## Math

```The students will be engaging in our math program, ThinkMath! with Mrs.
Swails. They begin the year with a review of addition and subtraction using
Magic Squares. During the unit the children must demonstrate in the classroom
an understanding of and the ability to use the conventional algorithms for
addition and subtraction, as well as their problem solving skills.

Other skills we will cover this year include:
* multiplication and division facts
* multiplying by one and two digits
* dividing by one digit divisors
* data and probability
* time
* measurement
* geometry
* fractions
* decimals

Here are some websites that will give students extra practice with math
skills:

WebMath.com Help Me to Count U.S. Coins
http://www.webmath.com/cmoney1.html

Funbrain - Change Maker
http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html

Counting Change
http://www.quia.com/jg/65704.html

The United States Mint - Hip Pocket Change
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/flashIndex.cfm

Consumer Math
http://www.aaamath.com/mny.html

Great Math Links - Mrs. Young, District Math Specialist, has made a list of

Multiplication games galore!
http://www.multiplication.com/interactive_games.htm

Math Playground - Locate the Aliens - Name the coordinates of a point on a graph
http://www.mathplayground.com/locate_aliens.html

Interactive website for Think Math!
http://www.harcourtschool.com/thinkmath/index.html

Math Playground - "Play with numbers and give your brain a workout! Welcome
to Math Playground, an action-packed site for elementary and middle school
students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!"
http://www.mathplayground.com/

Billy Bug Math Coordinates - Help Billy Bug find the proper math coordinates
so that he can eat his grub. Feed him well and you might set a new record in
this fun math game for kids.

http://www.classbrain.com/artgames/publish/billy_bug_math_coordinates_game.shtml

A huge collection of online games for every math topic.
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/

Please know that many concepts learned this year will take time and
patience. If, at any time, parents (or students) are frustrated, or would
like a further explanation of what we are working on, please let me or Mrs.
Swails know. We can work together to help students develop their
understanding and increase their confidence. Math is more than just solving
quick problems. After all, it's not really a problem if it doesn't taking
some thinking to figure out!
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