Children in Level 3 are typically just starting their formal mathematical education, expanding outward from their families to understand themselves in relation to their peers. With a regular influx of new information, children are continually growing in curiosity and begin asking questions that test what they know while forging new understandings.
Building Problem-Solving Skills
Children at this age like to figure things out for themselves, enjoying the process of engaging in puzzles and asking a lot of questions.
Level 3 students engage in progressively more challenging material, where they must problem-solve in order to reach new conclusions and develop richer understandings of the mathematical material they are exploring.
Developing Arithmetic Reasoning
Children at this age are learning arithmetic in isolation, mastering the basic skills necessary to move into more demanding mathematical content.
Level 3 engages students in multiple manipulations of numbers in calculations, helping students to build relationships between operations and identify analogous associations that will set the foundation for success in algebraic reasoning skills.
Using Abstract Representations
Children at this age are extremely visual and tactile; wanting to see and touch everything.
Level 3 students will continue to be exposed to mathematical concepts through concrete experiences; but will also dive into more abstract representa-tions of their learning. These experiences will blend their conceptual and procedural understandings in a structured way.