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!

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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