Tuesday 15 November 2016



Dear parents,

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?