Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Tonight's homework:

- Read for 20 minutes (or more!)
- Reading log (due Friday)
- Math packet (due Friday)

Today we practiced a strategy to solve addition and subtraction problems.  We're calling the strategy "Draw the Blocks!" (representational form).  Students were asked to draw pictures of base 10 blocks to model addition and subtraction problems.  We had good discussion about why it's important to start with the ones place (you may have to go back and change things if you start from the left side) and why counting on your fingers to add numbers only works sometimes (sometimes you run out of fingers!).

Have a great day!  Enjoy the beautiful weather!

- Mr. B 

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