Mental Math Strategies for facts up to 18
Fact learning refers to the acquisition of the 100 number facts relating to the single digits 0-9 in each of the four operations. Mastery is defined by a correct response in 3 seconds or less.
This week students have been developing and using thinking strategies to recall answers to basic facts. These are the foundation for the development of other mental calculation strategies. When facts are automatic, students are no longer using strategies to retrieve them from memory.
Strategies learned this week:
Addition Facts Extended to 10s and100s
Doubles the # +1
Plus Zero Facts
Make 10 or 100
Social Studies: Life in Tunisia
Grade 3 students are learning to appreciate how geographic, social and cultural factors affect quality of life in communities in India, Tunisia, Ukraine and Peru.
We read a series a books that enlighten us of ways people in Tunisia depend on, adapt to and change the environment in which they live and work.
Our art work represent the Sahara Desert that is located in Africa. Tunisia is on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. The Sahara desert covers a large part of Tunisia.
Books: Deep in the Sahara by Kelly Cunnane, Vanishing Cultures Sahara by Jan Reynolds, Azad’s Camel by Erika Pal
Español: La tira cómica
Students have been learning the song La cueva de Luis. They have learned new vocabulary such as :
Students were given the task to write a comic strip of a new version of the story in the song using the vocabulary learned.
Work in progress...