Norwood Summer Math Elementary Math & Technology Deptartments.

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Slide 1Norwood Summer Math Elementary Math & Technology Deptartments Slide 2 Goals for the new district summer math program: reduce paper copies (survey students/parents) reduce correcting (online, log) encourage continued practice throughout the summer (instead of cramming) embed technology provide students with a readiness to succeed try to some new things Slide 3 Part 1: Fact Fluency - Slide 4 More about Xtra Math If your child opted for online practice, use the XTra MATH parent flyer and student enrollment code provided to get your child set-up online. Your childs work will be monitored and recorded by our elementary math department over the summer and reported to your childs new teacher at start of school. If your child has a current XTra Math log on, use this new student enrollment code and the same email address and their settings will be preserved. If your child completes the basic fact program, they can move onto accelerated practice. Please email to have the settings adjusted or for any other needs you have while using Xtra After your child has completed at least 10 minutes of practice, each day, they need to record their work on the SUMMER MATH FACT PRACTICE LOG. This log should be returned to their new teacher in September. Slide 5 Flash Cards - addition/multiplication Slide 6 Flash Cards - addition/multiplication If your child opted for paper practice, they can use the Summer Math FLASH CARDS they brought home Only students who opted for flash cards are bringing home paper copies. After your child has completed at least 10 minutes of practice, each day, they need to record their work on the SUMMER MATH FACT PRACTICE LOG. This log should be returned to their new teacher in September. Slide 7 How do I use flash cards? Start off by going through all of the cards, and find the facts that your child doesnt know. This helps you find which ones they need to practice and which ones you can set aside because they know them. If they hesitate more than 4 seconds on each math fact, they need to practice that card until it becomes automatic. Quiz your child, they can quiz themselves, or two youngsters can test each other When children are memorizing their facts with the cards, they need to say the entire problem out loud, such as 5 plus 4 is 9 or "Eight times six is forty-eight." This way, not only do they see the problem, but they are also saying it as well. This is a very important step. Pick 10 cards out of the pile. Use these facts to create your own worksheet. Make copies and quiz yourself. Make a Matching Game: Make a set of cards that only have the sum (addition) or product (multiplication). Match the cards you made to the flash cards. For example: make a card that has 56 on it and match it to your 7x8 flashcard. Shuffle and try it again. Can you get faster? Slide 8 Fact Practice Log Slide 9 Additional Practice - Math Apps Number Flash (free) Fast Facts Early Add (K/Grade 1) ($1.99) Fast Facts Addition (Grades 1-3) (free) Motion Math: Hungry Fish ($1.99) Practice mental addition and subtraction Tric Trac ($1.99) Practices basic addition facts from 0 to 6 Sushi Monster (free) practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency Addition & Multiplication Number Bubbles (free) Math Circus (free) A fun and thorough introduction to multiplication Slide 10 Any of the fact fluency options, online, flashcards, or math apps will help your child maintain and build fact fluency skills over the summer. They will hit the ground running in September and be prepared for the challenges ahead! Slide 11 Part 2: Problem Solving All real world application math problems were adapted from Problems can be answered online at our Norwood Summer Math Blog - Results will be reported directly to the Elementary Math Department Or students can answer the problems on paper and return their work in September Slide 12 Sample Problem Grouchy Birthday, Oscar! Click the link above to try the sample problem out! Slide 13 Real Time results all summer Slide 14 Each week..a new theme. WEEK 1: Party In the Ocean WEEK 2: Running Your Mouth WEEK 3: Its a ZOO out there! WEEK 4: The Real Scoop WEEK 5: Sink or Swim WEEK 6: Give Me a Sign Slide 15 Blog These real world application math problems can be completed on the Summer Math Blog @ Work completed online at the blog will be recorded and reported to our elementary math department over the summer and to your childs new teacher. The BLOG includes photos, video, links and more to help your child become more involved with the problems. Each week a new problem will be posted on the blog. Students will only be able to submit their answers for 10 days after the blog is posted, so they will need reminders to stay organized and set aside time to work on their problem solving. The first problem can be answered online starting on July 7. Slide 16 Questions?? Contact Elem. Math Coordinator, Jill Milton @


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