Third Grade Math Common Core Breakdown

Common Core for Third GradeHere is our latest classroom resource, available as a free PDF download at the bottom of this page, for the Common Core domains for third grade mathematics. It is my hope that teachers will be able to use these graphics as posters for their classroom walls, or to distribute to the parents of the students they teach so that they will have an idea of some of the skills their children are going to be learning and practicing throughout the third grade academic year.

Third grade skills learned

The following Common Core skills are learned during a student’s third grade:

  • Solving multiplication and division problems within 100
  • Tackling word problems involving the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
  • Recognizing patterns in arithmetic
  • Using place value to perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Understanding and using fractions
  • Solving problems involving measurement of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects
  • Understanding concepts of area in geometric measurement
  • Recognizing perimeter as an attribute of plane figures
  • Working with geometric shapes and their attributes

Third Grade Common Core Standards

The Common Core State Standard domains for third grade mathematics are broken down in the following manner:

  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking: 9 standards (36%)
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten: 3 standards (12%)
  • Number and Operations-Fractions: 3 standards (12%)
  • Measurement and Data: 8 standards (32%)
  • Geometry: 2 standards (8%)

Beneath the breakdowns I’ve included summary line items for the Common Core skills that students will be learning during the academic year according to the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Below, please find the PDF for the infographic. I hope you are having a wonderful fall season!

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