationandlookformoreshortcutmethods.
Forexample,studentsmayusethedistributivepropertyasastrategyforusingproductstheyknowtosolve
productsthattheydontknow.Forexample,ifstudentsareaskedtofindtheproductof7x8,theymight
decompose7into5and2andthenmultiply5x8and2x8toarriveat40+16or56.Inaddition,third
graderscontinuallyevaluatetheirworkbyaskingthemselves,Doesthismakesense?

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Table2.Commonmultiplicationanddivisionsituations.7

EqualGroups

Arrays,4Area5

UnknownProduct

GroupSizeUnknown

NumberofGroupsUnknown

(Howmanyineachgroup?Division)

(Howmanygroups?Division)

3x6=?

3x?=18,and183=?

?x6=18,and186=?

Thereare3bagswith6plumsineachbag.
Howmanyplumsarethereinall?

If18plumsaresharedequallyinto3bags,then
howmanyplumswillbeineachbag?

If18plumsaretobepacked6toabag,then
howmanybagsareneeded?

Measurementexample.

Measurementexample.

Measurementexample.

Youneed3lengthsofstring,each6inches
long.Howmuchstringwillyouneed
altogether?

Youhave18inchesofstring,whichyouwillcut
into3equalpieces.Howlongwilleachpieceof
stringbe?

Youhave18inchesofstring,whichyouwillcut
intopiecesthatare6incheslong.Howmany
piecesofstringwillyouhave?

Thereare3rowsofappleswith6applesin
eachrow.Howmanyapplesarethere?

If18applesarearrangedinto3equal rows,
howmanyappleswillbeineachrow?

If18applesarearrangedintoequalrowsof6
apples,howmanyrowswilltherebe?

Areaexample.

Areaexample.

Whatistheareaofa3cmby6cm
rectangle?

Arectanglehasarea18squarecentimeters.If
onesideis3cmlong,howlongisasidenextto
it?

Areaexample.

Aredhatcosts$18andthatis3timesasmuch
Abluehatcosts$6.Aredhatcosts3times
asmuchasthebluehat.Howmuchdoesthe asabluehatcosts.Howmuchdoesabluehat
cost?
redhatcost?
Compare

Measurementexample.

Measurementexample.

Arectanglehasarea18squarecentimeters.If
onesideis6cmlong,howlongisasidenextto
it?
Aredhatcosts$18andabluehatcosts$6.How
manytimesasmuchdoestheredhatcostas
thebluehat?
Measurementexample.

Arubberbandisstretchedtobe18cmlongand Arubberbandwas6cmlongatfirst.Nowitis
Arubberbandis6cmlong.Howlongwill
thatis3timesaslongasitwasatfirst.How
stretchedtobe18cmlong.Howmanytimesas
therubberbandbewhenitisstretchedto
longwastherubberbandatfirst?
longistherubberbandnowasitwasatfirst?
be3timesaslong?
General
Generalax b=?
ax ?=p,andp a=?
?x b=p,andp b=?
7
Thefirstexamplesineachcellareexamplesofdiscretethings.Theseareeasierforstudentsandshouldbegivenbeforethemeasurementexamples.
4
Thelanguageinthearrayexamplesshowstheeasiestformofarrayproblems.Aharderformistousethetermsrowsandcolumns:Theapplesinthegrocerywindowarein3
rowsand6columns.Howmanyapplesareinthere?Bothformsarevaluable.
5
Areainvolvesarraysofsquaresthathavebeenpushedtogethersothattherearenogapsoroverlaps,soarrayproblemsincludetheseespeciallyimportantmeasurement
situations.

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