Check out the Math and Science blog!!
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Why Math is Taught Differently Now
http://www.mathplusacademy.com/heres-why-math-is-taught-differently-now/


Be sure to check out the wonderful elementary math resources from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.


Over the summer be sure to have your child continue practicing his/her basic facts.  Developing computational fluency is extremely important.  The expectations for fact fluency by the end of each grade are:

K - Add/subtract within 5
1 - Add/subtract within 10
2 - Add/Subtract within 20
3 - Multiply/divide within 100
4 - Maintain all basic facts ; Add/subtract within 1,000,000 (pencil and paper)
5 - Multi-digit multiplication (pencil and paper)

Information below will help you sign up for a free account with XtraMath.  XtraMath helps students practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and/or division facts.


Other Resources:
Illuminations: Interactives.  Select Common Core Math Standards from the top right and Interactives.

Bedtime Math  This fee site posts a new problem for children to discuss each night, just as they might engage in a story before bedtime.  Three levels address children at various ages: preschool, K-2nd, and 2nd grade and up.

ABCYa.com  Games and activities for Grades K-5.

Math Playground  Games and activities are aligned to Common Core Math Standards.  Choose a grade level to see how Math Playground can support your child.  This site also includes Thinking Blocks which helps kids practice drawing models for word problems.