The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series Book 3
The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series: Book 3


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The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series: Book 3

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Enjoyable, short lessons that help your student advance in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division up to 10,000; introduce fractions; and provide a hands-on exploration of weights and measures. See full description

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Book 3 is also available in a bundle with manipulatives, supplies, and a gridded math notebook.

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You and your child are sure to enjoy these simple, lively lessons that will provide further practice in the processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Your student will master multiplication tables for the numbers 7 through 10; delve further into division with long division and an introduction to fractions; and read, write, and work with numbers up to 10,000. She will also have an introduction to weights and measures with an active hands-on approach— including measures of volume, weight, distance, and time.

For grade 3 you will need The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 3, and a Math Notebook for your child (sized according to your child’s handwriting). Add the optional Book 3 Kit for a helpful collection of objects and Number Sentence Cards corresponding to the lessons.

Charlotte Mason’s Approach to Elementary Arithmetic

Charlotte Mason’s beginning math lessons seem to be tailor made for an early elementary child.

Lessons are mainly oral and are carefully graduated, with your child answering small word problems within her understanding (no reading required). She works out the problems in a hands-on way using a variety of common, everyday objects. This straightforward but interesting teaching guides your child to make discoveries on her own.

A grid notebook is used as the student’s math notebook, in which she records the math concepts she has discovered. Writing is used sparingly, so the effort of handwriting does not overshadow the math concept being grasped.

Progression of the lessons is adjusted to the pace that fits your child best, so you can go slowly enough to build understanding and comfort in the math concepts but not so slowly that the child becomes bored.

Short, lively lessons reinforce a habit of concentrated attention while not overtaxing the child’s ability to sit still. Each day’s work goes no longer than 20 minutes, with 15 minutes focused on the newest math concept and review, and the remaining 5 for mental math.

Book 3 Features

The lessons in The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 3, follow Charlotte Mason’s philosophy and methods for teaching math as outlined above. In Book 3 you will find

  • Day-by-day lessons, so you can guide your student with confidence;
  • Straightforward instructions, so you (or any other teacher) can open and go with no prep time;
  • An extra 40 pages of review containing hundreds of engaging bonus questions, so you can easily linger on any concept needed;
  • End-of-term exams that can be customized according to where your child is in the lessons;
  • Helpful teaching tips, so you can be sure you’re teaching math in a Charlotte Mason way;
  • Regular reminders to have a Number Sentence Card or two on hand, so the lesson can continue even if you need to step away for a moment;
  • A beautiful and durable hard cover that will stand up well to many years of enjoyable math lessons;
  • Cross-references to Charlotte Mason’s Living Math: A Guided Journey DVD set, so you can see the methods demonstrated and be prepared for upcoming lessons;
  • A full year of math for students in grade 3 or excellent review lessons for older students who need to solidify their grasp of multiplication, division, fractions, and weights and measures;
  • A non-consumable resource that will make a wonderful addition to your home library and can be used with all of your children.

Book 3 is a beautiful addition to The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series and an exciting way to strengthen your relationship with your child as you continue to climb together in the mountainous land of mathematics, just as Charlotte Mason described it. And with lessons like these, you can be sure that every step taken will be on firm ground.

Arithmetic Concepts in Book 3

In The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series, Book 3, your child will gain a solid understanding of these arithmetic concepts.

  • The idea and operation of addition within 10,000
  • The idea and operation of subtraction within 10,000
  • Addition and subtraction with money
  • Addition and subtraction in interesting story problems
  • Addition and subtraction with pure number
  • Longer sums with three or four sets of figures
  • Review of multiplication tables up to 6 x 10
  • Construction of multiplication tables up to 10 x 10
  • Mastery of multiplication tables up to 10 x 10
  • Multiplication with zero
  • Longer multiplication by 7 through 10
  • Double-digit multiplication
  • Multiplication and division with money
  • Multiplication and division in interesting story problems
  • Multiplication and division with pure number
  • Multiplication by 10s, 100s, 1,000s, and 10,000s
  • Review of short division
  • Long division with a small divisor with money
  • Long division with a small divisor in interesting story problems
  • Long division with a small divisor in pure number
  • The idea of division as fractional parts
  • The idea of fractions
  • Simple fraction work
  • Numeration and notation of fractions
  • Numeration and notation of numbers up to 10,000
  • Introduction to weights and measures

The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series

Book 1: Exploration of Numbers to 100
Book 2: The Four Rules and Tables; Work with Numbers to 1000
Book 3: Tables continued; Work with Numbers to 10,000; Weights & Measures
Book 4: Long Multiplication & Division/Weights & Measures
Book 5: Decimals; Fractions; Factors
Book 6: Decimals & Fractions (continued); Percentages; Ratios; Proportions (coming soon)

Placing Your Student

Download the placement guide to determine where your child should begin.

Additional Information



E-book, Hardcover



Grade 3


9781616344719, 9781616344726

Lesson Plan

Individual Studies, Grade 3



2 reviews for The Charlotte Mason Elementary Arithmetic Series: Book 3

  1. Kara

    I find it difficult to review these books, because the superlatives will sound so generic and gushing. I’ve been homeschooling for fourteen years, and I’ve used books I, II, and III of Baburina’s series with my youngest son, who is both high intelligence and deeply dyslexic. They are without a doubt the best. I will use them without question with my small daughter. There is really no comparison to other curricula, and we have used several through the years. I am a much better teacher with this method. It is the simplest to implement, and the knowledge and facts are deep-seated in the child in a real and tangible way. I have felt no need to supplement at all. Thank you from the depths of my heart, Richele, and SCM for publishing them.

  2. Anna

    I just started book 3 with my DD. (We started in book 1) I have been impressed from the start, but when we got to the end of book 2 and introduced division, I was sold! It was like she already understood it! No big, hard, new step! The foundation laid in multiplication paved a beautiful path for division.
    She also LOVES doing math in her head – and she’s good!!
    This is my favorite math curriculum after 20 years of homeschooling!
    Thank you! Thank you!

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