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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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Multiplication and division
Multiplication and division are two of the most important operations to understand in math. If you drink 2 cups of water, 5 times, how much water have you drunk? If you need to divide 9 slices of cake between 3 friends, how much cake does each friend get?
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### Concept of multiplication and division

Let's introduce ourselves to two of the most fundamental ideas in all of mathematics: multiplication and division! Common Core Standards: 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.2

### Applying multiplication and division

Let's now apply your new found understanding of multiplication and division! Common Core Standards: 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.6

### Two-step word problems

We are now going to solve real-world problems using multiple steps. Along the way, we'll be using letters to represent unknown quantities. Common Core Standard: 3.OA.D.8

### Multiplying by tens

As we'll see in this tutorial, multiplying a multiple of 10--like 10, 20, 30, 40, etc.--by a single digit number is not too much more complicated. Common Core Standard: 3.NBT.A.3