February 7, 2014
happy birthday Anneliese!
Lastly, the students practiced this by creating a problem. Some included:
"I forgot my lunch on the bus!" and "I got stuck in the elevator of my building!"
Then we switched problems and someone else had to write a solution.
"I shared food with my friends." and "I called the supervisor to fix the elevator."
Next week we start writing our very own fairy tales complete with a descriptive setting, characters, problems and solutions!
"There were 20 planets and 11 exploded. How many were left?" 20 - 11 = __
"I had 4 puppies and my friend gave me 2 more. How many do I have now?" 4 + 2 = __
We also started talking about turn around facts. A turn around fact means simply that no matter which way you add the numbers they make the same sum. 5 + 3 = 8 and 3 + 5 = 8. A great way of modeling this at home is with triangles. The sum sits at the top of the triangle and two parts are on the bottom corners:
Cover up one of the numbers and help your child write the correlating number sentence: __ + 3 = 10 or 10 - __ = 7
We will be finishing unit 5 next week and having a mid-year assessment.