With the change to Common Core Math in our state. I needed a daily math program that would encourage my students to think about math in a different way. Similarly with my Math Strategies Handouts, students need to focus on how and why they work the problem instead of, “ I don’t know, I just added the
numbers together.” On state testing they will be asked to explain their work. So in preparation for that I made a daily sheet that would require the students to think about the ‘ how’s and whys’ in answering the problem the way they did. The repetitive nature of the sheet will be familiar and this process hopefully will help them think outside the box.
Part 1 is the addition/subtraction pack. I begin the year by reviewing Number Sense and the Algebraic Operations with addition and subtraction. Part 2 is multiplication and division and this is Part 3 Fractions. I begin with basic whole/part relationships and work into comparing and equivalent fractions, adding fractions with like denominators, and finally mixed numbers.
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