Grade 3 students analyze, compare, and classify two-dimensional shapes by their properties. They explicitly relate and combine these classifications. Because they have built a firm foundation of several shape categories, these categories can be the foundation for thinking about the relationships between classes.
Students investigate, describe, and reason about decomposing and composing polygons to make other polygons. Problems such as finding all the possible different compositions of a set of shapes involve geometric problem solving and understanding of congruence and symmetry
Students in Grade 3 also develop more competence in the composition and decomposition of rectangular regions, spatially structuring rectangular arrays. They count by the number of columns or rows, or use multiplication to determine the number of squares in the array.
Calculation Method for Domains
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