Understanding the concept of multiplication has been our focus in math. Multiplication models and strategies are an important part of the conceptual understanding. Third graders practice skip counting, playing games like Loops and Groups, make arrays, and use a number line to improve their conceptual understanding of multiplication. With that, students are beginning to learn more about the connection between multiplication and division. Mastering multiplication and division facts will be an important part of their continued learning throughout the year. Our goal is for students to be able to reach mastery level in all 4 operations by the end of the year. Please continue the daily practice at home. It makes a world of difference!!!!