Currently, the students are working on problem solving multi step problems in class. However, one thing that students will continue to practice all year is fluency with numbers. The students should be able to work with numbers flexibly and calculate automatically.
In order to help students practice this at home the class bloggers for the week (Talya, Hung and Lucas) created a video of three Math games. The materials for these games have been sent home. You can also use a deck of cards to play most games.
These games are intended to be adjusted based on your child’s needs. For example if your child can easily add two one digit numbers and tell you how many more to 20 then have them add two three digit numbers and tell you how many more to 1,000. Or if they find that hard have them tell you how many more to 100. Remember the purpose is to become quick and automatic with the calculations and to be able to work with the numbers flexibly.