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Also, TUESDAY is a BYOD day in Mrs. Crouse's Room!!!!
This week in math we learned about multiplication and division. We started out by multiplying one and then two digit numbers. To keep the week balanced, we also did some dividing. We started by using base 10 blocks to investigate division. Here is a great link to an online tool for using them at home: http://goo.gl/XP0Cfj After that we used partial quotients. See the second half of this lesson if your child would like a bit of a review http://goo.gl/59wZOI Finally we used compatible numbers to estimate: http://goo.gl/fu22NU We ended the week with classic long division.
I know that these methods may seem strange in comparison to regular long division. I view these as tools for you child to have in their math toolbox. After we have covered these tools and you child shows their understanding, they have the freedom to choose whichever method works best for them.
Next week we will finish up this section with a review and a test on WEDNESDAY.
Then we will begin multiplication with decimals!
One note about multiplication, please work on memorizing multiplication tables with your child. It will make math much less time consuming if they memorize up to 12x12.