Mrs. Haas' Third Grade News
November 15, 2015
Make sure your third grader has their flashcard bag in their backpack Monday morning. We will be adding a new set of facts this week to the bag as we study the 5s.
Last week we learned about the Distributive Property of Multiplication. This property teaches us that we can break apart a larger problem into two smaller problems. This property may be helpful to students as they learn the harder facts of multiplication like the 6s or 7s. For example solving 4 x 6 may be too challenging for me. Instead I can break it into two smaller problems. I might break it apart by solving smaller problems I know like (4 x 3) + (4 x 3). I will still get the same product. As you practice facts at home with your third grader, reviewing the Distributive Property of Multiplication may help them have success with the harder problems.