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Third grade

In the United States, third grade (called grade 3 in some regions) is a year of primary education. It is the third school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 8 - 9 years old, depending on when their birthday occurs.

  • In mathematics, students are usually introduced to multiplication and division facts, place value to thousands or ten thousands, and estimation. Depending on the school, students may even begin to work on long division. Decimals (to tenths only) are sometimes introduced. Students begin to work on problem-solving skills working to explain their thinking in mathematical terms.

In science, third graders are taught basic physical sciences and chemistry. Weather is also taught as well. The concept of atoms and molecules are common, the states of matter, and energy, along with basic elements such as oxygen, hydrogen, gold, zinc, and iron. Nutrition is also taught in third grade along with chemistry.

Social studies begin a study of the culture of the United States and basic idea of the early part of the United States from the time of Native Americans to the Civil War. Outward expansion and the gold rush is covered.

International education

Irish equivalent

In Ireland, the equivalent is Third Class (for 8-9 year olds) which is the fifth of Primary School.

British equivalent

At the same age, Scottish and Welsh pupils are in their fourth year of compulsory education and in their fifth year in Northern Ireland.

In England, the year of school that is the same age as 3rd Grade is Year 4, which is the fifth year of school..

New Zealand equivalent

In New Zealand, this level of class is called Standard 2 or Year 4. Children generally start this level between the ages of seven and eight.

Brazil equivalent

In Brazil, elementary school age was recently raised from 8 to 9 years, and the minimum age required for third grade was changed from 7 to 8 years old.

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Question:My son is a bright child and I became concerned when he came home with a series of 3 f 's on math test. Until, this point my son never received a grade lower than a B on anything and also has tested at a much higher grade level in math and reading. After a little research I learned my son had no problem at all with the math on the tests he got f's on. I couldn't understand so I wrote his teacher and found that the reason he was failing these multiplication test. Is because they were 90 question tests with only a 3 minute time limit .... to me this seems a little unrealistic that leaves only 2 seconds per question. I find it hard to believe that this is expected of an 8 year old child . In fact I believe that most adults might have trouble doing this. Could someone please help? Am I crazy or is this really what is expected now? The teacher says that this is the standard for 3rd grade testing in Tennessee and I have not been able to find anything at all that suggest this .In fact, I have a friend who is a retired third grade teacher in Tennessee, that says, "that was part of the old curriculum and that the new curriculum is geared more towards the opposite, taking more time to gain better retention of what is being learned . Are there, any third grade teachers out there who can better help me with evidence to support this?

Answers:The only reason I can think that the teacher did this is because she is testing the rote memorization that your son has with his multiplication facts. I overall goal is for students to have multiplication facts "at the snap of a finger." I do however feel that 90 questions in 3 minutes for a third grader is a bit too much. I give my fifth graders timed tests (100 multiplication facts in 5 minutes). I only give them to them because they need to have these facts memorized or they will not be able to do many of the skills they are to learn during fifth grade. The only way I would justify a test like this would be to give it to the students as a measure for them to see how fast they can do their facts. There is no way that the teacher should be taking these for a grade. If I were a third grade teacher, I would not do this. I hope this helps!

Question:How can I teach multiplication and division Fact Families in a creative way?

Answers:you can have the kids make little paper houses and right the division and multiplication facts on the house and have them study them or quiz them on them or you can have like partners with two kids in each work together on a small poster and one kid does multiplication and the other does division then have them share there set of numbers with the class then hang them up and do a little with them everyday then you can give them a treat for whoever can remember a certain amount of factors in a certain amount of time (sorry its so long but hope it helps and hope you understand what im talking about)

Question:Anyone know an internet site where I can get Citywide Testing Preparations? I need an internet site where i can print out tests that will prepare him for the test. Thank You.

Answers:You can try this site: http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/3-8/ela-sample/home.htm but you are better off leaving your kid alone without increasing his/her anxiety. The school itself will spend an inordinate amount of time doing test prep (to the exclusion of other things) that it is best to just let your child be calm and collected for the test. If anything, all you should do before the test is explain how to take a test, i.e. color in the circles dark, make sure you erase cleanly, make sure you line up the circle answers to the question number so the marks are not one off, etc. And most important, tell them to try their best and that is all you want them to do - they're in 3rd grade, not high school.

Question:All of the 3rd grade teachers out there could you please tell me some of the stuff you teach in each subject in 3rd grade. In writing do you have them write stories or research papers and if so how do you grade them. I am really interested in becoming a 3rd grade teacher so please tell me everything you know about 3rd grade. Thanks so much!!

Answers:In my state, students are required to take a writing test in the 4th grade, so we have to focus on getting them to write stories in 3rd grade as prep. The stories usually have easy prompts- Tell about a time you had fun with a friend/You just woke up 3 inches tall- tell about your day. Most of the time teachers use rubrics to grade writing. Stories should have clear beginnings, middles, and endings and should use relevant details. Conventions are also graded. As for other subjects, in my state (again, it varies from state to state), we teach about different genres of stories (fairy tales, folk tales, non-fiction, etc.) and concepts that go along with reading (cause/effect, fact/opinion, etc.). In social studies, we teach about communities, which usually involves learning about our county. In math, students have all sorts of concepts to learn- money, time, multiplication, word problems, geometry. In science, we teach about plants, soil, the human body, and the sun and moon.

From Youtube

JumpStart 3rd Grade - The Generator :Every time the power in the mountain went out, none of the games could be played until the player went to The Generator. The player returned the power by putting batteries in place, solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems. This game and its characters are NOT mine. They are (c) Knowledge Adventure, Inc. Special thanks to my brother for helping me record this.

JumpStart 3rd Grade - Ending :SPOILER ALERT The ending to JumpStart Adventures 3rd Grade: Mystery Mountain. If you have never seen it and don't want it spoiled, please don't watch. When the player retrieved the final robot Polly sent back in time, she announced that she was going to send Botley back to the time of the big bang for the final, extra credit question on her test. Fortunately, before Botley could be made to go back to the beginning of the universe, Polly's father, Professor Spark, finally showed up. He, along with her teacher Ms. Winkle, made her retake another test; a Latin test (something she was bad at). And that was the end of a great game. This game and its characters are NOT mine. They are (c) Knowledge Adventure, Inc. Special thanks to my brother for helping me record this.