Addition: Booklet 3

Parent/Teacher Guide and Student Workbook - Regrouping (carrying) into Four Digits

The Parent/Teacher Guide has instructions on how to teach the lessons, sample dialogues, games, and the Answer Key.  The Student Workbook has worksheets and practice pages.

Addition:  Booklet 3 - Parent/Teacher Guide - 28 pages - stapled booklet  Addition:  Booklet 3 - Student Workbook 37 pages - stapled booklet

A comprehensive assessment is in General Organization - Grade 3 - click the title to download a free PDF you print.

Addition is an important place to begin the journey of loving math.

  • The lessons start with play and free exploration.
  • Addition is introduced with blocks, every day objects, or a game. Then we discuss it, build it, and verify their understanding.  With practice they own the knowledge. They begin to learn to think like mathematicians.
  • Recording helps the student link the real world concrete objects to abstract symbols (numbers). 
  • Circle Math is our unique way to teach addition and regrouping.  It is the process of breaking up a large problem into many small problems, solving each small problem, and adding the results.
  • Confidence is built with games and practice.
  • Memorizing the recipe for how to carry does not result in understanding of the basic concepts of regrouping.  The Patterns in Arithmetic series teaches for understanding.  The student constructs understanding through experience, not being told "how to do" the problems.
  • The student is guided to find patterns and generalize those patterns in to working knowledge of how procedures work and why they work that way.
  • Parents are guided though a series of lessons that give sample dialogues that a teacher might have with a student who is learning.

Topics included in booklet:

Speed Test drills

Circle Math Addition - Reviews Addition with Two Digits

Reviews Regrouping with Two Digits

Regrouping into Three Digits and Four Digits

Practice Three Digits and Four Digits

Gus the Bus Driver - Word Problems

Families of Facts

Missing Numbers 

Patterns in Sums:  Column Addition

Circle Math:  Equality - Discovering the Commutative Property

Practice problems in three and four digits with regrouping

The  Answer Key is in the Teacher Guide

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