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Old 01-06-2021, 07:19 AM
 
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My DD is doing virtual learning online. She has had several math tests that I monitor but do my best not to give help other than what I would give to a student in the classroom.

That being said, are first graders typically allowed to use tools like a number line, hundreds chart, or counters during a test? These are all tools she is well able to use but she struggles without them.

She has questions like “What is 10 less than 58?” Or
__ + 3 = 8
2 + 6 = 7 - ___

She is able to do all these with a tool but not in her head. But she can do simple addition in her head or with her fingers, or even drawing pictures.

Do you let 1st graders use these tools during an assessment? I mostly taught upper elementary so I’m clueless about primary grades!


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Old 01-06-2021, 07:34 AM
 
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I think it depends on the teacher and the math program they are using.

Back in the day I would NEVER have let a student use a tool. My philosophy was you needed to know it by the test.

Now thinking has shifted in the math world and the focus is "meet them where they're at". Does it matter if they can't do it in their head or through an equation as long as they know the answer? The goal is to get then to the standard. Some standards don't require the "old" way. Example:. 4th grade Common Core does not require students to know the standard algorithm for division. That's a shift. So using tools, pictures, graphs, number lines, whatever is perfectly fine.

I would ask the teacher and also spend some time looking at the standards your DD is expected to know just so you can be informed and help her.
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When I taught first I let them use the tools we used in class. In this case, I would definitely ask the teacher.

I also taught my kids that they could draw their own numberlines or whatever tool they needed to use. We encourage using scrap paper- no reason why you can't draw a 10 frame or a numberline or whatever.
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I teach first grade and yes I most definitely let my students use a number line and a hundred chart to answer those questions. I have desk plates on their tables that have these for them to use and encourage them to use.

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I'm in kinder, but when I was in first I let them use any math tools we had been using while practicing. Being able to use the tools is as important as being able to solve the problem.


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Old 01-06-2021, 10:10 PM
 
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When I taught 1st grade, I too let students use the tools we used in class.
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Old 01-07-2021, 02:24 PM
 
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Our math curriculum would encourage them to use the tools.
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