Our daily math program include whiteboard work, problem solving in our "fat" math book, and a couple of homework pages. Math homework is given Monday-Thursday, with grades pulled from a few of these assignments. We will be taking quizzes every week or so for review as well as an end of unit test.
Please make sure your child has these items at school every day:
Extra math help
Use these links to better prepare for both class tests and the state test in the spring.
Place Value & Multidigit Addition & Subtraction
In Unit 1, your child will use place value drawings and charts to understand that the value of each place is 10 times greater than the value of the place to its right. This understanding is essential when comparing, rounding, or adding multidigit numbers. Math Expressions encourages children to think about “making new groups” to help them understand place values.
Multiplication with Whole Numbers
In this unit, your child will be learning about the common multiplication method that most adults know. However, they will also explore ways to draw multiplication. Math Expressions uses area of rectangles to show multiplication.
Division with Whole Numbers
Your child is familiar with multiplication from earlier units. Unit 3 of Math Expressions extends the concepts used in multiplication to teach your child division. The main goals of this unit are to:
• Learn methods for dividing whole numbers up to four digits.
• Use estimates to check the reasonableness of answers.
• Solve problems involving division and remainders.
Your child will learn and practice techniques such as the Place Value Sections, Expanded Notation, and Digit-by-Digit methods to gain speed and accuracy in division. At first, your child will learn to use patterns and multiplication to divide. Later, your child will learn to use the methods with divisors from 2 to 9. Then your child will learn to divide when there is a zero in the quotient or dividend and to watch out for potential problems involving these situations.