In third grade our students will learn to multiply and divide within 100. They will continue to work on addition and subtraction, moving up to 1000 using algorithms and word problems. Fractions are a focus in third grade as students learn about part of a whole and equivalent fractions. Students will learn to tell time to the nearest minute and solve problems involving money to $20. Students will use picture graphs and bar graphs to represent data and answer questions about them. Students will identify and categorize shapes by their attribute and divide them into equal parts. In reading our third grade students will learn how to determine the main idea of a text and how the key details contribute to the central idea. They will learn how to locate evidence in a text to support their answers and opinions. Students will be able to read words with common prefixes and suffixes and spell two and three syllable words. They will continue to write opinion, explanatory and narrative pieces. They will also learn how to conduct short research projects.