Category Archives: Math

AM and PM

In math class today we talked about the difference between AM and PM when we are telling time.  Together, we started an hour-by-hour checklist to record what we do each hour, on the hour, on a typical Tuesday.  Students brought … Continue reading

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Inches or Centimeters?

We recently started a new math unit in first/second grade called How Far Can You Jump?  Students are measuring lengths and distances and solving measurement story problems.  We have work with a variety of measurement units, including nonstandard ones like … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite weekend activity?

In first/second grade we just wrapped up our math unit on organizing and interpreting data.  As a final project, students worked in pairs to poll the school about their favorite weekend activity.  Then they coordinated with their partner to turn their … Continue reading

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Organizing Data

In first/second grade, we are currently thinking about how to collect, organize and compare data.  Each morning as students enter our classroom, they respond to a different question in graph form so we can discuss and compare the daily results.  Students are … Continue reading

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Collect $1.00

We are playing lots of math games in first/second grade in order to become more fluent and efficient at adding and subtracting within 100.  These games are simple, quick, and easy to play at home with everyday objects.  One of … Continue reading

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Close to 20

In first/second grade students are working on addition and subtraction by playing a fun and very useful game in math called Close to 20.  You can play this game at home with your child using a standard deck of playing cards (designate jacks as zero, … Continue reading

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Geometry

In first/second grade math students are learning all about 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.  Some of the big math words you might hear your child use in casual conversation now include angle, vertex, right angle, polygon (and row, column, array, and area by next week).  Yesterday, … Continue reading

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