Good morning parents,

We are currently working on addition, subtraction and multiplication in class. I notice that some students need more practice and would benefit from doing a few problems at home every night. Coming up with math problems is simple and I’ve even taught the students how to do this on their own. Of if you prefer, a site like this can be helpful too (I’ve put “math problems addition and subtraction” in my Google search).

Here’s what we have done so far in class:

**Addition**

Gr 4:

4 digit numbers + 2, 3 or 4 digit numbers

5 digit numbers + 2, 3, 4 or 5 digit numbers

Gr 5:

5 digit numbers + 2, 3, 4 or 5 digit numbers

6 digit numbers + 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 digit numbers

5 digit numbers + 2, 3, 4 or 5 digit numbers

6 digit numbers + 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 digit numbers

**Subtraction**

Gr 4:

4 digit numbers – 2, 3 or 4 digit numbers

5 digit numbers – 2, 3, 4 or 5 digit numbers

Important: not all numbers have to be composed of the same amount of digits. A great way to practice this is to dictate the numbers so that your child can practice writing the numbers on his own. For example, a student who has more difficulty understanding place value will get additional practice having to write down the following:

6739 – 345 (some will align 345 starting with the thousands)

**Times Tables**

So far, we have worked on x2, x3, x4, x5, x9, x10, x11.

This week, we will be covering x6.

Next week, I would like to go over those we have left to learn (only a few will remain from x7 and x8).

**Multiplication**

Gr 4: 3 digit numbers x 1 digit number

Gr 5: 2 digit numbers x 2 digit numbers

*Students do not need to know all their times table to be able to work on this. You can create problems using some of the facts they know.

For example: 563 x 4, 673 x 5, 235 x 9

Also, Mme Cristina is currently working on adding and subtracting decimal numbers. Although we have yet to discuss fractions and decimals, it is still possible to learn how to add money. This could also be practiced at home.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Annie

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