*New York State has required school districts to implement the newly adopted Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics. The intent behind this "shift" in our teaching is to provide a much more in-depth learning experience for your child. Students are expected to have a thorough and deep understanding of the mathematical practices specific to third grade. To assist teachers in the implementation of these standards, the New York State Education Department has released Math Curriculum "Modules". A description of each module is provided below. For further information on the Common Core Learning Standards, visit www.engageny.org.