  Numbers and Operations

Essential Question

What does numerical reasoning involve and what does it demonstrate about God’s world?

Big Idea

Numerical reasoning with whole numbers and fractions demonstrates dependability and order in God’s world.

Place Value

3.NO.1

Use place value understanding of up to five-digit whole numbers to round to the nearest 10,

100, and 1,000. (3.NBT.1)

3.NO.2

Add and subtract up to four digits with and without regrouping. (3.NBT.2)

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Essential Question

How do numerical patterns link us to an infinite God?

Big Idea

Exploring numerical patterns through problem solving links us to an infinite God by demonstrating His order and constancy.

Multiplication/ Division

3.OAT.1

3.OAT.2

3.OAT.3

3.OAT.4

Understand the meaning and relationship of multiplication and division. (3.OA.1,2,6)

Memorize and fluently multiply and divide using the multiplication facts through 10 (3.OA.3,7); mentally multiply by 10 and 100. (3.NBT.3)

Represent and determine the unknown whole number in an equation. (3.OA.4)

Apply properties of operations (commutative, associative, distributive) to multiply and divide. (3.OA.5)

Problem Solving

3.OAT.5

3.OAT.6

Solve two-step word problems using the four basic operations and estimate to check. (3.OA.8)

Begin to understand and apply the standard order of operations. (3.OA.8)

Patterns

3.OAT.7

Identify arithmetic patterns using properties of operations. (3.OA.9)

Measurement

Essential Question

What do the attributes of measurement reveal about God?

Big Idea

The attributes of measurement reveal God’s accuracy, dependability, and precision.

Measurement

3.M.1

3.M.2

3.M.3

Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time (nearest minute), liquid volume (liter), and masses of objects (gram, kilogram). (3.MD.1,2)

Read and understand a calendar using day, week, month, and year.

Explain and measure temperature using Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.

Geometric Measurement

3.M.4

3.M.5

Understand concepts of area and its measurement by counting unit squares (cm2, m2, in2, ft2); apply multiplication and addition to area. (3.MD.5,6,7)

Solve real-world and mathematical problems recognizing area and perimeter of plane figures; distinguish between linear and area measurements. (3.MD.8)

Money

3.M.6

Construct various equivalent combinations of money; add and subtract money amounts.

Geometry

Essential Question

What does geometry reveal about God?

Big Idea

God is revealed as the Master Designer when geometry is used as a means of describing the attributes of the physical world.

Shapes

3.GEO.1

Sort and classify shapes to compare and contrast attributes. (3.G.1,2)

Fractions

3.GEO.2

Partition shapes into equal areas and express as a fraction. (3.G.2)

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

Essential Question

How can we quantify our findings in a way that pleases God?

Big Idea

God has at various times commanded men to count, measure, and record their findings.

Data

3.DSP.1

3.DSP.2

Draw and interpret scaled picture and bar graphs to represent a data set. (3.MD.3)

Measure length using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch and the nearest whole centimeter; show data by making a line plot. (3.MD.4) 