The Hendrick Hudson school district is hosting a series of Elementary Math Nights to help parents engage with the new math strategies that evolved from the Common Core Learning Standards.
The first event was held Oct. 16 at Buchanan-Verplanck Elementary School.
Upcoming events are planned Jan. 22 at Furnace Woods School and May 7 at Frank G. Lindsey School.
“One of our goals this year is to encourage parents from all three schools to attend all three math nights, since each will feature different topics,” Furnace Woods School Principal Cynthia Kramer said in a press release.
District officials said their hope is that the math nights will help parents feel more at ease with the new material so they’re better able to help their children grasp the concepts that are required for both homework and classroom learning.
This year’s suggested Math Night topics are:
Kindergarten: Fall – Numbers to 10; Winter – Number Pairs Addition and Subtraction to 10; Spring – Numbers 10-20 and Counting to 100.
First Grade: Fall – Sums and Differences to 10; Winter – Introduction to Place Value & Place Value Comparison with in 20 / Addition & Subtraction to 40; Spring – Place Value Comparison / Addition & Subtraction to 100.
Second Grade: Fall – Sums & Differences to 20 & Place Value, Counting and Comparison of Numbers within 1,000; Winter – Addition and Subtraction within 1,000 / Foundations of Multiplication & Division; Spring – Problem Solving with Length, Money & Data.
Third Grade: Fall – Properties of Multiplication & Division; Winter – Fractions as Numbers on the Number Line; Spring- Geometry and Measurement Word Problems.
Fourth Grade: Fall – Place Value & Rounding; Winter – Fraction Equivalence, Ordering & Operations; Spring – Decimal Fractions & Exploring Multiplication.
Fifth Grade: Fall – Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations; Winter – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division of Fractions; Spring – Problem Solving with the Coordinate Plane.
Additional topics may include: Homework Help; Manipulatives; Using a protractor (grades 4 & 5); Tape Diagraming; Read, Draw, Write; Fluency Demonstrations (including Sprints).