Grade 3

The third grade forms the third year of primary education and students enrolled are typically 8 to 9 years old. Students are introduced to slightly more complex concepts in Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

In the third grade, students are introduced to mathematical operations such as multiplication and division. In some cases, they may even be taught long division. It is here that students are taught to develop their problem-solving skills by learning how to solve mathematical problems.

As part of their Science curriculum, they are taught basic physical sciences and chemistry along with weather and climate. The subject of Social Studies covers the basic study of history and geography. English includes working more on text comprehension with students being required to read harder books.
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Grade 3 English Curriculum Language Arts

This curriculum follows the Common Core Standards for 3rd grade English.
For reading skills, the student will be able to tell the difference between literal and nonliteral language. Students will be able to talk about the chapters, scenes, and stanzas of written work and how these pieces fit together to produce a whole story. A student’s writing skills will be developed by teaching them to use linking words and phrases, words and phrases that show event order, and be able to conduct short research projects to build knowledge. Students will be able to follow social rules for discussions, such as staying on topic, being respectful of other’s turn to talk and point of view, and linking their comments to others.

While reading informational texts, students will be able to describe the main idea, determine the meaning of academic words and phrases, and use maps and photographs to understand the text.

Grade-3 Mathematics Course Outline

Our curriculum follows the Common Core Standards for 3rd-grade mathematics. The course focuses on four critical areas.
First, the students will begin to develop an understanding of multiplication and division. They will learn these skills through activities and problems of equal-sized groups where multiplication finds an unknown product and division finds an unknown factor. The students will learn to solve multiplication and division problems involving single-digit numbers.

Second, the students will begin to understand fractions, especially fractions with numerator 1. They will begin to see that fractions represent parts of a whole and that the fractional part is relative to the size of the whole.
Third, the students will begin to understand area as a property used to describe two-dimensional shapes. They will learn to measure the area of a shape by counting how many identical smaller shapes can fit inside of it.

Fourth, students learn to describe and compare two-dimensional shapes. They connect their knowledge of shapes to their work with fractions by describing the area of part of a shape as a fraction of the whole shape.

Grade-3 Science Course Outline

In accordance with the International Standards this curriculum covers many types of science including physical science, biology, and earth science. The students start by reviewing the parts of plants and how they grow and change. Then they learn some new information about cells, how materials move through plants, and how plants reproduce. The students then move onto studying animals, including how they are grouped, how they use life-supporting substances, and how animals grow and change.

The students learn about their senses and how their eyes, ears, nose, and taste buds work. Students will then learn about ecosystems; what they are, how they function, and how to protect them. Next the students expand on previous knowledge gained about how the Earth’s surface changes and the major parts of our solar system. They are introduced to new information about comets, asteroids, meteoroids, and the contributions of Galileo Galilei to astronomy. The students will then explore different types of energy such as light, sound, heat, and electricity. Finally, the students learn about the scientific method and use their knowledge to design and conduct an experiment.

Grade-3 Social Studies Course Outline

Regarding the Social Studies, students will learn about their community and how to be a good citizen, why we need to conserve the natural resources, and how our world is always changing. The students will learn about Earth’s early beginning and some Asian countries. Finally, the students will first learn how to read a globe and a map in order to understand the maps shown throughout the course.

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