Third Grade Math

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Math Mammoth

Focuses on an understanding of mathematical concepts. Uses clear explanations, lots of visual exercises and pattern exercises. Mastery-oriented: concentrates fairly long on a topic, with fairly few topics per grade. Emphasizes mental math and developing number sense. Very little preparation needed.  Learn More

Needs: Semester One – Worktext 3A,  Semester Two- Worktext 3B

Notes: A great curriculum that covers all skills really well. Crammed full of information so page layout can seem a little overwhelming. No color. A great fit for the student that gets Math. 2 workbooks A & B.  Placement Test

There are lots of youtube videos by Maria Miller (the author)  Here


Gamma – Multiplication for single and multiple-digit numbers and other topics.  Once students have mastered the concepts of addition and subtraction (covered in Alpha and Beta), they are ready for multiplication. Gamma teaches single-digit facts and multiple-digit multiplication skills.  Learn More

Needs: Student Workbook, Teacher Manual & Instructional DVD, Integer Block Set.

Notes: Math-U-See is great for hands on learners. It can be quite repetitive and doesn’t contain many reviews.  Placement Test

Singapore Primary Math (US Edition)

The students are provided with the necessary learning experiences beginning with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. This approach encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem-solving. This helps develop the foundation students will need for more advanced mathematics. Practice exercises are designed to provide the students with further practice after they have done the relevant workbook exercises. Review exercises are provided for cumulative reviews of concepts and skills. All the practice exercises and review exercises are optional exercises.  Learn More

Needs: Semester One – Workbook A, Textbook A, Home Instructor Guide A. Semester two – Workbook B, Textbook B, Home Instructor Guide B.

Notes: Colorful kid-friendly pages.   Placement Test

Mathematical Reasoning

Mathematical Reasoning™ helps students devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. This book emphasizes problem-solving and computation to build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher-level math and math assessments. This book is written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The Level C book is a complete curriculum for the second-grade level. Learn More

These highly effective activities take students far beyond drill-and-practice by using step-by-step, discussion-based problem-solving to develop a conceptual bridge between computation and the reasoning required for upper-level math. Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills.

Needs: No additional needs

Notes: Colorful pages, self directed.

Beast Academy

Beast Academy books provide a curriculum that is both rigorous and complete as well as engaging and entertaining. Each grade is split into four parts (A-D). For each part, there is a Guide and a Practice book.

Guides provide instruction delivered by the Academy instructors in a comic book style that encourages reasoning and problem-solving.

Practice books provide hundreds of problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons. Learn More

Needs: Semester One -Practice book (workbook) 3A & 3B, Guide (textbook) 3A & 3B.  Semester Two – Practice book (workbook) 3C & 3D, Guide (textbook) 3C & 3D.

Right Start Math

The new RS2 Level C lesson continues to build on known addition and subtraction facts works with 4-digit addition and subtraction and 2-digit mental calculations. Other topics include area and perimeter, money, time, and basic fractions. They also work with drawing tools to explore geometric designs. Review lessons are included for a child beginning with the RightStart™ program. Problem-solving is emphasized.  Learn More

Needs: Kit (Lessons & Worksheets), Manipulatives Kit (AL Abacus Standard Math Card Games book Place Value Cards Base 10 Picture Cards Abacus Tiles Cards for Math Games Fraction Charts Drawing Board Set Geoboards Geometric Solids Plastic Coins Geometry Panels Colored Tiles Geometry Reflector Casio Calculator 450 Geared Clock Math Balance Tangrams Centimeter Cubes 4-in-1 Ruler Folding Meter Stick Goniometer Tally Sticks Yellow Is The Sun CD).

Notes: A great Math especially for struggling learners, but is very parent intensive.  Lots of games and manipulatives. AL Abacus is primary manipulative.   Placement Test

There are lots of youtube videos explaining the games (I hate reading instructions :) ) Here is a Learn More

Saxon Math

These 140 lessons use math in real life; identifying place value; completing patterns; mastering multiplication and division facts; adding/subtracting multi-digit numbers; multiplying a multi-digit number by a single digit; dividing by a 1-digit divisor; adding/subtracting fractions with common denominators; telling time to the minute; change for a dollar; graphing. Learn More

Needs: Teachers Manual, Meeting Book,  Student Workbooks and fact cards, Manipulatives (48 baby bear counters, 100 color tiles, a complete set of double nine dominoes, 2 geoboards with rubber bands, 1 hundred number board, 100 linking cubes, 100 pattern blocks, 1 primary balance, 2 rulers, 2 student clocks, 1 set of four tangrams, 25 two-color counting discs).

Notes: Saxon Math has a very dry presentation.  The pages are devoid of color, but it has lots of reviews and is a well-respected curriculum.   Placement Test

Teaching Textbooks

tackle whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, simple geometry concepts, and units of measurement with Teaching Textbook’s tried-and-true audiovisual/textbook combination.

The student workbook is 669 pages with 119 lessons, while the four CD-ROMs provide step-by-step audiovisual solutions to every homework and test problem. The CD-ROM’s digital grade book grades answer as soon as they are entered and calculates percentages for each assignment; a softcover answer booklet is also provided. Learn More

Needs: Workbook & CD’s

Notes: Use a year ahead to stay at grade level. Placement Test

Dreambox (Online)

Dreambox is adaptive, personalized instruction.  Learn More

Notes: Not a complete curriculum, but a fun supplement.  Lots of games.  Can be difficult to transfer skills to paper if used alone.

Aleks Math

Aleks Math is a research-based, online program that offers course products for mathematics, business, science, and behavioral science. Using personalized learning and adaptive assessments, ALEKS quickly and accurately determines exactly what a student is most ready to learn. This unique approach to learning dramatically improves student performance and confidence. Learn More

Prodigy (online)

With a diagnostic test to place students in the correct grade, embedded assessments, and automatic differentiation, Prodigy ensures that each one of your students succeed at their own pace. Learn More