## Third Grade Mandatory requirements from the Department of Education for promotion to 4th grade:

• Students must score above a Level 2 on the FCAT Reading Sunshine State Standards test.

Reading

The student:

• predicts using prior knowledge, captions, and headings
• uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary
• develops vocabulary, monitors reading on or above grade level by rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, and questioning
• identifies main idea, details, makes inferences and identifies the sequence of events, author’s purpose, examples of fact, fiction or opinion, and recognizes and understands comparison and contrast, cause/effect and sequence of events

Writing

The student:

• writes using the writing process and the six writing traits of ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions

Science

The student:

• investigates several science units using scientific observations and skills
• explores different science topics including life science, earth science, physical science, and space and technology

Math

The student:

• uses number sense to master all basic facts, read, write, compare numbers
• knows the value of a given digit to hundred thousand
• explains and demonstrates the meaning of multiplication and division with remainders
• uses measurement to measure length, weight, capacity, area, perimeter, volume, time and temperature
• calculates and compares types of measurement
• estimates area, perimeter, and volume of a rectangular shape
• selects the appropriate unit and tool of measurement for a solution
• uses geometry and spatial sense to understand symmetry, congruency, and reflections in geometric shapes
• explores flip, slides, tessellations and 180-degree turns
• compares area and perimeter using concrete and graphic materials
• knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers
• uses algebraic thinking to describe, extend and create visual geometric patterns
• analyzes, explains and states the rule for number patterns
• uses models and graphs to solve equations and inequalities
• know that an equation is a number sentence stating that two quantities are equal
• uses data analysis and probability to identify parts of a graph and interprets displays of data
• interprets and compares information from pictographs and bar graphs
• identifies the mean, median, mode and range in a set
• uses technology to compare data and to construct and discuss patterns
• determines the number of possible combinations of items
• calculates the probability of an event and represents all possible outcomes
• designs questions for a survey, depicts the data in a graph and explains the results
• uses statistical data to recognize trends
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