• With each new school year, students are expected to extend their learning to new concepts and skills. We share this list as an opportunity for parents to reinforce skills and bridge the learning from year to year. Please refer to the prior grade level for skills to reinforce and future grade level for skills to accelerate.

# Math Milestones

• Identify prime and composite numbers
• Multiply a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number (456 x 34)
• Divide using a 4 digit dividend by a 2 digit divisor (2365 ÷ 25)
• Count money using coins and bills up to \$100.00
• Understand the difference between credit and debit, net vs gross income, and balancing a budget
• Represent and interpret data (bar graphs, dot plots, stem-and-leaf, scatter plots)
• Compare decimals and perform all operations between fractions and whole numbers
• Solve problems involving all four operations with positive rational numbers
• Extend measurement to area and volume
• Represent and solve problems with expressions and equations
• Identify algebraic patterning
• Identify prime and composite numbers
• Use the order of operations (no exponents)
• Plot points on a coordinate plane (first quadrant only)

### Financial Literacy

Texas math standards include personal financial literacy concepts. Providing students with experience and background knowledge with the following financial concepts will be helpful to students in middle school math.

• Debit Cards v Credit Cards
• Deposit
• Withdrawals
• Transfers
• Credit Report
• Borrowers and Lenders
• Paying for college using savings, grants, scholarships, student Loans, and work-Study

### Math Resources

• Self-select text and read independently
• Make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features
• Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society;
• Make inferences and use evidence to support understanding;
• Retell, paraphrase, or summarize
• Discuss specific ideas in the text that are important to the meaning
• Discuss and explain the relationships and conflicts among the characters
• Describe and explain the plot of the story, including the main events, the conflict, and the resolution
• Explain how the setting influences the plot of the story
• Explain the author's purpose and message within a text

• What do you think this book will be about? Why do you think that?
• What characters do you think might be in this story?
• What do you know about the topic of this book?
• Does the topic of this book remind you of anything you know or have done?
• What are you wondering about as you look at the cover and back of your book? What makes you think that?

• What has happened so far in this story?
• What do you think will happen next? Why?
• How do you think the character will handle this situation?
• What emotions is the character feeling? How do you know?
• Think about the predictions you made before reading; do you still think the story will go that way? Why or why not? How do you think it will go now?

• What is the main message of this book? What does the author want you to think about? What was the big idea?
• What were the most important events in this story?
• Did any of the characters change throughout the story? Who changed, and how did they change?
• Why do you think the author chose the title for this story? How does it relate to the story?