We have been so busy in math! I wanted to give you an update and let you know the skills your child has been working on so you can celebrate with them. We are going to Finish Strong! We are also in need of a few supplies to finish the year.
Thank you so much for those that have sent in Expo markers. We are still in need of markers. They seem to dry out quickly this year. In math we complete most of our learning using the Dry Erase Markers on our white boards. This allows me to see who "gets it" quickly and allows for multiple practices quickly. We are also in need of post it notes.
If you would like your child to have their own marker please label it at home with tape. If you would like to contribute to the class that would be great also. We can use any dry erase marker that does not have a strong odor. They are usually labeled "Low Odor". Thank you so much!
Coming up in Math:
April 27th - Financial Literacy Test (review due Thursday) - These skills were covered thoroughly before the STAAR test. Just check in with your child on the review sheet.
April 27th - Skill checks:
- Mixed Numbers to Improper Fraction
- Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
- Multiply fraction by a fraction
- Divide fraction by a fraction
- Simplify before we Multiply
- Divide with a decimal in the divisor
I am sending home a practice we completed today. Please look on the front and the back.
Last week in Math:
We have been "Stepping up to 6th Grade". Students are so excited to be working on sixth grade skills. Our Stepping Up section in math prepares them to be able to walk into math class next year feeling confident and ready to take on sixth grade math. We are "Finishing Strong!"
So far we have worked on these skills:
Multiplying fractions by fractions
Simplify before we multiply
Dividing Fractions by Fractions
Dividing a Decimal by a decimal when the decimal is in the divisor
This week in Math:
Decimals to Fractions
Decimals to Percents
Fractions to Percents
Next Week in Math:
Ratio and Unit Rates
Graphing in all four quadrants
Area of shapes other than rectangles
Working with positive and negative integers
Finding the unknown by balancing equations
I am thrilled to see how excited my math students are when working on these Stepping Up skills!