Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Blog Updating In Progress

Hello!

As we try to figure out what "distance learning" 📝looks like for us and our school🐆, I am working on updating my blog.  I had kept up with it for a long while and then different priorities took place and it wasn't regularly updated.  

I had always looked at this blog as a way to post resources to help parents with math for their children and as a way to show the great things that my students are doing in math.

😀🐾Please be patient as I work on cleaning up the parent resources that I have.  I will take down old links and put up new ones that I think are really helpful.

My main goal is to stay connected by offering resources that are helpful in math learning in the most effective and efficient way.

Feel free to comment and/or email me with any questions you have.📝🐆

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Biggest/Smallest

In fourth grade, we take all of the strategies that we have been using from previous grades and apply them to the US Algorithm for subtraction.  By fourth grade, the students should have built a strong foundation in place value.  Being solid in place value helps them with the transition to using the US Algorithm. 

This game provides great practice in subtracting.  Roll three dice to make two three-digit numbers.  One number will be larger.  Line up the numbers with the larger one on top and the smaller one beneath and solve the problem using the US Algorithm.


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Fraction Foundations

The third-grade fraction intervention starts out with the students making their own fraction pieces.  This helps them to see the different sizes.  It also really helps them to start comparing fractions and finding equivalent fractions.  We are using Marilyn Burns', Do the Math-Fractions A.  This is one of my favorites!  Throughout the intervention, students will be developing a strong foundation for fractions through games and hands-on activities.

Fraction Time!


We've started a fraction intervention in fourth grade.  This is one of my favorite interventions.  I use Marilyn Burns', Do the Math, and I love that it is completely hands-on and game oriented.  For the first time, I am trying out the Fractions B module.  I usually use the Fractions A but with the common core standards, our students seem to have a good grasp of the foundation of fractions by fourth grade.  So far it has been going well.  The students are really engaged throughout the lessons and have fun with the games.







We started out learning how to play, "Cover Up".  The students need to use their fraction pieces to be the first one to cover up 1 whole.
They enjoy using the magnetic pieces.


The Tools We Use


Trying out new math tools...
During a multiplication intervention, we looked at the abacus and talked about how we could use it as a tool to help us with multiplication.  The students really loved using this tool!