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Roadmap to the Navigations Series: Grade 3 Curriculum Focal Points

Curriculum Focal Points: Grade 3 

Number and Operations and Algebra 

Navigating through Number and Operations in Grades 3-5 


Overview Introduction (pages 1-12), Chapter 1 (pages 13-14), Chapter 2 (pages 49-51), Chapter 3 (pages 91-93), Chapter 4 (pages 121-122)
Equal Groups "Two Types of Multiplication Problems" (pages 52-61)
Basic Operations "Two Types of Division Problems" (pages 62-71)
Arrays "Splitting Arrays" (pages 72-79)
  "Learning Multiplication Facts with Arrays" (pages 108-113)
Basic Facts "A Problem-Solving Approach to Basic Facts" (pages 94-103)
  "Building on Known Facts" (pages 114-116)
Computation "'Make Ten' to Multiply" (pages 104-108)
Inverse Operations "To Divide, Think 'Multiplication'" (pages 117-120)
Distributive Property "Summing Partial Products to Multiply" (pages 128-133)
Decomposing "Using Mental Mathematics to Divide" (pages 134-140)

 Number and Operations 

Navigating through Number and Operations in Grades 3-5 


Fraction Concept "Fraction Models" (pages 27-33)
Equivalence "Actions on Fractions" (pages 34-40)



Navigating through Geometry in Grades 3-5 


Overview Introduction (pages 1-8), Chapter 1 (pages 9-10), Chapter 2 (pages 35-36), Chapter 3 (pages 47-48), Chapter 4 (pages 75-76)
Basic Shapes "Build What I Created" (pages 11-14)
Triangle Properties "Thinking about Triangles" (pages 15-21)
Quadrilaterals "Roping in Quadrilaterals" (pages 22-25)
Attributes of Solids "Building Solids" (pages 26-30)
Symmetry "Patchwork Symmetry" (pages 49-52)
Transformations "Tetrominoes Cover-Up" (pages 59-63)
  "Motion Commotion" (pages 64-67)
Manipulating Shapes "Puzzles with Pizzazz" (pages 77-79)


Connections to the Focal Points: Grade 3 

Navigating through Number and Operations in Grades 3-5  


Inverse Operations "Adding Up to Subtract" (pages 123-127)


Navigating through Algebra in Grades 3-5  


Patterns "Hundred-Board Wonders" (pages 9-11)
  "Calculator Patterns" (pages 15-17)
Formula Development "Watch Them Grow" (pages 12-14)
Graphing "Graphic Stories" (pages 31-32)
Variables "The Variable Machine" (pages 39-40)
Equality "Algebra Scales" (pages 44-47)

Navigating through Geometry in Grades 3-5  


Shapes "Thinking about Triangles" (pages 15-22)
Classifying "Roping in Quadrilaterals" (pages 23-25)
Symmetry "Patchwork Symmetry" (pages 49-51)
Covering "Tetrominoes Cover-Up" (pages 59-63)

Navigating through Measurement in Grades 3-5 


Perimeter "Ants' Picnic" (pages 24-27)

Navigating through Problem Solving and Reasoning in Grade 3 


Overview Introduction (pages 1-6)
Number Relationships "Walking into Place Value" (pages 8-11)
Algebraic Reasoning "And We All Go Marching" (pages 12-18)
Decomposing Polygons "Cut It Apart, Put It Together" (pages 19-25)
Measurement "How Many Are Too Many?" (pages 26-30)

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