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3rd grade (U.S.)

We know you've been rocking through 2nd grade adding and subtracting all kinds of whole numbers. (up to 2 digits, right?). That's awesome! In 3rd grade math we want you to start using bigger numbers and start multiplying and dividing, too. By the way, did you know that some numbers aren’t actually “whole?” They’re “partially whole.” We call them fractions! We want you to start playing around and having fun with those, too. There's also area, perimeter, and place value to be discovered. Whew. We have so much to do and can't wait to do it with you. Let's go!
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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.
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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