Wednesday 21 October 2015

Math Updates

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Alsalamo Alikom dear Respected Parents,

InshaaAllah by next week I will be starting the speed math program with both Grade 5 and 6 students. The speed math program is a set of 60 math sheets that focus on basic arithmetic facts. Each sheet has 60 problems and is an even mix of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division that the students should do with ease in their head using mental math. Every student will receive a tracking sheet to keep a track on their scores, after every 10 sheets students will be asked to draw a line graph to be able to keep a track on their progress. 
This will help the students a lot to learn how to be fast and accurate while using mental math skills.

Also I started working on critical thinking problems by giving the students every week a critical thinking question that they need to think about and they will share their answers with the whole class. So today's question is: How to make 11 + 11 = 10.
After a while inshaaAllah you will find your child start to think critically and be able to use different strategies and techniques when it comes to problem solving and by this the students will start be performing on a higher order thinking levels (applying Bloom's Taxonomy) and that is my goal for this year inshaaAllah.

Please find attached a document that includes a lot of websites and links to help your child to think critically in math and be a problem solver.

Jazakom Allah Khairan for your support and cooperation