Students will continue with Unit 6 and it will be a very busy week. They will explore adjacent angles and describe how angles are additive through a hands on investigation. They will also extend their understanding of quadrilaterals from third grade by defining them using descriptions of their sides and angles, and showing the relationships among the various quadrilaterals (rectangle, parallelogram, square, rhombus, trapezoid). Finally, students will explore the meaning of symmetry through investigations, identify shapes that have one or more lines of symmetry, and draw lines of symmetry in shapes.
Some students may be ready to take the Unit 6 assessment by the end of the week. Those who aren't will continue with standards mastery and take the assessment after spring break when they are ready.
This unit is very heavy on vocabulary so students are encouraged to review their vocabulary terms each night.
Tuesday - iReady for 30 minutes (assigned lessons)
Thursday - iReady for 30 minutes (assigned lessons)
4.1 Standards for the Week:
4.MD7 Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
4.G.2 Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
4.G.3 Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
4.2-Fifth Grade: Unit 3: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
Last Friday, students began learning about multiplying decimals. They are doing some wonderful discovery during this process, such as realizing that when a whole number is multiplied by a decimal, the product is actually smaller, which is different from whole number multiplication. They are also noticing patterns when multiplying two factors with decimals in the tenths place and realizing that the product will be answer with a decimal in the hundredths place. We will switch to dividing decimals on Wednesday and hopefully finish up the unit by Friday. Due to Spring Break, I may need to do some review upon our return and have students take their end of unit test at that time.
**New lessons have been assigned.
Tuesday: iReady 30 minutes
Thursday: iReady 30 minutes
4.2 Standards for the Week:
5.NBT.7: Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
5.1-Unit 6: Volume and Measurement
This week students are diving into their next unit, Volume and Measurement. Our focus this week will be reviewing the metric and customary systems of measurement, as well as converting among different units within a system. We will also begin our work with volume, understanding both what volume represents, and how to calculate volume measurement. Students will practice these skills at a variety of practice math stations with various activities, and when they feel they have demonstrated mastery of the standards, they will prove it to Mrs. A through an evidence talk!
Tuesday: iReady 30 minutes (Assigned Lessons)
Thursday: iReady 30 minutes (Assigned Lessons)
5.1 Standards for the Week:
5.MD.1 - Convert among different-sized standard measurement units (mass, weight,
length, time, etc.) within a given measurement system (customary and metric) (e.g., convert 5cm to 0.05m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.
5.MD.3 - Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
a. A cube with side length 1 unit, called a “unit cube,” is said to have “one cubic unit” of volume, and can be used to measure volume.
b. A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using 'n' unit cubes is said to have a volume of 'n' cubic units