Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20, 2015 Math Ideas for Unit 4

We have started Unit 4 in our Math series.  Here are some suggestions to help your child grasp the ideas presented.

* Practice measuring objects around your home with a ruler to the nearest half inch and to the nearest whole centimeter.  Discuss which object is the longest and which is the shortest.  Continue to ask your child how they know...their answer.  Giving evidence for their thinking is important.

* Search in and around your home for geometric figures with your child.  Identify figures by name, if possible, and talk about their characteristics. Ask your child if the shape is a polygon and how they know. (A polygon has three or more closed, straight sides that are not crossed.) Also ask if the shape is a quadrilateral or not. (A quadrilateral is a polygon with four sides.) Invite your child to draw some shapes that are polygons and some that are not polygons.


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