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Using Addition to Subtract

Today the children learned a new strategy to solve subtraction problems.  The strategy is referred to as “The Counting Up” strategy.  When using this strategy to problem solve the children actually start with the smaller number and then add on until they get to the larger number.  In order to get their answer, they then add up […]

“Don’t Fall Off the Cliff” division… a visual approach to understanding the concept!

You know Mrs. McGrath, always looking for  a way to help students understand the true meaning behind the concept… no matter what it takes… even if it meant “falling off a cliff” !!!!?!! What! A cliff in math class?? Why yes, the concept of division with remainders can be visualised when one thinks of a […]

“Don’t Fall Off the Cliff” division… a visual approach to understanding the concept!

You know Mrs. McGrath, always looking for  a way to help students understand the true meaning behind the concept… no matter what it takes… even if it meant “falling off a cliff” !!!!?!! What! A cliff in math class?? Why yes, the concept of division with remainders can be visualised when one thinks of a […]

It’s a Homerun…! Multiplication Baseball

Batter up!!! That was the cry heard in math class over the past week or so, as we seek ways to practise our fluency with the times tables… in a FUN way! Everyone knows the game of baseball, so to translate it into a math game, we needed 2 dice to roll together and multiply. […]

It’s a Homerun…! Multiplication Baseball

Batter up!!! That was the cry heard in math class over the past week or so, as we seek ways to practise our fluency with the times tables… in a FUN way! Everyone knows the game of baseball, so to translate it into a math game, we needed 2 dice to roll together and multiply. […]

Weekly Math Challenge

See how you do!  Work through this challenge at home and see if you can solve the answer.  Remember to do careful reading so that you don’t miss any important information.  Also, I like to draw a picture of what the word problem is telling me so that you have a visual to help me work through the […]

Boom Boom multiplication… Teach Me a Trick… AccuSpeedy!!

Our “big picture” goal for multiplication by the end of Grade 3 is to know the 1x-10x facts BY HEART, or as we call it “Boom Boom”!!! It takes practice, practice, practice for this to happen, so both school and home time has been devoted to this lately. You know a question “by heart” if […]

Boom Boom multiplication… Teach Me a Trick… AccuSpeedy!!

Our “big picture” goal for multiplication by the end of Grade 3 is to know the 1x-10x facts BY HEART, or as we call it “Boom Boom”!!! It takes practice, practice, practice for this to happen, so both school and home time has been devoted to this lately. You know a question “by heart” if […]

Island Conquer

This week the Golden Dragons reviewed the concept of perimeter by playing a game called Island Conquer that was developed by  educator, Laura Candler. The object of each game is to capture “islands” on the game board by plotting the points on the coordinate cards and finding each rectangle’s area or perimeter. Students take turns […]

I know you’ve HEARD of multiplication… but what does it ACTUALLY mean??!!

Many children get many different emotions about multiplication… “Yes, yes! I know all about it… in fact I have memorised some times tables facts already!” they say. Others keep quiet, because they are worried that because they don’t yet know the times tables by memory, they are “behind”. This week’s goal in math class was […]