(G) Geometry


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Narrative for the (G) Geometry Domain

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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BPSS-MAT logo 3rd Grade (MAT) Targeted Standard
(G) Geometry
Cluster: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

MAT-03.G.01 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals. Draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories. 

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MAT-03 Targeted Standards
(G) Domain: Geometry
Cluster: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

MAT-03.G.02 Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.

Student Learning Targets:

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Proficiency (Rubric) Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 Student is able to
  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” Student is able to
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0 Student is able to -
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.
1.0 Student is able to
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill id demonstrated.



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