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?


Background Building “America’s People”

Who are “America’s People?”

These pictures represent America’s people….

america people 1 america people 2 america people 3 Americas people

Why are all of these people important to America?

Do people in history make the United States change?

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.  He helped end slavery.  Can you name some other presidents?  Can you name some other important people in America’s history?