Thursday, September 6, 2007

I have to draw legs on a math problem?

You may have heard your child say "I have to show my work! I have to put legs on my math problem!" If so, they aren't decorating their math homework. This is a strategy we talked about in class to solve number strings to make them easier.

Here are some helpful steps:

1. Check for doubles or combinations of ten.
2. Combine them using "legs."
3. Check for any missing numbers and write a new number string.
4. Solve your number string.
5. Circle your answer.

Here are some samples of what these number strings could look like solved.


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Mrs. Ross said...

I am so excited for you! You will have to cheer for the Jags for me! See you Monday morning.
Mrs. Ross