## FSA TESTING## All About FSA
All third graders are required to take the
READING
- model multiplication and division including problems presented in context; repeated addition; multiplicative comparison; array; how many combinations; measurement; partitioning
- solve multiplication and division fact problems by using strategies that result from applying number properties
- identify, describe, and apply division and multiplication as inverse operations
**Develop an understanding of fractions and fraction equivalence*
- represent fractions including fractions greater than one, using area, set, and linear models
- describe how the size of the fractional part is related to the number of equal sized pieces in the whole
- compare and order fractions including fractions greater than one, using models and strategies
- use models to represent equivalent fractions including fractions greater than one, and identify representations of equivalence
- Describe, analyze, compare, and classify two-dimensional shapes using sides and angles - including acute, obtuse, and right angles - and connect these ideas to the definition of shapes
- compose, decompose, and transform polygons to make other polygons including concave and convex polygons with three, four, five, six, eight, or ten sides
- build, draw, and analyze two-dimensional shapes from several orientations in order to examine and apply congruence and symmetry
TIMES TABLE TESTS: Third graders will be required to know the multiplication facts from 2 though 12. They will be quizzed every Friday. The quizzes are 30 problems that must be correctly completed in 3 minutes. Students who pass, move on to the next number. Students who do not pass will take the same quiz the following week. This is part of their math grade.
HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD LEARN THE MULTIPLICATION TABLES It's not unusual for children to have trouble learning the multiplication facts. Fortunately, you can help if you're willing to work with your child every day. For the best results, keep drill sessions short, review learned facts frequently, and don't teach a new set of facts until your child has completely memorized the previous set. |