3rd Grade

Teacher: Mrs. Beherns

The majority of math instructional time in 3rd grade focuses on these critical areas: (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division (2) developing understanding of fractions; (3) developing understanding of the structure of arrays and of area; (4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes; (5) understanding elapsed time; (6) developing an understanding of measurement and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams, kilograms and liters.

Currently, Gifford Grade School is utilizing the Pearson-Envision series. Many other resources are added to enhance math instruction each day.

We will be having some guest speakers in our room soon!

Each year Dr. Schorsch comes to our room to discuss dental health. He always brings in materials for the children and talks about the importance of brushing and flossing. Dr. Schorsch is a dentist in Rantoul.

Bret Beherns (Mrs. Beherns’ son), Sports Anchor/Reporter for WCIA-Channel 3 also speaks to the children about his job (writing and reporting) and his accident that nearly took his life when he was 18. He talks about perseverance, overcoming challenges and what life is like for him now that he only has one leg.

  • Caterpillars in the 3rd Grade Classroom!!!

Math Resources:

Math Fact Cafe

A Plus Math

Basic Math Facts

Math Magician



Math Playground

Blackdog Math

Multiplication MATHO

Math is Fun

Soft Schools Multiplication

Math Drills

Math Games