Louise Van Meter Elementary School

California Distinguished School

Mr. Baker's Third Grade Class

Welcome to our class website! 
Use the links and videos to help you with your work, or use them to find a fun and challenging learning activity!

Reading/ Writing links
"No Excuses" spelling list
Education.com (exercises built by Mr. Baker!)
Math links

Science links
Math/Spelling videos
The "why" of our math program
Adding with a number line
Adding by breaking apart
Subtracting with a number line
Subtracting by breaking apart
Rounding by finding the halfway number
Simplifying fractions
Spelling homework


Recent Posts

Rounding by finding the halfway number

This video will explain how to round by finding the halfway number. Step 1: Draw a number line Step 2: Determine which tens (or hundreds) the starting number is in between, then write them on either side of the number line Step 3: Determine the number that is halfway between the two tens (or hundreds), then write that number in the middle of the number line Step 4: Compare the starting number to the halfway number. If the starting number is less, then round down. If the starting number is equal to or greater than the halfway number, then round up.