Ideas to Help with Math
Math is a continuous learning process. Many new concepts build on previous knowledge. Therefore, it is extremely important for children to review concepts, this helps to build both fluency and confidence. Listed below are some resources that you may find helpful when working with your child at home.
Concepts to Continuously Practice:
Telling time (analog clock)
Calculating elapsed time (how long until…)
Subtracting (especially when borrowing)
Identifying place value (up to 1 million)
Reading numbers out loud (up to 1 million)
*Play math games
*Close to 1,000 (place value, adding, subtracting)
*Place Value is Right (place value, reading numbers)
*Connect Four (factors, multiplication)
*Dice math (multiplication of two-digit)
*Skip count out loud together
*Many kids can skip count up to 100, getting past that is difficult for some. Practice would be helpful. Challenge your child by asking them to skip count by a number like 6.
*Especially change, I would recommend just dumping a change jar and watch your child count it. Talk about ways to make it easier (piles of $1.00, group like coins together).
*Check the time
*Surprisingly, many of the students ask me what time it is. We do not have a digital clock in the classroom. Ask your child to tell you what time it is, for an extension talk about “quarter til’, quarter after, half past,” etc.
*Multiplication (two-digit by one-digit)
*Students at this age are expected to be able to multiply numbers like
56 x 7, by understanding it is 50 x 7, then 6 x7. Continuous practice is helpful.
*Separate things into equal groups.
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