4.1 Math Curriculum
4.1: This week we will be continuing Unit 3: Fraction Equivalents...
This week, your child will wrap up their current unit: Fraction Equivalents! For the next few days, we will be reviewing 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, and 4.MD.2. In this unit, your child has reviewed fractions, but has also learned how to find equivalent fractions using fraction models and visuals. Students this week will continue to compare fractions with different numerators and denominators by using >, <, or = to. Students will use benchmark fractions to help locate where a fraction should be placed on a number line and will be encouraged to use visual fraction models to aid in the process. Students have received their study guides and will work to review the unit skills in order to prepare for this week's unit assessment.
*The Unit 3 assessment will be this Friday, November 20th! Please encourage your child to study at home and review the math materials we have provided for them :).
4.1 Standards for Unit 3:
4.NF.1 - Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
4.NF.2 - Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
4.MD.2 - Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
4.1 Homework for the Week:
- Tuesday (11/17/15) - Complete sample problems on the Unit 3 study guide!
- Thursday (11/19/15) - Study for tomorrow's assessment!
4.2 Math Curriculum
4.2: This week we are introducing Unit 6: Geometry
This week we are continuing with our Geometry unit! This week's standard is 4.G.3 In this unit, your child will learn all about lines, angles, triangles, geometric shapes and their attributes, and lines of symmetry. We have a variety of choice board activities and hands-on stations/activities that will really help bring geometry to life! There will be a quiz over 4.G.3 this Friday, November 6th!
4.1 Standards for Unit 6:
4.G.1 - Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
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 Homework for the Week:
- Tuesday (11/3/15) - IXL P29
- Thursday (11/5/15) - 4G3 Worksheet
- 4.G.3 Quiz on Friday (11/6/15)
5.1 Math Curriculum
5.1: This week we will be continuing Unit 3: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
This week, your child will be continuing to work on the current unit: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals! This week will be used for review of all of our Unit 3 standards. Students will use the study guide given to them last week in order to guide their learning, as we will review on several standards a day to prepare for the assessment on Friday. We have a variety of choice board activities and hands-on stations/activities that will help teach and reinforce these skills! Our Unit 3 assessment will be this Friday (11/20)!
5.1 Standards for Unit 3:
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.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 Homework for the Week:
- Tuesday (11/17/15) - Study for Assessment
- Thursday (11/19/15) - Study for Assessment!
- Math Assessment on Unit 3: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals!
Have a great week!
Mrs. Alterman, Ms. Densmore, Ms. Getzfred, Ms. Spaeth