• EPP Mission (2018-19)

    We, EPPers, will stretch our brains to capacity and will have lots of fun!

    We will help, challenge, support, and celebrate each other.   

    We will take our time, work at our own pace, and learn from our mistakes.

    We will persevere TOGETHER in problem solving and try, try again!

    We will give 5/3rd effort everyday!


    Testing Information

    Third graders will take the AIR (American Institute of Research) Math Test on Friday, April 12th and Monday, April 15th. Third graders will have 75 minutes each day for the math test.  This test will be taken on the computer. We have and will continue to review example questions and the testing tools in class. You can review these with your child too. Please click on the link-  AIR PRACTICE TESTS to view practice test questions. Your child can show you the steps to find 3rd grade math questions.


    The math test is divided into two parts. It will be worth 49-51 points. Students will be assessed in the following categories.

    • Multiplication and Division (12-16 points)
    • Number and Operations (11-13 points)
    • Geometry (11-13 points)
    • Fractions (11-13 points).  



    • Stick to a normal routine the weeks of testing. Get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
    • Remember good math practices- You will have paper and pencil to solve questions.
    • Read and REREAD questions carefully.
    • Remember that some multiple choice questions can have more than one answer (select ALL that apply).
    • Double Check and Triple Check ALL questions. Every question is important.
    • If you are unsure of a solution, eliminate answer choices and take an educated guess. 
    • Take short mental breaks if you need to relax and refocus.
    • If you need a tissue, new pencil, or anything, raise your hand and ask your teacher.
    • Remember your teachers and families are PROUD of you! You are ready and will do AWESOME on your AIR MATH TEST!


    Trimester 3 Math Topics

    • Multiplication and Division Strategies for Multi-Digit Numbers
    • Perimeter, Area, and Volume  
    • Order of Operations
    • Angles and Measuring with a Protractor
    • Factors and Multiples

    Multiplication Strategies


    Double and Halve

    25 x 16 =

    50 x 8 =

    100 x 4 = 400


    Partial Product

    45 x 8 =

    40 x 8 + 40 x 5 =

    320 + 200 = 520


    Breaking Apart Factors

    35 x 12 =

    7 x (5 x 12) =420 


    Math Resources

    • Stepping Stones Journals
    • Math Notebooks  
    • ST Math
    • First in Math


    Perimeter, Area, Volume, Prism, Pyramid, Associative Property, Prime, Composite, Factor, Factor Tree, Prime Factorization, Acute, Obtuse, Right, Complementary, Supplementary, Line, Line Segment, Ray



    • I can use the correct operations to solve a multistep word problem.
    • I can interpret remainders in word problems.
    • I can use mental math and estimation to check if my answer is reasonable.
    • I can multiply a multi-digit number (up to 4 digits) by a one-digit whole number and illustrate and/or explain my strategy.
    • I can multiply 2 two-digit numbers and illustrate and/or explain my strategy.
    • I can divide a multi-digit dividend (up to 4 digits) by a one-digit divisor and illustrate and/or explain my strategy.
    • I can define factors and multiples.
    • I can list all of the factor pairs for any whole number in the range 1-100.
    • I can determine multiples of a given whole number (1-100).
    • I can define prime and composite.
    • I can determine if a number if prime or composite.



    Standards of Mathematical Practice

    Mathematically proficient students:

    1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
    4. Model with mathematics
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attend to precision.
    7. Look for and make use of structure.
    8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

    Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted.  Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.


    Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.  Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


    Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100.  Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors.  Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number.  Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.x