The Central Bucks School District uses the Everyday Math program as part of their curriculum .  This program uses context and real-life scenarios to teach math concepts.  It focuses on mastery over time to ensure a deeper understanding of the concepts.  Lessons include whole-group, small group, partner and individual instruction. Lessons include hands-on instruction. Games and skill set drills are used for practice and review. Homework is used for progress checks. Students will be encouraged to practice their math facts/skills at home daily.    
          In addition to this program, there will be a strong emphasis on problem-solving this year.  Towards the end of each Unit, the students will be given a problem to solve related to the concepts that were taught. They will spend time learning new strategies for problem solving.  Some strategies include, drawing a picture, making a table, and finding a pattern. Students will also learn how to communicate their understanding by writing detailed explanations of how they solved each problem. 
    Third Grade Everyday Mathematics focuses on the following:
    • Number and Numeration - Counting patterns; place value; reading and writing whole numbers through 1,000,000; fractions, decimals, and integers
    • Operations and Computation - Multiplication and division facts extended to multi-digit problems; working with properties; operations with fractions and money
    • Data and Chance - Collecting, organizing, and displaying data using tables, charts, and graphs; using basic probability terms
    • Geometry - Exploring 2- and 3-dimensional shapes and other geometric concepts
    • Measurement - Recording equivalent units of length; reorganizing appropriate units of measure; finding the areas of rectangles by counting squares
    • Reference Frames - Using multiplication arrays, coordinate grids, thermometers, clocks, calendars; and map scales to estimate distances
    • Patterns, Functions, and Algebra - Finding patterns on the number grid; solving Frames-and-Arrows puzzles having two rules; completion variations of "What's My Rule?" activities; exploring the relationship between multiplication and division; using parentheses in writing number models; naming missing parts of number models 

    Everyday Math Online- Visit this site to review daily lesson concepts, watch tutorials, play review games, and print homework and practice pages. You will need your username and password to enter.    
    Xtramath- Visit this site to get basic math fact practice and keep track of your progress. It is recommended that students do xtramath practice online 3 times a week. You will need your username and password to enter.
    Tenmarks- Visit this site to challenge yourself in areas we are studying.You will need your username and password to enter.