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Math Parent Involvement 2nd and 3rd Grade

Welcome to the Math Parent Involvement Meeting.  We have brought you in today to explain a little about what we are doing in math and show you a few games that we play to learn math in school that can also be used at home.  One of the best ways that you can be involved in your students math education is to make sure that they have their math facts memorized.  This is a crucial part of their math education and we don’t have as much time anymore to do the amount of repetition needed for memorization.  You can do this at home with flash cards, drill while driving or math games like we will show today.  2nd graders should have all of their addition and subtraction facts up to the sum of 20.  3rd graders should have all their multiplication and division facts up to 10 memorized.  They should be able to recall the quickly without pausing to count on fingers or solve in their head.  There is also a game about money in 2nd and fractions in 3rd.

2nd Grade Standards and Math Games

Common Core goal for 2nd grade:

CCSS – GLCE: 2.OA.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.2 By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.

Game= At Home Addition Top-It and Subtraction Top-It

Addition Rules- Find a deck of cards.  Remove Jacks, Queens and Kings. Keep Aces.  Use Aces as a 1.  Pass out all the cards between the 2 players.  Cards face down.  Each player picks up two cards from own deck and adds the two together.  Player with the highest sum wins round.  Once cards are all used, the player with the most cards wins the game.  Tie= choose two new cards and add.  Player with the higher sum wins all 8 cards.

Subtraction rules- Rules are the same except players subtract the two chosen cards.  Player with the least amount or difference wins.

Variation- For those children working on multiplication, play the game the same as above except multiply the numbers together.  Higher answer or product wins.

Common Core goal for 2nd grade:

CCSS – GLCE: 2.MD.8 Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using $ and ¢ symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?

Game- Spinning for Money.  For 2 players you’ll need: A bag with 14 pennies, 10 nickels, 10 dimes, 8 quarters and one $1 bill. You will also need a pencil, a paper clip and the Money-Game Spinner sheet.

Directions: Empty the bag on a table.  This will be the bank.  Players take turns spinning the Money-Game spinner and taking the coins shown by the spinner from the bank. Whenever possible, players exchange coins for a single coin or bill of the same value.  For example, a player could exchange 5 pennies for a nickel and so on.  The first player to exchange for the $1 bill

3rd Grade Standards and Games

Common Core goal for 3rd grade:

CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.C.7 –Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.

Game – Multiplication Face Off – Math Facts 1-6 Each player places 10 counters on their side of the board. Players take turns rolling two dice and multiplying the numbers. If the player has a counter on the product the counter is removed. First player to clear their side of the board is the winner. Players can place the counters on any numbers they chose, placing more than one counter on a number is acceptable.

Game – Multiplcation Tic-Tac-Toe a game for 2 players

Need: counters in 2 different colors or symbol cards

Take turns to answer a multiplication fact. If you are correct cover the square with a

symbol card or counter in your color. The first player to make 3 in a row vertically,

horizontally or diagonally, is the winner.

Game – Multiplying by 8 – 5 different games to play

Game – Catch a Monkey Multiply by 7

a game for 2 players Need: 2 dice, counters

Players take turns to roll the 2 dice, add the numbers together, then multiply the total by 7.

They then cover the answer on the board. Play continues until a monkey is caught with a

counter on each of the spaces surrounding it. The player who places the last counter to catch

the monkey is the winner.

Common Core goal for 3rd grade:

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.1 -Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.

Game – Fishing for fractions – catch a fraction picture and fraction number, try to get a match.  The person with the most matches is the winner.

Common Core goal for 3rd grade:

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3 -Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

Game – Fraction equivalent strips- work with a partner and making fractions that are the same length (equivalent fractions) the person with make the most is the winner.

Here is a link to all the games above and more: Math Games

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