Parent Resource Links:
Math SCREADY Standards: https://tinyurl.com/ybvekdxq
What should my child learn at each grade in math?
Math Activities: https://www.education.com/activity/third-grade/math/
Math Quantiles: https://www.quantiles.com/
A good educational system provides many tools that help children learn. Parents and families are a big part of a child's success team because a great deal of learning goes on outside the classroom.
Here are activities you can do to support Math instruction at home.
- Use coins and have your child show you how many ways she can make 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, and 50 cents.
- Cut out grocery store coupons and have him determine how much money is saved. Ask your child what could be purchased using the savings from the coupon. A pack of gum? A pencil? How much money could be saved if she had 3, 4, or 5 of the coupons? What could he purchase with those savings?
- Help your child understand the concept of division by separating a collection of objects. First, separate the objects into an equal number of groups. For example, if 12 toys were separated so that there were 4 toys in each group, how many groups of 4 would you have? (Answer: 3) Second, separate the objects so that there is an equal number in each pile. If 12 toys were separated into 3 equal piles/groups, how many toys would be in each group? (Answer: 4)
- Use flash cards to work with your child to memorize the multiplication tables
- Go “shopping” with clothing ads, catalogs, or take-out menus to practice decimals. Have your child pick out a wardrobe, school supplies, or a dinner for the family, for example. Write down the cost of each item. Get your student to add, subtract, or multiply the cost of the items. Check the total with a calculator and discuss how the location of the decimal in the answer relates to the location of the decimal in the items added, subtracted, or multiplied.
- Play games, such as Battleship, that requires locating points on a grid. AND/OR games involving cards (Yahtzee) or dice (Aggregation). Monopoly, anyone? Such games help with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
- Get in the kitchen and bake cookies or a cake, watching your child use your measuring cups and spoons. While it bakes, use equations to double the amounts in the recipe or divide them in half.
- Use apples, grapes, or candy bars, real or drawn, to practice dividing them among friends (such as, two bars among 3 friends, or 15 grapes between two friends). Focus on what remains and how it relates to the fractional parts to be shared.
- Have your child determine how long she must save her allowance for a particular game or movie.
- Have your child measure the distance from the door to his room to the kitchen in inches, feet, and yards. How far is it from the kitchen to the street? What is the distance from the front door to the back door?
Profile of South Carolina Graduate:
The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has identified the knowledge, skills, and characteristics a high school graduate should possess in order to be prepared for success as they enter college or pursue a career. Richland One Elementary Math curriculum follows the profile to guide all that is done in support of college- and career-readiness. Please click the link to review the Profile of SC Graduate.