Mrs. Gaston's News
March 10, 2015
Reader's Theater Performances:
Some sample questions:
1. Mrs. Gaston has 2 quarters, 3 dimes, 1 nickel, and 4 pennies. How much money does Mrs. Gaston have?
2. Mrs. Gaston has 2.00 she buys a drink for 59 cents. How much change should she get back?
I am showing the kids to use either 2.00-.59=____ or 200-59=_______ or use the strategy of counting up to make change using the equation .59+______=2.00 or 59+_____=200.
The following links will help you see the strategies your child is being taught to use to solve math equations. Some students may choose to do many different strategies. Let your child use the strategy that they feel works for them.
Using a number line to count up. (This strategy is great for making change and solving any math problem)
Great video example:
If your child is ready, they may use the algorithm (the way we learned to do math.)
I only allow them to use this method if I know they understand the other ways first.