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Third Grade Math Parent Night Welcome! • Thank you for coming! • Please sign in. Past and Present… • In the past, Math instruction focused on computation. • Now, Math instruction focuses on APPLICATION through the use of critical thinking skills, higher order thinking and depth of knowledge in order to solve/analyze multi-step problems. At school… Mathematics Teaching Practices: 1 – Establish Mathematics Goals to Focus Learning. 2 – Implement Tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving. 3 – Use and connect mathematical representations. 4 – Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse. 5 – Pose purposeful questions. 6 – Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding. 7 – Support productive struggle in learning mathematics. 8 – Elicit and use evidence of student thinking. Math series Student textbook & practice book Math Chapters- Topic Breakdown Chap. Topic Chap. Topic 1 Addition and Subtraction Within 1000 7 Division Facts and Strategies 2 Represent and Interpret Data 8 Understand Fractions 3 Understand Multiplication 9 Compare Fractions 4 Multiplication Facts and Strategies 10 Time, Length, Liquid Volume, and Mass 5 Use Multiplication Facts 11 Perimeter and Area 6 Understand Division 12 Two-Dimensional Shapes During instruction students … • Use the textbook • Use manipulatives and math tools • Use their Math Journals to explore/write about: • • • • • “Essential Question, Problem of the Day, justify their work/answers Use task cards, anchor sheets Participate in “Math Talks” and cooperative learning groups Math drills Computer programs for enrichment/remediation (ww.ixl.com and www.iready.com) Whole Group/Small group/Independent instruction Three types of Mathematical understanding- CPR • Conceptual -- What do students need to know? • Procedural -- What do students need to do? • Representational -- What do students need to show? How can we get our students to UNDERSTAND math? • Students can understand Math by: building FLUENCY and using STRATEGIES. 3 Elements of Fluency • Accuracy (Correct) • Efficiency (Quick retrieval of facts both written and oral.) • Flexibility (Use of strategies to help with recall.) • Reading/Writing capability also play a major role. Why develop fluency? • Students can develop fluency with their addition and subtraction facts, as well as multiplications and division facts if they memorize their facts. • Efficient use of strategies leads to a better understanding of number, and the properties of addition. • Better conceptual understanding promotes long lasting procedural understanding and ultimately results in quick retrieval of all facts. That is the goal. Quick retrieval of all facts. Math Florida Standards Parents as TEACHERS! What to Do When Teaching Basic Facts O Develop conceptual understanding using O O O O O O O O strategies Ask students to self-monitor Focus on self-improvement Drill in short time segments Work on facts over time Involve families Make practice/drill enjoyable Use technology Emphasize the importance of quick recall of facts More “to Do-s”… • Practice makes BETTER! • SHOW YOUR WORK! • Explain your answer. Know the “WHY” Attack Word Problems with CUBES… C U B E S Circle the numbers Underline important words/math vocabulary Box the question Evaluate the information Solve the problem TESTING Third Grade-FSA • Students are given directions at the start of the test. • Teachers cannot read or assist students with questions. • Questions have multiple parts and can have more than one correct answer. SAT- The Math portion of the SAT is auditory. Questions are read aloud to students. Resource Websites • www.flstandards.org • www.dadeschools.net • www.iReady.com • www.ixl.com • www.thinkcentral.com • www.brainpopjr.com