# Bringing Math Home: A Parent's Guide to Elementary School Math : Games + Activities + Projects

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Index

A
 and multiplication, 12, 25 properties of, 27–28 regrouping in, 13–14 speed and accuracy in, 14–16, 28–30 of whole numbers, 11–12, 28–30
algebra,35–56
 and change, 45–46, 55 and equations, 42, 50–52 and models, 53–55 and number properties, 43, 50–51 and ordering, 36–38 and patterns, 36, 38–41, 46–49 and sorting, 36–38 and story problems, 41–42, 52–53 and symbols, 41–42, 44, 48–49, 51 and variables, 51–52
angles, 89, 109
areas
 change in, 117 estimating, 118–119 surface, 126
associative property, 28, 50

B
 borrowing. See regrouping

C
calculators, 6, 16–18, 32–33
capacity, estimating, 108, 114–115, 120
carrying. See regrouping
change,45–46
 constant rates of, 55 in perimeters and areas, 117 varying rates of, 55
classifying
 data, 130–131, 192 in reasoning, 175 shapes, 36–38, 58–59
communication, 181–188
 and listening, 182 and math vocabulary, 182–184, 187 and mathematical skills, 187–188 and organization, 181 in problem solving, 159 in reasoning, 176 and representations, 195, 198 of strategies, 183
commutative property, 27, 43, 50
comparing
 data, 132–134, 142–143 measurement, 100 and representations, 197 weight, 106–107
congruency, 75, 78, 85–86
connections, 189–194
 between math and other subjects, 192–194 and mathematical relationships, 189–192 and mathematical skills, 192–194 between school math and home, 190–192
conversions, measurement, 105, 113–115
counting, 3–4, 70, 89, 99, 174–175 skip, 4, 41

D
data
 analysis of, 129–153 collecting, 136–140 comparing, 132–134, 142–143 conclusions from, 133–134, 147–148 describing, 142–143 predictions from, 147 and questions, 130 representing, 131–133, 141, 145–146
decimals, 22, 30–31, 53
 computing with, 31–32 place values in, 18–19
denominators, 10, 21, 31
diagrams
direction, 63–64
distance, 63–64
distributive property, 28, 50
division, 12, 158
 and fractions, 25 and multiplication,26–27 properties of, 27–28 speed and accuracy in, 28–30

E
 English units, 111–114 equations, 25, 42, 50–52, 198

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Bringing Math Home: A Parent's Guide to Elementary School Math : Games + Activities + Projects

• Title Page i
• Acknowledgments iii
• Contents iv
• Introduction v
• How to Use This Book vii
• Content Standards 1
• 1: Numbers and Operations 3
• 2: Algebra 35
• 3: Geometry 57
• 4: Measurement 97
• 5: Data Analysis and Probability 129
• Process Standards 155
• 6: Problem Solving 157
• 7: Reasoning and Proof 173
• 8: Communication 181
• 9: Connections 189
• 10: Representation 195
• Summing It Up 201
• Appendix 203
• Glossary 223
• Bibliography 229
• Index 230
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