Welcome Parents! 

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.  

Addition strategies:  

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

Subtraction strategies:  

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

Division strategies:

Partial Quotients - using friendly or landmark numbers to compute, a second and third video example