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Sparking moments of discovery and happiness

3rd graders are natural doers, always ready for exciting challenges. It’s natural to want to see your child carry that adventurous spirit into 3rd grade math, particularly if math just isn’t clicking with your child. Our 3rd grade math tutors are experts at making math engaging and exciting, never frustrating. To keep math fun, our tutors use Sylvan’s proven rewards system and cool digital tools to motivate your child to moments of discovery, accomplishment and happiness.

With our 3rd grade math tutoring, your child will learn key math concepts and skills such as:

Addition and Subtraction

  • Add two-, three- and four-digit numbers with regrouping
  • Subtract a three- or four-digit number from a four-digit number with regrouping

Explore Addition and Subtraction Tutoring subject

Area, Perimeter and Volume

  • Find a perimeter of a figure using units
  • Estimate and verify the area of a figure using square units by counting
  • Develop concept of volume using unit cubes

Explore Area, Perimeter and Volume Tutoring subject


  • For a shaded region representing tenths and/or wholes plus tenths
  • For a shaded region representing hundredths

Our 3rd grade math help also will help your child learn how to:

  • Relate fractions to decimals
  • Add or subtract decimals to the hundredths place with the same number of decimal places

Explore Decimals Tutoring subject


  • Model and write numerical fractions
  • Compare two fractions with like denominators using greater than, less than or equal to
  • Compare two fractions with unlike denominators represented by shaded regions
  • Find a fraction of a number
  • Add fractions with like denominators
  • Model and write a mixed number

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  • Identify point, lines, line segments, rays and angles
  • Identify faces, edges and corners on solid figures
  • Describe and identify right angles
  • Recognize transformations of plane figures including slides, flips and turns

Explore Geometry Tutoring subject


  • Using information from a bar graph
  • Using information from a picture graph where symbols may represent more than one

Explore Graphing Tutoring subject

Multiplication and Division

  • Master the multiplication facts 0-9
  • Multiply a two- or three-digit number by a one-digit number with and without regrouping
  • Identify the associative, commutative, identity and zero properties of multiplication
  • Multiply a one- or two-digit number by two one-digit numbers
  • Understand that division facts are related to multiplication facts
  • Develop independence with division facts
  • Divide a one-digit or two-digit number by a one-digit number with and without a remainder
  • Divide a three-digit number by a one-digit number with no remainder

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  • Identify the place value of each digit through the hundred thousands
  • Write numerals in expanded form through the hundred thousands
  • Write or match word names to numerals through the hundred thousands
  • Identify the greater or lesser of two numbers through 999,999
  • Identify the numeral that comes before, between or after
  • Order numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least
  • Round two- and three-digit numbers to the nearest ten or hundred
  • Complete simple number patterns including multiples

Explore Numbers Tutoring subject


  • Length to the nearest millimeter, centimeter, meter, inch, foot or yard
  • Weight to the nearest gram, kilogram, ounce or pound
  • Capacity to the nearest liter, cup, pint, quart or gallon

Your child will also learn how to select the appropriate metric and customary unit to measure an object or distance.

Explore Measurement Tutoring subject


Problem Solving

  • Select the appropriate operation and strategy to solve word problems
  • Solve problems using basic graphs, charts and tables
  • Learn how to identify relevant and irrelevant information in a word problem
  • Solve basic, one-step equations

Explore Problem Solving Tutoring subject


Time and Money

  • Combine and identify the value of a collection of coins and bills up to $20.00
  • Compute and count change up to and including $5.00
  • Round monetary amounts to the nearest single coin or bill up to $20.00
  • Compute simple conversions using units of time including seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years
  • Tell time to the nearest minute

Explore Time and Money Tutoring subject

Math programs by grade levels

It’s never too early (or late!) to give your child extra confidence in  their math skills. We provide tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade so your child can be supported every step of the way.


What our parents and students are saying:

“Sylvan has been very supportive with my child’s needs and has greatly improved her grades and confidence.”

Geoff B., Math/Algebra Edge

Start your child on the path to academic success today

Give us a call at (888) 338-2283 or fill out the form to discuss your child’s learning goals.


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