The program goals for mathematics are based upon the Common
Core State Standards (CCSS) which were adopted by the State
of Connecticut in 2010. These standards define what students should 
understand and be able to do in their study of mathematics.

The CCSS are guided by the overarching Mathematical Practice
Standards listed below:

1. Make sense of problems and persevere to solve them
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
3. Construct viable arguments
4. Model with mathematics
5. Use appropriate tools strategically
6. Attend to precision
7. Look for and make use of structure
8. Look for and express regularity in reasoning

In 3rd grade, your child will learn important new ideas and gain important new skills. One of the most important topics this year is multiplication and division. By the end of grade 3, students are expected to know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers. Another topic is fractions. Multiplication, division and fractions are the building blocks for many life skills that students will learn in later grades, such as percentages. Students also need to master these topics to be ready for algebra and advanced math, so it is essential to get a good start with these topics in 3rd grade! (See our links page or the Jane Ryan Website for important Math practice sites)