During this topic students will practice writing two digit numbers to three digit numbers. Then we will work on skip counting by 5's, 10's and then move into 2's. We will do some chants to help us remember and although annoying to hear, yes, encourage them to chant at home! This will also be our first introduction to the 100's chart. We will jump around showing the patterns on the 100's chart and how this is another resource we can use to help us solve problems. They have a 100's chart on their name tag and I also have laminated copies for them to use as well. Whatever is easiest for them use! The more comfortable they are using the 100's chart the easier it will be when we move to adding by 10's and double digit numbers.
Remember how important it is to practice those single digit facts! The better bank they have, the more comfortable they will feel when we start to move into harder math.
We will also be moving more permanently into math workshop next week. Some students will not be responsible for the front of the workmat (so don't be alarmed), and completing on their own. Then they will move onto other math choices: taking data, math games (various topics covered) or logic/story problems. So you will see sometimes more papers than normal coming home for math or less, just depends on their choices. These rotations and choices will give me a better opportunity to work with more students and be able to help them at their level.