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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.