3rd Grade Math Syllabus

Class Name: 3rd Grade Math 
Teacher: Cindy Geer
Email: cgeer@usd223.org
Phone: 1-785-348-5531

Class Description: We use the Saxon Math 3, Second Edition. We also use Study Island assessment program, various math websites, and ACE (Assessment Conditioning Exercises) notebook as supplemental resources. This class is designed to promote learning through small increments of new math concepts presented daily, and then a continuous review of those concepts in the assignments that follow.

Learning Goal: This class is designed to meet the Kansas math standards for third grade.

Learning Outcomes: The student will demonstrate mastery of math standards using both formal and informal assessments, along with teacher observation.

Instructional Units:

Standard 1: Number and Computation
• The student uses numerical and computational concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
o M.3.1.1.K2a Compares and Orders whole numbers from 0 through 10,000 with and without use of concrete objects
o M.3.1.1.K3a-c Knows, explains, uses equivalent representations including the uses of mathematical models for: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
o M.3.1.1.K4 Determines the value of mixed coins and bills with a total value of $50.00 or less
o M.3.1.4.K7 Identifies multiplication and division fact families
o M.3.1.4.A1a-b Solves one-step real-world addition or subtraction problems with money
o M.3.2.1.A2 Recognizes multiple representations of the same pattern

Standard 2: Algebra
• The student uses algebraic concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
o M.3.2.3.K3 Generalizes numerical patterns using whole numbers from 0 through 200 with one operation (addition, subtraction) by stating the rule in words

Standard 3: Geometry
• The student uses geometric concepts and procedures in a variety of situations.
o M.3.3.1.K3 Recognizes and describes the square, triangle, rhombus, hexagon, parallelogram, and trapezoid from a patter block set
o M.3.3.2.K2 Reads and tells time to the minute using analog and digital clocks
o M.3.3.2.A1a,b,e Solves real-world problems by applying appropriate measurements

Standard 4: Data
• The student uses concepts and procedures of data analysis in a variety of situations.
o M.3.4.1.K2 Lists some of the possible outcomes of a simple event in an experiment or simulation including use of concrete objects
o M.3.4.2.K3a-d Finds statistical measures of data set with less than ten data points using whole numbers from 0 through 1,000 (minimum, maximum, range, mode, median)

** Due to the nature of the class and the individual level of student mastery involved, it is important to understand that there is a possibility of changes that may occur throughout the school year.

Grading Scale:

100% - 91% A
90% - 82% B
81% - 73% C
72% - 64% D
63% and Below F

Make-Up Work:

If an absence is excused the student will be allowed to complete the assignment without penalty in a reasonable amount of time based upon teacher discrepancy. If an absence is unexcused the student is still responsible for completing the assignment, but will be given a zero.

Homework Procedure:

Homework is given daily. There are test that are given after every five lessons. If an assignment is turned in late, the student is docked 20 percentage points after the assignment is graded and scored. Example: A late assignment is turned in and graded, if the student receives a 90% on the assignment, I will dock 20 percentage points and the final grade for that assignment will be a 70%.