We discussed counting on starting from 5 in mathematics today as an addition strategy. For example, when adding 5 and 3, instead of counting all 5 dots and all 3 dots to get to 8, students would say "5, (and count the three remaining dots), 6, 7, 8." If your child is ready for more advanced mathematical thinking, have him or her count on starting at a higher number. For example, 102 plus 3. Enjoy your Monday!
Ms. Katie Ernst