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Students turn kitchen time into learning time. Parents can use opportunities abound at home using "real" objects to teach beginning math. When learning begins with real objects and experiences, children use all of their senses-thus ensuring the lessons learned are well imprinted on the brain.
Students participate in a math investigation involving the story "A Three Hat Day" by Charles L. Blood and Martin Link. They listen to the story, then work out a strategy to figure out how many ways the main character can wear the same three hats if each day he wanted to wear them in a different order.
Focused on building strong reading comprehension and problem solving strategies, learners solve various math story problems in small groups. They share their answers along with their strategies. The strategies they practice include highlighting important information in the word problems and drawing an illustration to go along with the word problem.
Give young arithmeticians an applicable way to use their addition and subtraction skills with these five word problems. Each one presents a scenario requiring they add or subtract numbers with units (money, distance, weight, measurement). There are two examples you may want to review together before they get started. Learners must understand decimal math and regrouping numbers.
Math novices examine how math can help them in real-world situations. They listen to the book The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka, solve various word problems from the book, explore various math websites, write original math word problems, and create a slide using their word problem for a class computer slide show presentation.
Elementary ecologists examine trophic relationships using a coral reef food pyramid as an example. They play a game applying math skills that ultimately demonstrate the important role of the ever-scary top predator, the shark. This is a lesson with cross-curricular applications in science, math, and geography.
Get ready, set, go! This app will have your young mathematicians striving for first place as they work on their basic math skills.