## Current unit:

**Unit 7**:

**Geometry**

We are learning about:

• 2-D shapes – review square rectangle, triangle, circle, hexagon, trapezoids and introduce parallelograms, pentagons, and rhombus. We will also look at sides and corners (vertices), as well as talk about these defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided)as we combine 2-D shapes to make new 2-D shapes.

• 3-D shapes – identify cube, cylinder, rectangular prism, sphere, cone, triangular prism, and pyramid. We will learn about the 2-D faces of the 3-D shapes, and whether they can roll or slide. We will also build new 3-D shapes by combining 3-D shapes.

* Marcy Cook Tiles; Math Partner Games and Daily Math Calendar activities to support these goals, as well as review previously learned math concepts.

## PREVIOUS UNITS:

**Unit 6: Place Value with Numbers to 100**

Numbers up to 100 with a focus on:

- Describing numbers as tens and ones
- Reading and writing both numerals and number words
- Working with ordinal numbers (1st, 2nd, 3rd…)
- Working with and adding multiples of tens
- Working with dimes and pennies (to represent tens and ones in a different way)

After this unit we will explore geometric concepts and go further into measurement by measuring capacity and weight.

**Unit 5: Relationships Between Addition and Subtraction**

In math we are building our knowledge of addition and subtraction facts, as well as

different strategies to help us solve addition and subtraction problems.

**Student Goals:**

- Using number sentences to add and subtract
- Using doubles, turnaround facts, and counting on to help add
- Understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction
- Creating addition and subtraction sentences
- Working with fact families
- Solving mathematical problems.

Integrated math topics with our Unit of Inquiry:

• Measuring

• Collecting and recording data

• Interpreting data

* Marcy Cook Tiles; Math Partner Games and Daily Math Calendar activities to support these goals

**Unit 4: Beginning Place Value with Numbers to 20 & Number Patterns**

**Student Goals:**

- Continue working with coins, 1, 5, 10 cent values - Introduction of 1, 2 and 5 dollar notes with classroom currency - direct tie in with unit of inquiry.
- Introduction of place value: ones and tens.
- Comparing Numbers - least and greatest
- Even and Odd Numbers
- Continuing patterns - repeating patterns and growing patterns
- Problem Solving- ongoing in Math Problem-of-the-Day booklets

* Marcy Cook Tiles; Math Partner Games and Daily Math Calendar activities to support these goals

**Unit 3: Working with Time, Length and Money**

**Student Goals:**

- Read and show time to the hour and half-hour
- Trade pennies for nickels & nickels for dimes and vice versa
- Show cent amounts in various ways
- Count on from 5 and 10 to determine an amount of coins
- Solve problems involving money
- Measure length with non-standard units
- Continue problem solving with various strategies

* Marcy Cook Tiles; Math Partner Games and Daily Math Calendar activities to support these goals

**Unit 2: Understanding Addition and Subtraction**

**Student Goals:**

- Model and understand addition and subtraction problems.
- Count on by 1, 2 and 3.
- Use, and begin to read and write, language related to addition and subtraction.
- Begin to understand the relationship between addition and subtraction.
- Analyze, display, and organize data in tally graphs, and with other data collections methods such as bar graphs, balance graphs, and Venn diagrams.
- Solve problems using different strategies.

**Ways you can support this unit at home.**

- Play games that have two dice and have your child add up the totals.
- Find real life situations (or from pictures in story books) with addition or subtraction and point this out.
*e.g., We had 6 bananas in that bunch and we ate 2 for our snack. How many bananas are left?*

How could we write that? 6 – 2 = 4.*Or we read 5 books this week and then read 2 more over the weekend. How many books did we read?*

How could we write that? 5 + 2 = 7. - Talk about words that relate to addition:
*join, altogether, in all, plus, sum, total, add, count on, add on* - Talk about words that relate to subtraction:
*take away, left, move away, fly away, blow away, hide, erase, cover up, cross out, eat, left over*

**Unit 1: Number Concepts**

**Student Goals**:

- Correctly write and read numbers to 50
- Order numbers to 20
- Extend and create simple patterns
- Begin explorations with problem solving methods.

* Marcy Cook Tiles; Math Partner Games and Daily Math Calendar activities to support these goals, as well as review previously learned math concepts.

**Ways you can support the current unit at home:**

- Asking your child to make or read tallies.
- Playing card games like “war” which allow for comparing numbers.
- Practice reading time to the hour on rotary clocks.
- Thinking aloud as you solve simple addition and subtraction problems and discussing the various ways you solve problems.