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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.  

Bancroft Elementary believes that ALL children can learn to become a good mathematician.  We teach children to have a growth mindset.  Here are a few links to better understand why having a 

growth mindset is essential in having success in math.  

You Can Learn Anything Video, click here!

If you want to see how your brain works, click here!

 

This is a link to our 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.   

Math Mountain-A tool to help your child add and subtract.

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Place Value Drawings-A place value drawing helps your understant the place value of a number, it 

helps prove that you know how to do a drawing to represent the place value of the numbers.

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Addition Proof Drawing-Helps you child learn to regroup, prove that they can understand

how regrouping works.

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Addition Strategies

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Subtraction Strategies

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Subtraction Across Zeros- Subtraction with zeros using proof drawings to better understand what happens when we ungroup 0's.

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Situation vs Solution Equations -Problem solving can be difficult for students, however understanding the the situation equation is will help students then be able to use a solution equation to find a final solution.

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Comparison Bars

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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.

Remember you can do it, keep trying!!!! Watch this video to remind yourself!