As mentioned today in class, here is the Milestones review Power Point

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**March 12-16th**Fraction Test on Tuesday. Students were given a study guide on Wednesday. We will have a review day on Monday.

For the rest of the week, we will focus on decimals and geometry: rays, lines, line segments, and endpoints.

**January 16-19th**In Math, my class will review equivalent fractions and begin comparing fractions. Throughout the month, we will continue short practice on multi-digit multiplication and division

*Happy New Year!*This week we will begin exploring equivalent fractions. Students will have many opportunities to learn, practice, and apply equivalent fractions in different ways.

**November 13-17th**Next week, we will continue practice on Partial Quotients in division. I also call this the forgiveness method because it allows students to "mess up" and still get the correct quotient at the end. The picture shown does not show the final step of adding up all of the partial quotients to find the quotient of 624 divided by 6. Students do have notes in their journal.

Students will finish the

*Cookie Cutter*Exemplar and present their solution to the class. On Wednesday, all classes will go to the computer lab for a lesson/demonstration on Conceptua Math. This is a website that your child will also be able to access at home. It offers fact practice, hands-on manipulatives for each math concept, and teachings on the concepts that we are learning in class. More information will come home from your child's homeroom teacher.

__October 30th-November 3rd__Students have a Partial Products Multiplication Quiz on Friday. Students will be quizzed on 2-digit by 2-digit and 3-digit by 1-digit. They have notes in their math journal as needed to review. We will do a quick review on Wednesday.

This week we will also be looking at number patterns and In/Out boxes. Students will identify the rule that a pattern follows, and use a rule to finish a pattern.

**October 23-27**The beginning of the week will focus on the Partial Products method of Multiplication. Students will be coming home to teach this method to you. I remind the students that you and I did not learn multiplication this way. I do love this method and feel that it helps students grasp the understanding of larger multiplication. Here is a video that helps explain the method if you would like to learn this concept.

As the week continues, students will work on an exemplar. Exemplar work takes our math concepts and presents them in a word problem situation. Students will have the opportunity to solve the problem, work with others to display their solution, and potentially teach other students

*how*to solve this exemplar.

__October 9-13th__This week we will begin our next unit, based on multiplication and division. Beginning Monday, we will look at multiplicative comparisons. Throughout the week, students will complete practice work and work on multiplication and division word problems. We will not have math on Thursday because of our exciting first STEM day. I will again be setting up independent work stations Tues-Fri. Students gave me very positive feedback from our first round of work stations and have asked to do them more often. These stations allow me to work with students in small groups and allow students to work through assignments at their pace. Challenge work is presented for those needing extra push or finishing work early. Throughout this unit of multiplication, I will be pushing students to accurately write about their thinking as they solve math problems. Students can find frustration with the tedious task of taking the time to write out their thoughts and we have talked through this in class .

**October 2-6th**Welcome back! As we finish up quarter one this week, we will look at using parenthesis in mathematical equations and evaluating these equations. In addition, learning how to verbally describe the relationship between expressions without actually calculating them.

**September 18-22**Today, we began various work stations. Students will rotate through the stations on decimals, working with me, problem-solving, and practicing multiplication facts. We will finish work from these stations on Friday if needed. Students have the 4th grade Place Value test on Wednesday. Homework this week serves as a review, and we have also completed some review in class. Have a great Fall Break with your families next week!

**September 11-15th**Hurricane Irma has set us back a few days, but we will keep moving on tomorrow! Addition and subtraction quizzes have been graded and entered in ParentVue. The students did very well, which is not a surprise. A test on 4th grade place value will be given on September 20th. As a reminder, test grades count twice in the grade book. I feel confident that students will do well and have all notes in their journals as needed for review.

Tomorrow and Friday, we will focus on Place Value with decimals. This is a fifth grade standard and will not be part of the place value test next week. The goal is to also get in a lesson on Powers of Ten on Friday. Next week, we will review and practice place value with decimals, power of ten, and take our test. I believe this will end up rounding out the week since we missed two days this week.

*Please see pictures below of the games created by students. They had fun testing out their games on Friday!*

## GAME DAY FUN!

**September 4-8th**This week, we are finishing up some of our 4th grade unit concepts. Today we reviewed using the area model to represent and solve a multiplication equation. We will continue to practice this concept in upcoming units to solidify understanding.

Students have a quiz on addition and subtraction algorithms, as well as applying the algorithm in multi-step word problems. Students entered math with an equation and everyone is ready for the quiz on Friday!

Tomorrow, we will focus on perimeter and area in rectilinear figures.

The students are excited about GAME DAY on Friday! The games created from the Place Value choice board will be the focus. Students will have an opportunity to play the games that their peers have created. We are ready for a fun Friday!

__August 14-17th__This week, work on comparing and rounding numbers to the millions will be the focus. Students will have a Place Value quiz on Friday of this week. Students have all terms and examples in their math journal to reference for review as needed. After the quiz, we will finish out the week with Powers of 10.

Last week, all students were given the opportunity to pick up a Place Value choice board. This tic-tac-toe style board allows students to pick an activity of their choosing when they finish classwork. These boards are geared towards various learning styles and will be collected at the end of the unit. Again, this is not something that students should complete at home at this point.

**Welcome to Math in my class!**

The students have settled into switching between the three homerooms and are doing well with bringing their supplies to class. This week the students will be assigned some homework to complete each night. While this homework will be mostly practice, the goal is to get the students into the routine of writing their homework in their agenda and getting the work between home and school in their folder. In class, we are reviewing place value- word form, expanded form, and standard form. During this unit, students are given a differentiated board choice of activities to complete when classwork is completed. This will be worked on throughout the unit and turned in at the end of then nine weeks. Students will not need to complete this at home.

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