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Math TEKS Verification – 3rd Grade

Number, operation and quantitative reasoning:
The student uses place value to communicate about increasingly large whole numbers in verbal and written form, including money; uses fraction names and symbols (with denominators of 12 or less) to describe fractional parts of whole objects or sets of objects; adds and subtracts to solve meaningful problems involving whole numbers; recognizes and solves problems in multiplication and division situations; and estimates to determine reasonable results.
Patterns, relationships, and algebraic thinking:
The student uses patterns to solve problems; and uses lists, tables, and charts to express patterns and relationships.
Geometry and spatial reasoning:
The student uses formal geometric vocabulary; recognizes congruence and symmetry; and recognizes that a line can be used to represent numbers and fractions and their properties.
The student directly compares the attributes of length, area, weight/mass, and capacity, and uses comparative language to solve problems and answer questions; and reads and writes time and measures temperature in degrees Fahrenheit to solve problems.
Probability and statistics:
The student solves problems by collecting, organizing, displaying, and interpreting sets of data.
Underlying processes and mathematical tools:
The student applies Grade 3 mathematics to solve problems connected to everyday experiences and activities in and outside of school; communicates about Grade 3 mathematics using informal language; and uses logical reasoning.
Science TEKS Verification – 3rd Grade

Science concepts:
The student knows that systems exist in the world; knows that forces cause change; knows that matter has physical properties; knows that living organisms need food, water, light, air, a way to dispose of waste, and an environment in which to live; knows that species have different adaptations that help them survive and reproduce in their environment; knows that many likenesses between offspring and parents are inherited from the parents; and knows that the natural world includes earth materials and objects in the sky.
ELA TEKS Verification – 3rd Grade
The student listens attentively and engages actively in various oral language experiences.
The student listens and speaks to gain knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of cultures.
Listening/speaking/audiences/oral grammar:
The student speaks appropriately to different audiences for different purposes and occasions.
The student communicates clearly by putting thoughts and feelings into spoken words.
Reading/word identification:
The student uses a variety of word identification strategies.
The student reads with fluency and understanding in texts at appropriate difficulty levels.
Reading/variety of texts:
The student reads widely for different purposes in varied sources.
Reading/vocabulary development:
The student develops an extensive vocabulary.
The student uses a variety of strategies to comprehend selections read aloud and selections read independently.
Reading/literary response:
The student responds to various texts.
Reading/text structures/literary concepts:
The student analyzes the characteristics of various types of texts.
The student generates questions and conducts research using information from various sources.
The student reads to increase knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of culture.
The student writes for a variety of audiences and purposes and in various forms.
The student composes original texts using the conventions of written language such as capitalization and penmanship to communicate clearly.
The student spells proficiently.
The student composes meaningful texts applying knowledge of grammar and usage.
Writing/writing processes:
The student selects and uses writing processes for self-initiated and assigned writing.
The student evaluates his/her own writing and the writing of others.
The student uses writing as a tool for learning and research.
Social Studies
Social Studies TEKS Verification – 3rd Grade

The student understands how individuals, events, and ideas have influenced the history of various communities; understands common characteristics of communities, past and present; and understands the concepts of time and chronology.
The student understands how humans adapt to variations in the physical environment; and understands the concepts of location, distance, and direction on maps and globes.
The student understands the purposes of spending and saving money; understands the concept of an economic system; and understands how businesses operate in the U.S. free enterprise system.
The student understands the basic structure and functions of local government.
The student understands characteristics of good citizenship as exemplified by historic figures and ordinary people; and understands the impact of individual and group decisions on communities in a democratic society.
The student understands ethnic and/or cultural celebrations of the U.S. and other nations; understands the role of real and mythical heroes in shaping the culture of communities, the state, and the nation; and understands the importance of writers and artists to the cultural heritage of communities.
Science, technology, and society:
The student understands how individuals have created or invented new technology and affected life in communities around the world, past and present.
Social studies skills:
The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired from a variety of sources including electronic technology; communicates effectively in written, oral, and visual forms; and uses problem solving and decision-making skills, working independently with others, in a variety of settings.

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