Math Mammoth Light Blue Series Grade 3-B Worktext
The main areas of study in Math Mammoth Grade 3 are:
- Students develop an understanding of multiplication and division of whole numbers through problems involving equal-sized groups, arrays, and area models. They learn the relationship between multiplication and division, and solve many word problems involving multiplication and division (chapters 2, 3, and 9). They learn the multiplication tables, and learn how to use their knowledge of multiplication tables to solve basic division facts.
- Students develop an understanding of fractions, beginning with unit fractions. They use fractions along with visual fraction models and on a number line. They also compare fractions by using visual fraction models and strategies based on noticing equal numerators or denominators (chapter 10).
- Students learn the concepts of area and perimeter. They relate area to multiplication and to addition, recognize perimeter as a linear measure (in contrast with area), and solve problems involving area and perimeter (chapter 7).
- Students fluently add and subtract within 1,000, both mentally and in columns (with regrouping). They learn to add and subtract 4-digit numbers, and use addition and subtraction in problem solving (chapters 1 and 6).
- Additional topics we study are time (chapter 4), money (chapter 5), measuring (chapter 8), and bar graphs and pictographs (in various chapters).