We are about to begin our first unit of math this year. It is a Contexts for Learning Unit that focuses on the early development of multiplication. I have photocopied the first few pages of this unit so that you can see what big ideas, strategies and models your children will be developing through the various contexts through out this unit.
If you have any questions about this unit or math in general do not hesitate to contact me. I also recommend reading A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Math Education in Today’s Schools and Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents, both of which you are welcome to borrow from me for more information on the strategies your children will be using through out third grade.