Students have been working hard improving their natural recall of math facts through exercising their brains in their mathercise. During the first marking period we focus on place-value, writing numbers in expanded form, word form and standard form. We looked at the relationship between digits in place value.
As we move into the second marking period we are focusing on strategies of multiplication. With using base ten blocks, area models, partial products, and regrouping we are looking to master two digit multiplication. As well as explaining how we know our products are reasonable using our estimated products,found by using our compatible numbers or rounding. Keep practicing our basic math facts! When we move into division it will be a tremendous help, because we can use our inverse operations to help us solve for quotients!