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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Parent Homework, REMIND, & Multiplication Facts

The kids’ homework folders are full of notes today!  The 4th Grade Grading Policy & the multiplication fact note need to be signed and returned ASAP.  The “Million Words” parent homework 😉 is not due until next Friday, Aug. 31. (The kids earn reward tickets when they are returned!)

I’m also asking parents to please enroll in my REMIND classes.  I have two REMIND classes:  one for my homeroom, and one for math.  I use REMIND to keep parents informed about upcoming events, quizzes, etc.  It’s also a great communication tool when parents need to change transportation methods or get messages to their kids.  To sign up for Homeroom notifications, text the message @hunter4hr to the number 81010.  To sign up for messages regarding Math, text the message @hunt4math to the number 81010.

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. 

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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Angle Practice Links

These online games will help you practice classifying and measuring angles.  Each picture will take you to a different game.

CLASSIFYING angles as right, acute, obtuse, or straight:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEASURING angles: