With our Spelling routine well under way, it is time to focus on routines for at-home Math support. The new BC Curriculum promotes mathematics practice that is rich in experience, social collaboration, and interactive application.
This year, our Grade 3/4 class will be taking home a math game every week that will promote practice of the concepts we have been working on at school. These math games will provide a way for you to work with your child on their math skills without the frustration of needing to complete traditional homework.
What You'll Need
These items are fairly inexpensive and can be found at dollar stores, and you might even be able to dig some up at home! The items you will need for at-home games are:
- A deck of cards
- A pair of dice
- Counters (game pieces/chips, pennies, buttons, etc.)
- Dry erase markers (2)
- Dry cloth or rag (for wiping dry-erase surface)
I will let you know throughout the year if we need to add any tools to your at-home math kit. In some cases, I may send school-made resources home for you to keep as well.
- Instructions for that week's math game
- A plastic sheet cover for the game boards - you can write on it with a dry erase pen and wipe clean so that games are kept reusable
- Your child's Math Games duotang, where all games will be kept when we're done with them (also so you can revisit old games at any time!)
So one more time: math games go home every Monday and should be returned to school every Friday so we have time to update them for the following week!
Please let me know if you have any questions at all by contacting me via email!
-Mrs. LS :)