Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Thinking About Numbers Kindergarten Parent InfoGuide Building Math Skills – Item 793 Copyrighted Material 2016 Edition WOODBURN PRESS To do well in math, students need to understand how numbers work together. While it’s important to learn that 6 + 4 = 10, it is even more important for students to understand that if you put a group of 6 blocks together with a group of 4 blocks, you will have 10 blocks— and that a group of 3 blocks and 7 blocks is also 10 blocks. Young children often learn math concepts best using objects such as blocks or beads. (You may have heard teachers talk about these kinds of items as manipulatives.) Using objects to show how numbers work together will help give your child a strong foundation in math—and this foundation will make it much easier for your child to learn more complex math concepts later on. If you are looking for more ways to help build math skills at home, talk to your child’s teacher. When parents and teachers work together, great things can happen. Your support and involvement are keys to your child’s success in school! ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved This digital publication was presented by: