Measuring with the Meerkats Unit
Each student is expected to complete 30 to 45 minutes of DREAMBOX at home every week.This is a Lake Central expectation, for all students in Second Grade. I will be monitoring students' progress weekly. It is not just the minutes that count, however, it is the number of LESSONS being completed. This is providing the DIFFERNTIATION each child needs to grow in Math skills. **Parents, please monitor your child to see that he/she is not spending too much time in the Arcade or personalizing the Avatar.
Addition and Subtraction--We have finished timed tests, 1 minute for 25 problems.. We practice almost daily at school. Each week we will make a new set of flash cards, one set for school to use with their study buddy, and one set for home use. On the first day of practice, I give 1 minute to get as many correct as possible in pencil, then they switch to crayon for an additional1 minute. The next day the extra (crayon) time is cut to 45 seconds, then 30, then 15, and finally the next day on the REAL test, the time limit is just the 1 minute in pencil. The idea is they can see their improvement as less and less of the test is finished in crayon from day to day.
Memorizing facts means NOT counting on fingers or in your mind--knowing it just by looking at the problem within a second or two. Second graders are expected to practice their facts every night, adjusting the time spent according to their needs. See the link on the left side menu for Flash Cards.
Here is a link to a Math Answer Sheet that can be used if you forget yours at school.
Multiplication--Starting in December, we will be working on Multiplication timed tests in Advanced Math. Each student is working at his/her own pace. There is no daily worksheet, as with addition and subtraction, which means each student has to practice on his/her own in whatever way best suits his/her learning style. We are currently doing the timed tests almost daily. An excellent online resource is www.multiplication.com. The tests are randomly generated at the level you choose, and then are timed and graded for you. Use the keyboard number pad to improve your speed.
TechCoachCorner2--This site has links for ALL of our Math Topic Chapters and skill practice. Choose the links listed under Interactive Websites for free online games. REALLY GOOD!!
XtraMath.org Work your way up from Addition, to Subtraction, to Multiplication, and Division by the end of the school year!!
Here are some websites that can help with math fact practice.
Dolphin Dash -- coin counting game
K - 3 Online Math Games
Mr. Myers Online Math Test yourself online--some are timed, all are scored. This is an awesome site!
IXL Third Grade Math Another awesome site, this broken down into the individual skill lessons we did this year. Activities are scored and timed.
Mr. Nussbaum An unbelievable site with games on many skills in many subjects. He calls it "A Thousand Sites in One."
That's a Fact! Choose +/-/x and time yourself.
Prongo.com Choose age level, then games.
Math Portaportal--TONS of Math games!
Link to Mrs. Lewis's page of TONS of Math activities!
Practice your flash cards every night, or here are some fun games to try along with, or instead of, flash cards for a night!
Jet Ski Addition
Tug Team Addition
Island Chase Subtraction
Grand Prix Multiplication
Tractor Pull Multiplication
Do your own timed tests online at www.multiplication.com.