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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.
- In reading, third grade students begin working more on text comprehension than decoding strategies. Students also begin reading harder chapter books. They read and distinguish between a variety of genres: realisticfiction, non-fiction, poetry, fantasy, historical fiction, science fiction and folktales.
- Grade 3 students learn how to work on projects on their own and with others. This may start as early as second and first grade as well. Social skills, empathy and leadership are considered by some educators to be as important to develop as the hard skills of reading, writing and arithmetic.
In Ireland, the equivalent is Third Class (for 8-9 year olds) which is the fifth of Primary School.
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.
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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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!
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)
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.
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.