# Term 3

Essential Questions:

• What is subtraction?
• What is greater than, less than, the same as?

Habits Of Mind:

*Persistence
*Working toward accuracy
*Posing problems
*Creative problem-solving
*Applying past knowledge to new situations
*Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
*Gathering data
*Thinking/working independently and as a group member
*Listening
*Following directions
*Managing materials

Content:

*The basic numerical and mathematical symbols (+,-,=)
*The basic concept of addition and subtraction
*Mathematical quantities and relationships can be represented in a variety of ways

Skills and Processes:

*Build concrete models with a variety of manipulatives to represent a quantity
*Build concrete models with a variety of manipulatives to match written equations
*Record equations from observing a concrete model
*Tell number stories
*Use manipulatives to tell a number story
*Record a number story using pictures and/or numerals
*Use number rhymes and songs to act out number stories
*Act out number stories in a group

Assessment:

*One-on-one assessment
*Teacher observations
*Anecdotal records

Resources:

Teacher resources:
Investigations
Children's literature used as springboard for math projects
Strengthening Your Kindergarten Math Program by Kathy Kobara
Beginning Lessons TLC by Espinosa and McCormick
Glyphs! by Susan O'Connell
Great Glyphs Around the Year by Bamberger and Hughes

Multicultural Dimension:

*Counting books