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3rd Grade TAAS Information
2001-2002




3rd Grade TAAS Reading Objectives

Objective 1

The student will determine the meaning of words in a variety of written texts.
  • use root words to recognize words
  • use context clues to confirm word meaning
  • Objective 2

    The student will identify supporting ideas in a variety of written texts.
  • recall information
  • retell order of events
  • identify setting
  • use graphic sources of information
  • Objective 3

    The student will summarize a variety of written texts.
  • produce summaries
  • identify main idea
  • recognize story plot or problem
  • Objective 4

    The student will perceive relationships and recognize outcomes in a variety of written texts.
  • identify cause and effect
  • predict
  • identify similarities and differences across texts
  • Objective 5

    The student will analyze information in a variety of written texts in order to make inferences and generalizations.
  • draw conclusions
  • analyze characters' traits, feelings, relationships, and changes
  • interpret graphic sources of information
  • Objective 6

    The student will recognize points of view, propaganda, and/or statements of fact and opinion in a variety of written texts.
  • distinguish fact from opinion


  • 3rd Grade TAAS Math Objectives

    Objective 1

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of number concepts.
  • read and write numbers to 999,999
  • compare and order numbers to 999,999
  • determine the value of money
  • identify fractions using models
  • Objective 2

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of mathematical relations, functions, and other algebraic concepts.
  • complete number and geometric patterns
  • fact families (multiplication and division)
  • complete pattern in tables
  • extend pattern in tables
  • Objective 3

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of geometric properties and relationships.
  • name, describe, and compare shapes and solids
  • identify congruent shapes
  • identify lines of symmetry
  • locate and name points on a number line
  • Objective 4

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of measurement concepts using metric and customary units.
  • estimate and measure lengths
  • find the perimeter of a shape
  • tell time
  • use a thermometer to measure temperature
  • Objective 5

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of probability and statistics.
  • collect, organize, record, and display data in pictographs and bar graphs
  • interpret information from pictographs and bar graphs
  • Objective 6

    The student will use the operation of addition to solve problems.
  • model addition using pictures, words, and numbers
  • Objective 7

    The student will use the operation of subtraction to solve problems.
  • model subtraction using pictures, words, and numbers
  • Objective 8

    The student will use the operation of multiplication to solve problems.
  • solve and record multiplication problems
  • Objective 9

    The student will use the operation of division to solve problems.
  • use models to solve division problems
  • Objective 10

    The student will estimate solutions to a problem situation.
  • estimate sums and differences in problem situations
  • Objective 11

    The student will determine solution strategies and will analyze or solve problems.
  • select addition or subtraction to solve problems
  • measure to solve problems involving length, temperature, and time
  • Objective 12

    The student will express or solve problems using mathematical representation.
  • model addition and subtraction with pictures, words, and numbers
  • solve and record multiplication problems
  • use models to solve division problems and use number sentences to record solutions
  • interpret information from pictographs and bar graphs
  • Objective 13

    The student will evaluate the reasonableness of a solution to a problem situation.
  • use problem solving model that includes understanding the problem, making a plan, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the answer for reasonableness


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