In addition to learning math concepts in our lessons everyday, students have started making connections to real world math!
Our unit emphasizes the application of mathematics to real-world situations. Numbers, skills, and mathematics concepts are not presented in isolation, but are linked to situations and contexts that are relevant to everyday life.
Check out this cool video from 1959! Real world math is not a new concept!
Support for Problem Solving
Remind your child that problem solving takes time. It also takes perseverance.
Encourage your child to use problem-solving strategies he/she is learning in school. For example:
Use question prompts to help your child discover a solution. For example:
Encourage your child to always check the accuracy of his/her work. By checking, your child will practise skills, build understanding, and become more self-reliant. Ask your child to explain why the solution is correct or incorrect.
Talk aloud as you solve everyday problems of all kinds. Discuss alternative approaches and solutions with your child. Modelling how to solve a problem with your child will give your child more ideas and strategies.
Our science test on the simple machines will be Tuesday Nov. 28th. The test will be asking students what the six simple machines are, the definition of each and 2 examples of each. Today in class students were given their study sheets and created their own study notes. Please ask your child to show you their study notes! Nighty review is strongly recommended.
Below is the simple machines study sheet handed out in class today.
Here are some great links to help you study!
Or try this game!
You can even watch a great video by Bill Nye all on simple machines:)
This week we are starting our unit on long division. Students are still encouraged to practice their multiplication facts daily!
Please see this great video by Khan Academy to see how we are learning long division in class. The video also has links for additional practice.
Students will also be bringing home division drills that can be used for daily practice (3 minute drills).
In class we are focusing on multiplying 2 by 2 digit numbers. The homework that went home yesterday and due on Friday is on 2 by 2 multiplication. To see how we are learning them in class please see the link below. This video from the Khan Academy site is an excellent resource to use for all math concepts we are going to cover this year. Next week on Thursday we will be having a math test on multiplication with the focus on 2 by 2 digit multiplication. Additional practice sheets will be going home Friday for students who would like to more practice before their test.
Thank you for your support:)