Starting with the week of April 6th, your child will have a worksheet of basic addition and subtraction facts to work on every other day. It should only take about 10 minutes to do the page but it's very important that your child knows the basic facts for memory easily and quickly. Most further learning in Math depends on it. You'll get the same story concerning multiplication and division in 3rd grade. In addition to that worksheet this website page will cover the work we would be doing in our Math journals. I'll give you the basics of each lesson but as much online or other kinds of practice you can give your child on the subject of the day, the more the concept will be solidified. We spend about 1 hour and 20 minutes on math every day and a great deal of that time is spent on review of previous lessons and practice on what your child will see when he or she opens the Math Journal.
MATH FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 18th:
Monday: Lesson 11.6 . Multiplication Facts
Review multiplication facts that are known: 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s. The children should be able to know these without pencil or paper just by counting by 2s or 5s, etc. These facts need to be drilled until your child knows them quickly and easily. Continue into the summer if you're able.
For Math Journal, page 277, chose one of the following numbers: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and have your child do a whole page of multiplication facts with that number. For example, if I choose 7, I'll do 2x7, 3x7, 4x7, etc. The arrays at the side are for making arrays to find the answer if your child needs to. Please don't use the calculator.
On Math Journal, page 278 there are 7 multiplication problems to do. The large space in the boxes is to use to make arrays should your child need it but these are all 2s, 5s, and 10s so the arrays probably won't need to be made. The "Try This" will need an array, most likely.
Tuesday: Lesson 11.7 Products Table
Fill in all the answers on the table. This will take a while. Do the easy ones first: 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s. Notice that on a diagonal across the grid are all the doubles facts done for you. All the facts above the diagonal are the turn-arounds of all the facts below the diagonal.
Math Boxes 11.6 on page 279
Math Boxes 11.7 on page 281
Wednesday: Lesson 11.8 Multiplication/Division Fact Families
Remind the children that mulitiplication/division fact families work just like addition/subtraction fact families.
If I have the numbers 4, 7, 28, I can make four math facts:
4x7=28 7x4=28 28 divided by 7=4 28 divided by 4 = 7
On Math Journal, page 282 there are 6 fact family problems to work out.
Math Boxes 11.8, page 284
Thursday: Lesson 11.8 Multiplication/Division Fact Families
Math Journal, page 283 has some multiplication and division facts to work out. Numbers 1-3 are a little different in the way to think about multiplication and division. Encourage drawing pictures on scrap paper.
For example #2: 40 cents = _____ nickels. If this is difficult have your child draw nickels (or use real nickels) and count by five until you get to 40. How many nickels was that? N N N N N N N N.
Math Boxes 11.9, page 285
WOW!! Can I call you 3rd graders now? You've worked very hard. Be sure to thank your parents for the help they've given you along the way!
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18