Decimals

This week we’ve begun studying decimals.  Our study of decimals includes:

  • Representing decimal numbers (tenths & hundredths) using base ten blocks and money
  • Writing decimal numbers in standard, word, and expanded form
  • Comparing and ordering decimals through hundredths
  • Relating decimals to fractions (tenths & hundredths)
  • Determining decimals as points on a number line
  • Adding & subtracting decimals (including money)

Here are some links that your child can use to practice decimal skills:

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Share your career!

We’re looking for a few good people…

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Do you love what you do?  Does your job involve the use of any math skills?  Are you interested in sharing some details about your career with our 4th grade students?

We’re getting ready to begin a project-based learning unit that allows our students to discover the uses of math in the real world, and we are looking for some guest speakers to share some information about their careers.   We hope to host a Career Day on October 6 to introduce the students to a variety of professions that involve the use of math.  Each guest will be given 20-30 minutes to introduce his/her occupation, discuss its relationship with math, and have a short question & answer session.

If you (or someone you know) would be willing to share your job expertise, send me an email ([email protected]no later than Wednesday, September 14.  Please include your name, student connection, career, phone #, and preferred presentation time (morning 8:30-10:00 or afternoon 1:00-2:30).  We will get in touch with you once we determine a specific schedule.  Thank you for taking an interest in our students’ futures!

NO CAREER OR JOB IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL!

Book Order (Homeroom Only)

Screen shot 2011-09-25 at 4.51.05 PMBook club order forms were sent home today.  Remember there are two ways to order:  1) you may pay with a credit or debit card by ordering online–just click on the picture or this link, Scholastic Book Club, and use our class code GZBP9, or   2) return the order form to school with payment.  CASH payments must be EXACT CHANGE, and CHECKS must be payable to SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB.

ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7.

 

Place Value

**The X quiz that we took today over the squares & 2’s has been checked and passed back.  Please sign and return it to school tomorrow.  Our next X Quiz will be on Wednesday over the squares, 2’s & 5’s, and then Friday over the squares, 2’s, 5’s, & 3’s.

 

We are currently working on learning to read, write, and expand numbers up to the hundred billions.  We are using this place value rap to help us!  We will have a quiz over labeling the places in a place value chart on Friday this week.

Here are some other links that can help with place value:  

StudyJams Place Value:  

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StudyJams Expanded Form:

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Games for place value models, identifying digits & values, expanded form, and comparing & ordering:

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Practice reading & writing large numbers:

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A smorgasbord of place value lessons, videos, & games (THANK YOU MRS. LAMAR  :) !!)

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Multiplication Facts

A letter about our multiplication fact quiz schedule was sent home today.  Please sign the bottom portion and return it to school.  You may keep the top portion of the letter to remind you of the quiz dates.  

The majority of math-related stress in 4th grade students comes from the lack of knowledge of the basic multiplication facts.  It is EXTREMELY important that students become fluent in their facts so they can concentrate and spend time on the process of HOW to solve a problem, and not just spend all of their time trying to do the computation of the problem. 

Students may use the link to the Reflex Math program below and log-in their lunch number.  This program is designed to help kids improve their fact fluency.

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Below are some practice links to Quizlet.  Clicking on a link below will allow many options to practice a set of facts:  Flashcards, Learn, Test, Scatter, & Space Race.

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Team Information

We have 2 teams in 4th grade this year, and your child is part of the Hunter/Clift/McCurdy team.  He/She will have me for math, Mrs. Clift for language arts, writing, & science, and Mrs. McCurdy for reading & social studies.  Mrs. Clift and Mrs. McCurdy will both be posting important information (such as spelling words, vocabulary words, etc.) for their classes on their class blogs, so you will need to subscribe to both of them to stay up to date.  The links below will take you to each blog.  Look for the “Subscribe by Email” box and enter your email address to subscribe.

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Stay Informed!

Screen Shot 2016-08-21 at 5.47.48 PMYou don’t have to rely on your child getting home with a note–get information for both Mrs. Hunter’s Homeroom and Mrs. Hunter’s Math classes right on your phone!  Math info & reminders will be sent through the math class, and all other general info & reminders will be sent just to the homeroom class. (So if you’re in my homeroom, you’ll want to sign up for both classes.)

For Mrs. Hunter’s Homeroom Class:

Text the message @hunter4hr to the number 81010.  If you’re having trouble with the number 81010, try texting @hunter4hr to (903)871-1641.

For Mrs. Hunter’s Math Classes:

Text the message @hunt4math to the number 81010.  If you’re having trouble with the number 81010, try texting @hunt4math to the number (903)871-1641.

 


Welcome to 4th Grade!

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Wow!  Has your summer zipped by like mine?  I hope you’ve played, rested, and enjoyed time with your family.  Mark your calendars for Meet the Teacher, which will be on Thursday, August 18, from 4:30 to 5:30.  Bring your supplies and come meet your 4th grade team of teachers! 

As your math teacher, I’m giving you some advice:  spend some time reviewing your multiplication facts because it is VERY important to know them when you come in to 4th grade!  :)