## Math Instruction

Math instruction is so much more than fact drills and worksheets. Math is exciting in Room 18! You can expect these things from our daily math block:

**Whole group lesson:**One main math lesson will be taught to all students. Throughout this lesson, the class will create their own textbook/notetaking tool using an interactive notebook. Pages will be uploaded every afternoon to the Interactive Notebook Folder on Google Drive, in case you need to reference it for homework help.**Small group practice:**I use the framework of The Daily 3 for math practice and small guided math groups. This allows opportunities for movement, peer interaction, and guided practice throughout the math block. You can find out more about The Daily 3 HERE.

## Math Resources

Common Core Math:

The Common Core math stresses conceptual understanding. This ‘new’ way of teaching and learning builds a strong foundation for our students, so that they are able to tackle more complicated problems in the future. Some mathematical strategies for adding and subtracting may be new even to parents! Use the resources below to teach yourself the strategies:

Base Ten Blocks:

Go here to practice Base Ten blocks and place value:

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/hspmath/na/gr3-5/itools_intermediate_9780547274058_/basetenblocks.html

(desktop only; doesn't work on mobile devices)

XtraMath (online practice): https://xtramath.org/#/signin/student_other

Freckle (online practice): https://student.frontrowed.com/#login

***Use Class Code

The Common Core math stresses conceptual understanding. This ‘new’ way of teaching and learning builds a strong foundation for our students, so that they are able to tackle more complicated problems in the future. Some mathematical strategies for adding and subtracting may be new even to parents! Use the resources below to teach yourself the strategies:

- Google/YouTube – search the standard number (ex. 4.NBT.1) in Google or YouTube to locate videos, examples, worksheets, etc.
- Core Standards Initiative
- Illustrative Mathematics
- The Khan Academy

- Multiplication Strategies explained in video

Base Ten Blocks:

Go here to practice Base Ten blocks and place value:

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/hspmath/na/gr3-5/itools_intermediate_9780547274058_/basetenblocks.html

(desktop only; doesn't work on mobile devices)

XtraMath (online practice): https://xtramath.org/#/signin/student_other

Freckle (online practice): https://student.frontrowed.com/#login

***Use Class Code