 ## Math Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Topic 1:Understand Place Value

• Students will review basic facts and place value patterns
• Students will understand a digits decimal place value
• Students will compare and order whole numbers and decimals through the thousandths
• Students will use place value to round decimals to different places

Topic 2: Use Models and Strategies to Add and Subtract Decimals

• Students will learn more than one way to do mental calculation
• Students will learn more than one way to estimate a sum or difference
• Students will use decimal grids to help add and subtract decimals
• Students will add and subtract multi-digit decimals to add multi digit whole numbers

Topic 3: Fluently Multiply Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

• Students will use place value patterns and mental math to write the product of a whole number
• Students will estimate products to solve mathematical problems and understand the value of numbers
• Students will use place value and standard algorithm to multiply multi-digit numbers by 1 digit numbers
• Students will regroup, round to nearest 10, use compatible numbers to help solve multiplication
• Students will use bar diagram and write equations to solve multi-step problems

Topic 4:Use Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimals

• Students will look for patterns, symbols, diagrams and words to help multiply
• Students will estimate the product of a decimal and a whole number by using compatible numbers and rounding
• Students will use place value models to represent multiplying a whole number and a decimal
• Students will understand that multiplying decimals are similar to steps for multiplying whole numbers
• Students will use associate and commutative properties to break apart and multiply two decimals

Topic 5: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers

• Students will use basic facts and patterns to solve division problems with dividends and divisors that are multiples of ten
• Students will use compatible numbers to estimate quotient
• Students will use place value and area models to solve division problems involving 3-digit dividends and 2 digit divisors

Topic 6: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Decimals

• Students will use place value patterns to divide decimals by powers of 10
• Students will use rounding and compatible numbers to estimate quotients with decimals
• Students will use place value blocks, bills and coins, decimals grids, centimeter grid papers to help solve dividing decimals and whole numbers
• Students will understand the relationship between multiplication and division to divide a decimal by a decimal.