Week 13 – Nov. 12-14

We did it, trimester 1 is over! It has been so exciting to watch “our” children learn and grow so much this year. I am really proud of the progress they are making and appreciate the extra support they are getting from you at home!  4th Grade Math: This past week we completed our Unit 2 test that covered all four of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and difficult two step problems. This was a tough test, especially with many...

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November 8, 2019 Read more

Week 12 – Nov. 4 – 7

4th Grade Math: I cannot believe we are to the end of trimester one. Time definitely flies by when you are having fun! This week we worked on division and I am so proud of how hard these kiddos are working. This is such a difficult concept and we are making progress! This week we will finish up the four operations unit with story problems and a unit assessment. On Thursday we will take a trimester assessment on all of the skills we have covered so far. This includes place value,...

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Week 11 – Oct. 28-31

4th Grade Math: This past week we divided 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. This is a tricky concept that students must have a strong multiplication and subtraction base to be successful with. We used an area model to help us organize our thinking. This week we will move forward with division of 3 and 4 digit numbers using partial quotients. There is a quick video on my math video website to demonstrate how this works. Homework on Wednesday will be pg. 61 of their...

October 27, 2019 Read more

Week 10 – Oct 21-24

Thank y’all for the participation in our “Wear Pink” day last week! It was a huge success! 4th Grade Math: This past week we finished up multi-digit multiplication and I am so proud of how hard these kiddos have worked to learn the traditional algorithm of multiplication. This week we will explore how multiplication can be used to compare numbers. For example, we can say that 3 times as many as 5 is 15. We will also solve word problems like Tommy ran 3 miles. If Jane...

October 20, 2019 Read more

Week 8 – Oct. 14-17

Dear Fourth grade parents,Another week down and we are moving right along through our school year! 4th Grade Math: This week we have been multiplying like crazy.  4th graders are definitely realizing that knowing their math facts makes multiplying multi-digit numbers much easier.  Keep working on those facts and going back to review sometimes to keep all facts fresh.  This next week we will be working on 2 and 3-digit by 2-digit multiplication.  We will be using both an area model and...

October 13, 2019 Read more

Week 8, Oct 7-10

4th Grade Math: In math this week we can now add and subtract using the traditional algorithm!  I have enjoyed watching these kids pick it up and use it to more quickly add and subtract numbers.  I will say the verdict is still out whether or not they prefer the traditional to the place value based strategies.  I can say they definitely can add and subtract much more quickly than before!  We also started to multiply multi-digit numbers by one-digit numbers...

October 4, 2019 Read more

Week 7

4th Grade: In math this past week we learned how to add and subtract using the traditional algorithm.  After a few problems, we all agreed that it was kind of fun!  From now on, we will be using this strategy rather than the other value based strategies.  On Thursday we learned about bar models and how we can use them to help us visualize our numbers as we solve addition and subtraction problems.  This week we will spend a couple more days with addition and subtraction, we will have a...

September 29, 2019 Read more

Week 6- 9/23/19

In math this past week we finished up multiples, factors and prime and composite numbers.  We will continue to talk about these concepts in review and during our number talks to help solidify and keep them fresh.  This week we will be reviewing place value strategies for addition and subtraction such as partial sums and differences.  We will then connect these strategies with the traditional algorithm of adding and subtracting.  This method is definitely something us adults are...

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Week 5- September 16

 In math this week we will continue to find factors and multiples of numbers.  Finding factors is a tricky concept because students must have a solid understanding of divisibility rules and a determination to carefully check all numbers 2-10 before moving on.  The best way to support your child this week is to quiz them on the different divisibility rules. To practice, give your child a number such as 32 and state reasons why a number is or is not a factor. Divisibility...

September 15, 2019 Read more