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Strategies for Estimating Sums and Differences

Strategies for Estimating Sums and Differences
What is estimation? Estimating is an important skill. Estimation is the process of getting an approximate amount, sum or difference. We want students to be able to use mental math to more quickly to arrive at a reasonable answer for…
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Understanding the 3rd Grade Math Florida Standards

Understanding the 3rd Grade Math Florida Standards
Do you have questions about what your child is learning in mathematics? To learn more about the 3rd grade Math Standards, check out the video below. https://youtu.be/gIg2f1fX8Gs
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Building Place Value Understanding in the 3rd Grade Classroom

Building Place Value Understanding in the 3rd Grade Classroom
What is Place Value? Place Value is the value of a digit in a number based on the location of the digit. Place Value understanding is essential for students to add and subtract multi-digit numbers. Students need to understand that…
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3rd Grade Math Homework 101

3rd Grade Math Homework 101
What are the benefits of homework? • Students – homework deepens their understanding and solidifies concepts learned in class. • Parents – homework communicates what students are learning. It’s also an opportunity for parents to help their child. • Teachers…
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Differentiating in Math

Differentiating in Math
What is differentiation in math? Differentiation in math is responsive teaching that stems from teachers’ understanding of how teaching and learning occurs. Differentiation is responding to varied learners’ needs for more structure or more independence, more practice or greater challenge,…
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Rubrics – Why use them in the math class?

Rubrics – Why use them in the math class?
What are rubrics? A rubric is an assessment tool that lists specific expectations for the solution to a problem, group/partner work, self-assessment or success with a specific task. The rubric should be clear, kid-friendly and concise. It’s even better when…
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Math Journaling Top 10

Math Journaling Top 10
Math journaling can be an essential strategy for students applying their understanding of concepts with written proof and informal assessment for teacher’s to guide the learning. Here are the Top 10 things to consider when preparing to establish the use…
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Math Norms – Why have them?

Math Norms – Why have them?
What are math norms? Math norms are a set of expectations established to increase active participation of all students and teachers. They are set in a positive tone and applied to all situations all the time. Math norms should be…
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Connecting Academics and Parents – Measurement 3rd Grade

Connecting Academics and Parents – Measurement 3rd Grade
In 3rd grade students are developing understanding of measuring length with fractions, time and elapsed time, and displaying measurement data on a line plot. Students have previous experiences in prior grades with measuring length, telling time to the nearest 5…
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