Mrs. Whitlock's Weekly Math Updates
As your child is working on the homework, I would encourage you to have them verbalize to you what the question is asking. We talk a lot about the numbers provided in a given problem and articulating what the number actually tells you and what you are trying to find out. Although bar models are a bit tedious, laying this foundation now will be extremely beneficial as our students work with more complicated word problems in higher levels of math!
This week, we will look at comparing sets of bar models. We will also be using bar models to solve two-step problems.
Mrs. Melissa Whitlock
First Grade Teacher & Elementary Gifted Coordinator
Fulton Science Academy Private School
Pre-K through High School
Serving Advanced and Gifted Students
INNOVATION, EXCELLENCE, CHARACTER