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Math Update: Feb. 11-14

February 10, 2019 by Kim Sorensen & Rebecca Farley

4th Grade:

This past week we finished up measuring angles. This was a tough one! We will definitely be spending more time practicing this skill as the weeks go on. This week we are starting fractions! I am impressed with what they already remember from last year and am looking forward to the class being very successful with this standard. We will start with comparing fractions.

Questions to ask your child this week:

  • What is a fraction? What is the denominator and numerator and what do the numbers mean?
  • What is a benchmark fraction? (fractions that equal one half or one whole)
  • What is a unit fraction? How do they help us compare fractions?

IXLs that match instruction this week: P.1, P.12, P.13, P.14, P.15, P.16, P.17

3rd Grade:

This past week we finished up bar and pictographs and started talking about area. We have discussed what area is and examples of when we need to find the area. Please talk about this at home! Its so important that they see it in their everyday life to help make sense of this concept. This week we will test on counting squares to find area and move on to multiplying the length by the width to find area.

Questions to ask your child this week:

  • What is area? (The amount of space that is taken up by a flat or plane shape or surface.)
  • What are examples of something we would need to find the area for? (laying carpet, painting a wall, how much space furniture takes up on the floor, etc)

IXLs that match instruction this week: FF.6 – FF.14