## **MATH CARNIVAL -- Thursday, May 10th from 5:30-7:00**

## April 23rd - May 4th

*Students will count/compare coin collections to $2.00 and use money symbols correctly*

## April 16th-20th

*Students will be able to write and tell time to the nearest five minutes.*

## April 9th-13th

*Students will review skip counting and telling time to the nearest hour and half-hour -- review skills*

Teachers will provide homework this week.

## March 26th-30th

*Students will be able to read and understand a calendar -- review skill*

## March 19th-23rd

*Students will be able to identify and extend geometric patterns.*

## March 5th-16th

*Students will be able to name plane and solid figures and identify their features.*

## February 26th-March 2nd

*Students will understand how to identify lines of symmetry*

**Symmetry**- An object has symmetry when it can be divided in half to create congruent parts. Parts must be same size, same shape.

## Dress up for the 100th day of school on __Tuesday, February 20th__ -- ideas here and here

## February 19th-23rd

*Students will understand probability -- the chance that something will happen.*

## February 12th-16th

*Students will be able to compare unit fractions and fractions with like denominators.*

**Unit Fractions**- have a 1 in the numerator and have different denominators. Students need to know that the more parts in the fractions (the higher the denominator), the smaller the piece that they get.

1/6 is greater than 1/8 because the pieces are larger.

**Comparing same denominators**- when two fractions have the same denominator, their pieces are the same size. You can then look to the numerator to determine which is greater.

3/4 is greater than 2/4 because three pieces is more than two pieces. The pieces are the same size.

## February 5th-9th

*Students will be able to name, identify, and understand fractions in a set.*

Set fractions are like the illustration to the left. It is a fraction shown with objects or pictures instead of showing one shape (square, rectangle, circle, etc) cut up into equal parts.

## January 29th-February 2nd

*Students will be able to name, identify, and understand basic fractions.*

## ~THIRD QUARTER~

## January 16th-19th

*Students will be able to add with or without regrouping.*

Students should write their problems in their neatest handwriting being sure that they line up their digits by place value. They will then add each column, starting in the ones column. They need to be aware of when they need to regroup (as shown below) and when they do not.

*Please do homework night by night -- if we get any snow, days missed will carry over into next week**

## January 2nd-5th

Students will be able to estimate, add, and subtract two-digit numbers.

Before we get into adding and subtracting with and without regrouping, students need to first understand how to estimate their sums and differences. Estimating is just rounding to the nearest ten and then either adding or subtracting. See below:

## December 11th - 15th

Students will understand equality and be able to recognize and use the equal and unequal signs correctly.

## December 4th-8th

*Students will compare and order numbers from 0-999*

## November 27th-December 1st

*Students will be able to round a two digit number to the nearest ten.*

## November 13th-17th

*Students will be able to Read, Write & Identify the place and value of each digit in a three-digit numeral with/without models*

Students will also be expected to change a standard form number into words: 527 = five hundred twenty-seven

## **Homework is on Wednesday and Thursday only this week**

## November 8th-10th

*Students will identify one more, one less, ten more, ten less, one hundred more, and one hundred less than a given number.*

Students will begin learning how to determine -1, +1, -10, +10 by referring to a hundred chart.

This illustration shows a piece of the hundred chart removed to show one more, one less, ten more, and ten less than a chosen number.

This illustration shows a piece of the hundred chart removed to show one more, one less, ten more, and ten less than a chosen number.

## October 30th-November 3rd

*Students will collect, read, and analyze data in bar and picture graphs.*

Please refer back to last week's information for help on this week's homework. We are continuing with another week of graphing.

## October 23rd-27th

*Students will collect, read, and analyze data in bar and picture graphs.*

## October 16th-20th

*Students will identify, describe, and create patterns found in numbers.*

Students will learn how to label or assign each pattern with letters. For example:
Pattern 1 = ABCABCA Pattern 2 = ABABAB Pattern 3 = AABAABAAB The first shape that you come across is always A, the next new shape would be B, and so on... |
To solve this, you need to be able to tell if the numbers are increasing (getting larger) or decreasing (getting smaller).
After that, you look at how much the numbers are increasing or decreasing by (add or subtract) 78-12 = 66; 66-12 = 54; 54-12 = 42; 42-12=30... The rule for this pattern is -12 so to find what comes next, you simply subtract 12. |

## October 9th-13th

*No homework from me this week -- Cogat testing -- teachers may provide their own math homework for review*

## October 2nd - 6th

*Students will use objects to determine even or odd*

Even numbers can be shared fairly (fair share). Odd numbers always have an item/object left over. See the examples below.

## September 25th - 29th

*Students will recall addition and subtraction facts to 20 and understand how addition and subtraction are related.*

Students are continuing to learn strategies for basic addition and subtraction. This week's homework focuses on basic subtraction where students work on becoming more familiar with how numbers are related.

## September 18th-22nd

*Students will recall addition and subtraction facts to 20 and understand how addition and subtraction are related.*

Practice adding and subtracting with your students at home. We are working toward them being able to add two numbers quickly without using their fingers to count. The best strategy is to teach them to count on from the largest number.

## September 11th-15th

*Students will be able to read and understand a calendar*

## September 5th-8th

*First Grade Review - Students will review key math concepts from first grade.*