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Math

3rd grade (U.S.)

3rd grade is full of some of the most important ideas in mathematics. You'll extend the addition and subtraction that you did in second grade to more than two digits. You will also get your first exposure to the ideas of multiplication, division, and fractions, which will be used the rest of your mathematical lives (we'll even use some letters as placeholders for unknown numbers along the way). 3rd grade is also when we first think about area (how much "space" something takes on a surface) and perimeter (the distance around a shape). All of that will be rounded out by making sure that you can apply these ideas in the real world and see patterns in the mathematical world. (Content was selected for this grade level based on a typical curriculum in the United States.)
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Expressions and patterns
We'll cover a few odds and ends here. In particular, you'll see whether order matters when you multiply and divide. We'll also explore some mathematical patterns.

Properties and patterns in arithmetic

Math is full of properties and patterns that will keep emerging as you explore it (this is what makes math so beautiful). We begin to just scratch the surface in this tutorial! Common Core Standards: 3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.D.9