Third grade math is a year when children will transition in many ways to include the expectation of educators who will now want to see children take more responsibility in how they approach their education.
This will be the year that math will become extremely demanding with multiplication memorization, longer vocabulary math questions, more steps in the understanding of math vocabulary questions, more in telling time, nearly all aspects of mathematics will at the very least be introduced into their lives in the third grade year.
This is the year that children and their parents may begin to feel intimidated by the curriculum. It will be all about pushing children to solve problems on their own with as little assistance as possible.That being stated, experts will still advise that you as a parent, continue to help your child solve their math issues. Outside of their education, they still need to know you’re hearing them and will continue to be there for them. Besides, you may find that they will be able to teach you more than you can teach them here and there. What better way to instill self confidence than when a child can teach an adult something new?
It will be most important for you to remember that your children expect your encouragement. They need their boundaries with you more now than they ever have. They also need your kind support and need to see that although you may have higher expectations for them with regard to their academic futures, you’re still their parent and are willing to love them through the rough patches.
Take advantage of the worksheets provided in the links above that will address nearly any of the math challenges that you and your children will collectively face. Some of these lessons are a lot of fun. Enjoy!