the three Rs


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the three Rs

The three most basic tenets of education: reading, writing, and arithmetic. When a school begins seeing major performance issues across the three Rs, then it is time to revise its curriculum and teaching style.
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the three Rs

reading, (w)riting, and (a)rithmetic, regarded as the fundamentals of elementary education.
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the three ˈR’s

(old-fashioned) reading, writing and arithmetic as the basic school subjects
When you say these three subjects, they all have the sound /r/ at or near the beginning of the word.
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