We have just completed our first unit of Everyday Math! This unit focused on number concepts and math tools. In Unit 2 we will explore different ways we use numbers in our everyday life. We will work with currency, telling time and grouping numbers in 10s.
Grade 1 students will soon be completing their math assessment for the first unit of Everyday Math. In the past, math assessments have been sent home, but they were often lost in this process. This year, we will keep student’s math assessments in their portfolios. If you would like to see your child’s math assessments, they will be in your child’s portfolio, and you may ask the classroom teacher to see them when they are completed.
Helping Your Child With Math at Home
Math doesn’t always have to be a struggle. There are some fun ways you can help your child with math at home. Simple cards games are an excellent way to help your child with number recognition, matching, counting, memory and speaking clearly. Your child will also learn important concepts of fair play, taking turns, and have time to enjoy being with you.
For units 1 and 2, we recommend playing “Go Fish,” a classic child’s card game. All you need is a deck of cards. Ask your child how to play, or use the following link: http://boardgames.about.com/od/cardgames/a/go_fish.htm The way we play varies slightly to suit our classroom, and your family may find ways to change the game as well.