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Third Grade Math IEP Goals Standards-Aligned

This IEP goal bank is on third-grade math prerequisite skills, including progress monitoring, data collection tools, worksheets, and lesson plans packs for all top nationally used IEP goals.

Best Third Grade Math IEP Goals

Free IEP goals and objectives for third-grade math that are focused on a learning progression for most common core clusters to build strong math foundational skills for future grades. Many math skills included are multiplication skills, word problems skills, double digit numbers.

You're a third-grade special education teacher, and you have to write IEP goals for math.

It's hard enough to come up with good IEP goals, but it's even harder when they have to be aligned with Common Core Standards (CCSS). 

We've got you covered. Our 3rd grade math IEP goal bank is filled with standards-aligned goals that will help your students make progress in math. Plus, we offer data collection tools, worksheets, and lesson packs to help you track student progress and meet IEP requirements.

Third Grade Math IEP Goals

3.OA: Operations & Algebraic Thinking

3.NBT: Number & Operations in Base Ten

3.NF: Number & Operations—Fractions

  • 3.NF.A: Develop understanding of fractions as numbers.
    • 3.NF.A.1: Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
    • 3.NF.A.2: Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
    • 3.NF.A.2.A: Represent a fraction 1/b on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into b equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/b and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/b on the number line.
    • 3.NF.A.2.B: Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.
    • 3.NF.A.3: Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
    • 3.NF.A.3.A: Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
    • 3.NF.A.3.B: Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
    • 3.NF.A.3.C: Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the form 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram.
    • 3.NF.A.3.D: Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

3.MD: Measurement & Data

  • 3.MD.A: Solve problems involving measurement and estimation.
    • 3.MD.A.1: Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
    • 3.MD.A.2: Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).1 Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
  • 3.MD.B: Represent and interpret data.
    • 3.MD.B.3: Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.
    • 3.MD.B.4: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole numbers, halves, or quarters.
  • 3.MD.C: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition.
    • 3.MD.C.5: Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
    • 3.MD.C.5.A: A square with side length 1 unit, called "a unit square," is said to have "one square unit" of area, and can be used to measure area.
    • 3.MD.C.5.B: A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by n unit squares is said to have an area of n square units.
    • 3.MD.C.6: Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
    • 3.MD.C.7: Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
    • 3.MD.C.7.A: Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
    • 3.MD.C.7.B: Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
    • 3.MD.C.7.C: Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a × b and a × c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.
    • 3.MD.C.7.D: Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.
  • 3.MD.D: Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter.
    • 3.MD.D.8: Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.

3.G: Geometry

  • 3.G.A: Reason with shapes and their attributes.
    • 3.G.A.1: Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
    • 3.G.A.2: Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.

3.SUP: Supporting Skills

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