- Author: Nancy Larson
- Trimester(s): 1
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Focuses on math in real-life situations. Uses simulations and games to teach and practice new concepts.
Saxon's Math 3 program is carefully planned and packaged in a homeschool kit to make your teaching experience easier.
Third-graders will use simulations and games to learn and practice new concepts. Social studies and science connections are stressed. Children will skip count by whole numbers; compare and order numbers; identify place value; identify ordinal position to twentieth; identify and complete patterns; solve routine and nonroutine problems; master all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; add and subtract multidigit numbers; multiply a multidigit number by a single-digit number; divide by single-digit divisors; add positive and negative numbers; picture, name, and order fractions; add and subtract fractions with common denominators; measure to the nearest quarter inch, millimeter, foot, and yard; identify volume of standard containers; compare and measure mass; measure perimeter and area; tell time to the minute; determine elapsed time; count money; make change for a dollar; identify angles; identify lines of symmetry; identify function rules; graph ordered pairs on a coordinate graph; tally; and create, read, and write observations from real graphs, pictographs, bar graphs, Venn diagrams, and line graphs.
Homeschool Kit Contents
Saxon's primary mathematics programs have been carefully planned and packaged. Each homeschool kit comes with all necessary materials required for one-on-one instruction. ** The Math 3 homeschool kit contains the following:
Teacher's Manual. The heart of each K-3 program is the teacher's manual, which employs a unique instructional format. It contains daily lessons, each of which includes pre-class preparation instructions, a list of materials, and the entire scripted lesson. Scripted lessons provide the parent with questioning strategies and language designed to help children understand mathematical concepts. Since the teacher's manual is nonconsumable, it can be used in successive years with the purchase of new student workbooks and meeting books.
Student Workbooks. A complete set of all necessary student materials is bound in two consumable workbooks. Student materials include written practice pages, masters, and fact cards.
Meeting Book. Each grade level has its own consumable meeting book, which is used during The Meeting at the beginning of each day.
** Manipulatives are an additional purchase.
Lesson ComponentsEach lesson includes a daily meeting, a new increment of instruction, guided practice of new and previously introduced concepts, and number fact practice. Written and oral assessments are built into the program and are given at regular intervals.
The Meeting. The daily meeting is an opening exercise in which children practice skills related to time, temperature, money, counting, patterning, and problem solving.
Number Fact Practice. Children are presented with strategies to help learn number facts. They are encouraged to recall facts through the use of pattern recognition. Facts are practiced orally, and students test their skills in timed drills (fact practice sheets), competing against past performances.
Written Practice. Children complete the first part of the written practice with parent assistance. The remaining half, which mirrors work completed in class, is done later in the day. The time delay between practice sessions improves retention.
Written and Oral Assessments. Each assessment questions children on skills they have practiced for at least five lessons. In Math 3, a written assessment is given every five lessons, an oral assessment every ten lessons.
Focuses on math in real-life situations. Uses simulations and games to teach and practice new concepts. Social studies and science connections are stressed. Includes skip counting, place values, patterns, all basic math facts in all four arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), add and subtract fractions with common denominators, graphing, etc. Kit includes teacher's manual, student workbooks and meeting book and math facts cards (flash cards). Workbooks and meeting book are consumable.
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If you have not used the Saxon Math K, 1 or 2 program, you will need manipulative set S3 (order #3M07) or, if you have younger children with whom you hope to use the Saxon Math K program, set #KM07. The cost of Math Manipulatives is NOT included in item #3M09.