Summarizing & Math Tricks

24 Sep

Today in English we talked about a good summary. When we summarize a book, or part of a book, we have to give just the right amount of details. Enough for the reader to understand what has happened, but not so many that our summary is too long. That means we just focus on the main events (in fiction – we will look at non-fiction later). We used this graphic organizer to help us only include the main events and to help us use transition words.

In math we were looking at tricks for multiplying by 10, 100s and multiples of 10s and 100s.


;We are discovering that if we don’t know our times tables and division facts very well that we have a hard time applying this trick.  When a child has to spend all of her cognitive energy just trying to figure out what 6 x 7 is then there is little room left to learn new material.  That is why I am offering Reflex Math to the students as a homework problem.  If you did not send the form in, please do so tomorrow.

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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in Comprehension Strategies, Mental Math


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