Mathematics with Mrs. Levy
Mrs. Levy:
I am the Math Coach at P.S.212. I work with many of your children providing them with extra help or enrichment.
This is the fifth year that we will be implementing the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. The content standards are more focused, giving the students a better foundation on which to build upon.
The standards for mathematical practice work more on the process. One of the standards we are working on is having the students make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Many students give up if they can not solve a problem in 5 minutes. The students need to keep trying until they find some way to solve the problem. For some, they may only get one step of the problem, but they need to make an attempt and not just wait for the teacher to show how it is done.
Another standard we are working on is to have students justify their conclusions, communicate them to others and respond to the arguments of others. Students need to be able to explain why and how they got their answer, what their thinking is and why they think that.
We are also focusing on students modeling mathematics. Students should be able to apply the math they know to solve problems. Writing an equation to describe a situation would be an example.
We are also concentrating on student fluency. Your children should be able to add and subtract within 20 without using manipulatives or their fingers by the end of 2nd grade. From memory they should know all the sums of two one digit numbers. They should understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. By the end of third grade, students from memory should be able to multiply and divide within 100. They should understand the relationships between addition and multiplication, and division and subtraction. They should also understand the relationship between multiplication and division.
Our math program is called Go Math. Your child will be coming home with information about using Go Math online.
Students in grades 3,4, and 5 will be taking the New York State Math Assessment. It is a three day assessment beginning May 24, 2017.
I am the Math Coach at P.S.212. I work with many of your children providing them with extra help or enrichment.
This is the fifth year that we will be implementing the NYS Common Core Learning Standards. The content standards are more focused, giving the students a better foundation on which to build upon.
The standards for mathematical practice work more on the process. One of the standards we are working on is having the students make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Many students give up if they can not solve a problem in 5 minutes. The students need to keep trying until they find some way to solve the problem. For some, they may only get one step of the problem, but they need to make an attempt and not just wait for the teacher to show how it is done.
Another standard we are working on is to have students justify their conclusions, communicate them to others and respond to the arguments of others. Students need to be able to explain why and how they got their answer, what their thinking is and why they think that.
We are also focusing on students modeling mathematics. Students should be able to apply the math they know to solve problems. Writing an equation to describe a situation would be an example.
We are also concentrating on student fluency. Your children should be able to add and subtract within 20 without using manipulatives or their fingers by the end of 2nd grade. From memory they should know all the sums of two one digit numbers. They should understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. By the end of third grade, students from memory should be able to multiply and divide within 100. They should understand the relationships between addition and multiplication, and division and subtraction. They should also understand the relationship between multiplication and division.
Our math program is called Go Math. Your child will be coming home with information about using Go Math online.
Students in grades 3,4, and 5 will be taking the New York State Math Assessment. It is a three day assessment beginning May 24, 2017.
Here are some great websites your children can enjoy while still learning and
interacting with math.
Fun Brainwww.funbrain.com

A + Math 
Brain Bashers 
Ricks Math 
Teach R Kids 