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What We are Learning

Math: Eureka Module 3 Topics D-F:

Grade 3 Module 3: Multiplication and Division with Units of 0, 1, 6–9, and Multiples of 10

Topic D introduces units of 9 over three days, exploring a variety of arithmetic patterns that become engaging strategies for quickly learning facts with automaticity (3.OA.3, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.9). Nines are placed late in the module so that students have enough experience with multiplication and division to recognize, analyze, and apply the rich patterns found in the manipulation of these facts. As with other topics, the sequence ends with interpreting the unknown factor to solve multiplication and division problems (3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7).

In Topic E, students begin by working with facts using units of 0 and 1. From a procedural standpoint, these are simple facts that require little time for students to master; however, understanding the concept of nothing (zero) is among the more complex, particularly as it relates to division. This unique combination of simple and complex explains the late introduction of 0 and 1 in the sequence of factors. Students study the results of multiplying and dividing with those units to identify relationships and patterns (3.OA.7, 3.OA.9). The topic closes with a lesson devoted to two-step problems involving all four operations (3.OA.8). In this lesson, students work with equations involving unknown quantities and apply the rounding skills learned in Module 2 to make estimations that help them assess the reasonableness of their solutions (3.OA.8).

In Topic F, students multiply by multiples of 10 (3.NBT.3). To solve a fact like 2 × 30, they first model the basic fact 2 × 3 on the place value chart. Place value understanding helps them to notice that the product shifts one place value to the left when multiplied by 10: 2 × 3 tens can be found by simply locating the same basic fact in the tens column.

In the subsequent lesson, place value understanding becomes more abstract as students model place value strategies using the associative property (3.NBT.3, 3.OA.5). 2 × 30 = 2 × (3 × 10) = (2 × 3) × 10. The final lesson focuses on solving two-step word problems involving multiples of 10 and equations with unknown quantities (3.OA.8). As in Lesson 18, students estimate to assess the reasonableness of their solutions (3.OA.8).

ELA: Ready Gen Unit 2 Module B

Unit 2 Module B - Readers will use photographs, illustrations, and details to make sense of texts. Writers will write a compare and contrast essay that includes an introduction, linking words and phrases, a developed topic, and a conclusion. Learners will recognize that families and communities differ from place to place around the world.

Science: January Stem Forces

Students will work collaboratively in solving ways and determining how forces work.

Social Studies: The World Around Us

Black History Month - Students will learn about African Americans who helped create change in our country.

Monthly Homework Project: Research and Compare and Contrast Owls and Bats