September 3

We are assessing where everyone is in math these first few weeks.  Once we know where everyone is, we will be ready to take off!  Some students will be switching classrooms for math in the afternoon.

Our first unit is called Numbers and Counting to 120

In this unit, we will:

* read and write numbers up to 120

* represent numbers to 120 in many ways

* compare and order whole numbers up to 100

* use words (more than, less than, equal to) to describe and compare the size of numbers

* solve addition and subtraction problems in many different ways

* combine and take apart numbers up to 12

As we get more comfortable with these, we will begin more challenging work with more or higher numbers.

 

As we meet the benchmarks above, we will be focusing on counting by 10s from any number (17, 27, 37...) and backwards.  We will be doing the hundreds chart puzzle book to help us with this. We will also  be doing roll and record, but adding 10 to everything.  

We're getting higher numbers and counting on by doing extreme dot to dot books.

We'll learning different ways to show work for story problems.

We will work in logic books which includes problem solving and beginning algebra (A is between 6 & 9, A is not 4 + 4, what is A?).

One center is Qbits--complicated shape patterns that really make them think.

We will write number riddles for others to solve.

 

Learning Targets

Unit 1: Numbers and Counting to 100 (Pre-Assessment Score)

 

Learning Target

NM

PM

M

I can read and write numbers up to 120. I can represent numbers up to 120 in many 
different ways.   

     

I can count forward from any given number up to 120. I can count backward from any 
given number up to 120.

     

I can compare and order whole numbers up to 100.

     

I can use words (more than, less than, equal to) to describe and compare the size of 
numbers. 

     

I can solve addition and subtraction problems in many different ways.

     

I can combine and take apart numbers up to 12.

     

  

In addition to these first grade goals, we will have other activities based on place value, problem solving, explaining our work and writing about it, etc.

We will also be working on adding or subracting ten to any number.  We will practice orally, using a hundreds chart, etc.