4 5 The Learning Lab: Math Mania

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Math Mania

Right now homework and math work is largely focused on multiplication.  Students have reviewed the following concepts and terms: arrays, dimensions, multiplication, division, skip-counting, products, factors, prime numbers, composite numbers and square numbers.
Students have been looking at large arrays and have been trying to determine the products by using strategies such as known facts, smaller arrays, skip-counting, halving, etc.  We have also been finding factors for large and small numbers by using connecting cubes, graph paper, and factor rainbows. 
Students are expected to represent mathematical equations with diagrams and dimensions, to create mathematical stories, and to use the above strategies to determine products of multiplication facts 0-12.
In addition to multiplication, students will begin targeting additional math skills during our Intervention Block.  We will begin with Place Value, Numbers and Operations.