This week we explored many new ways to solve addition problems. According to the Seattle Public Schools math curriculum, "in second grade, students are not expected to learn or use the standard algorithm for multi-digit addition ('carrying'). This skill will be taught in third grade as a key fluency strategy."
So, to our math strategy toolbox we added (no pun intended) adding by parts, adding with a number line, adding by place value, and adding by associative property. In second grade, the main goal in mathematics is for students to gain number sense (playing with numbers and place value) and using multiple strategies for solving addition and subtraction strategies. We will continue practicing these strategies as we start adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers.
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Pliet, releve, and pique! Students pranced, danced and learned about the behind-the-scenes at PNB. Enjoy these photos of our warm up and costume reveal.
One of the second grade teachers at QAE. Read this blog and stay up-to-date on classroom activities.
|Ms. Thibault's 2nd Grade||