The first quarter is quickly coming to a close! I have been busy pushing into classrooms and working with students on math! It is great to see the smiles and excitement on the students' faces!

Here are some ideas of what you can be doing at home to support your children in mathematics.

Here are some ideas of what you can be doing at home to support your children in mathematics.

## Kindergarten

Have students work on analyzing and comparing two and three-dimensional shapes. Example: number of sides, corners/vertices and other attributes

Have students practice counting and representing objects 0 - 20. You can use any household object, like cheerios, beans, socks. Say show me four. Let child show you, then say, can you show me four a different way? Encourage them to show 4 by making 2 groups of 2 or 1 group of 3 and 1 group of 1. Do this for numbers up to 20.

Have students practice counting and representing objects 0 - 20. You can use any household object, like cheerios, beans, socks. Say show me four. Let child show you, then say, can you show me four a different way? Encourage them to show 4 by making 2 groups of 2 or 1 group of 3 and 1 group of 1. Do this for numbers up to 20.

## First Grade

Have students practice recognizing shapes in the real-world. What do you notice about the shapes you see? Example: the yield sign is a triangle. It has 3 sides, 3 vertices, and it is a closed shape.

## Second Grade

Have students practice drawing base-ten models for 3-digit numbers. Have them compare sizes of two 3-digit numbers using >,<,=. Also, have them practice fluently adding and subtracting mentally within 20.

## Third Grade

Have students practice adding and subtracting two 3-digit numbers. Here is counting back shown using an open number line.

703 – 235 =

703 – 235 =

__468__## Fourth Grade

Have students work on multiplying a whole number of up to 4 digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiplying two two-digit numbers.

## Fifth Grade

Have students work on reading, writing, and comparing decimals to thousandths.

**a.**Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 x (1/100) + 2 x (1/1000).**b.**Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.