# Fractions, Multiplication, and Division ```Third Grade
Math Parent
Night
Welcome! 
• Thank you for coming!
Past and Present…
• In the past, Math instruction focused on
computation.
• Now, Math instruction focuses on
APPLICATION through the use of critical
thinking skills, higher order thinking and
depth of knowledge in order to
solve/analyze multi-step problems.
At school…
Mathematics Teaching Practices:
1 – Establish Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning.
2 – Implement Tasks that promote reasoning and
problem solving.
3 – Use and connect mathematical representations.
4 – Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.
5 – Pose purposeful questions.
6 – Build procedural fluency from conceptual
understanding.
7 – Support productive struggle in learning
mathematics.
8 – Elicit and use evidence of student thinking.
Math series
Student textbook &amp; practice book
Math Chapters- Topic Breakdown
Chap.
Topic
Chap.
Topic
1
Subtraction Within
1000
7
Division Facts and
Strategies
2
Represent and
Interpret Data
8
Understand
Fractions
3
Understand
Multiplication
9
Compare Fractions
4
Multiplication
Facts and
Strategies
10
Time, Length,
Liquid Volume, and
Mass
5
Use Multiplication
Facts
11
Perimeter and Area
6
Understand
Division
12
Two-Dimensional
Shapes
During instruction students …
• Use the textbook
• Use manipulatives and math tools
• Use their Math Journals to explore/write about:
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“Essential Question, Problem of the Day, justify
Participate in “Math Talks” and cooperative
learning groups
Math drills
Computer programs for enrichment/remediation
Whole Group/Small group/Independent
instruction
Three types of
Mathematical understanding- CPR
• Conceptual -- What do students need to
know?
• Procedural -- What do students need to
do?
• Representational -- What do students
need to show?
How can we get our students
to UNDERSTAND math?
• Students can understand Math
by: building FLUENCY and
using STRATEGIES.
3 Elements of Fluency
• Accuracy (Correct)
• Efficiency (Quick retrieval of
facts both written and oral.)
• Flexibility (Use of strategies
to help with recall.)
also play a major role.
Why develop fluency?
• Students can develop fluency with their addition
and subtraction facts, as well as multiplications and
division facts if they memorize their facts.
• Efficient use of strategies leads to a better
understanding of number, and the properties of
• Better conceptual understanding promotes long
lasting procedural understanding and ultimately
results in quick retrieval of all facts. That is the goal.
Quick retrieval of all facts.
Math Florida Standards
Parents as TEACHERS!
 What to Do When
Teaching Basic Facts
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strategies
Focus on self-improvement
Drill in short time segments
Work on facts over time
Involve families
Make practice/drill enjoyable
Use technology
Emphasize the importance of quick recall of facts
 More “to Do-s”…
• Practice makes BETTER!
the “WHY”
Attack Word Problems with
CUBES…
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Circle the numbers
Underline important words/math vocabulary
Box the question
Evaluate the information
Solve the problem
TESTING
• Students are given directions at the start of the test.
• Teachers cannot read or assist students with
questions.
• Questions have multiple parts and can have more