Math 3: Quick Start

Welcome to Simply Good and Beautiful Math 3

Before You Begin

Starting Simply Good and Beautiful Math 3 is simple.

All of our Simply Good and Beautiful Math courses are open-and-go! You do not need to read or prepare anything on a daily basis.

It is, however, extremely helpful to spend a few minutes getting an overview of the course. Here are a few highlights specific to Math 3 to help you and your child have a successful start.

Required Items Needed for Math 3

We have simplified teaching math!

Get started with just two items: a Math 3 Course Book and Math 3 Box (the box can be shared within your household). Click on each item below to order additional items or for more information.

If something is missing from your order, contact our Customer Support Team at [email protected] and we will be happy to help you.

A Look Inside the Math 3 Box

This beautiful and durable math box (5.75”x6.75”x1.75”) is designed with an easy-to-open folding lid with magnetic closures and 4 compartments for easy storage of all manipulatives.

The Math 3 Box contains:

  • 2 painted wooden game pawns
  • 4 dice including:
    • 2 wooden capacity dice (approximately 1” square)
    • 1 plastic die with numbers 1–10
    • 1 plastic standard die with numbers 1–6
  • 1 60” long retractable measuring tape
  • 1 heavy-duty laminated card with an array mat on one side and calendar and temperature templates on the other side
  • 19 silicone tangram shapes and pattern block pieces

Choking Hazard
Small parts—Not for children under 3 yrs.

Please note: We do not offer the Math Box as a PDF, but instructions to make your own can be found on the FAQ page.

Supplies Needed

In addition to the course book and math box, have these items available daily:

  • Pencil, dry-erase marker, and colored pencils
  • Tape or glue, paper clip, and scissors
  • Scratch paper
  • Optional: Simply Good and Beautiful Math 3 Answer Key (available for physical purchase below or as a free PDF download at

Extra Supplies Needed

A few extra items are needed for Math 3:

  • 1-cup measuring cup
  • Measuring bowl
  • Paper clip
  • 30 cereal pieces, dry beans, or raisins
  • Stopwatch
  • Tape
  • Set of dry measuring cups
  • 2 cups flour in a medium bowl
  • Optional tray or plate
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sugar or salt

How This Course Works

About This Course

The About This Course pages in the front of your course book contain details unique to Math 3. Click the About This Course button below to read everything you need to know.

Course Overview

Simply Good and Beautiful Math 3 contains 120 lessons. The easy-to-use format instructs both you and your child what to say and do for each lesson. Blue text indicates instructions to you, the teacher, and black text is what you read to the child.

Daily lessons open with a short review section that can be skipped if your child has mastered the concepts. This course is divided into three units, each with a unit assessment. The Math 3 Answer Key is a free download found on the FAQs page.

Simply Good and Beautiful Math teaches through a spiral approach. Each lesson introduces a new concept, gives the child an opportunity to practice the concept, and then reviews previously learned material. Learn more about spiral math in the video below.

Lesson Overview

Simply open the course book and start teaching! Always keep the math box on hand for each lesson. After the initial lesson with a parent, your child completes the practice, review, and other lesson activities. A child who struggles with reading may need the parent or teacher to read the instructions for these parts.

Check your child’s work daily, and provide immediate help and/or feedback. A Math 3 answer key is available as a free PDF download.

Skills Taught in Math 3

Math 3 provides a strong foundation of math sense, with lessons in:

  • Adding & subtracting fractions
  • Division story problems
  • Elapsed time
  • Measurements & conversions
  • Multiplication of multi-digit by single-digit numbers
  • Negative numbers
  • Order of operations
  • Rounding to the nearest dollar

And much more!

For a complete list of all the concepts taught, see the Table of Contents and the Unit Overview pages found in About the Course.

Learn how to break in your new books here.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Visit our Math 3 FAQs page to find answers to frequently asked questions, songs, videos, and other resources.

How to Download Files

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