Parent Newsletter in Mathematics

Grade 3, Unit 4

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A Walk through the PARCC

Students in grades 3 through 6 will participate in the PARCC assessment beginning in March of 2015. PARCC is an acronym for Partnership for Readiness in College and Careers and it consists of a partnership between many states to measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and careers. The PARCC assessment is broken into two parts, the Performance Based Assessment or PBA and the End of Year assessment or the EOY. These assessments will be electronically given to students. There will be more information to come on the upcoming PARCC assessments in January.

What your Students will Learn: Division

Standards and Concepts:

  • 3.OA.2, 3.OA.3 - Visual representation of division like arrays and area equal groups
  • 3.OA.7 -Understand that the function is the opposite of multiplication
  • 3.OA.3 - Fluently divide within 100
  • 3.OA.3 - 1 and 2 step word problems involving division
  • 3.OA.6, 3.OA.8- Solve and unknown number in a number sentence

Lesson Links


  • Division: to make equal groups
  • Dividend: a number that is divided by another number
  • Array: an arrangement that shows objects in columns and rows
  • Equation: a mathematical statement containing an equal sign, to show that two expressions are equal
  • Partition: to divide into parts
  • Grouping: dividing things into equal groups (sets)
  • Remainder: the amount left over when a whole number cannot be divided into equal whole numbers

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