## Common Core Standards for Third Grade

The 2012-2013 school year was the first year with the Common Core Standards in full swing. Common Core Standards have higher expectations and more rigor than the prior Utah State Standards.

Common Core Math Standards

Common Core Language Arts Standards

Utah Core Standards

Common Core Math Standards

Common Core Language Arts Standards

Utah Core Standards

What We Learn in Third Grade

## Math
Math Facts - It is important that your child knows his/her multiplication math facts to 12. A student who knows his/her math facts quickly can take learning to a higher level quicker. A good rule of thumb is once you give your child a math problem (i.e. 8 x 7) he/she should be able to say the answer before you snap your fingers 3 times. Fact Families - Another concept we will work on in class and your child needs to work on at home is Fact Families. For example if given the three numbers 3, 7, 21 the fact families would be:
3 x 7 = 21 7 x 3 = 21 21/3 = 7 21/7 = 3 Skip counting Multiplication Division Adding and subtracting within 1000 Fractions Geometric Shapes Area/Perimeter |
## Language Arts
Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Read, read, read, and read! Reading will make the most difference in every subject. Reading and retelling practice is absolutely imperative. Read, read, read, and read! |
## Social Studies
Community
Government Changes over time Native American history |
## Science
Sun/Moon/Earth
Living/Non-Living Force/Motion |