3rd Grade MAPs

Throughout their 3rd grade experience, mathematically literate students will:

Develop a Deep and Flexible Conceptual Understanding 


build upon the knowledge they have and apply it in more complex mathematical contexts. For example, students use their place value knowledge when rounding numbers and estimating. They also recognize the relationships between addition and subtraction / multiplication and division to help determine which operation and strategy to use when solving word problems. They recognize connections in math that help them further their understanding of a concept and make sense of it (ex: skip counting by 5’s when telling time or recognizing fraction patterns on a number line and ruler).

Develop Accurate and Appropriate Procedural Fluency   
distinguish when to use certain operations, strategies, and/or properties to solve a problem most efficiently. Students develop mastery of basic math facts in addition, subtraction, and multiplication and then apply that knowledge when solving multi-digit equations. They also learn to use tools that are important to everyday life, such as rulers, thermometers, and clocks.
Develop Strategies for Problem Solving   
develop a toolbox of strategies for problem solving. They apply these strategies when finding solutions to real world problems. They analyze the problem, select a strategy to solve, and check their answers. Students recognize that there can be multiple ways to justify an answer with numbers, words, pictures, symbols, charts, graphs, etc; if their representation does not make sense, they reevaluate and try another strategy.
Develop Mathematical Reasoning   
defend their thinking based on logical strategies. They ask questions such as “Does this make sense?” and “How did you get that?” when participating in mathematical discourse with peers. They use their reasoning to evaluate the validity of an answer and if there is a better way to solve the problem. They apply their mathematical reasoning in many contexts, such as analyzing function machines and tables, classifying shapes, estimating lengths and values, and determine logical combinations of coins to represent a given amount.
Develop a Productive Mathematical Disposition   
recognize that math skills such as telling time, paying with money, and finding measurements are evident in everyday life. They begin to see the usefulness of mathematics in other contexts as well. They also understand that problem solving can lead to frustration, but continue to work through in order to find accurate solutions.

Develop the Ability to Make Conjectures, Model, and Generalize 


use tables, graphs, pictures, manipulatives, symbols and words to solve problems efficiently and accurately. They notice patterns and relationships in their representations that help them draw conclusions when analyzing data, finding missing values, and continuing numerical and geometric sequences. Students begin to predict solutions based on previous problems and are able to form generalizations that are helpful in other mathematical situations. 

Develop the Ability to Communicate Mathematically   
describe their process of problem solving using appropriate vocabulary. They justify their answers, but also listen and consider other students’ strategies. Students discuss mathematics as a way of further understanding the content and eliminating misconceptions. Communicating during the problem solving process is a powerful way for students to evaluate if their answers make sense and determine if they need to readjust their thinking.


Introduction to the OKMath Framework

3rd Grade Introduction

3rd Grade MAPs

3rd Grade Learning Progression

3rd Grade Objective Analysis