Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Everyday Math Update

This week is a big week in that we have finished the 13th and final lesson of Unit 1 in Everyday Math. The purpose of this first unit was to help children become comfortable with a cooperative-learning environment in which they work together to build mathematical concepts. Another purpose was to introduce and establish routines that will be used this year and in the grades to come. You probably noticed that the unit also reviewed various mathematical concepts introduced in Kindergarten.

On Friday, I plan to send home your child's homework papers from Unit 1. Sometimes there will be corrections made to their work. Usually it's just a matter of flipping a number that is reversed. Feel free to have them self correct "flips" when you check their homework prior to sending it back to school for future units.

I will also send the Unit 2 Family Letter home today. Please note that at the very end of the letter there is a specific explanation of every Home Link for Unit 2. Being able to see the answers often helps parents to zero in on just what it is that we need you to help your child practice. Always keep in mind that the homework part of Everyday Math is important and the coaching you provide is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

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