We have begun our fractions unit, and one of the first skills we are learning about is how to decompose a fraction. Until recently, “decompose” was a word that I applied to science–not math! “Decompose” means to break down or break apart into smaller parts, and I’ve learned that we can apply that word in math, too! Parents–we did learn this in school, BUT–we just didn’t use the same vocabulary. Below are a couple of sites that provide the students with practice decomposing fractions. The Khan Academy and Nearpod sites have videos included in case the students (or the parents) want to know more about the skill. 🙂 Just click on the picture and that will take you directly to the practice.
We are excited to announce that our Math night has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11th from 6-7 pm in the elementary gym! This is sure to be a fun night full of even more games and prizes! Every intermediate student who attends will get a hat pass good for the next day!
Below is a list of Important Dates for the month of February. Parents, please make a note of these for future reference during the upcoming weeks. Also, please note that the calendar that appears on the homepage of our blog can always be printed out for your refrigerator.
Feb. 6th – Progress Reports will be sent home.
Feb. 14th – Parent-sponsored Valentine Parties. Intermediate Students (3rd, 4th, and 5th) WILL NOTHAVE Easter parties this year due to the state scheduling of STAAR dates that week. NO Parents will be allowed on the Intermediate Campus during state testing.
Feb. 17th – No School – President’s Day
Feb. 24th – 4th/5th Benchmarks
Feb. 25th – 5th Benchmarks
Feb. 26th – Student Early Release at 11:30 – Teacher Professional Development
Click below for links that can be used to practice long division.
It is extremely important for 4th grade students to be fluent with their multiplication facts. Students may use the XtraMath program to help improve their multiplication and division fact fluency. We try to work on this every day in class, but it may also be done at home.
This is a video made by another teacher, Christine Munafo, explaining the process and steps of long division. We have watched this in the classroom, but this will provide an excellent review for your child.