There are lots of ways we ask students to show their understanding in math. You can help your child learn to love math. Games and creative play with math make learning fun.
This is a link to our new math series Houghton Mifflin Expressions
We have included some videos here that show the different ways we ask students to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Below you can find examples of the different strategies your child is learning. Landmark or friendly numbers are numbers that make computation easy. Examples of these kinds of numbers are numbers that end in 0 or 5, like 20, 50, 120, or 25, 75.
Breaking Numbers Apart - using expanded form 742 = 700 + 40 + 2. You can find a second video showing this strategy, here.
Landmark or Friendly Numbers - using compensation to make the numbers easier to add
Adding Up - using a number line to add up to find the difference, a second video example showing this strategy.
Breaking Numbers Apart - using expanded form to subtract, a second video example showing this strategy.
Counting back - using the number line to count back to find the differernce, a second example
Landmark Numers - using compensation to make the subtraction easier
Partial Quotients - using friendly or landmark numbers to compute, a second and third video example
Number Story Bar Models
Fun Brain Math Arcade
Cool Math Games
Visual Fraction Games
Stop the Clock
Polygon or Not?
These games include identifying the place value of a decimal, rounding decimals and adding and subtracting decimals.
Paper Route Place Value Game
Place Value Ducks
IXL Place Value Pictures