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Grade 3/4 students found pairs of numbers that fit number sentences like __ + __ = 10 and plotted the pairs on a coordinate grid .They also read a math story on this theme. They then explored how to make number sentences whose points line up in different directions. Then they explored number sentences like __ + __ < 10. Their shared their learning with parents and feedback from parents (What learning did your child share with you? What did you learn?) was used to create the lyrics for the song below.

if you roll a die and you get 2
the other will be 8
if you roll a die and you get 3
the other will be 7

roll the die and make 10
plot the pairs on a grid
the points line up diagonally
you'll see the pattern fast

try changing the sum
maybe make 8
or make 6 or 5
they line up the same way

one number goes up
and the other goes down
to form the slope
to make them parallel

if you change the operation
and use subtraction instead
it goes diagonal but
in the opposite direction

it's amazing that they're learning
this math in grade 3
I thought she couldn't do it
but she really did
I hope you give
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I hope you give
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my daughter learned it fast
and she remembered it
she focussed on the pattern
that the numbers made

what a good teacher she would be
she explained right to the point
so I could understand it
now I can do it too

the math came from a story
a creative way to teach
it's easier to understand
and it's educational and fun

this was a great time for me
to share my own experience
about graphs with my child
and a math refresher too

my daughter learned that math
is very interesting to learn
I hope in the future
you give more homework like this

it's amazing that they're learning
this math in grade 4
I thought she couldn't do it
but she really did
I hope you give
more homework like this
I hope you give
more homework like this