10/12/2018 ## MRS. DALTON'S CLASSROOM WEBSITE## MRS. DALTON'S Classroom Website ADAPTATION! In Math, we started off the year exploring how numbers can be expressed, ordered, and compared. Students can now write multi-digit numbers, use place value to compare, order, and round numbers as well as describe number patterns. We then learned how place value can help add larger numbers. Addition properties such as (the commutative, associative, and identity) helps to add numbers more easily. We also explored how to round numbers to estimate sums to check to see if our answer was reasonable. We are now solving multi digit addition and subtraction problems (and how to add to check your answer) with regrouping! Estimation and mental math strategies and are important to learn because they can be used to check your work! Students do quick math or fast facts everyday to improve math fluency. When we are computing such big problems this really helps with accuracy and ease of solving such big problems. We have also been learning how to solve word problems using different strategies to decide which operation to use. Looking for key words and making sense of problems by drawing them out really help students to make a plan of how to solve. Students are also using computer programs for challenge work and remediation and are encouraged to do these at home as well to further their understanding. Programs we use are iXL and Dreambox. ## We have spent the first few weeks so school building our |