<![CDATA[Mrs.Shannon's Math Class - What's Happening?]]>Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:02:29 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Math and Literacy Night!]]>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:49:32 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/math-and-literacy-nightMath and Literacy Night is just around the corner! Come out to Ferguson Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 to participate in grade level specific reading and math hands-on activities! You will even get to take some games home! We hope to see you there!

]]><![CDATA[Subtraction Strategy - Adding Up]]>Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:45:46 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/subtraction-strategy-adding-up

In 3rd grade CQI math, we have been working on 3-digit subtraction problems. We are working on the strategy of adding up. The open number line is helpful in recording the student’s strategy as he adds up from 119 to 718. He found the difference to be 599.

]]><![CDATA[Math Mania was a success!]]>Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:39:54 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/math-mania-was-a-success1Math Mania was a success! We had lots of families come out! Take a look at some of our pictures from the event. Our next one will be coming up soon! Check back for more information.

]]><![CDATA[Math Mania is Tonight!!]]>Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:51:22 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/math-mania-is-tonightCome out tonight for Math Mania! It will begin at 5:30 in the cafeteria. Come out with your children to participate in dice games!]]><![CDATA[Math Minutes]]>Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:29:29 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/math-minutes

Check out the Math Minutes page! Math Minutes are the weekly mathematics newsletter that I post in our faculty restrooms! I pull inspirational quotes and research based on our school and our instructional resource calendars.

]]><![CDATA[Inspirational Math Quote]]>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:50:34 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/october-02nd-2014“Math is not about numbers or the right answer.

Math is about discovery.

and exploring different ways of thinking.

It’s about teaching your students that they can solve anything.

And giving them the tools to make it possible.”

-Unknown

Really great math quote! Gives us something to think about!

When working on math with your child, always ask your child why or how they got an answer, when it is both correct and incorrect. Encourage them to prove their thinking to you verbally and in writing. Make sure to give them wait time to process and think.

Here are some examples of questions you can ask your child: 1. How did you do that? Explain your thinking. 2. Can you prove your thinking? 3. What part do you agree or disagree with? Why? 4. What did you notice about? 5. What if...? 6. How do you know what you know? 7. Do you see any patterns? 8. What might come next? 9. How did you figure it out? 10. Can you solve it in a different way? 11. Can you convince us of your thinking? 12. What do you predict will happen next?

]]><![CDATA[Math Mania!]]>Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:27:36 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/math-maniaMark your calendars! Math Mania will be Wednesday, October 8th at 5:30! Parents and students in grades K-5 are invited. We will be in the cafeteria. Come excited and ready to play dice games!

]]><![CDATA[Tips for Parents]]>Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:20:53 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/tips-for-parents

Three Tips to Help Parents Help their Children with Math by Marilyn Burns

1. Don’t pass on a negative math attitude to your children.

Do not say that you hate math or weren’t any good at it. Instead try this: you are learning things I never learned. Let’s look at this together; I am not sure I remember that, but if we can’t figure it out, we will ask your teacher for help.

2. Let your children see you doing math.

Do and say your mathematical thinking out loud. For example, let them help you figure out the time you need to leave to get to the movies on time or talk out loud about which measuring cup or spoon to use.

3. Involve your children in doing math.

Let them help you figure out which coins to use while you pay for a drink at the store or help you measure the table cloth to see if it will fit on the table for dinner.

]]><![CDATA[Practicing Basic Math Facts at Home]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:49:18 GMThttp://mrsshannonsclass.weebly.com/whats-happening/practicing-basic-math-facts-at-homePracticing Basic Math Facts at Home

Here are some tips for helping your child to think mathematically and to practice the basic operations of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.

· Have your child show you different numbers on their hands; ex: show me the sum of 2 plus 3. Show me another way to make this number.

· Keep flashcards in your car or purse and practice wherever you are.

· Restaurants are a great place to practice mental math and estimation skills by adding up the bill.

· In your car, while you’re standing in line, when you’re cooking dinner…call out numbers and ask your child to show them, add them, subtract them, multiply them, or divide them.