In this process of division, students divide using whole number place value instead of just using the digits. We began working on this today, and many students find that it is much easier than the traditional steps of long division.
We are working hard to learn the process of long division. Here are a couple of videos that we’ve watched in class:
Click below for a link to 5 websites 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.
Due to the Weather Release of school on Tuesday and Wednesday, the PLC Teacher Training Day scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. We know that these unavoidable circumstances have resulted in inconveniences for teachers, students, and parents. We hope to get this week back to a normal schedule and provide optimal learning opportunities for all of our students.
Tuesday, 1/9: Math Benchmark (4 hr. test)
Thursday, 1/11: Reading Benchmark (4 hr. test)
**If your student wears glasses or contacts, PLEASE make sure they wear them on test days!! Bottled water, a healthy snack, and mints or mint gum may be brought for testing.
Thursday, 1/11: Report cards and graded work sent home
Monday, 1/15, is a school holiday.
We are currently working hard on learning and practicing the process of multiplying up to 4 digits by 1 digit and 2 digits by 2 digits. Just learning how to use the “old school” algorithm to solve the problem is no longer enough. The kids have to be able to explain the process of why that “old school” algorithm works. I’ve posted short video clips that help to show the multiplication process and what we are expecting the kids to understand and do. Of course, it is extremely important that the kids learn and memorize their basic multiplication facts!
Multiplication with base ten blocks/area models:
“Grid /Window/Box” Method of multiplying 2-digit by 2-digit numbers:
Before the Thanksgiving holidays, we began reviewing the process of multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. 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!
- Book orders are due tomorrow (Tues., Nov. 14). Remember that you may order online using a credit card, or you may send the order form with exact change back to school.
- Fundraiser items will be delivered to the school on Thursday, Nov. 16. If your child sold many items, you will need to make arrangements to pick up the items.
- The Party Bus ride/lunch will be Thursday for those students who sold at least 15 items.