The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District implements the series entitled Math Expressions for grades K-5.  Published by Houghton, Mifflin, and Harcourt, this series is aligned by the National Common Core that has been adopted by the Michigan Dept. of Education and implemented throughout the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District.

One of the key learning targets for third grade is for students to master multiplication facts from 0-10.  We will begin with Unit 1 that will cover a variety of strategies that we can use to determine the answer to a basic fact.  Some of these strategies include:


equal groups

Using a number line:
number line

Skip counting:

4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40

Using the Distributive Property

mult dist

Students will also be given Multiplication Timed Tests from time to time. On the timed tests, there are 100 problems and students must complete ALL the problems with 100% accuracy in 5 minutes, in order to demonstrate that they have mastered the level.  When a level is mastered, each individual child will advance to the next level.

Here is the sequence for the Multiplication Math Facts Timed Tests: 


Factors of 5


Factors of 2


Factors of 10


Factors of 9


Factors of 3


Factors of 4


Factors of 0 & 1


Factors of 6


Factors of 7


Factors of 8


Review x0-4


Review x5-7


Review x8-10


All The Multiplication Facts

ALL students in my classroom have the ability to access our entire Math Book online!  Copy this URL and visit this site:

When you reach the site for the first time, use the drop down menu to select our country, state, district, and school. Then, be sure to click the box that says "remember my school", so this information will be saved.  

Next, the student needs to enter their first and last name all in lower case letters, followed by for their log-in.


The students' password is: learn  (Note: log in names and passwords are all lower case letters and no spaces.)

When you arrive on the site, click on "My Library".  In this new screen, you will see 3 icons.  The first one leads to tools that students can use to help solve problems.  The second icon is called Mega Math and there are games that students can play to strengthen their Math skills.  The last icon is the cover of our Math book.  By clicking on this, our entire Math book can be viewed online. I hope this is a valuable resource for everyone!

Note:  The site also offers a section called "Things To Do" and "My Scores", but we will not be using these sections at this time.

If you access the Think Central site, please drop me a note or email and let me know if you found it helpful!  Thanks!

Letters are building blocks to forming words, sentences, paragraphs, essays, stories, and reports.  Similarly, basic Math facts are the building blocks towards more advanced math that we will be learning in the near future.  It is essential that students gain mastery of the basic facts, so they will have their foundational skills.