Over the next couple of weeks, your child will be learning about addition and subtraction. We will relate subtraction to addition, use mental math, estimate, and add and subtract to 2-digit numbers. We will be using a variety of strategies and the goal will be for your child to be able to apply a strategy to any task at hand.
Throughout this time, you and your child can practice some activities such as the following:
Your child could place different numbers of items on a chair and on the floor, then write or tell you all the fact family sentences about each situation. For example, 7 toys on the floor and 6 toys on a chair has the fact family 7+6= 13, 6+7= 13, 13-7= 6, and 13-6= 7.
Your child could measure stuffed animals and other toys.Then, estimate how much space 2 or 3 of them would take if placed end to end and how much space would be left on a 100 cm shelf if different toys were placed on the shelf.
Your child might act out a stair-climbing problems. For example, if you take 3 steps up and 1 step back, how many steps will you take to get to the top of the stairs?