Math in Focus
Chapter 10: Money
Colorado State Standard for Mathematics
Standard 1. Number Sense, Properties, and Operations
Grade Level Expectation: Third Grade Concepts and skills students master:
Can students use mental strategies to add and subtract money?
For larger amounts of money, can students find sums and differences the same way they learned with whole numbers?
PRA Databases - How to access
EBSCO Database offers several choices in databases. Depending on the topic of research, there is: EXPLORA (separated by Elementary, Middle School, and High School reading levels). EXPLORA is a general encyclopedia database. The other two databases, HISTORY and SCIENCE, focus on those two subject areas for more detailed information.
Essential Question: Why is the skeletal system important? (The skeleton has three main functions in terms of structure: support, protection, and locomotion; the bones are also responsible for making red blood cells).
We learn a lot during this science unit. Students will be expected to memorize the names of 25 bones so they can label a skeleton. Don't worry, we spend a lot of time throughout the day and in class studying these bones by playing variations of Simon Says, quizzing each other during movement breaks, etc. The students will have a word bank on the Bone Quiz - they aren't expected to memorize the spelling of the bones.
Dr. Rooks and Dr. Kierein visit third grade on our Science Day to present their experiences working with broken bones and to teach the students how to protect their bones. We also have quite a few in-class, hands on activities, as well as exciting science labs.
Each student will be assigned one of the 25 bones, and they will write an informational paragraph about their bone. We will do all the writing in class as we learn about the specific bone and the key components of writing a paragraph. More information will be sent home about this in class project.