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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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Fractions
This will be your first introduction to the idea of fractions. You'll learn what they are and what they can represent. Then in 4th and 5th grades, you'll learn to compute with them.

What fractions mean

If you don't understand fractions, you won't be even 1/3 educated. Glasses will seem half empty rather than half full. You'll be lucky to not be duped into some type of shady real-estate scheme or putting far too many eggs in your cake batter. Good thing this tutorial is here. You'll see that fractions allow us to view the world in entirely new ways. You'll see that everything doesn't have to be a whole. You'll be able to slice and dice and then put it all back together (and if you order now, we'll throw in a spatula warmer for no extra charge). Common Core Standards: 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.2a, 3.NF.A.2b

Comparing fractions

There are literally infinite ways to represent any fraction (or number for that matter). Don't believe us? Let's take 1/3. 2/6, 3/9, 4/12 ... 10001/30003 are all equivalent fractions (and we could keep going)! If you know the basics of what a fraction is, this is a great tutorial for recognizing when fractions are equivalent and then simplifying them as much as possible! Common Core Standards: 3.NF.A.3, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 3.NF.A.3c , 3.NF.A.3d