Third Grade Math Investigations
We are off to a great start!
We are buckling down already!
Homework - how much should I expect?
Typically, you will see a Math Box that is assigned each night accompanied with either a Home Link, fact practice or problem solving activity. As we get into our Math Investigation units, I will give the rule of working for 10-15 "good minutes" on certain assignments. I use this rule so students do not spend 3 hours on their homework. If your child is working on our homework and really does seem confused, it is okay to close the book and put it away. I love having conversations the next day and problem solving together!
What is the best way to practice facts? Whatever works for your family! I recommend 5 minutes a day. If you can create a routine that allows for 5 minutes a day, it is proven to be more effective than 20 minutes here and there. You can use old-fashioned flash cards, you can create your own problems, print sheets from the internet, play online games, you can even use apps for your phone, ipad, Kindle, etc. They all work! One strategy I am a fan of is practicing in the car! Most kids end up in the car for at least a few minutes each day. Use this time! Keep flash cards stored in the backseat or grab your device that has access to apps. Another option, is while sitting at the table eating breakfast - go through a few flashcards while eating breakfast!
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