In my 2-3 Math Workshop this week, we worked on multiplication and the older kiddos worked on 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication. I absolutely love the two strategies above. The Window Strategy and Partial Product Strategy are great because they lay everything out neatly, organize, and make it clear what each number represents! I wish I knew this strategy when I was a kid. I think I would have understood multiplication much better if I did.
Wow! So glad I went to the 2016 Vegas Teacher Meet-Up at the Venetian this week. This was my first teacher meet-up and I was a little nervous, but met these sweet girls right away. It was a great night talking teaching, dancing with GoNoodle, and winning door prizes!
Ah it’s almost that time again – back to school! Teachers report back August 15 and kids start one month from today! I feel like summer is going way too fast! Since we’re on the fast track to school starting, I’ve started working on my long-term plans for the year. So far, I have reading, phonics, and social studies done. On the to do list this weekend is math, grammar, and writing! I’ll share my plans once I have them finished!
Last weekend, Andy and I went to San Diego. What a nice weather change! The three-digit temps in Vegas can get a little wearing as the summer goes on, so the 75 degree weather in San Diego was amazing. We had a great time at Seaport Village and Mission Beach. Love taking summer trips!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Stacy EssJuly 22, 2016 at 8:44 pm
Seeing the math strategies reminded me why it is so important for me to teach my second graders expanded form.
Love San Diego! Glad you had a great time.
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JordanJuly 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm
Thank you Stacy! San Diego is a great vacation spot – one of my favorites.
Expanded form is so important – I work on that with my second graders a lot too! Have a good weekend!
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JanCTJuly 24, 2016 at 11:27 pm
Thanks for sharing those multiplication strategies! I teach 3rd, so I don't usually teach multiplication with two 2-digit numbers. It's nice to have ideas in my bag of tricks to differentiate for the higher-level students, though. San Diego sounds like a great place to visit.
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