The next strategy we worked on was 'adding ones'. This is primarily used for adding a single digit number to a double digit one. For example, 24 + 3 = __
For this strategy, we can actually separate the tens and the ones (so 20 +3) and just add the ones together (3+4=7) then put it on the end of the tens (20+7 =27.)
The last strategy we worked on was adding the tens. A similar strategy which involves just adding the tens together. This works when the second number is a round ten (10/20/30 etc.) For example, 38 + 20 / 30 + 8 + 20/ 30+20 =50/ 50+8 is 58.
We will be incorporating some new games that will help the students practice these strategies into our maths centres in the coming weeks to help them practice until it becomes familiar.
- What do they look like?
- Where do they live?
- What do they eat?
- What other interesting facts do we know?
We started our class report (which is done altogether) on Great White Sharks. We worked on our beginning sentences (which are designed to capture the reader's attention) and the first paragraph. Here's what we've come up with:
Great white sharks are deadly predators. They are very big and are grey and white. This helps them camouflage into the sea.
All students have researched their topics based on these questions and have started their first drafts. I am hoping to have our reports finished by the end of next week!
In another note, I was very happy to see that the students are able to identify some of the plants we have been dealing with in the outside world. Well done to Lyla and Mina for finding that we actually have mint in the park we go to for lunch! The whole class came over to verify their discovery (without eating any of course) and they are correct!