Due Date: 10/28/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Third Grade Math Hello Letter
October 24, 2016
Dear Parents,
Don’t forget that there are awesome websites to help your child with his or her skills: Login to Zearn.org or Stride Academy kcc10242
Monday: Round to the nearest hundred on the vertical number line.
Tuesday: Review rounding to the nearest ten and the nearest hundred.
Homework: Complete problems and study for the Rounding Test
Wednesday: Rounding Test
Thursday: Multiplication Drills The student should take any set of multiplication facts that he or she has not made 100 on her this 2nd 9 Weeks. There are 10 scrambled problems to complete in 30 seconds for each set. Add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units twice.This week we will be doing the 8 facts in order. Next week the 8 multiplication facts will be scrambled.
Friday: Add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units once.
Round to the nearest ten. Round to the nearest hundred
Draw a vertical line. Draw a vertical line

38 4. 185
2. 42 5. 524
3. 265 6. 1315
Due Date: 10/8/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Interactive clock to practice telling time Show children how to tell time with this interactive clock (analog or digital). You can limit the time to the half hours, quarter hours, or to 10, 5, and 1 minute. Generate a random time to let students practice telling time. /interactives/telling_time.php
Parking Time Steer the car into the parking place that shows the correct time. www.mathnook.com/math/parkingtime.html
Matching Pairs Time Match analogue to analogue, analogue to digital, analogue to words, or digital to words. www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3
Telling the Time in Words This page contains several activities to practice telling time, including word problems, worksheets, and a timetable. mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words
Match Digital and Analog Clock Match the digital time with the analog time. www.turtlediary.com/game/matchdigitalandanalogclock.html
On Time Click and drag the hands of the clock to the correct time. This can be challenging! www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game4.swf
Quarter Hours Interactive Mad Maths Write the time shown on the analog clock. Includes "quarter to" and "quarter past". www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/quarterhours/quarterhoursimm/quarterhoursimm.htm
Bang On Time Read the time in words and then stop the clock when the hands are in the matching position. www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html
Time Matching Game Match the analog clocks with the correct English phrases. www.mathplay.com/timematchinggame.html
Interactive Teaching Clock Play around with the controls — you can do all kinds of demonstrations with this clock! www.visnos.com/demos/clock
ClockWorks Choose "advanced" level for 3rd grade practice. Move the hands of the clock to the given time by clicking on the tick marks on the clock. mrnussbaum.com/clockworks/
Stop the Clock 4! Drag the five digital times to the correct analog clocks, and then press STOP THE CLOCK button. resources.oswego.org/games/StopTheClock/sthec4.html
AM and PM times This page includes a brief explanation of AM and PM, as well as a practice activity and games. www.aaamath.com/k8_ampm.htm
Time Balloons Help MathPup fetch the time balloon that matches the launchpad time. www.mathnook.com/math/timeballoons.html
AM or PM Practice relating AM and PM to typical events during the day. www.mathgames.com/skill/2.19amorpm
On Time Set the clock's hands to the given time. Four different levels. www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm
Clock Shoot A game where you need to click on the clock with the matching time (analog/digital). Three different levels: whole hours, half hours, or quarter hours. www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/clock_shoot.htm
Teaching Time Analogue/digital clock games and worksheets. Also an interactive "class clock" to demonstrate time. www.teachingtime.co.uk
That Quiz: Time Online quizzes for all timerelated topics: reading the clock, time passed, adding/subtracting with time, conversion of time units, and time zones practice. The quizzes have many levels, can be timed or not, and include lots of options for customization. Easy to use and set up. www.thatquiz.org/tqg/math/time
Math Mammoth Clock A selfteaching worktext for 1st  3rd grades that covers telling time (reading the clock), AM/PM, elapsed time, using the calendar, and changing time units. Available as a download ($4.75) and also as a printed copy.
TimeforTime A resource site to learn about time: worksheets, games, quizzes, time zones, and an interactive clock. www.timefortime.com/default.htm
Telling Time Worksheets Make printable clock face worksheets for telling time to the hour, to the half hour, to quarter hour, to 5minute intervals, or to the minute. Available both in PDF and html formats. The page includes both readymade worksheets for grades 1, 2, and 3, and a versatile worksheet generator. /worksheets/clock.php
Elapsed Time Worksheets Generate printable worksheets for elapsed time. You can practice the elapsed time, finding the starting time, or finding the ending time. The time interval can be to the accuracy of 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or whole hours. www.mathnook.com/elapsedtimegen.html
Elapsed Time Line This interactive tool shows 2 clocks that have draggable fingers to set a "from" and "to" time, and a number line. You can demonstrate how to use a number line to calculate elapsed time. www.teacherled.com/2008/10/05/elapsedtimeline
Clockwise Plug in a time, and the clock runs till it reaches it, or clock runs to a time and you type it in. www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ClockWise/
What Time Is It? Look at the analog clock and pick the digital clock that shows the same time. www.primarygames.com/time/start.htm
A Visual Way to Solve Elapsed Time Problems This is a very natural, simple way to find out how much time elapses between two given clock times, and is exactly the way I also teach it. www.zooktutoring.com/avisualwaytosolveelapsedtimeproblems
Time Calculations from BBC BiteSize Three pages of examples of time calculations, followed by a 10question quiz. www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/standard/maths_i/measure/time_calc/revision/1/
Online Countdown Timer This site creates a customizable timer that is very useful in the classroom (or home). www.timercountdown.net
Due Date: 9/23/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Math Hello Letter for September 26, 2016
Dear Parents,
We are beginning Module 2 this week. We will have an assessment on Topic A on Friday.
Don’t forget to login to Stride Academy to polish and enhance your Math skills. The login code for Math Stride Academy is kcc10242. We have also started using zearn. Zearn code: GD9F8V This is an awesome tool to help your child learn and review the skills that we are doing in class.
Our Reading and Spelling Test are on today, Monday, September 26.
Monday: Objective: Relate skipcounting by 5 on the clock and telling time to a continuous measurement model, the number line.
Tuesday: Objective: Count by fives and ones on the number line as a strategy to tell time to the nearest minute on the clock.
Wednesday: Objective: Solve word problems involving time intervals within 1 hour by counting backward and forward using the number line and clock.
Thursday: Objective: Solve word problems involving time intervals within 1 hour by adding and subtracting on the number line.
Friday: Module 2 Topic A Quiz
Student’s name:______________Parent’s signature:______________________
Math Topic F Quiz:______
Highest Grade for the 9 weeks on X facts:2_____3_____4_____5_____
This week we will do the 6 multiplication facts scrambled in 30 seconds. Please make sure that you are studying your facts each day. Practice makes perfect!
Due Date: 9/16/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Third Grade Math Hello Letter
September 12, 2016
STRIDE ACADEMY is an awesome learning tool that we will be using this year. The Stride ACADEMY login is kcc10242. I have created a quiz to review and assess the skills that we are currently doing during class. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. THANKS again for all of your help and support at home!
Zearn code: GD9F8V This is an awesome tool to help your child learn and review the skills that we are doing in class.
Monday: Objective: Model the relationship between multiplication and division.
Homework: Answer 15 on the back of this sheet
Tuesday: Review Topic Topic E for Quiz HOMEWORK: 68 back of sheet STUDY
Objective: Apply the distributive property to decompose units.
Wednesday: Quiz on Topic E HOMEWORK: Study your X facts
This activity anticipates multiplication using units of 6, 7, 8, and 9 by decomposing larger facts into smaller known facts. It reviews the break apart and distribute strategy.
Thursday: X drills on the 2, 3, and 4 facts scrambled in 30 seconds. We only quiz on the 110. In third grade we do not test the 11 and 12 X facts. There are tips online at highlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignments click my name. If your child has scored 100 on the 2,3,or 4 X facts this 9 weeks, then he or she does not need to take the X drills.
Objective: Solve twostep word problems involving multiplication and division and assess the reasonableness of answers.
Friday: Objective: Solve twostep word problems involving all four operations and assess the reasonableness of answers.
Student’s name________________Parent’s signature__________________________
Quiz on Topic D______
Fun Friday Treats: Dallas
THANKS for sending Fun Friday treats!
Due Date: 9/14/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Study Guide for the Topic E Quiz
The quiz will be on Wednesday September 14
Mon.: 15 Tues.: 68
1. Bob runs 3 laps each day. How many laps did he run in an entire week? Choose two answers. Ⓐ 21 laps Ⓑ 3 x 6 Ⓒ 3 x 7 Ⓓ 11 laps
Think: What X sentence would be correct? What would be the final answer?
2. How many individual gloves are in 8 pairs of gloves? Ⓐ 6 gloves Ⓑ 16 gloves Ⓒ 30 gloves
Think: How many are in a pair?
3. There are six eggs in a small carton. How many eggs are in 3 small cartons? Choose two answers. Ⓐ 6 + 3 Ⓑ 6 + 6 + 6 Ⓒ 18 D. 6 x 2
Think: How many groups of 6? What would be the final answer?
4. Matt noticed that all of the desks had four legs. How many legs are on 6 desks? Ⓐ 6 legs Ⓑ 11 legs Ⓒ 14 legs Ⓓ 24 legs
THINK: Draw a picture if you do not know your 4 X facts. 4 X 6=
4+4+4+4+4+4=
5. The desks are in 3 rows of 4. Use circles to draw an array below to represent the total number of desks? A.
B. The teacher then adds two more rows of desks. Add the rows to your picture below using triangles.
6. Which methods represent the expression below? Choose two.
7 x 4
Ⓐ 7 + 4 Ⓑ 8 + 3 Ⓒ 4 x 7 Ⓓ 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4+4
7. What is the total number of sides on 7 squares?_____X_____=_______
8. Destiny bakes cookies for a birthday party. 10 cookies are chocolate chips and 10 are raisin cookies. This shows how she calculated the total number of cookies: (2 x 5) + (2 x 5) = 4 x 5
Draw a picture or an array to find the total number of cookies.
Due Date: 9/9/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Hello Letter for September 69, 2016
Dear Parents,
Each day we complete a lesson in class. We go over the correct answers and work out all of the problems on our workbook pages. I go over each homework problem with the students in class. As of right now, we complete our homework in class each day before the homework paper goes home. Some of the students are not paying attention during our instruction.
STRIDE ACADEMY is an awesome learning tool that we will be using this year. The Stride ACADEMY login is kcc10242. I have created a quiz to review and assess the skills that we are currently doing during class. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. THANKS again for all of your help and support at home!
Thank you for sending Fun Friday treats on Friday!
Tuesday: ASSESSMENT on Topics AC Multiplication and Division Skills
(The study guide was on the back of last week’s hello letter.)
Wednesday: Add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units once.
Thursday: Objective: Add measurements using the standard algorithm to compose larger units twice.
X drills on the 2, 3, and 4 facts scrambled in 30 seconds. We only quiz on the 110. In third grade we do not test the 11 and 12 X facts. There are tips online at highlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignments click my name.
Objective: SkipCount objects in models to build fluency with multiplication facts using units of 4.
Friday: Objective: Estimate sums by rounding and apply to solve measurement word problems.
STRIDE ACADEMY is an awesome learning tool that we will be using this year. The Stride ACADEMY login is kcc10242. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. THANKS again for all of your help and support at home!
Student’s name________________Parent’s signature__________________________
Quiz on Topic C______Highest grade for this 9 weeks on the 2 X ______3X______
Please study your X facts each night. If you are studying each night, then your grade should increase each week. Practice makes perfect!
THANKS!!! The children who behave correctly deserve the Fun Friday treat!
Fun Friday List (If you would like to help with Fun Friday, then please let me know.)
99 Lauren W
916 Dallas Polen
923 Bryce P
930 Bailey Sexton
107 Jakeria Foster
Please sign your child’s behavior calendar each night.
Due Date: 9/6/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Study Guide MidModule Assessment Tuesday, September 6

Bob plants 3 rows of 4 turnips in his garden.

Draw an array that represents his garden. Use an X for each turnip.
B. Bob adds 3 more rows of 4 turnips to his garden.
Use circles to show his new turnips on the array in Part A.
_________fives +__________fives=_________fives
Part A Part B
Write a sentence to explain your thinking.
______________________________________________________________
C. Find the total number of turnips planted.
D. Write a multiplication sentence to describe the array representing the total number of turnips Bob planted.
2. Sue picks 20 cucumbers from her garden. She puts 5 cucumbers in each bag.

Draw Sue’s bags of cucumbers.
B. Write a multiplication sentence that describes your drawing in Part A.
3. Matt plants 15 peppers in his garden. He plants them in 3 rows.

Fill in the blanks below to make a true division sentence. What does the answer represent?
_______________ __________________=______________
TOTAL rows each
B. Matt adds 2 more identical rows to his 3 original rows. Draw an array to show how many peppers he has now.
1
2
3
4
5
C. Matt figured out how many peppers he planted. His work is shown in the box below. Would Matt get the same result if he multiplied (5 X 3) + (2 X 3)=15 + 6 =21
Due Date: 9/2/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Hello Letter for Module 1 Topic D
August 29, 2016
Dear Parents,
Please sign your child’s behavior calendar each night. STRIDE ACADEMY is an awesome learning tool that we will be using this year. The Stride ACADEMY login is kcc10242. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. THANKS again for all of your help and support at home!
Thank you for sending Fun Friday treats on Friday!
Monday: Objective: Model division as the unknown factor in multiplication using arrays and tape diagrams.
Tuesday: Quiz on Topic C Objective: Interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group using units of 2.
Wednesday: Interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group using units of 3.
Thursday: X drills on the 2 and 3 facts scrambled in 30 seconds. We will also have the 4 X facts in order. If your child has mastered the 2 and 3 X facts, then he or she can try the 4 X facts scrambled. We only quiz on the 110. In third grade we do not test the 11 and 12 X facts. There are tips online at highlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignments click my name.
Objective: SkipCount objects in models to build fluency with multiplication facts using units of 4.
Friday: Review quotients and complete the quiz on Topic D
STRIDE ACADEMY is an awesome learning tool that we will be using this year. The Stride ACADEMY login is kcc10242. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. THANKS again for all of your help and support at home!
Student’s name________________Parent’s signature__________________________
Quiz on Topic B______Highest grade for this 9 weeks on the 2 X ______3X______
Please study your X facts each night. If you are studying each night, then your grade should increase each week. Practice makes perfect!
THANKS!!! The children who behave correctly deserve the Fun Friday treat!
Fun Friday List (If you would like to help with Fun Friday, then please let me know.)
92 Clayton Stovall
99 Lauren W
916 Dallas Polen
923 Bryce P
930 Bailey Sexton
107 Jakeria Foster
Due Date: 8/27/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Hello Letter for Module 1 Topic B and C
August 22, 2016
Dear Parents,
Please sign your child’s behavior calendar each night. This is a wonderful communication tool. Working together we will be able to help our child succeed in learning this year.
School Pictures are August 23.
Thank you for sending Fun Friday treats on Friday!
Monday: Objective: Interpret the unknown in division using the array model.
Tuesday: Objective: Interpret the unknown in division using the array model.
Wednesday: Quiz on Topic B division
Demonstrate the commutativity of multiplication and practice related facts by skipcounting objects in array models.
Thursday: X drills on the 2 and 3 facts scrambled in 30 seconds. We only quiz on the 110. In third grade we do not test the 11 and 12 X facts. There are tips online at highlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignments click my name.
Objective: Find related multiplication facts by adding and subtracting equal groups in array models.
Friday: Objective: Model the distributive property with arrays to decompose units as a strategy to multiply.
The quiz on Topic B division will be on Tuesday, August 30.
STRIDE ACADEMY is an awesome learning tool that we will be using this year. The Stride ACADEMY login is kcc10242. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. THANKS again for all of your help and support at home!
Student’s name________________Parent’s signature__________________________
Quiz on Topic A______Highest grade for this 9 weeks on the 2 X ______3X______
Please study your X facts each night. If you are studying each night, then your grade should increase each week. Practice makes perfect!
Fun Friday List
812 Helen & Jasmine Dawkins THANKS!
819 Garrett Mason
826 Brianna Means
92 Clayton Stovall
99 Bryce Poitevint
916 Dallas Polen
923 Lauren White
Due Date: 8/22/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Hello Letter for Unit 1 Module 1
August 15, 2016
Dear Parents,
Thank you for sending your precious children to school. We had a good first week of school. Please sign your child’s behavior calendar each night. This is a wonderful communication tool. Working together we will be able to help our child succeed in learning this year.
We use assertive discipline in the third grade. We will be rewarding students for correct behaviors. If a student has 2 or less infractions on his or her behavior calendar, then on Friday he or she will receive a Fun Friday treat. My homeroom please check the list below for Fun Friday dates. If you have not signed up for Fun Friday, then please let me know below.
____I would like to help with Fun Friday treats.
Thank you to Jasmine and Helen Dawkins for sending Fun Friday treats on Friday!
Monday: Objective: Understand equal groups of as multiplication.
Tuesday: Objective: Relate multiplication to the array model.
Wednesday: Objective: Interpret the meaning of factors ─ the size of the group or the number of groups.
Thursday: Assessment on Topic A. Understand the meaning of the unknown as the of the group in division.
Friday: Objective: Understand the meaning of the unknown as the number of groups in division.
We will have multiplication drills on the 2 and 3 multiplication facts. The students will have 10 facts to complete in 30 seconds. We only quiz on the 110. In third grade we do not test the 11 and 12 X facts. There are tips online at highlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignments click my name. I use the school website to post hello letter, Fun Friday lists, websites to go with each skill, etc. CHECK it out.
STRIDE ACADEMY is an awesome learning tool that we will be using this year. The Stride ACADEMY login is kcc10242. Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s education. THANKS again for all of your help and support at home!
Fun Friday List
812 Helen & Jasmine Dawkins THANKS!
819 Garrett Mason
826 Brianna Means
92 Clayton Stovall
99 Bryce Poitevint
916 Dallas Polen
923 Lauren White
Due Date: 4/30/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
April 25, 2016
Dear Parents,
The Third Grade Field trip is May 17, 2016. We will be going to the planetarium and the zoo. Please see the field trip information sheet for more details.
Most of the students have mastered their multiplication facts. If your child has not mastered his or her multiplication facts, then he or she really needs to study the facts that have not been mastered yet.
STRIDE academy is an awesome tool. Login to Stride Academy kcc10242.
Monday: This week we will have a quiz on this skill and next week we will have a benchmark on it on Wednesday, May 4. Measure and estimate length (inches, feet, yards) , liquid volumes and masses of objects using units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).1 Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve onestep word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., Solving two step word problems, including those with unknown quantities2 of 5
Tuesday: Solve problems with kilograms, grams, and liters.
Wednesday: Word problems with length, volumes, and masses
Thursday: Multiplication Drills (only the sets that you have not mastered yet), Quiz on this week’s skill.
Friday: Math activities to review measurement and other skills.
Student’s name___________________Parent’s signature_____________________________
Test______
Highest grade on the X facts: 2_____3_____4_____5_____6_____7_____8_____9_____
_______Your child has mastered all of his/her multiplication facts. AWESOME JOB!
Due Date: 4/30/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
 Can You Fill It?  Click the pots to fill water into the container.
 Graduated Cylinders  Read each graduated cylinder and write the amount. Be sure to include mL in your answer.
 Math Cat Balance  You can choose from a wide range of objects to place on this scale  from electrons to galaxies!
 Milliliters and Liters  Worksheet; Story problems with answer key
 Using a Platform Scale  Practice using scales like the one in a doctor's office, five Gregs will drop on the scale, waiting to be weighed, see how quickly you can weigh them
 Volume Puzzle  Problem solving game using measurement and estimation.
7. http://www.mathchimp.com/3rdgrademathgames
DUNK TANK VOLUME
http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/7303d289bbfd4769a79ef4c8b1b34019/7303d289bbfd4769a79ef4c8b1b34019/
Due Date: 3/31/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Hello Letter for March 21, 2016
Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Login to STRIDE ACADEMY kcc10242
Dear Parents,
We have started the last 9 weeks of school now. Please encourage your child to listen, follow directions, and behave correctly in class. This week we are going to be finishing line graphs, bar graphs, pie graphs, etc. We will also be reviewing word problems with the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication).
There will be a contest over Spring Break on Stride Academy. The student with the most questions answered with the highest percent correct WILL win a prize! This is an awesome program to help our child excel in Math. THANKS for your help with this. I hope you and your family have a healthy and happy Spring Break!
Monday: Complete questions with graphs Homework: Back of sheet
Tuesday: Reading and creating graphs Homework: questions
Wednesday: Quiz on Graphs Homework: Study X for drills
Thursday: Multiplication drills for the 4th 9 Weeks. This is the first X drills for this 9 weeks. Everyone needs to take them on the 29 X facts. If you master a X set, then you will done for the 9 weeks.
Practice Test for the ACT aspire
Friday: Jeopardy and other review games
Student’s name:_________________Parent’s signature:________________________________
Third 9 Weeks Test Grade:______ Third 9 Weeks Average:_________
*** We will be using multiplication and division in our word problems. If your child has not mastered his or her multiplication facts, then they should study the facts. Multiplication facts are a necessity in Mathematics. THANKS for your help at home!
Due Date: 3/19/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
 Problems and Solutions  Lesson to help understand that problems can be solved by drawing pictures and diagrams.
 Restating a Problem  Lesson on restating a problem to help you to plan how to find a solution.
 Solve these word problems.  Look at each problem and the picture you might draw to help solve it. You can exchange the pictures for number equations
 Solving Problems  Read each problem carefully.?Solve the hidden problem.
 Story Problems  Restate the problem, then solve
 Story problems to solve  Think of 2 different equations you can use to solve these problems.
 Understanding how to find the hidden question in the problem  Lesson ; Read the problem carefully?and decide what information must be found before you can solve the entire problem.

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.D.8

3.OA.8 Solve twostep word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. 






Due Date: 3/18/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips @mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Math Hello Letter
March 14, 2016
Dear Parents,
We will have our 3rd Nine Weeks Post Test on Wednesday. It will be on fractions and geometry. We are working on line graphs, diagrams, bar graphs, charts and other graphs this week. Please continue to study the X facts if your child has not mastered all of them. We will have our first multiplication drills for the 4th 9 Weeks next Thursday. THANKS for all of your help in our child’s education.
Monday: Line graphs and review fractions Homework: 1. After softball, Leslie and Kelly each buy a halfliter bottle of water. Leslie drinks 3 fourths of her water. Kelly drinks 3 fifths of her water. Who drinks the least amount of water? Draw a picture to support your answer. STACK rectangles.
Complete the parts on the Post Test STUDY GUIDE
Tuesday: Review fractions and geometry for the 3rd 9 weeks post test tomorrow. Homework: Heidi lines up her dolls in order from shortest to tallest. Doll A is 2 /4 foot tall, Doll B is 2/ 6 foot tall, and Doll C is 2/ 3 foot tall. Compare the heights of the dolls to show how Heidi puts them in order. Draw a picture to support your answer.
Complete the parts on the Post Test STUDY GUIDE
Wednesday: Bell work, review for post test, and complete post test
NO HOMEWORK
Thursday: Create bar graphs with charts. Answer questions with the bar graphs. Homework: Bar graph sheet
Friday: Complete questions with all of the graphs. Students will create their own graphs with the data.
Student’s name:__________________Parent’s signature:______________
Geometry Benchmark:____Polyon Quiz:_____
Check X paper for the grades from the drills last week. THANKS
Due Date: 2/26/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Math Hello Letter for Feb. 22, 2016 Week
Dear Parents,
The Fraction Unit is over for the whole class instruction; however, if your child made below 70 on his or her fraction benchmark I will be working with them during intervention time. I will also be sending home extra practice for your child if he or she did not master the fraction skills.
We started our new unit on Friday. We will be working on standard 3.OA.8: Solve two‐step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. (This standard is limited to problems posed with whole numbers and having whole‐number answers; students should know how to perform operations in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order. This unit will also include geometry skills (3.G.1).
Please check your child’s highest multiplication scores at the bottom of last week’s hello letter. We have been doing our multiplication drills, since August. I have been doing the X drills the same way all year. For example: Child A makes a 60 on his 6 facts Next X drill: Child A makes an 80= Grade Book: The 60 becomes an 80 in the grade book. It is very important for the children to know his or her facts for these word problems and skills that we are doing in class. I also do oral assessments on the X drills as well. There are websites and tips listed @ highlandhomeschoolinsites under my name in classroom assignments.
Mon.: Solve word problems in varied contexts using a letter to represent the unknown.
Tues.: They explore the attributes of quadrilaterals and classify examples into various categories, including recognizing the characteristics of polygons (3.G.1)
Wed.: Compare and classify polygons.
Thurs.: X Drills on the X facts that you have not mastered in the 3rd 9 Weeks
Draw polygons with specified attributes to solve problems.
Fri.: Quiz on the skills from this week
Reason about composing and decomposing polygons using tetrominoes.
Student’s name:________________Parent’s signature:___________________________
Fraction BENCHMARK GRADE:_______
***Check last week’s hello letter for your child’s highest X grade for the 3rd 9 Weeks.
Don’t forget Stride Academy is an awesome learning tool for your child. The login code is kcc10242. I also have websites listed on the school website. THANKS!
Due Date: 2/22/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Math Hello Letter for Feb. 15, 2016
Dear Parents,
Our fraction unit should end this week if the majority of the students master our Fraction Benchmark test on Wednesday. We will begin our new unit on Problem Solving and Geometry on Thursday if everything goes as planned with the test. Students will get intensive practice with word problems, as well as handson investigation experiences with geometry and perimeter. Students will solve one and twostep word problems, classify shapes based on their attributes, learn what a tessellation is, study perimeter and area, and end with a review of Grade 3 fundamental skills. We will have multiplication drills again next week on Thursday, Feb. 25. Thanks very much for all of your encouragement and guidance and home. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns about our child. This hello letter and helpful websites are listed on the highlandhomeschoolinsites. Stride Academy login is kcc10242. It is an awesome tool for increasing your child’s math skills.
Monday: We will be reviewing the fraction module for our benchmark test on Wed. Today we will review fractions. This unit concludes the module with comparing fractions that have the same numerator. As students compare fractions by reasoning about their size, they understand that fractions with the same numerator and a larger denominator are actually smaller pieces of the whole (3.NF.3d). Homework: Study guide
Tuesday: Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. c. Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the form of 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram. Homework: Study guide
Wednesday: Review the Fraction Unit
Thursday: FRACTION BENCHMARK TEST
Friday: The module begins with solving one and twostep word problems based on a variety of topics studied throughout the year, using all four operations. Next students explore geometry. Solve word problems in varied contexts using a letter to represent the unknown. We started this on bell work last week. Homework: 1. Lena’s dad gives the cashier $30 to pay for 6 liters of apple cider. The cashier gives him $6 in change. How much does each liter of apple cider cost? SHOW your work in your journal. 2. The apple orchard has 152 apple trees. There are 88 trees with red apples. The rest of the trees have green apples. How many more trees have red apples than green apples?
We will solve word problems with one and two step word problems with addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.
Student’s name:____________________Parent’s signature:________________________________
Fraction Quiz: _____Highest X scores for this 9 weeks: 2____3___4___5___6____7___8___9____
____Your child has mastered all of the 29 X facts in the third 9 weeks. AWESOME JOB!
Remember our next multiplication drills will be Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. STUDY!
Due Date: 2/5/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Feb. 1, 2016 Week
Math Hello Letter
Dear Parents,
Thank you for your help and encouragement at home. The students are doing some higher level questioning and reasoning with our fraction problems. Practice makes perfect. One of the students told me that I am fraction crazy. I know that this deep understanding of fractions is going to help each child excel now and in the future. I do not know when our final benchmark on fractions will be yet. Friday we will have a Quiz on our fraction skills thus far. THANKS again for all you do! If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to email me @ mphillips@crenshawschools.org.
Don’t forget about Stride Academy login code is kcc10242.
Don’t forget to bring your FRACTION strips to school.
Monday: Place whole number fractions and fractions between whole numbers on the number line. Practice placing various fractions on the number line.
Homework: Trevor needs to let his puppy outside every quarter (1 fourth) hour to potty train him. Draw and label a number line from 0 hours to 1 hour to show every 1 fourth hour. Include 0 fourths and 4 fourths hour. Label 0 hours and 1 hour, too.
Tuesday: Compare fractions and whole numbers on the number line by reasoning about their distance from 0. Homework: Draw a number line with endpoints 0 and 3. Label the wholes. Partition each whole into fifths. Label all the fractions from 0 to 3. Box the fractions that are located at the same points as whole numbers. (You will have mixed numbers like 1 and ⅕.)
Wednesday: Understand distance and position on the number line as strategies for comparing fractions. Recognize and show that equivalent fractions have the same size, though not necessarily the same shape. Homework: Review problems/back of sheet
Thursday: Recognize and show that equivalent fractions refer to the same point on the number line. Generate simple equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line.
Homework: Max ate 2/ 3 of his pizza for lunch. He wanted to eat a small snack in the afternoon, so he cut the leftover pizza in half and ate 1 slice. How much of the pizza was left? Draw a picture to help you think about the pizza. equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line.
Friday: Fraction Quiz from our previous lessons After the quiz we will be doing:
Express whole numbers as fractions and recognize equivalence with different units.
Decompose (break apart) whole number fractions greater than 1 using whole number equivalence with various models.
Student’s name_____________________Parent’s signature:________________________
Fraction Quiz____Highest grade on the X facts for the 3rd 9 weeks below:
2x_____3x_____4x____5x____6x____7x____8x____9x____
Due Date: 1/29/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Hello letter for Jan. 25, 2016
Dear Parents,
Please check this hello letter for daily skills and homework assignments. Your child should also have homework sheets on certain nights. Most of the students are doing a fantastic job on fractions. We will have a fraction test on the sections that we covered the past few weeks on Thursday. I am hoping that everyone does well on that test. Our Fraction Benchmark is scheduled for Wed., Feb. 3. Thank you very much for your help with our child’s education!
Mon. Build and write fractions greater than one whole using unit fractions.Compare unit fractions with differentsized models representing the whole.
Homework: Journal Mrs. Jawlik baked 2 pans of brownies. Draw the pans and estimate to partition each pan into 8 equal pieces. a. Mrs. Jawlik’s children gobbled up 10 pieces. Shade the amount that was eaten. b. Write a fraction to show how many pans of brownies her children ate.
Tues.Specify the corresponding whole when presented with one equal part. Compare unit fractions by reasoning about their size using fraction strips.
Homework: Lee needs onesixth cup of oil and twothirds cup of water to make muffins. Will Lee use more oil or more water? Explain your answer using pictures, numbers, and words.
Wed.Identify a shaded fractional part in different ways depending on the designation of the whole. Compare unit fractions with differentsized models representing the whole and more than a whole. Homework: 1. Tatiana ate 1/ 2 of a small carrot. Louis ate 1/ 4 of a large carrot. Who ate more? Use words and pictures to explain your answer.
Review for your fraction test
Thurs. Quiz on FRACTIONS Homework: 1. Tatiana ate 1 /2 of a small carrot. Louis ate 1 4 of a large carrot. Who ate more? Use words and pictures to explain your answer.
Fri.Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations. Multiplication drills 29 scrambled
This will be our first multiplication drills for the third nine weeks; therefore, everyone needs to do all of the sets.
Student’s name:____________________Parent’s signature:___________________
Fraction Quiz_______
Due Date: 1/23/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Math Hello Letter for Jan. 18, 2016
Dear Parents,
Thanks for your help in our child’s education. Please check the hello letter for daily standards and objectives. The behavior calendar needs to be initialed nightly. We will have our first multiplication drills next Thursday. I will not have time to do X drills each week. This will be our first drills for the third nine weeks.
Things to remember: Stride Academy login is kcc10242, highlandhomeschoolinsites click under classroom assignments my name for this hello letter and websites
I have many awesome fraction websites for your child to work on at home listed there.
Tues.: Identify and represent shaded and nonshaded parts of one whole as fractions.
Represent parts of one whole as fractions with number bonds.
Homework: Open ended problems below in your journal

Carlia finished 1 fourth of her homework on Saturday. What fraction of her homework has she not finished? Draw and explain.

Johnny made a square peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He ate 1 /3 (onethird)of it and left the rest on his plate. Draw a picture of Johnny’s sandwich. Shade the part he left on his plate, and then draw a number bond that matches what you drew. What fraction of his sandwich did Johnny leave on his plate?
Wed.: Build and write fractions greater than one whole using unit fractions.
Homework: Sheet and review your fraction work. We will have a fraction quiz Thurs.
Thurs.: Fraction Quiz Compare unit fractions by reasoning about their size using fraction strips. Homework: Your friend Eric says that 1/6 is greater than 1/ 5 because 6 is greater than 5. Is Eric correct? Use words and pictures to explain what happens to the size of a unit fraction when the number of parts gets larger. Think about our Brownie Investigation. Stack rectangles into fifths and sixths to explain your work
Fri.: Compare unit fractions with differentsized models representing the whole.
Homework: Tatiana ate 1/ 2 of a small carrot. Louis ate 1/ 4 of a large carrot. Who ate more? Use words and pictures to explain your answer. Stack your rectangles to help you explain your answer. Label T for Tatiana and L for Louis in your rectangles.
Student’s name_______________Parent’s signature___________________________
Fraction Daily Grade:____Highest X grade for the 2nd nine weeks on each set
2x_____3x____4x____5x____6x____7x____8x____9x____
***If you have not mastered your facts, then you should be studying each night to learn them.
____Your child made 100 on all of his/her facts the second nine weeks. AWESOME!
Due Date: 1/11/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for Jan.11, 2016 Week
Dear Parents,
Thank you very much for your help with our brownie investigation. This week we will continue working with fractions.
Monday: Specify and divide a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by using our fraction strips that the students made on Friday Homework: Sheet
Tuesday: Divide a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by drawing pictorial area models Homework: Sheet, Study your X facts LAST chance
Wednesday: Multiplication drills on the facts that the student has not yet mastered in the second nine weeks. This is the last chance for a higher grade this nine weeks
Check your highest grades at the bottom of this hello letter
Represent and identify fractional parts of different wholes. Homework: Sheet
Thursday: Quiz on identifying equal parts, counting unit fractions, and identifying picture models. Homework from Mon.Wed. should be used to study for the quiz
Divide a whole into equal parts and define the equal parts to identify the unit fraction numerically. Homework: See the word problem below,sheet
Friday: Introduce word problems with fractions. For example: Bob’s dad partitions his garden into 4 equalsized sections to plant tomatoes, squash, peppers, and cucumbers. What fraction of the garden is available for growing tomatoes?
Student’s name________________Parent’s signature___________________
Highest grade on the X facts: 2____3____4____5____6____7____8____9____
______Your child has made 100 on all of his/her X facts.
Review quiz on skills in journal and paper from last week_____
Due Date: 1/8/2016
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter Jan.58, 2016
Dear Parents,
Happy new year to you and your family! I am very excited about jumping into our new standards. We will be reviewing tomorrow, wrapping up the second nine weeks, and beginning our new standard on Thursday. Our new standard will be fractions. I introduce this unit by using real brownies. If you can send an uncut 13 X 9 brownie on Thursday for our activity, then please let me know below.
_______Yes, I can send a 13 x 9 whole brownie uncut on Thursday.
_______My child is allergic to an ingredient in a brownie.
THANKS very much for all of your help with our child’s education. The children really learn the concept using a real item.
Tuesday: Review the second nine weeks skills and facts
Wednesday: Multiplication Drills 29 X facts that your child has not mastered yet this nine weeks. Finish the skills with the second nine weeks covered before Christmas
Thursday: Brownie introduction investigation,
New STANDARD: Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.
Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions using concrete models.
Friday: Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by folding fraction strips.
Important information:
Please remember that you can email @ mphillips@crenshawschools.org anytime that you have a question, comment, or concern
You can check highlandhomeschoolinstes click under classroom assignments and scroll down for my name for updated hello letters, websites, and other information new app you can download
STRIDE ACADEMY login is kcc10242 AWESOME learning tool for OUR child!
I create quizzes to monitor our child’s strengths and weaknesses, and it increases and decreases to meet each student’s individual’s level.
Due Date: 12/4/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Math Hello Letter for November 30, 2015 Mrs. Phillips
Dear Parents,
Thank you very much for your help with the sweet shop at the PTA Fall Festival. I sent home thank you notes with each child on Friday before Thanksgiving. I deeply appreciate your help! It was a huge success. We sold out of all of the delicious sweets!
This week we will have a benchmark on perimeter and area on Thursday. We will continue to solve problems with arrays to help with this skill. We will have our 28 multiplication facts scrambled in 30 seconds. The 9 facts will be in order this week. Please check your child’s highest multiplication scores at the bottom of this hello letter. We will start 2 and 3 digit multiplication very soon. It is very important for the children to know his or her facts for these word problems and skills that we are doing in class. Here are couple of activities to try at home with our benchmark skill: Measure the area of the rooms in your home to determine which rooms are the smallest and largest. Use grid paper to make rectangles with the same area. Find the perimeter of the outside of your house or a fence.
Homework this week: Back of this letter, study X facts, journal
Monday: Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units). square with side length 1 unit, called "a unit square," is said to have "one square unit" of area, and can be used to measure area. Finding perimeter and area with tiles and arrays Students will use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with wholenumber side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a × b and a × c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.
Tuesday: Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters. Find the area of a rectangle with wholenumber side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
Wednesday: Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with wholenumber side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent wholenumber products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
Thursday: Benchmark on Perimeter and Area
Friday: Multiplication Drills Study the facts that you have not mastered yet this 9 weeks. Check your grades below. New skill: Multiply by multiples of ten For example: 60 x 9, 30 X 8. This will be our next benchmark test.
Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:____________________________
Quiz on word problems(+,,X or divide):________
X Grades for the 2nd 9 Weeks:2____3____4____5____6____7____8_____
Due Date: 11/11/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Week November 9 Math Hello Letter
Special Invitation to all Veterans: Program is Tues., Nov. 10 at 9:00 a.m
Dear Parents,
Thank you for all of your help at home. The children are doing great with our new unit on multiplication and division. Study the back of the hello letter. Check out highlandhomeschoolinsites click my name under classroom assignments for more information and websites to help your child. Stride Academy login is kcc10242.
Current Winners on the Quiz with the highest % correct are:
Overall Winners who have completed more than 200 questions with the highest % correct are:
The PTA Fall Festival is scheduled for November 19 from 5:30 to 8:00. I need your help with the Sweet Shop. The Sweet Shop sells homemade fudge, divinity, cookies etc. Fudge and Divinity are usually our top sellers at the Sweet Shop. Your help with this is GREATLY appreciated. Our PTA does wonderful things for our children!
Monday: Model division as the unknown factor in multiplication using arrays, pictures and number bonds.
Tuesday: Interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group
Wednesday: No school Veteran’s Day Thank a veteran today! Please let us know if you have a veteran in your family. We will have a special Veteran’s day program TUESDAY
Thursday: Review multiplication and division word problems for the benchmark Friday
Multiplication Drills
Use the distributive property as a strategy to find related multiplication facts
Friday: Benchmark on multiplication and division
Solve 2 step word problems with multiplication and division with strategies
AWESOME links to review our lessons below:
Due Date: 11/7/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Math Hello Letter Mrs. Phillips November 2, 2015
Dear Parents,
We are starting a new unit today on multiplication and division. Please check the bottom of this hello letter for your child’s highest grades on the multiplication drills for the 2nd 9 weeks. There are some websites listed on highlandhomeschoolinsites for this skill. Please don’t forget about Stride Academy LOGIN: kcc10242.
THANKS for all of your help in your child’s education.
Please check your student's hello letter that was sent home on Monday for classwork, homework, and grades from last week.
Websites for Multiplication and Division Unit
Games
Under the Sea
Learn Alberta
Multiplication
Algebraic reasoning
Multiplication and Division practic
Topic A
New Standards
Focus Grade Level Standards Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division. 1 3.OA.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7. 3.OA.2 Interpret wholenumber quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8. 3.OA.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Glossary, Table 2.) 3.OA.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ? Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division. 2 3.OA.5 Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. (Students need not use formal terms for these properties.) Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)3 3.OA.6 Understand division as an unknownfactor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8. Multiply and divide within 100. 4 3.OA.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two onedigit number
Due Date: 10/31/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Hello Letter
October 26, 2015 Week
Dear Parents,
Welcome to the 2nd Nine weeks. Last week did not go as originally planned, because many of the children needed more help with clocks and time. We worked diligently last week on telling time, finding elapsed time,and calculating start and end times. Once I realized how much practice we needed I spent a day on each type of problem. Your child should have 10 of each kind in his or her journal.
Homework: The back of this hello letter, and the Math Journal problems
Study your multiplication facts for the drills on Friday.
Monday: Quiz on Elapsed Time, Start Time, and End time
Tuesday: Review Elapsed Time, Start Time, and End time
Complete T+ charts, lines, add, and subtract with label
Wednesday: Review with an activity before the Test
Thursday: BENCHMARK test on Elapsed Time, Start Time, and End time
Friday: Review the test, Multiplication Drills on the 27 X facts scrambled.
Stride Winners: The following winners have the highest % correct
1st Place_Savannah Edgar 2nd Place Logan Gene Taylor
3rd Place Haylie Brown
Parker Mansmann has completed over 500 questions on Stride!
Way to go!!!Keep up the great work!
Due Date: 9/28/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Math Hello Letter
Mrs. Phillips
September 28, 2015
Dear Parents,
Please study last week’s hello letter study guides for the Graph BENCHMARK. THANKS for all of your help at home with our child’s education.
Monday: Students will learn to analyze and understand data presented on a scaled bar chart. They will learn how to do both simple and multistep comparing problems using the bar chart.
Homework: Back of this hello letter and the STUDY GUIDES from last week
Tuesday: Write statements that describe the data, and compare these data with the data from their own classroom.
Homework: Study page 19 REVIEW study GUIDE for benchmark
Wednesday: Students represent and describe a set of data and review for the Benchmark Test Homework: Sheet
Thursday: Benchmark on CC3.MD.3 and 4 and Multiplication Drills on the 25 facts scrambled in 30 seconds. Check your child’s highest averages below
Friday: Create data in small groups
***Start studying your 6 multiplication cards. We will do these next week in order.
Student’s name___________________Parent’s signature______________________
Graph Quiz_______Highest % for this 9 weeks on the 2______3______4______5____


Don’t forget to get on Stride Academy. Login to Stride kcc10242
There are some awesome Math websites to help your child with his or her multiplication facts and skills. Check the highlandhomeschooinsites.com (school website) click classroom assignments, then find my name. THANKS!


Due Date: 8/24/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Soar into Third Grade
Trading Stickers, Combining Coins Family Letter
About the Mathematics in This Unit
Dear Families,
Our class is starting a new mathematics unit about addition and subtraction called Trading Stickers, Combining Coins. During this unit, students solve addition problems with 2digit and small 3digit numbers, solve subtraction problems involving 2digit numbers, and find combinations of numbers that add to 100. They work on understanding the place value structure of 3digit numbers as they solve problems.
Related Activities to Try at Home
Dear Families,
The activities below are related to the mathematics in the addition
and subtraction unit Trading Stickers, Combining Coins. You can use
the activities to enrich your child’s mathematical learning experience.
Practicing Addition Combinations In class, students will be
using a set of Addition Cards to review and practice the addition
combinations to 10 _ 10, often known as addition “facts.” Your child
is likely to have learned many or all of these combinations in Grade 2,
but he or she will benefit from reviewing them all. Your child can sort
these cards into “the ones I know” and “the ones I’m working on.”
The goal is for students to know and use these combinations fluently.
Sometimes for homework, students will choose a few combinations
that they are working on and think about strategies that will help
them remember those combinations. For example, one strategy a child
might use is this: What is 6 _ 7? I know 6 _ 6 _ 12, and 6 _ 7 is
one more than that, so it’s 13. You can help with these combinations
by listening to your child’s strategies or sharing ones that you use.
Addition Strategies in Context Help your child practice addition
strategies while you are shopping. When you buy an item, ask your
child to estimate how much two of them would cost. For example,
If a box of raisins costs $1.39, will two boxes cost less than $2.00?
More than $5.00? What is the exact amount?
How Did You Solve That? Ask your child to describe homework
problems and tell you about the strategy used to solve them.
Communication is an important part of mathematics, and students
need to describe their strategies through talking, writing, drawing, or using concrete objects. You can be an important audience.
Math and Literature Here are some suggestions of children’s books that contain relevant mathematical ideas about addition and subtraction. Look for these
books at your local library. Sayre, April. One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab:
A Counting by Feet Book. Viorst, Judith. Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich
Last Sunday.
Due Date: 12/1/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter December 1
Dear Parents,
We will have a BENCHMARK TEST on this THURSDAY. We have been going over geometry for a while. Please review the back of this hello letter for a study guide.
3.G.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Monday: Working With Shapes and Angles Students continue to explore the characteristics of triangles, quadrilaterals, and angles, including angle measurement. Homework: back of this letter
Tuesday: EndofUnit Assessment Students complete assessment tasks that focus on finding and identifying area, triangles, and right angles.
Wed.: Sorting shapes according to colour and shape, Sort 2D shapes  number of corners, identify quadrilaterals, classify quadrilaterals on the tree, complete a diagram on the polygons, complete the Benchmark review for the test tomorrow. Study the back of this hello letter.
Thurs.:Students will complete the 3.G.1 BENCHMARK TEST. New UNIT 5 if time permits Many Things Come in Groups Students make lists of things that come in groups of 2 to 12 and use the lists to create multiplication situations. They solve teacher and classgenerated multiplication problems.
Fri.: Students illustrate multiplication situations and write sentences describing the number of groups, the number in each group, and the product. They write multiplication equations to match their illustrations.
Student’s name:______Parent’s signature:_________________________
Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts:
2______3 ______4_____5______6_____7_____8_________
Area and Perimeter Benchmark Test_______
Don’t forget your Math Journal. A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our geometry unit and our new unit. THANKS!
