Over the next three weeks, your child will be working with numbers from 0 to 1000. The student will represent and describe numbers such as 894 in a variety of ways and situations. Relationships among numbers and among digits in numbers will be emphasized as students rename, round, compare, and order numbers, explore number patterns, and develop number sense. Your child will also work with money to estimate, count, and write money amounts up to $10 and work with bills up to $100.
Throughout this time, you and your child can practise some at-home activities such as the following:
• You and your child can play a game using two sets of number cards labelled 0 to 9. Shuffle the cards and, without looking, choose 2 cards to form a 2-digit number. Ask your child to say the number, and to write the number in expanded form using numbers and words. For example, 75 can be made from two cards numbered 7 and 5. In expanded form, it is written as 70 + 5 and in expanded form with words, it is 7 tens 5 ones. After your child has had lots of practise with 2-digit numbers, you can play the same game with 3-digit numbers, using three sets of numbered cards.
• Say aloud various 2- and 3-digit numbers and ask your child to find the cards to make the numbers.
• Choose a book with a large number of pages. Open the book to a random page and ask your child to tell you the numbers 1 greater than, 1 less than, 10 greater than, and 10 less than the page number.
• Your child can count out the amount of money required when making a purchase in a store with you.
You may want to visit the Nelson Web site at www.mathk8.nelson.com for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and for books that relate children’s literature to numbers up to 1000. Also check the Web site for links to other Web sites that provide online tutorials, math problems, and brainteasers.
If your child is using the Nelson Mathematics 3 Workbook, pages 9 to 18 belong to Chapter 2. There is a page of practice questions for each of the 9 lessons in the chapter and a Test Yourself page at the end. If your child requires assistance, you can refer to the At-Home Help section on each Workbook page.