We have been working on equivalent fractions and will then move onto comparing and ordering fractions as well. Video Links 4NF1 and 4NF2. November 25, 2014
I'm sorry my updates have not been as frequent, but I will continue to update you on what we are doing whether through e-mails or this website. We have been working on division for the past couple of weeks and have gone up to 3 digit by 1 digit division. For example 372 divided by 8. We have spent a lot of time talking about what division means, and what it means to have a remainder. For example 372 divided by 8 means how many groups of 8 can you make if you have 372 items. The number left after making all the possible groups represents your remainder. Students are really starting to understand this concept, but please have the math discussions at home with them as well if you get a chance. Check out the video link on 4NBT6 to see some of the division strategies we have learned. We haven't covered all that is on the site to this point, but that doesn't mean your child can't watch it to get a sneak peek. November 7, 2014
This week in math we have been doing warm ups that relate to dividing, but there is a remainder and students need to know how to handle that remainder. For example in one problem there were 26 students that needed to sit into rows of 7 students, so the students were asked how many rows were needed which was 4 because the remaining students needed to have a row to sit in. In another problem there was a birthday party and 9 guests, but there were 30 cookies, and the students were asked how many cookies each guest should get so the answer was 3 cookies and the 3 remaining cookies would just be extra.
We also worked on multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit and 3 digit by 1 digit numbers. Please check out the video link on 4NBT5 to review what we have been doing.
October 23 (4OA4)
We have been working on determining factors and multiples of numbers from 1-100. We also have discussed what a prime and composite number is. We continue to work on these concepts as well as applying them to real world situations through problem solving. Please see the video link above for 4OA4 in order to review what we have been doing with the students.
October 10 (4OA1)
This week in math we worked on standard 4OA1 which involves multiplication and knowing that 35 is equal to 7 times as much as 5. We took written statements like that and turned them into equations. We also took time to start setting up data folders.
October 3 (4NBT4)
This week we worked on adding and subtracting multidigit numbers. This was done with them just being given a problem and through word problems as well, so the checkpoint we had on Friday shows how they have understood the concept in both situations. Please review the video link above if your child seems to have had difficulty with this. Next week we are moving onto multiplication. Video link 4OA1 and 4OA2 is above. We also worked on www.tenmarks.com. This link is above also. The username and password should be in the students agenda. Please give them an opportunity to work on this site at home. This will help them to retain and practice the concepts. The site has videos, and hints, along with games. If you need assistance with this site please let me know and I would be happy to help.
September 26 (Review and 4NBT4)
This week we worked on word problems and discussed how to attack them, so we could be successful when answering them. We spent Friday working on adding and subtraction mutidigit whole numbers. I have attached a video link for this above which is (4NBT4). You may have to enter an e-mail address to access some of these links, but after you do this once you should be considered a member to learnzillion which is a free site. Please let me know if you have any problems doing this.
September 19 (4NBT3) This week we worked on rounding to a given place value. I have placed a new video link at the top of the page for 4nbt3 to help the students review, and help you to help them if you wish.
September 8-11 (4NBT1 and 2) This week we talked about how the value of the digit in a place value is worth 10 times the value of the digit to the right if they are the same digit. For example the 7 in 1,752 is worth 10 times more than the 7 in 1,572. We had a check point assignment on 9/11 in order for me to see if the students are understanding the concepts. This will be used for a grade in problem solving and concepts. Next week we are moving on to rounding whole numbers. Students will have to know how to round to any place value from the tens to the millions.
September 2-5 (4NBT2) This week we continued to work on place value and wrote words in expanded form, standard (numeric) form, and word form. We also compared and ordered whole numbers up to 1 million. Next Thursday, September 11th we will have a quick check up on how well the students understand these concepts. Please review these concepts through homework, and through reviewing the videos in the link posted below from last week as these are the same concepts we are covering.
August 25-29 In this first week of math we worked on a place value flip chart in order to know what place a digit represented in a number and what the value of that digit was when in a given place. We worked from the ones place up to the millions place. We also worked on the writing numbers in standard (numeric) form, and word form. Next week we will get into writing numbers in expanded form and comparing whole numbers up to the millions place. We will also work on describing the relationship that one place value has with another. For example the tens place is 10 x bigger than the ones place and the hundreds place is 10 x bigger than the tens place. Please click on the link below to see some videos that will help review these concepts with your child.