Our math series is Saxon Math.  
Saxon Math is a hands-on, success-orientated series that emphasizes manipulatives and mental math.  Concepts are introduced in small increments and then practiced throughout the year. All areas of math are integrated so that children see the interrelationships. 

Learning Outcomes for Third Grade

* skip count by whole numbers
* compare and order numbers
* identify place value
* identify ordinal position to twentieth
* identify and complete patterns
 *solve routine and non-routine problems
* master all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts
* add/subtract multi-digit numbers
* multiply a multi-digit number by a ingle-digit number
*divide by single-digit divisors
* add positive and negative numbers
* picture, name, and order fractions
* add and subtract fractions with common denominators
*measure to the nearest quarter inch, millimeter, foot, and yard
*identify the volume of standard containers
* compare and measure mass
* measure perimeter and area
* tell time to the minute
* determine elapsed time
* count money
* make change for a dollar
* identify angles
* identify lines of symmetry
* identify function rules
* graph ordered pairs on a coordinate graph
* tally
* write addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division fact families
* write story problems for addition/subtraction number sentences
* create, read, and write observations from real graphs, pictographs, bar graphs, Venn diagrams, and line graphs

Components of The Program
MeetingThe LessonGuided Class Practice and Homework
Number fact Practices

The Meeting: Activities practice skills in these areas-calendar, counting, patterning,  money, temperature, time, graphing,  writing, and problem solving 
The Lesson: A lesson introduces the  new objective. Skills are introduced through group discussions, collaborative group work, use of manipulatives and teacher direction.
Guided Practice and Homework: Each lesson is accompanied by in-class practice (Side A) and an independent homework practice (Side B). Each practice includes a short practice of new concepts and a review pf previously learned concepts. 
Number Fact Practices: Children are presented with strategies that help the learn the number facts.  Children practice in a number of ways- orally, using manipulatives, fact games, and through written work. 
Assessments: Oral and cumulative written assessments are used.  Oral assessments occur after every 10 lesson and written and fact assessment after 5 lessons. 

On-Line Resources

Saxon Math- a variety of games that compliment the program. For review or more of a challenge, click on the different grade levels.

The Teachers' Mousepad- a collection of on-line math games for k-5.

Math Mayhem 
play against other online players to see how many correct answers you can get!

Multiplication Facts from Quia-
Quia offers matching games, flashcards and concentration games

Multiplication.Com offers teaching activities, interactive games, activities, worksheets, books and additional resources


More sites coming soon!


Parental Involvement

It is very important that you are involved in all areas of your child's education. In Math, there are several things you can do to help your child succeed.

~Check homework and help your child correct their errors

~Practice Number Facts

~Monitor Your child's assessments

~Use the on-line resources to encourage your child to practice concepts they are learning in school. Make sure you monitor any Internet use.
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~Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

~Give your child many opportunities to count and add real money, figure out change, tell time, measure things while baking, measuring with a ruler or tape measure, identify patterns in the real world, find multiplication array in the real world, create graphs (maybe graph favorite family activities or Halloween candy).. the ideas are endless. Basically just get them involved!




The Teachers' Mouse Pad-
~Mrs. MacDonald's Other Site
Educational Activities For All Subject Areas