By third grade, students venture into the world of multiplication, as well as learn to deal with numbers greater than 1000. The specific mathematical learning expectations they have are listed on our website in the following categories: Number Sense, Measurement, Geometry, Algebraic Thinking, and Data Analysis. Clicking on the links above will take you to these lists of expectations and related learning activities.
The third grade is a student's first year in taking the math FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assesment Test), making it an important year for a student to gauge his/her mathematical ability. Students also show more independence because of the new sophisticated mathematical skills they have to learn, as well as the regular homework assignments handed out by teachers at this stage.