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Third Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide

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This scripted, open-and-go program from math educator Kate Snow will give you the tools you need to teach math with confidence–even if you’ve never taught math before.

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Learn third grade math with confidence! Use Workbooks Part A and Part B to teach and reinforce the lessons in the Third Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide.

Learn third grade math with confidence! Use Workbooks Part A and Part B to teach and reinforce the lessons in the Third Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide.

Product Overview

Engaging, hands-on lessons will help your child develop a strong understanding of math, step by step.

  • Multiplication and division facts to 100

  • Adding and subtracting numbers to 10,000

  • Area and perimeter

  • Adding and subtracting fractions

  • Multi-step word problems 

  • Money, elapsed time, length, weight, capacity, and geometry 

Your child will develop strong math skills and a positive attitude toward math with fun activities like the Fraction Diner, the Chocolate Shop, Escape the Maze, and Division Crash. All you’ll need are this Instructor Guide, the two Student Workbooks (Part A and Part B), and simple household items (like play money, base-ten blocks, and a ruler) to make math come alive for your child.

  • Hands-on, incremental lessons that steadily build conceptual understanding

  • Daily review to ensure children retain what they’ve learned and master essential skills

  • Games and pretend activities make math fun

  • Easy to use, with clear directions and explanatory notes

  • Delightful (and optional) enrichment lessons, with picture book recommendations and real-life math application activities

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Third Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide

This scripted, open-and-go program from math educator Kate Snow will give you the tools you need to teach math with confidence–even if you’ve never taught math before.

Third Grade Math with Confidence Student Workbook Part A

Learn third grade math with confidence! Use Workbooks Part A and Part B to teach and reinforce the lessons in the Third Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide.

Third Grade Math with Confidence Student Workbook Part B

Learn third grade math with confidence! Use Workbooks Part A and Part B to teach and reinforce the lessons in the Third Grade Math with Confidence Instructor Guide.

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  1. Question

    Rebecca Messer

    Would this bundle be sent to us in book form or is it just available as a downloadable PDF version?

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    • Answer Desk

      The book is currently only available for purchase as a PDF. It will be available for purchase as a printed book in June.

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    V H

    How many pages are the a+b student book combined?

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    Jamie

    When will this be available on print?

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    Becky

    How does this compare to Saxon curriculum? Does it offer review concepts throughout the unit?

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      Answer Desk

      Third Grade Math with Confidence has fairly short lessons – most pilot families spent an average of 25-35 minutes on each lesson, with 10-15 minutes of parent-led instruction and 15-20 minutes of independent work. The workbooks are colorful, and include many fun activities like Fraction Diner, the Chocolate Shop, Escape the Maze, and Division Crash that not only teach, but also help your child develop a positive attitude toward math.

      Each day, the student has a practice page for the new lesson, and a review page for previously-learned topics. Unit Wrap-ups and Checkpoints at the end of each unit provide assessment and give you guidance on whether your child is ready to move on to the next unit, or if they need a bit more practice on certain concepts first.

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      Press Minion

      We’ll answer your second question first: yes, concepts are regularly reviewed throughout the unit. Now for your first question, here’s a long answer: On the scale of conceptual-to-procedural math, MWC is in the middle–it provides both procedural (how) and conceptual (why) math instruction. here’s a post explaining why each is important. https://welltrainedmind.com/a/conceptural-procedural-math-whats-the-difference/

      Saxon is very much on the procedural end, which is fine for a kid whose brain works in the “how” arena. But when a kid also wants to know “why” or primarily works in the Land of Why, it is really dry and can lead to math-hating. Our MWC program gives all students an opportunity to learn math in a way that works for them, and to learn both the how and the why…and it will also give the parents a bit of insight as to how to teach their student(s) according to the way they learn the best. This can be a huge advantage in choosing curriculum past grade 6…

      Saxon has a spiral approach, so they keep returning to previous instruction, and they have lots of review worksheets. Those are needed for some children but for others it can become tiresome. “I’ve already proved I know that 3×2=6…how many more times do I have to do that?????” MWC has enough review to keep the facts straight, but by also teaching the WHY, there is less need for drill and kill.

      Saxon is like MWC in teaching the operations one at a time: first addition, then subtraction, then multiplication, then division.

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    Jamie

    Is there 1 book or 3 included in this bundle?

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    • Press Minion

      You can choose what to add to the bundle. You can just buy the instructor guide, or you can add Workbook A and Workbook B to your cart as well. You’ll need both Workbooks to get through an entire year.

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    Carmen Mayo

    I am a veteran of home schooling. Do you think the instructors guide is mandatory?

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      Press Minion

      Yes, it definitely is. You could use the practice pages in the workbooks without the instructor guide, but none of the lesson pages would make sense (that’s the “meat” of the book)

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    RacquelM

    How many lessons are in level 3?

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    Alana

    I’m looking at purchasing a few of the picture books ahead of time (currently buying for the 2nd grade level) – do you have a publishable copy of the picture book list so I can focus on titles used in year 3, too?

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    Karen

    To be ready to start Third Grade MWC, what skills and things should a student know?

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    • Answer Desk

      Hi Karen, look on page 6 of the Instructor Guide sample and it will tell you what the student should know to be prepared. The link for the sample is located directly under the illustration of the Instructor Guide.

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  10. Question

    Maria (verified owner)

    Hello, I only need the workbooks but I can’t seem to purchase them separately? I bought the instructor guide earlier this year from WTM.

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    Carolina

    Hi! I would like to confirm that the pdf version for both the instructor and student include EVERYTHING that a printed version would?
    I have the same question for math facts that stick. I have seen reviews online and would like to know that if I purchase the pdf version I’m not missing anything.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Clarissa (verified owner)

    Is the teacher’s guide not printable? I’m trying to print the blackline masters in the back like the guide mentions, but my computer locks up when I try. I’m having no trouble printing other documents, so I assume it’s some sort of protection on the file.

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      Answer Desk

      Our PDFs are completely printable! If you are still having trouble printing these pages, please shoot an email to [email protected] so our support team can help get you sorted.

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    Natalee

    Would I be able to just use the instructor PDF on an iPad or must it be printed?

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Caroline (verified owner)

    This truly is a fun math, open and go, easy to use curriculum. I have been using the third grade MWC to review math with my fourth grader and it has strengthened his mental math skills and filled in gaps better than I expected. He is excited for math. It has become his favorite subject.
    We’ve tried to do everything suggested including the book suggestions. It has been very helpful. The games are simple, yet very effective. We’re planning on buying the fourth grade level when it comes out. To continue to fill in the gaps. The concepts are sticking. Math has become a subject we all look forward to. The emails are also extremely helpful. Signing up for them before you even place your order or even if you’re not sure about using MWC. I highly recommend it, it includes teaching tips and preparation for successfully teaching math.

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