Expansion Questions for Math Connects– The Big Ideas!


 Chapter 1 Big   Idea!   

How is place value used in our everyday life?

1-1 How do you use base ten blocks to make a twodigit number?
1-2 How does the place of a digit tell you the placevalue?
1-3 How does using logical reasoning help in solvingproblems?
1-4 How do you write numbers using words?
1-5 How do you estimate to find “how many”?
1-6 How do you use the number line to order numbers?
1-7 How do you compare numbers using <,>, or =?
1-8 How do you identify patterns and continue thepattern?
1-9 What clues help you choose a problem solvingstrategy?
1-10 What patterns do you see when you skip count?


 Chapter 2 Big   Idea!   

How   can you use addition to find out “how many”?

2-1 How do you know the sum will not change when youswitch the order of the addends?
2-2 How do you use the number line to count on?
2-3 How does acting out help in solving problems?
2-4 How do you think using doubles will help you solveaddition problems?
2-5 How can you use doubles to learn other addition facts?
2-6 How does making ten make it easier or harder to add?
2-7 How can you add numbers in different ways to simplifycolumn addition?
2-8 What clues help you choose a problem solving strategy?


Chapter 3 Big   Idea!

How do you use subtraction in the real world?

3-1 How do you use the number line to subtract?
3-2 What happens when you subtract all or 0?
3-3 How do you use double facts to subtract?
3-4 How does guess and check help you with problemsolving?
3-5 How do you use addition to help you find the difference?
3-6 What makes addition and subtraction inverse operations?
3-7 How do fact families help in solving addition andsubtraction problems?
3-8 What clues help in deciding which operation to use tosolve a problem?

Chapter 4  Big   Idea!

How can you show data collected   from a survey?

4-1 How do tally marks help you organize data?
4-2 How are picture graphs and tally charts different?
4-3 How do you use picture graphs to draw conclusions?
4-4 How does creating a table help solve problems?
4-5 How are bar graphs different from picture graphs?
4-6 How do you use bar graphs to draw conclusions?
4-7 How do you determine the probability of an event?
4-8 What clues help in deciding which operation to use tosolve a problem?

Chapter 5  Big Idea!

How does rounding numbers make addition easier in real world


5-1 How is   adding “tens” similar to adding basic facts?
5-2 Why is it important to learn how to count by 10’s?
5-3 How will working backward help solve multiplicationproblems?
5-4 How do you know if you have to regroup?
5-5 How do you show regrouping?
5-6 What steps do you follow when adding two digitnumbers?
5-7 How do you estimate sums?
5-8 How is adding 3 two digit numbers   like adding 2 twodigit numbers?
5-9 What clues help you to choose a problem solving strategy?


Chapter 6 Big Idea!  

How do we use subtraction in the real world?

6-1 How can you use single digit subtraction facts tosubtract 10’s.?
6-2 How do you use base 10 blocks to count back by tens?
6-3 Why do you sometimes have to regroup in order tosubtract?
6-4 How does writing a number sentence help whensolving problems?
6-5 When do you need to regroup in order to subtract?
6-6 What steps do you follow when regrouping forsubtraction?
6-7 Why does addition work as a check for subtraction?
6-8 What clues help you to choose a problem solvingstrategy?
6-9 How can rounding help when estimating the difference?


Chapter 7 Big Idea!

Why is it important to know the value of each coin and be able

to add them?

7-1 How is the cent symbol used to name the value of coins?
7-2 How do you order coins in order to count them?
7-3 Why is it helpful to put coins in order before countingthem?
7-4 How does “Acting It Out” help to solve problems?
7-5 How are dollar and cent signs different and alike?
7-6 How is adding money different than adding two digitnumbers?
7-7 How is subtracting money subtracting other two digitnumbers?
7-8 What clues help you to determine the best strategy forproblem solving?

Chapter 8  Big Idea!

Why is it important to understand temperature and time?

8-1 How do you read a thermometer?
8-2 How do you compare units of time measurement?
8-3 How do you tell time to the hour and the half hour?
8-4 How does it help to find a pattern in problem solving?
8-5 How do you use the minute hand to   tell time to thequarter hour?
8-6 How do you skip count by 5’s to tell time?
8-7 Why would someone want to collect temperature data?
8-8 What clues help you to determine the best strategy forproblem solving?

Chapter 9  Big Idea!

How do fractions help us do ordinary things everyday?

9-1 How are unit fractions alike?
9-2 How are the fractions ¼ and 2/8 alike?
9-3 How does drawing a picture help in problem solving?
9-4 Why does a fraction for the whole have the same numberon the top and bottom?
9-5 How do you know if a fraction is closer to 0, ½, or 1?
9-6 What does the fraction ¼ of a group mean?
9-7 How would you use a fraction to show part of a group?
9-8 What clues help you to determine the best strategy forproblem solving?


Chapter 10 Big Idea!

How would understanding place value help in estimating numbers

up to one thousand?

10-1 How would you show 3 digit numbers using base tenblocks?
10-2 How do you use a place value chart   to identify valuesof 3 digit numbers?
10-3 How can making a list help you solve problems?
10-4 How do  you write a number in expanded form from amodel?
10-5 How do  you read and write numbers to one thousand?
10-6 What clues help you to determine the best strategy forproblem solving?
10-7 How do you compare numbers using < , = , > ?
10-8 How do you use place value to order numbers?
10-9 How can you tell if the number pattern is countingby 100’s?


Chapter 11 Big Idea!  

Where do you see 2 and 3-dimensional figures in the real world?

11-1 What are three dimensional figures?
11-2 How can you describe three dimensional figures?
11-3 How can you identify a 2-dimensional figure?
11-4 How does looking for a pattern help in problem solving?
11-5 How does the number of sides & vertices determine a2 dimensional figure?
11-6 How do you compare figures?
11-7 How can you combine figures to form new figures?
11-8 What clues help you to determine the best strategy forproblem solving?
11-9 How do you find a point on a number line?
11-10 How do you locate points on a grid?


Chapter 12 Big   Idea!   

How do you use non-standard and standard units of measure?

12-1 How do you measure objects with nonstandard unitsof measure?
12-2 Why is it better to measure in inches, rather thanpaperclips?
12-3 How does guess and check help in solving problems?
12-4 How would you use a ruler to measure in inches?
12-5 How do you measure objects using metric measurement?
12-6 How do you estimate using metric measurement?
12-7 How do you determine the area using pattern blocks?
12-8 What   clues help you to determine the best strategy forproblem solving?


Chapter 13  Big Idea!   

How do we use measurement in everyday life?  

13-1 How can you use nonstandard units to measure capacity?
13-2 What is the difference between the amount a cup can holdand the amount a gallon can   hold?
13-3 How can acting it out help to solve a problem?
13-4 How can we estimate capacity using milliliters and liters?
13-5 How do we use nonstandard units to measure weight?
13-6 What is the difference between ounces and pounds?
13-7 What is the difference between a gram and kilogram?
13-8 What are the clues to help you solve the problem?


Chapter 14  Big Idea!  

Why is knowing addition and subtraction facts helpful in the

real world?

14-1 How can you add numbers in the hundreds?
14-2 How is three digit addition like two digit addition?
14-3 How is regrouping ones different from regrouping tens?
14-4 How does making a table help in problem solving?
14-5 When do you estimate?
14-6 Why can you use single-digit number facts to subtracthundreds?
14-7 How is subtracting 3-digit numbers like subtracting2-digit numbers?
14-8 How do you know when to regroup?
14-9 Why is it important to know how to round andestimate?
14-10 What clues help you to solve the problems?

Chapter 15 Big Idea!

How can the making of models help us to understand the world

around us?

15-1 How can making models for word problems help usunderstand the problem?
15-2 How can skip counting help you find the total when thereare equal groups?
15-3 How can   drawing a picture help you solve theproblem?
15-4 How does repeated addition help you understandmultiplication?
15-5 How can arrays help you multiply?
15-6 What can you do to share things equally?
15-7 What can you do to make equal groups?
15-8 What clues help you solve the problem?


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