Math Practice

In math over the last few months, we have been learning different way to add and subtract:

  • base 10 blocks
  • place value chart (using base 10 blocks)
  • flip and solve (12+4=16 is the same as 16-4=12)
  • stack up the numbers and solve the ‘houses’ – always start with the ones house!

The kids also need to be able to represent numbers in a variety of ways:

  • number
  • number word
  • ordinese (ex. fifth)
  • money (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonie)
  • tally marks (a group of 5 we call a ‘bundle’)
  • 10 frames
  • greater than/less than
  • addition sentence/subtraction sentence
  • base 10 blocks
  • place value chart

The students should also be able to skip count to 100 forwards and backwards by 2s, 5s, and 10s.

We play many different games/activities and use lots of manipulatives in class such as dice, playing cards, base 10 blocks, link cubes, etc. There are lots of different games that your kids can show you to practice their math concepts at home. The latest one is called “Slap It!”.

Below are a couple videos to help understand some different strategies for adding/subtracting that we have worked on in class:


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