Math in Room B

What is Your Child Learning in Math Class?

GET READY FOR UNIT 4!  In this unit, we will

  • use a number line to explore addition and subtraction concepts and strategies. 
  • read numbers.
  • compare numbers-greater than and less than.
  • record patterns.
  • use a Pattern Block Template to combine simple shapes and pictures.
  • model and solve addition number stories using manipulatives.
  • make up addition number stories, recognize “joining” situations as addition, and learn about the + symbol.
  • count by 1’s through at least 50 using different starting points.


1.  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
Students will...

  • explain to themselves the meaning of a problem and look for entry points to its solution.
  • monitor and evaluate progress and change course when necessary.
  • check their solutions using a variety of strategies and listen to the strategies/approaches of others.

2.  Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
Students will...

  • make sense of quantities and their relationships to abstract numeric symbols in problem situations.

3.  Construct viable arguments.
Students will…

  • understand and use stated assumptions, definitions, and previously established results in constructing arguments and justifying conclusions.
  • listen or read the arguments of others, decide if they make sense, and ask useful questions to clarify or improve the arguments.

4.  Model with mathematics.
Students will…

  • apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.
  • reflect upon the model they use and its effectiveness in solving the problem and where the results make sense.

5.  Use appropriate tools strategically.
Students will…

  • consider all available tools and relevant external mathematical resources when solving mathematical problems.
  • make appropriate decisions about when each of these tools would be helpful.

6.  Attend to precision.
Students will…

  • communicate precisely to others by using clear definitions in discussion and in their own reasoning.
  • calculate accurately and efficiently with the degree of precision appropriate for the problem context.

7..Look for and make use of structure.
Students will…

  • use structures and apply strategies in composing and decomposing number and look for patterns within the mathematics which support mathematical problem solving.

8.  Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Students will…

  • look for repeated calculations in order to form mathematical generalizations.
  • continually evaluate the reasonableness of their results throughout the problem solving process.

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