Throughout the year, we will be beginning our math class with a routine known as Number Talks. Students will solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions using a variety of mental math strategies. We will build on these strategies throughout the year to strengthen our number sense skills and develop confidence in our mathematical thinking. We have started with strategies for adding numbers mentally and I have been amazed at the wonderful strategies the students have been sharing! In particular, we have been focusing on the strategies of "Making Tens" and "Using Friendly Numbers". I look forward to building on these strategies in the coming weeks.