We begin in the Math in Focus program this year with a goal to create critical math thinkers. Two common areas that challenge 3rd graders are concepts of time (telling and elapsed) and money (making change). We encourage that third graders are practicing basic facts (x, /, + and -) using a method of their choice. This may include using flash cards, Pet Bingo app, Giraffe Cards app, or xtramath. Please make every effort to support your child by giving him/her time to practice.
We stress the acquisition and practice of addition, subtraction, multiplication AND division facts for quick recall, and we appreciate your at home support with these concepts.