Concord Road is using a revised K-4 Investigations math program this school year. The third graders are currently learning about multiplication. They are learning about the relationship between multiplication and repeated addition. The mathematicians are interpreting word problems and using a variety of strategies to solve math equations.
We are also building upon second grade concepts with a review of place value, addition, and subtraction. We continue to observe that math is all around us! We are always looking for math in our daily lives and connecting it to the real world.
The children are also learning that mathematicians use a variety of different strategies to get to the same answer. There are many different ways to solve a problem. The children are sharing their different strategies with one another and discussing the similarities and differences between them.
Math Resources for Parents:
Check out the links below for the NYS Parent Roadmap websites for Math.
Great Math Websites
I am pleased to tell you that we will be using a website called IXL in our classroom this year. IXL is a comprehensive math review site with an unlimited number of practice questions in hundreds of skills—all of which are aligned to state standards. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child's progress!
In addition to making math practice exciting, IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The website is adaptive and will adjust to your child's demonstrated ability level. The site also saves all of your child's results, so you can monitor your child's progress anytime by clicking on the Reports at the top of the page.
I hope you'll encourage your son or daughter to use IXL daily. Here's to a year of working together to make math fun for your child!