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Third Grade Mathematics

Unit 6-More Operations

In this unit, children compare different approaches to solving the same problem and reflect on which strategies are more efficient and appropriate.  Children continue to take inventory of known multiplication facts, which can then be used to derive remaining unknown facts.  They model multistep number stories with one or more equations and represent the unknown quantities with letters.  Children are also introduced to the order of operations and learn how parentheses function as grouping symbols that affect the order of operations.

Reading

Unit 4 - Nonfiction Readers Learn About the World

In this unit, our readers will learn how nonfiction readers use nonfiction texts to grow their knowledge about the world.  Readers will use text features to guide them through their nonfiction books, asking and answering new questions, and sharing facts they learned through whole group conversations.


Fifth Grade Mathematics

Unit 5-Operations with Fractions

In this unit, students deepen their understanding of fractions and develop strategies for adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.  They also connect fraction-of thinking to multiplication and generalize a fraction multiplication algorithm.  Finally, students are introduced to fraction division.


Reading

Unit 3-Nonfiction Reading

In this unit, our readers will use nonfiction texts to grow their knowledge about the world.  We will answer questions, expand our schema on various topics, identify the main purpose of a text, make connections between the text and our world, and use the text features to guide our comprehension of the text.