Grade 3 Mathematics Module 3, Topic D, Overview

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Topic D introduces units of 9 over three days, exploring a variety of arithmetic patterns that become engaging strategies for quickly learning facts with automaticity (3.OA.3, 3.OA.7, 3.OA.9).  Nines are placed late in the module so that students have enough experience with multiplication and division to recognize, analyze, and apply the rich patterns found in the manipulation of these facts.  As with other topics, the sequence ends with interpreting the unknown factor to solve multiplication and division problems (3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.7).

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Common Core Learning Standards

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3.OA.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal...
3.OA.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole...
3.OA.5 Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is...

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