3rd GRADE MATH ACHIEVEMENT TEST VOCABULARY

The following are words, phrases related to the 3rd Grade Math Achievement Test.  They are organized according to each standard.  Familiarizing the students with these words will be beneficial to them. It is by no means all-inclusive.  We will continue to add to them as we become more familiar with the test, its format and content.

Number, Number Sense and Operations:

Bean bag (bean bag toss)

Compare and order - <, >, =, ≤, ≥

Decimals

Fraction

Fraction models

Highest score

In order (smallest to largest)

Money, coin and paper bills

Number blocks

Number sentence

Place value

Reasonable estimate for sum of ..

Set of fractions

Structure of base ten

Sum

Whole number

Measurement:

Centimeter ruler

Clock

Elapsed Time

Grams

Length – miles, kilometers etc.

Measure

Side(s)

Temperature – Fahrenheit/Celsius

Thermometer

Time – nearest minute

Triangle

Use your centimeter ruler to measure the length of each side of the triangle etc.

Volume, capacity – gallons etc.

Weight – ounces, grams, pounds, kilograms etc.

Width

# Patterns, Functions, Algebra:

Describe the rule for the pattern.

Input-output boxes (table)

Number sentence

Rule for the input-output box

Total # of___

Which number makes the number sentence true?

Write the missing numbers to continue the pattern.

Data Analysis and Probability:

Chart

Data

Graph – bar, picture, line, line plot, timeline

How many more..

Icon/symbol equals a certain number on the picture graph

Make a picture graph.

Mode of the data

One possible way..

Predict

Table

Tally marks

Use the data in the chart to..

Geometry and Spatial Sense:

Angle(s)- acute, right, obtuse, straight

Complete the table

Coordinates

Edge(s)

Face(s)

Figure(s)

Greater than a right angle, less than

Grid

Hexagon

Identify and draw a right, acute, obtuse, angle etc.

Lines of symmetry

Locations in coordinates

Number of sides, angles

Shapes

Side(s)

Symmetry- symmetrical

Three-dimensional shapes

Two-dimensional shapes

Vertex

Verbs/Processes:

Chart

Complete the table, chart etc.

Construct

Create

Divide

Draw

Explain

Multiply

Predict

Show

Solve

Subtract

Support

Show

Use

Write

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