# Elementary Math

## Who We Are

Jacque Prater is the new K-2 Math Learning Specialist. This is her 9th year in education and has experience in multiple grade levels! She is definitely your go-to gal when it comes to technology and Smart Board lessons :). Jacque is a wife, and mom to an adorable 14 month old baby girl!

Cindy Bogart is your 3-4 Learning Specialist. This is her 18th year in education with the last 2 years being a LS in Wylie. Her passion is math talks and she would love to share ideas with you! Cindy is a wife, and mom to a baseball playing, trumpet learning pre-teen boy.

We are available to assist with planning, implementing and modeling lessons. We also provide resources like unit outlines and lessons.

## Kindegarten

Our Kindergartners are not only just adjusting to being in school they are also learning their numbers 0-5 and counting to 30. They are learning how to count forward and backward, conserving a set, comparing numbers and set of the objects using the language greater than/less than, and creating set of objects that are greater than or less than a given number, to 5. They are also having fun with subitzing during this unit!
Subitizing 1

Our first graders will be working on subitizing, composing and decomposing numbers, representing and solving addition and subtraction situations to 10. They will be using basic fact strategies. This is a review of kindergarten and is a good time to really develop those basic strategies before moving to the basic facts to 20. We will begin using word problems and part part whole as well during this unit.

Our second graders are working on place value and number relationships. When working on place value students should be composing and decomposing numbers to 1,200. They should be representing numbers in multiple ways (such as, standard form, expanded form, open number lines, base ten, place value disks, word form, etc.). It is also important to show the same number with different combinations. They will also be working on comparing and ordering these same numbers.

Our third graders will complete the important place value this month. Students have the difficult task of reading, writing, saying, and expanding numbers through the 100,000's place. Place value is a difficult skill for students to grasp and it is important to remember C-R-A. The purpose of teaching through a concrete to representational to abstract approach is to make sure students completely understand the skill or concept before executing the problem on their own. Concrete is the "doing" stage and allows for manipulatives and models. Representational is the "seeing" stage and this is where they transition from models to drawing their thinking. And abstract is the "symbolic" stage. This means the using equations and symbols.