In Grade 3, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with numerator 1); (3) developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; and (4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.
•Standards for Mathematical Practice
•Descriptive Analysis of Third Grade Objectives
•Developing Number Sense
These are short professional development sessions (5-10 minutes) on identified concepts.
•Developing Fluency in First Grade Students