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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.
Measurement:
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
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
ELA TEKS Verification – 3rd Grade
Listening/speaking/purposes:
The student listens attentively and engages actively in various oral language experiences.
Listening/speaking/culture:
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.
Listening/speaking/communication:
The student communicates clearly by putting thoughts and feelings into spoken words.
Reading/word identification:
The student uses a variety of word identification strategies.
Reading/fluency:
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.
Reading/comprehension:
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.
Reading/inquiry/research:
The student generates questions and conducts research using information from various sources.
Reading/culture:
The student reads to increase knowledge of his/her own culture, the culture of others, and the common elements of culture.
Writing/purposes:
The student writes for a variety of audiences and purposes and in various forms.
Writing/penmanship/capitalization/punctuation:
The student composes original texts using the conventions of written language such as capitalization and penmanship to communicate clearly.
Writing/spelling:
The student spells proficiently.
Writing/grammar/usage:
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.
Writing/evaluation:
The student evaluates his/her own writing and the writing of others.
Writing/inquiry/research:
The student uses writing as a tool for learning and research.
Social Studies
Social Studies TEKS Verification – 3rd Grade

History:
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.
Geography:
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.
Economics:
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.
Government:
The student understands the basic structure and functions of local government.
Citizenship:
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.
Culture:
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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