XtraMath 30-Day Summer Challenge

The 2019 Summer Math Fact Challenge forms will be sent home with the 4th grade awards.  Be sure to look for yours!

The 30 Day Math Fact Challenge:

We are challenging all of our students moving into 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to practice their basic math facts in XtraMath for 30 days from May 25, 2019 to August 14, 2019!  We have set up an XtraMath account for each student. All you need to do is log into your XtraMath Account 30 days and practice until the teacher says you are done. This will only take 10-15 minutes each day.  Keep track and return your form to your teacher by August 23, 2019.  Students who complete the challenge and return their form will earn an extra VIP recess, a Summer Math Challenge t-shirt, an ice cream treat, and recognition on our school blog!

Week of Jan. 21-25

Wed., Jan. 23:  Early Release at 12:00 for Teacher training

Thurs., Jan. 24:  Writing Benchmark- Bring a bottle of water, mints, & HEALTHY no-mess snack

Family Math Night 6-7pm:  Come join the fun at Family Math Night!  Learn how to use common game items such as cards, dominoes, dice, & Battleship to practice your math skills!  Door prizes will be given!

Week of Jan. 7

Wed., Jan. 9- Math Benchmark testing  

Thur., Jan.10- Reading Benchmark testing; Report Cards & Graded Work envelopes will be sent home for parent signatures.

*Students may bring mint gum or mints, a HEALTHY, no-mess snack (no chips, cookies, or candy) & a bottle of water on testing days.

The Process of Multiplication

We have begun multiplying 2-,3-, & 4-digit numbers by a 1-digit number using the distributive property (expanded form) and area models.  We viewed the videos below to help us understand how we use the values of the digits to multiply.  Ask your child to teach you how to do this type of multiplication.  If he/she can teach it to you, then you  know he/she has learned it!

Decimals

We have been learning about decimals in math.  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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