Find here many important 3rd grade math concepts taught in 3rd grade. Teachers, parents, and math tutors can also use them as a guideline to illustrate a math lesson or to teach important skills that kids are supposed to know in 3rd grade math.

Segment
A segment is a portion of a line and it has 2 endpoints.

Any number plus zero is equal to the number

5 + 0 = 5
2 + 0 = 2

Parallel lines
Parallel lines never meet no matter how long you extend the lines

1 inch
1 inch is about the size of a quarter.
1 foot = 12 inches

Division
12  ÷  3
Share 12 soccer balls with 3 friends equally.
Just make 3 equal groups with 12.
The number of balls in each group is the answer.

Gram/ kilogram
1 gram is about the mass of 1 paperclip.
1000 grams  = 1 kg
About 1000 paperclips will be equivalent to 1 kg.
1 large book could also have a mass of 1 kg.

Expanded form
The expanded form shows the place value of each digit.

478 = 400  + 70 + 8

Divisor
The number that is used to divide. For example if 6 is used to divide 48, 6 is the divisor.

Factors
A factor is a number that is multiplied by one or more numbers. For example, in 3 × 5, 5 is a factor since 5 is multiplied by 3. By the same token, 3 is also a factor since it is multiplied by 5.

Area
The amount of space inside a 2-dimensional object.

Word form of numbers

For example, the word form of 24652 is  "twenty four thousand, six hundred fifty-two"

Commutative property of multiplication
The order in which two numbers are multiplied in a multiplication problem does not matter.
6 × 2 = 2 × 6

Identity property of multiplication
Any number multiplied by one is equal to the number.

5 × 1 = 5
2 × 1 = 2

The order in which two numbers are added in an addition problem does not matter.

1  + 2   =   2 + 1
=     3

## More important 3rd grade math concepts

Perimeter
The perimeter is the distance around a closed figure.
Perimeter = 2 cm + 2 cm + 4 cm + 3 cm
= 4 cm + 4 cm + 3 cm
= 8 cm + 3 cm
= 11 cm

Fact family
A group of 3 numbers that are related in a special way. Doing math with 2 numbers always give the last number.

Pattern:
What is the next shape? The next shape is the green heart.

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Pentagon
A figure that has 5 sides is called a pentagon.

Dividend
The number that will be divided is the dividend. For example, if 48 is divided by 6, 48 is the dividend.

Point
A point is an exact location on a piece of paper represented with a single dot

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Standard form
The standard form is the base 10 numeration system or the usual way of writing numbers.

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Unit fraction
A fraction whose numerator is equal to 1. The denominator can be equal to any number.

Round a number

28 is closer to 30, so the nearest 10 is 30.
28 rounded to the nearest 10 is 30.

23 is closer to 20, so the nearest 10 is 20.
23 rounded to the nearest 10 is 20

Product
The answer to a multiplication problem. For example, the product of 3 times 5 is 15.

Fraction
Divide a rectangle into 4 equal smaller rectangles.
Take 1 rectangle out of 4. The fraction is 1/4.

Quotient
The answer to a division problem. For example, when you divide 48 by 6, the answer is 8. So 8 is the quotient.

Evaluate
Find the value of an expression.

Evaluate 2n + 5 when n = 3

2 × 3 + 5 =  6 + 5 = 11

Equivalent fractions.
Equivalent fractions are fractions that have the same value, but have different numerators and denominators.

Order of operations
The proper way to do the math or rule to follow when a math problem has a combination of different operators (+, -,
×, etc.).

Three fourths
The circle has 4 parts. 3 parts of the circle are shaded.
The numerator is 3 and the denominator is 4.

Algorithm for adding 28 and 14

1. Make sure that students understand most of the 3rd grade math concepts above taught in 3th grade math. If you would like to measure their understanding of these math skills taught in 3th grade math, please check this 3rd grade math test.

2. These 3th grade math concepts are in line with 3th grade math common core state standards.

What multiplication should a 3rd grader know?

By the end of 3rd grade, students are expected to know and have memorized the multiplication facts (also known as times tables) up to 10. They must also understand multiplication as repeated addition, commutative property of multiplication, and the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.

3rd grade math focuses on the following topics:

• Adding and subtracting often up to 1,000
• Learning multiplication facts (times tables) from 1 to 10
• Division as an inverse operation of multiplication
• Understanding simple fractions such as halves, thirds, and fourths
• Identifying and describing 2D and 3D shapes
• Understanding the meaning of perimeter
• Understanding and using standard units of measurement for length, weight, and volume
• Word problems involving all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
• Learn how to read time to the nearest minute on analog and digital clocks

Can a 3rd grader learn algebra?

Yes, a 3rd grader can learn basic concepts of algebra such as understanding the meaning of variables, using symbols to represent unknown numbers, and balancing one-step equations.

100 Tough Algebra Word Problems.

If you can solve these problems with no help, you must be a genius!

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