4.1: This week we are continuing Unit 1: Whole Numbers and Rounding in Computation...
This week, your child will be introduced to their new math standard of the week, 4OA3. This standard requires your child to solve multi-step word problems using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Your child will take notes over this standard this week. During stations, your child will revisit the standards from last week, as well. There will be a quiz over 4OA3 this Friday, September 4th! The homework and standards for the week are written below!
4.1 Standards for the Week:
4.OA.3 - Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
4.1 Homework for the Week:
- Tuesday (9/1/15) - IXL F4 practice on Unit 1 in 4.1 Math for 20 minutes
- Thursday (9/3/15) - Word Problem Worksheet - Due Friday (9/4/15)
4.2: This week we are continuing with Unit 4: Operations with Fractions...
This week your child was introduced to their next three standards of Unit 4: 4.NF.4a, 4.NF.4b., and 4.NF.4c. All three of these standards require the student to be able to multiply a fraction by a whole number. We will do this sing visual models and number lines. We will also practice this skill within word problems. Your child will be taking notes on the standards throughout the week in their Math Journals. Please remember that these are wonderful study tools that we encourage the students take home (as long as they remember to bring them back!) The students have been taking very neat, detailed notes that I know will makes awesome study tools! There will be a quiz over these two standards this coming Friday, September 4! These weekly check-ins let us see how your kiddo is progressing with the standards as we move through the unit :)
The standards and homework for the week are listed below!
4.2 Standards for the Week:
4.NF4 - Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.
- 4.NF.4a - Understand a fraction a/b as a multiple of 1/b. For example, use a visual fraction model to represent 5/4 as the product 5 × (1/4), recording the conclusion by the equation 5/4 = 5 × (1/4).
- 4.NBT.4b - Understand a multiple of a/b as a multiple of 1/b, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number. For example, use a visual fraction model to express 3 × (2/5) as 6 × (1/5), recognizing this product as 6/5. (In general, n × (a/b) = (n × a)/b.)
- 4.NF.4c - Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. For example, if each person at a party will eat 3/8 of a pound of roast beef, and there will be 5 people at the party, how many pounds of roast beef will be needed? Between what two whole numbers does your answer lie?
4.2 Homework for the Week:
- Tuesday (9/1/15) - IXL T1 & T2 (20 minutes of practice)
- Thursday (9/3/15) - Worksheet on Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
5.1: This week we are continuing Unit 1: Order of Operations...
Students will review for their upcoming assessment on Friday, September 11th. This includes the following standards: 5.OA.1, 5.OA.2, 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2, 5.NBT.5, and 5.NBT.6. We will look over notes in our interactive notebooks on these standards and complete stations, including small group instruction, throughout the week in order to prepare for this assessment. The standards for this unit and the homework for the week are listed below.
5.1 Standards for the Unit:
5.OA.1: Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
5.OA.2: Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
5.NBT.1: Recognize that in a multidigit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
5.NBT.2: Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.
5.NBT.5: Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm (or other strategies demonstrating understanding of multiplication) up to a 3 digit by 2 digit factor.
5.NBT.6: Fluently divide up to 4-digit dividends and 2-digit divisors by using at least one of the following methods: strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations or concrete models. (e.g., rectangular arrays, area models)
5.1 Homework for the Week:
- Tuesday (9/8/15) - Review Worksheet
- Thursday (9/10/15) - Worksheet
General Math Reminders:
**Our first unit assessment will be on Friday, September 11. Study guides went home on Friday, September 4th.
Have a great week!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth