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.




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

im gowing to the jagwier game toomaro

love jadon m.

Mrs. Ross said...

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