PSSA Math Eligible Content
The following topics may be found on the PSSA for third grade students.
Numbers and Operations
Ø Count a collection of bills and coins less than $5 (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar). Money may be represented as 15 cents, or $0.15.
Ø Compare total values of combinations of coins less than $5 (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar).
Ø Make change for an amount up to $5 with no more than $2 change given (penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar).
Ø Represent multiplication as repeated addition
Ø Demonstrate the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction using fact families and/or factors.
Ø Identify the correct operation(s) to solve a word problem (no more than 2 operations using +,- and/or x).
Ø Solve single-and double-digit addition and subtraction problems with and without regrouping in vertical or horizontal form.
Ø Solve problems involving multiplication through 9’s tables through 9x5
Ø Solve triple digit addition and subtraction problems without regrouping in vertical or horizontal form.
Ø Estimate sums and differences of quantities; round 2-digit numbers to the nearest 10, and 3 digit numbers to the nearest 100, before computing (limit to two numbers).
Ø Tell/show time (analog) to the minute.
Ø Find elapsed time to increments of 5 minutes (limited to 2 adjacent hours).
Ø Identify times of the day and night as AM and PM.
Ø Select an appropriate unit for the attribute being measured.
Ø Compare and/ or order objects according to length, area, or weight.
Ø Use a ruler (provided) to measure to the nearest ½ inch.
Ø Match the object with its approximate measurement (all measurements given must be of the same system, e.g., about how tall is a soda pop can? 5 inches, 5 feet, 5 yards, etc.).
Ø Name/identify/describe geometric shapes in two dimensions (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon).
Ø Name/identify geometric shapes in three dimensions (spheres, cube, cylinder, cone, pyramid, rectangular prism).
Ø Identify/draw one line of symmetry in a two-dimensional figure.
Ø Identify symmetrical two-dimensional shapes.
Ø Locate points or describe relationships using the coordinate plane.
Ø Extend or find a missing element in a pattern of numbers or shapes (pattern must show 3 repetitions- if multiples are used, limit to 2,3, or 5).
Ø Create or match a story to a given combination of symbols (+,-,x,<,>,=) and numbers.
Ø Choose the number sentence that matches a given story (one operation, + or – only).
Ø Find a missing number that makes a number sentence true (1-digit or 2-digit numbers up to 18 using +,- or x through 9x5).
Ø Identify the missing symbol (+,-,=,<,>) that makes a number sentence true.
Data Analysis and Probability
Ø Analyze data shown on tables, charts, or bar graphs using the concepts of largest, smallest, most often, least often and middle.
Ø Describe, interpret and /or answer questions based on data shown in tables, charts, or bar graphs.
Ø Graph data or complete a graph given the data (grid is provided).
Ø Translate information from one type of display to another (e.g.,convert tally chart to bar graph). Limit to tally charts, bar graphs and tables.