Dear Rising Third Graders, Are you excited about third grade? We are so excited for the upcoming year and can’t wait to meet you. You will be learning a lot about math and science. In order for you to be a successful learner, you will need some resources to help you prepare. Below, we have listed some things you will learn in third grade and what you can do this summer to practice. You will also find a “Summer Sign-In” sheet in your report card. Please continue to use these resources over the summer. Skills covered in 3rd grade: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. Geometric Measurements: Understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and addition. Geometric Measurement: Recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and areas measurements. Reason with shapes and their attributes Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division. Understand the relationship between multiplication and division. Multiply and divide within 100 Solve one and two-step word problems involving the four operations Develop an understanding of fractions as numbers (fractions on a number line, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions) Solve problems using measurement and estimation of intervals of time (elapsed time), liquid volume, and masses of objects. Represent and interpret data (bar graphs, pictographs, line plots). What to do this summer to prepare: Practice math facts daily: addition and subtraction. Use Compass Learning at least once a week. Use websites and apps to practice. Great Websites nlvm.usu.edu (National Library of Virtual Manipulatives) multiplication.com mathplayground.com fun4thebrain.com hoodamath.com jmathpage.com math-play.com aplusmath.com aaamath.com See you in August! Third Grade Math and Science Teachers Great Apps DreamBox Splashmath Quick Math Bubbles Motion Math: Wings Sushi Monster Pet Bingo by Duck Duck Moose Operation Math The more we repeat, the more we retain!! I challenge you to practice your facts for 10 minutes a day this summer!!