Kraft Class Update
Math - True and False Equations
This week we discussed the equal sign. Students often see a number sentence that starts with the addends first ( 4 + 2 = 6), but we can read the addition sentence backwards to see it is the same equation (6 = 2 + 4). What matters is that the same value is represented on either side of our equation, so both equations are true. ( 3 + 5 = 8, True) or ( 2 + 3 = 6, False)
Together we looked at equations to decide if they were true or false. Next to true equations we drew a happy face, and sad faces next to false equations.
At our table groups we used sticky notes to brainstorm "true" math equations. After 5 minutes we collected all of them to stick to the true side of our poster. Then we did the same activity and wrote false equations.
True and False Equations Game
The students have really started to understand the meaning of the equal sign. We finished up the week playing a game.
This week completes the “Welcome Back Superkids” startup unit. Next week we will dive into the The Adventures of Superkids, Unit 1. Unit 1 will focus on recognizing the plot (problem and solution) in our story. Also, Unit 1 will focus on 5 memory words ( I, my, she, her, he his) and pattern words with the ending –ish, -ash, -unch, - atch. This list will be sent home on Monday, please look for it in your child's binder. Each unit will last about 8 days. Then a new list of memory words and patterns words will be send home. While reading with your children every night, please discuss Memory Words, the spelling pattern words, and the comprehension skill (recognizing the plot: problem and solution).
Check out the selection of animated books at TumbleBooks, provided by the Woodridge Public Library.
Practice Math Facts at home by logging into XtraMath.
Practice math skills using IXL.
Reward your child for working hard on their math facts and skills by allowing them to play fun math games at SumDog.
(Need a new flyer to register your child to any of the sites listed above? Email me and I will send a new one home.)