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Happy New Year to all!!
Math- We are in module 3. Module 3 gives us much practice with multiplication and division with units of 0, 1, 6-9 and multiples of 10. There will be a lot of practice of math facts so the students can become fluent, and we will learn several strategies for multiplying and dividing numbers.
Vocabulary for Module 3-
Array: a set of numbers or objects that follow a specific pattern.
Commutative Property: e.g. 12 X 3 + = (10 + 2)X 3 = (10 X 3) + (2 X 3)
Factors: numbers that are multiplied to obtain a product
Multiple: e.g. multiples of 9 are 18, 27, 36, 45, etc.
Number bond: model used to show part-part relationships
Product: the quantity resulting from multiplying factors
Quotient: the answer when one number is divided by another
Tape diagram: a method for modeling problems
How you can help at home:
*Continue to review multiplication and division math facts with your student.
*Help your student notice related math facts,
e.g. 4 x 2 = 8, 4 x 20 = 80, 40 x 2 = 80
Reading/Writing- We are just finishing up with our Non-fiction unit. Next, we will begin a unit on Character Studies. One of the books we will use is Because of Winn Dixie. Throughout this unit we will get to know characters as friends, follow a character across a story, and compare and contrast characters across books. You will hear more about this unit in the upcoming weeks.