# 3rd Grade GT Math

## What's going on in math

Howdy! This week we will continue working on transitioning from the strategies and understanding of addition to the standard algorithm! Please do not rush the students into the standard algorithm. The building of strategies not only reinforces place value but it will also lead them into other math operations.

At the end of the week we will be transitioning into subtraction. Again we will be working on transitioning from the strategies and understanding of subtraction to the standard algorithm! Please do not rush the students into the standard algorithm. The building of strategies not only reinforces place value but it will also lead them into other math operations.

## Think Through Math

Think Through Math started last week. Starting this week students are expected to do two lessons a week. The login for the students will be:

username: lastnamefirstname (Ex: knightmiles)

password: ID number (Ex: 12345)

Also, I strongly recommend students to use scratch paper. I will be encouraging them to bring their mathematician book home to record there work in. If they bring them back I will look through them to see the wonderful math ideas they come up with.

## Weekly Schedule

Monday--Addition of whole numbers

Question de jour-- What is regrouping? Why do we do it?

Tuesday--Addition of whole numbers

Question de Jour--What strategies are efficient to you when adding?

Wednesday--Assessment on Addition of whole numbers

Question de Jour--Where do we use addition outside of the classroom?

Thursday-- Subtracting with base ten blocks

Question de Jour--What is the relationship between addition and subtraction?

Friday-- Using multiple strategies to solve subtraction problems

Question de jour--How does regrouping in subtraction compare to regrouping in addition?

Thanks,

Miles