Today in math we worked on adding and subtracting with the traditional algorithm a little more. We discussed the importance of lining up all of the numbers every time, and writing the answers lined up in the correct place as we work on solving. If you are having your student practice adding and subtracting at home, please have them telling you which place they are "borrowing" numbers from and what happens when they are taking numbers. For example if the number was 456 and they needed to take a ten from the tens place the 5 becomes a 4 because we took ten away and then we add the ten to the 6 to make 16. Or if they are taking from the hundreds place, the 4 becomes a 300 and the 5 in the tens place is really 50 so 100+50=150, or 15 tens.