The learning goals for this unit are to:
- Read numbers to 100 in symbols and in words.
- Build numbers to 100 with concrete materials.
- Estimate the number of objects in groups to 100.
- Count forward and backward using different tools, such as objects, a number line, a 100-chart, and coins.
- Show numbers to 100 as tens and ones using a variety of materials.
- Develop and use mental math strategies to add and subtract two 1-digit numbers, including zero.
- Understand and solve word problem.
You can help your child achieve these goals with the following activities at home:
- Help your child skip count forward and backward by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
- Place a nickel on a table. Ask your child: “How many cents are on the table” Add a dime to the table and ask: “How much money is there altogether?” Continue adding dimes to count until you reach 95 cents.
- Share addition and subtraction story problems about things in your home or neighbourhood. For example, “There are 15 houses on our street. 9 of them have a garage. - How many do not have a garage?"
- Line up 10 items in a row, such as spoons, forks cups, or plates. Ask your child: “What is third? Fifth? Ninth?”
- Gather a collection of about 40 small objects for your child to count, such as toys or buttons.
- Ask your child to count the collection by grouping the objects in different ways. Select a number between 50 and 100.
- Ask your child to draw a picture for the number, then show you how many groups of 10, and how many that 1s.
- Have your child play pretend shopping games with coins at home to accurately pay for imagined items.