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# Math Update: Jan 7-10

January 5, 2019 by Kim Sorensen & Rebecca Farley

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season and had some time to rest and spend time with those you love. I spent much needed time with friends and family. I am looking forward to the new year and can’t wait to see what is in store for our class!

4th Grade Math: To start of with, I want to encourage everyone to continue working on their math facts! As we progress into some tougher concepts, their math fact knowledge is crucial to be successful.

This week we will be working with multiplicative comparisons. This is recognizing that multiplication can be used to compare. For example, John’s flashlight shines 4 feet. Megan’s flashlight shines 5 times as far as John’s. How far does Megan’s flashlight shine? 5 times as many as 4 is 20, so Megan’s flashlight shines 20 feet. We will look at these problems using T-charts to help keep our information organized. This standard is as much reading comprehension as math computation!