Our next math unit will last 6 weeks. We cover a lot of new information. Read below to see what students need to know!
- I have 3 pencils and you have 5 pencils. How many pencils do we have in all?
-We have 7 dog bones all together. If one dog has 3 bones, how many does the other dog have?
-Jan had 6 apples, and she ate 2. How many apples does Jan have left?
-There were some ducks in the pond. 2 more ducks joined them. Now there are 6 ducks. How many ducks were there to start?
-I had 3 markers. A friend gave me some more markers. Now I have 8 markers. How many markers did my friend give me?
It can be helpful to act out the problems using objects at home. You can use these sample problems and switch the objects and numbers to practice at home.
Our next math unit covers measurement! Below are the standards and some examples of what students need to be able to do.
MD.1: describe several measurable attributes of an object including: length, weight, height, and capacity. For example students need to describe an elephant as heavy, describe a train as long, describe a giraffe as tall. Students must know the vocabulary: long, short, tall, short, heavy and light. We are not describing the size of objects, so students cannot use "big" or "small".
MD.2: compare the measurable attributes of 2 objects to see which has more or less and describe the difference. For example: students should describe a pencil as longer than a crayon or describe a stapler as heavier than a paperclip.
MD.3: classify objects into given categories, count the numbers in each category and sort the categories by count. For example, sort the buttons into groups by color, count how many groups there are and then put the groups in order from least to most. Students then have to sort the objects in another way, i.e. by how many holes or by size and describe the groups again.
This unit will run until the middle of February. At home use these vocabulary words with your child. Talk about how you would describe the length, height and weight of different objects around your home or people too!
As we begin our next math unit, we take a break from counting and head into geometry!
At home, point out things in your home and name them as its shape (i.e. the TV is a rectangle). In this unit, typically what causes students the most difficulty is the position words and the vocabulary of the 3D shapes. With your child, you can discuss even driving in the car or at the store, "what is next to ____? " "where am I? In front of, beside, behind, above?"
As we begin unit 2 in math, we will continue to work on some of the same skills from unit 1, while adding new skills.
We will learn:
As we begin our first math unit: "Counting with Friends" we will focus on counting, recognizing numbers, and 1-to-1 correspondence.
Students need to be able to: