Each topic in this chapter engages students in the following ways:
EXPLORE: Videos pose a task for students to solve.
PRACTICE: Students practice the key ideas.
REFLECT: Students consolidate learning by journaling.
CHAPTER 8 TIME
In this chapter, students tell time to the nearest minute and use a number line as a visual model for representing and calculating elapsed time.
CHAPTER 9 MONEY
In this chapter, students are presented with real-world scenarios that require them to add and subtract monetary amounts.
CHAPTER 10 MASS
Chapter 10 introduces students to metric units of measure for mass, kilogram and gram. Students will be asked to estimate and measure mass in both units. Reading different types of scales incorporates concepts from fractions in Chapter 6 and reading rulers in Grade 2.
CHAPTER 11 VOLUME
Chapter 11 introduces students to a metric unit of measure for volume, liter. Students will be asked to estimate, measure, and solve word problems involving volume.
CHAPTER 12 GEOMETRY
Students in Grade 3 focus on sorting quadrilaterals by geometric attributes, creating categories for the different types of shapes.
- C12.1 pg 73-74
- C12.4 pg 80-81
- C12.5 pg 82-84
CHAPTER 13 PERIMETER OF FIGURES
In this chapter, students relate perimeter of a figure to the length around the figure. Students will be asked to measure and calculate the perimeter of objects or given the perimeter find the missing side length.
- C13.2 pg 91-92
- C13.3 pg 93-94
- C13.5 pg 98-99
- Chickens on the Move written by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso
CHAPTER 14 AREA OF FIGURES
In this chapter, students learn the concept of area, and the different ways to calculate areas of rectangles and rectilinear figures.
- C14.3 pg 109-110
- C14.5 pg 113-114
- C14.8 pg 120-121
Perimeter, Area, and Volume A Monster Book of Dimensions written by David A. Adle
CHAPTER 15 DATA
Students continue work from Grade 1 and Grade 2 in collecting data, creating, reading, and interpreting graphs. In Grade 3, the students incorporate measurement work from Chapter 7, collecting data to fractional units, and record data their findings on a line plot.
CHAPTER 16 NUMBERS TO 100,000
In this chapter, students continue to gain flexibility in using large numbers. The use of the place-value disks in the context of populations provide a visual example the nature of ever-increasing numbers.