Math Curriculum News
What are students at PS 306 learning about in math class?
It is so important that as a school community we know what is going on in our colleagues’ classrooms. Here is a little information about what is happening in math on each grade level.
Our kindergarten scholars have just finished up counting and writing numbers to 5. They are now focusing on comparing numbers 0 to 5. Next up for he is counting and writing numbers 6 to 9.
The first graders are working on addition and subtraction concepts. They will soon be learning strategies to help them solve problems beyond basic facts like, doubles, doubles plus one, making ten, and many many more.
Second Grade is exploring numbers to 1,000. They are looking at how to use and understand the base ten number system. Once they have that down, they will move on to addition and subtraction.
The third grade classes retaking a deep look at multiplication. They have lots of new vocabulary to learn, such as product, array, and factor, as well as facts to commit to memory and strategies to use.
Our students in the fourth grade have just completed their unit on multiplying by 1-digit numbers and will now begin exploring multiplying by 2-digit numbers. They are learning lots of new strategies, like partial products and area models.
The fifth graders are finishing up a unit on dividing whole numbers by 1- and 2-digit divisors. Along with different strategies for solving problems they have also explored the meaning of remainder and how answers to questions can change when interpreting remainder. The group will