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  • Math Units for the 2016-17 School Year:

    1). Counting, Coins, and Combinations

    The work in this unit, Counting, Coins, and Combinations, lays the groundwork for the mathematics we will do all year. We will focus on counting, combining and breaking numbers apart in different ways, and understanding addition and subtraction. We will solve addition and subtraction problems and work with coins and coin values. Our class will also work on telling time to the hour and on three sets of addition combinations: Make 10, Plus 1, and Plus 2.  In our math class, students engage in math problems and activities. 

    They are frequently asked to share their thinking about a given problem. Most important is that children accurately solve math problems in ways that make sense to them. At home, encourage your child to explain the math thinking that supports those solutions.

    2). Shapes, Blocks, and Symmetry

    In this unit, students will identify two- and three-dimensional shapes, focus on the properties of rectangles and rectangular prisms, identify and create symmetrical designs, and work on doubles combination.

    3). Stickers, Number Strings, and Story Problems

    In this unit, students add strings of numbers and consider whether order matters. 

    For example, does 7 + 4 + 3 + 6 = 7 + 3 + 4 + 6? Students will work on recognizing and identify coins and know their value. Students revisit story problems, investigate even and odd numbers, and begin to make sense of counting by groups and place value (tens and ones).

    4). Pockets, Teeth, and Favorite Things

    In this unit students will be learning about collecting data.  They will collect facts or 

    information about people and things in our world. The students will be posing questions, collecting and sorting information, and making representations of data as a way of sharing their findings with others. 

    5). How Many Floors?  How Many Rooms?

    In this unit, students describe and represent ratios, use tables to represent and predict change, and work with numeric sequences as they construct, describe, and extend patterns.

    6).  How Many Tens?  How Many Ones?

    In this unit, students continue to work on whole number operations, addition and 

    subtraction up to 100, and place value. We will also continue to work 

    on telling time and understanding money values.

    7). Parts of a Whole, Parts of a Group

    Students will be investigating what fractions are and the many ways they can be represented and used. In this unit, we will identify fractions of a single object (1/2 of a square, 1/4 of a rectangle, and so on.)The students will also find fractions of a set (1/2 of 12 ). Students will begin to learn how fractions are expressed in words and represented with numbers.

    8). Partners, Teams, and Paperclips

    In this unit, students continue to work toward fluency with addition and subtraction up to 100 and with the remaining addition combinations. Students also explore what happens when they add even and odd numbers. We will continue to work on telling time and understanding money values.

    9). Measuring Length and Time

    Throughout this unit, students will be investigating linear measurement as it applies to length and distance. We will work with a variety of linear units including standard units of inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters. Students will also build on their work telling time as they measure duration of events using timelines and schedules.


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