Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3424 Third grade academics In math, third graders work with larger whole numbers (in the thousands and beyond) and with fractions and decimal numbers. The concept of even and odd numbers is introduced, and students solve and explain two- and three-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. Teachers assign more complex math work, and students must do more work in their heads. Reading becomes more complicated now that students have ad- vanced from picture books to chapter books. Third graders begin to use graphic organizers to summarize stories and to write personal narratives and reports. They also learn the basics of writing, including revising, editing, and proofreading. Third graders learn and observe more complex systems in nature, including the solar system, weather, and the food chain. In social stud- ies, children begin to learn more about the past, including the ways transportation and travel have changed. Third graders love to be part of a group, and teachers often take advantage of this tendency by assigning more group work.