3rd grade math requires your child to learn how to:

Put in order, count, and make groups of : 10, 100, 1000.

example: 100 is made of 10 -10's or 240 is made of 24-10's

Write, solve, and explain multiplication facts:example: 2x8 is 2 groups of 8. *Many 3rd grade classrooms require students to learn all their multiplication facts. It is important to know that these 3rd grade multiplication facts should be mastered first. *

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Once the above are mastered, here are the rest (fluent recall of the following are not required until 4th grade; spend 3rd grade truly understanding them and 4th grade increasing speed and accuracy):

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Count by 2's,4's 5's, and 10's to 1000 starting at any given number.

**Understand that repeated addition is multiplication when your thinking about whole positive numbers**.

Understand and explain the "communicative property" when it comes to multiplication. (example: 2x5 is the same as 5x2).

Dear Parent,

The following multiplication words might serve helpful to you as you help your child with 3rd grade math:

**Repeated Addition**:

Definition: When the same numbers are added over and over again.

A simpler way of reaching the same result is to use multiplication.

For Example: If you know there are 5 pennies in every nickel and you have 7 nickels, how would you figure out how many pennies are in 7 nickels? You could add 5, seven times: 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 35 or You could simply multiply 5 X 7= 35!

**Grouping**

Definition: Making equal groups.

For Example: 3 groups with 4 in each group is 3X4=12 AND 4 groups with 3 in each one is 4x3=12

**Skip Counting**:

Definition: Counting by a specific number.

For example, we could skip count by 4= 4, 8, 12

**Arrays**:

Definition: Another way to represent multiplication. 2 rows of 3 objects.

2 X 3 = 6.

**Multiplication Tables**:

Definition: The tried and true table of multiplication facts. We use the multiplication table to find the product of 3 and 9, locate 3 in the first column and then find 9 in the top row. Follow the 3 row to where it meets the 9 column. The number in the square where the column and row meet is the product.

Warning: Do not let your child rely on the multiplication table to do their homework.

Knowledge is power.

Yours Truly,

The Crazy Math Mom

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