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English Language Arts:

Strand: Reading for Literature

By the end of the year read and comprehend literature including stories, drama and poetry at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Strand: Readings for Informational Text

By the end of the year read and comprehend informational text including history/social studies, science, and technical texts at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Math:

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.

Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.

Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers . For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 x ? = 48, 5 = □ ÷ 3, 6 x 6 = ?.

Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division.

Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide.2 Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)

Multiply and divide within 100.

Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows that 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.