Our next Weekly Math Review is not due until the Monday after Thanksgiving Break. Please make sure your child is taking advantage of this review. It’s a great way to keep previously learned concepts fresh on their minds.
Our Week in a Nutshell
4th– This week we will begin our unit on division. Students will be learning what remainders are and how to interpret them. We will become more comfortable using the terms dividend, divisor, quotient, and remainder as we start the long division process.
5th– Students will be adding and subtracting like and unlike fractions. They will be converting fractions and simplifying answers as they solve problems. They will be having a test covering this at the end of the week. Students will become very familiar with the terms unlike fractions, common denominators, least common multiple, simply, and convert.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
5th Grade Hair Raising Experiment
Last week 5th Grade completed a hair raising math lab and calculated how many strands of hair it would take to support their body weight. First, they had to find out how many pennies one strand of hair could hold before it snapped. We were shocked with the results!!
In order to give students additional practice on new skills and review of older skills, 4th and 5th grades were given a homework sheet that has problems to solve for each day. It is a quick review and shouldn’t take too long. This will be due next Monday.
OUR WEEK IN A NUTSHELL
4th Grade: This week we are solving problems that involve 3 digit by 3 digit numbers using the standard algorithm. They will look for patterns in the algorithm and use those to help solve even larger problems. Students will also be solving real world word problems involving large number multiplication. There will be a quiz on Friday covering this.
5th Grade: We are moving into the fascinating world of fractions! We will start the week learning how to find the simplest form of fractions, then move into adding and subtracting fractions.
MESSAGE FROM MRS. VEST
Please have a conversation with your child about the importance of completing work, staying on task, and turning assignments in on time. We are spending a lot of class time making up assignments and are unable to do other activities that support their learning. Students are going to have to start bringing home assignments to complete for homework.