Monday, January 7, 2019


Important Dates

Parent Teacher Conferences are: March 7th and 14th
Spring Break: March 18th -22th

Math homework can often be a frustrating experience for children and parents. 
 Parents were often taught traditional algorithms and do not know the strategies
 students are learning today.  While these strategies promote a deeper conceptual 
understanding of key math concepts, it is difficult for parents to see the benefits 
when they are unaware of them themselves.

We have a great resource that will help!  The Math Words and Ideas site from the Investigations Math Series has links to math videos that explain how all concepts are taught at each grade level.

 Click here to access this site.

Simply click on your child's grade level at the left-hand side of the screen.  When you click on a math concept additional subtopics appear.  Each subtopic includes a short video explaining strategies taught at school.  In the example below, third grade was selected on left and arrays was chosen under the concept of multiplication.

Watching these short videos are a great way to review how and why concepts were taught a certain way.  You may even consider watching with your child.  The presentation below provides a few additional tips to promote a love of math at home.

Click here for the presentation.

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