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## Math Unit 3 - Addition

Dear Families,

The major focus of this unit is the use of addition within 20 to solve word problems. Students will be expected to solve word problems and write an equation that uses a symbol to show the unknown answer such as:

2 apples + 5 apples = apples

or

= 2 + 5

They will be exposed to a few different kinds of addition story problem types such as “add to” and “put together”, so they can be well rounded problem solvers. A variety of addition strategies such as counting on, knowing doubles facts, making a ten/strategically breaking up numbers will be practiced and applied by students to improve their fact fluency. For example if one is trying to solve 8 + 6 = a student may think of the equation 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 and then 10 + 4 = 14 to find the solution. If trying to solve = 7 + 8, they may use their knowledge of doubles facts such at 7 + 7 + 1 = 15 to find the solution.

In this unit, students also learn the meaning of the equal sign and determine if equations are true or false. Continued focus on counting, reading, and writing numbers up to 120 will be ongoing as well.

One way you can help your child at home is by providing opportunities to practice addition strategies and facts up to 20 such as playing games like addition bingo or asking your child’s teacher for appropriate math resources.

Thank you for your continued support to make this a successful year of learning for your child in mathematics.

Last Updated: 10-30-13

The major focus of this unit is the use of addition within 20 to solve word problems. Students will be expected to solve word problems and write an equation that uses a symbol to show the unknown answer such as:

2 apples + 5 apples = apples

or

= 2 + 5

They will be exposed to a few different kinds of addition story problem types such as “add to” and “put together”, so they can be well rounded problem solvers. A variety of addition strategies such as counting on, knowing doubles facts, making a ten/strategically breaking up numbers will be practiced and applied by students to improve their fact fluency. For example if one is trying to solve 8 + 6 = a student may think of the equation 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 and then 10 + 4 = 14 to find the solution. If trying to solve = 7 + 8, they may use their knowledge of doubles facts such at 7 + 7 + 1 = 15 to find the solution.

In this unit, students also learn the meaning of the equal sign and determine if equations are true or false. Continued focus on counting, reading, and writing numbers up to 120 will be ongoing as well.

One way you can help your child at home is by providing opportunities to practice addition strategies and facts up to 20 such as playing games like addition bingo or asking your child’s teacher for appropriate math resources.

Thank you for your continued support to make this a successful year of learning for your child in mathematics.

Last Updated: 10-30-13