Unit 4: Measurement
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As of January 30th, we are starting our next unit on the measurement of time, length, perimeter, and mass.
In this unit, you child will:
 Use nonstandard units, such as pendulum swings, to measure the passage of time.
 Identify activities that can be completed in minutes, hours, days, months, and years.
 Use a calendar to determine the numbers of days in a given month.
 Create a calendar to show personal events.
 Estimate and measure length and perimeter in centimetres and metres.
 Construct different shapes for the same perimeter.
 Estimate and measure mass in grams and kilograms.
Here are some activities you can try with your child:
 Keep a calendar of family events and activities. Encourage your child to refer to it frequently and to add to it as new events are planned.
 Ask your child to estimate and measure the length, width, height, or perimeter of objects around the house. For example, when your child is setting the table, ask for an estimate, then work together to measure the perimeter of the table, or a place mat.
 When shopping, have your child identify items sold by mass (g or kg).
As of January 30th, we are starting our next unit on the measurement of time, length, perimeter, and mass.
In this unit, you child will:
 Use nonstandard units, such as pendulum swings, to measure the passage of time.
 Identify activities that can be completed in minutes, hours, days, months, and years.
 Use a calendar to determine the numbers of days in a given month.
 Create a calendar to show personal events.
 Estimate and measure length and perimeter in centimetres and metres.
 Construct different shapes for the same perimeter.
 Estimate and measure mass in grams and kilograms.
Here are some activities you can try with your child:
 Keep a calendar of family events and activities. Encourage your child to refer to it frequently and to add to it as new events are planned.
 Ask your child to estimate and measure the length, width, height, or perimeter of objects around the house. For example, when your child is setting the table, ask for an estimate, then work together to measure the perimeter of the table, or a place mat.
 When shopping, have your child identify items sold by mass (g or kg).
Links for Students
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5/6
Lesson 8
Lesson 10
Lesson 11
Unit 3: Addition and Subtraction
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As of November 21st, we are starting our next unit on Adding and Subtracting. Your child will develop strategies for adding and subtracting whole numbers by using addition charts, mental math, estimation, Base Ten Blocks, placevalue mats, and pencil and paper. In this unit, your child will:  Recall basic addition and subtraction facts  Identify and apply relationships between addition and subtraction  add and subtract 2digit numbers  Use mental math to add and subtract  Estimate sums and differences  Add and subtract 3digit numbers The ability to use a variety of strategies to add and subtract leads to the development of a strong sense of number. Here are some suggestions for activities you can do with your child.  Play "store" with your child. Price some of the items in your home in cents (for example, the cup of noodles costs 149 cents and the loaf of bread costs 35 cents). You are the shopper and your child is the cashier. Have your child add the cost of the items you buy.  Roll a number cube (die) 4 times. Use the numbers rolled to make two 2digit numbers. Have your child subtract the lesser number from the greater number. Repeat the activity. This time, roll the number cube 6 times and make two 3digit numbers. 
Links for Students
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Lesson 7
Lesson 9
Unit 7: Data Analysis
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As of October 24th, we are starting our next unit on data analysis. Data analysis relates to the collection, organization, and interpretation of information.
In this unit, your child will:
 collect data to find information or solve a problem
 organize data using tally marks, charts, lists, and line plots
 construct and label line plots and bar graphs
 read and interpret charts, line plots, and bar graphs
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do with your child.
Have your child collect and organize data at home to help make an important decision. For example, he or she could collect and organize data to decide the flavor of birthday cake to bake for the next family birthday. Your child should write a question to ask family members, collect and organize the results, and decide what flavor of birthday cake to bake.
With your child, look for examples of bar graphs in newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet. Have your child share 3 things that she or he knows by looking at the graph.
As of October 24th, we are starting our next unit on data analysis. Data analysis relates to the collection, organization, and interpretation of information.
In this unit, your child will:
 collect data to find information or solve a problem
 organize data using tally marks, charts, lists, and line plots
 construct and label line plots and bar graphs
 read and interpret charts, line plots, and bar graphs
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do with your child.
Have your child collect and organize data at home to help make an important decision. For example, he or she could collect and organize data to decide the flavor of birthday cake to bake for the next family birthday. Your child should write a question to ask family members, collect and organize the results, and decide what flavor of birthday cake to bake.
With your child, look for examples of bar graphs in newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet. Have your child share 3 things that she or he knows by looking at the graph.
Links for Students
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Lesson 5
data_analysis_practice_test.docx  
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Practice Test for Data Analysis
Dear Parents,
Mrs. Eberle had a mishap this week. While she was away on Monday, her filing cabinet was locked on her and she does not have a key. Until a locksmith comes to get into it, she does not have access to the things that she keeps in there.
Students completed this preassessment at the beginning of our Data Analysis unit. Usually, I give it back to them at the end of the unit and have them redo it as it is good study practice for their upcoming test. Our unit test will look almost exactly the same, but with different numbers! Since the preassessments are locked in my filing cabinet, I am not able to give them back in time for our test. If you would like to print a copy to help your child study, it is available above.
Thank you!
Mrs. Eberle had a mishap this week. While she was away on Monday, her filing cabinet was locked on her and she does not have a key. Until a locksmith comes to get into it, she does not have access to the things that she keeps in there.
Students completed this preassessment at the beginning of our Data Analysis unit. Usually, I give it back to them at the end of the unit and have them redo it as it is good study practice for their upcoming test. Our unit test will look almost exactly the same, but with different numbers! Since the preassessments are locked in my filing cabinet, I am not able to give them back in time for our test. If you would like to print a copy to help your child study, it is available above.
Thank you!
Unit 2: Numbers to 1000
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In grade 3A, we are starting off the year with Unit 2: Numbers to 1000. This unit is going to help your child to learn to:  count money
 skip count by 3,s, 4's, 5's, 10's, 25's, and 100's all the way to 1000 (forwards and backwards), which will be extremely important later in the year when we learn how to multiply and divide
 show a 3digit number in different ways, using concrete materials, pictures, words, and numbers
 estimate how many items are in a large collection by comparing it to a known quantity
Here are some activities you can do at home to support this learning:
 use play money to model numbers to develop understanding of trading or grouping. For example, show that $342 can be modeled as $300 + $40 + $2. Using play bills for $1, $10, and $100 to reinforce place value.
 Play a number comparison game:
Remove the tens and face cards from a deck of regular playing cards. Deal 3 cards to each player. Each player uses the cards to make the greatest possibly 3digit number. The person with the greater number gets a point. Repeat. The first player to get 10 points is the winner. Play the game again, this time making the least number possible.
In grade 3A, we are starting off the year with Unit 2: Numbers to 1000. This unit is going to help your child to learn to:  count money
 skip count by 3,s, 4's, 5's, 10's, 25's, and 100's all the way to 1000 (forwards and backwards), which will be extremely important later in the year when we learn how to multiply and divide
 show a 3digit number in different ways, using concrete materials, pictures, words, and numbers
 estimate how many items are in a large collection by comparing it to a known quantity
Here are some activities you can do at home to support this learning:
 use play money to model numbers to develop understanding of trading or grouping. For example, show that $342 can be modeled as $300 + $40 + $2. Using play bills for $1, $10, and $100 to reinforce place value.
 Play a number comparison game:
Remove the tens and face cards from a deck of regular playing cards. Deal 3 cards to each player. Each player uses the cards to make the greatest possibly 3digit number. The person with the greater number gets a point. Repeat. The first player to get 10 points is the winner. Play the game again, this time making the least number possible.
Links for Students:
Lesson 1:
Math Talk Videos 
Math Talk Videos 
Lesson 2:
Math Talk Video 
Lesson 5:
Math Talk Video 
Lesson 6:
Math Sense Link 
Lesson 7:

Lesson 8:
Math Sense Link 
Lesson 9:
Math Sense Link 
Lesson 10:
Math Talk Video 
*Note: This video is very long, just watch as much as you have time for* :)
Lesson 11:
