# 1st Quarter Overview for 3rd Grade AIG Math Pattie Wall ```1st Quarter Curriculum Overview
Pattie Wall
*Exploring perimeter of polygons (line, length, width, plane figure, polygon, perimeter)
* Applying place value to addition and rounding
-strategies for estimation
-numbers value in a “place”
-rounding numbers
-comparing numbers (&gt;, &lt;, =)
-ways to represent numbers (standard, word, expanded)
*Develop understanding of fractions
-partitioning (1/2, 1/3, &frac14;, 1/6, 1/8)
-equal parts (equivalent fractions)
-writing fractions (numerator/denominator)
*Exploring Multiplication
-how addition and multiplication are related --finding patterns
-solving word problems using multiplication
*Place value and decimals
-comparing and ordering whole numbers
-decimal place value
-ways to represent whole numbers and decimals
-multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1,000
(standard, word, expanded, scientific notation)
*Reading, writing, and evaluation expressions in which letters represent numbers
*Use variables to write and evaluate expressions
*Order of operations (x, /, +, -)
Apply the properties of operations to evaluate expressions
(identity, commutative, associative, distributive for + and x)
*Volume
-Geometric figures
Identify, describe, and classify 2 and 3 dimensional objects
-Use formulas to find the area of polygons and the volume inside a solid figure
Review multiplication concepts (patterns)
Strategies to solve multi-step word problems using order of operations, multiplication, and
volume
*Key Concepts and Details
-making inferences
-drawing conclusions
-main idea
-details (supporting answers and opinions with the text)
-theme
-summary
-conflict resolution
-compare/contrast
-elements of fictional texts (characters, setting, author’s purpose, conflict, theme, resolution,
climax, author’s craft, etc.)
The first half of the quarter, we’ll be using short stories to emphasize the Key Concepts and
Details—
short stories—“Expelled” “Spaghetti Pigout” “Priscilla and the Wimps” “Charles”
The second half of the quarter, we’ll begin our first novel study The Phantom Tollbooth
The students will also be reading a self-selected novel throughout the quarter.
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