Students will be working on division with up to 2 digit divisors (with and without decimals) over the next 4 weeks. Unfinished work from 3rd and 4th-grade review today will be homework tonight. I wrote a note for anyone who did not finish in their planner. Please show them the way that you learned division (standard algorithm) for practice. If your child is struggling with the homework assignment, they may need extra practice at home. Please encourage them to use xtramath and the division app found in the apple store.
This week we are working on multiplying decimals with visuals. Students need to complete the visual worksheet if they did not finish in class today. It is due back on Thursday. We will have a quiz on Friday covering visuals and standard algorithms for multiplying decimals.
Students are working hard on multiplying 3 digits by 2 digit factors. Please work with students at home to strengthen the skill. FYI: I am teaching the standard algorithm (the way you learned it.) Students will take a quiz tomorrow on multiplying up to 3 digit x 2 digits. Next week we will begin multiplying decimals.
A helpful app in the apple app store is Multiplication !!. Students have been using this app in the classroom.
Welcome to 5th-grade math with Mrs. Brantley. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with your child this school year. I know that the start of a year can be overwhelming so I will try to break up whats going on in a weekly post. Please email 5th-grade teachers with any questions that you may have. I am looking forward to a great year!
Students will take a math common assessment on Tuesday, November 14th. This will be over TEKS they have learned in both math classes. Students will review the common assessment on Wednesday and reteach of low TEKS will be on Thursday. We will end the week with the Game of Life!
Students who sold enough fundraiser items to go to Chick-Fil-A on the party bus will bring home permission slips today. Please sign and return.
5th Grade is planning a field trip to Brookshire’s in White Oak after Thanksgiving break. Students will be bringing home a permission slip soon.
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL the week of November 20th! Thanksgiving Break
We will be learning how to represent quotients of decimals to the hundredths using pictorial and area models. Students will also review solving for products of decimals using pictorial and area models.
Here is an example of a model: 1.5 divided by 5
Have a great weekend!
This week we will begin learning algebra expressions and solving for variables. Students are excited to begin algebra! We will kick off with a halloween book on finding “mystery numbers” know as variables. Students will practice solving for x and other variables in basic equations.
Reminder: Early Release November 1, 2017
We will be learning how to divide with 2 digit divisors the week of October 16th. Students have done an excellent job with 1 digit divisors! I will have students list the multiples up to 9 before solving the equation as a strategy. We will solve using standard algorithms. Please see the picture below as an example.
REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th
END OF 9 WEEKS ON OCTOBER 20th.
We will begin reviewing division the week of October 9th. Students will practice their division skills with 1 digit divisors this week. We will be using the division app to help strengthen our skills. The app is free in the apple store and can be used at home or on the go:)
Fundraiser due back on Thursday, October 20th.
NO SCHOOL OCTOBER 20th. Teacher Inservice Day
Students did an excellent job last week modeling multiplication of decimals x whole numbers and decimals x decimals. We finished the week with The Game of Life. Ask your child about career, house, car, vacation, and other choices they used in their life.
Week of September 25th we will multiply decimals using the standard algorithm. We will learn to count decimals out of the factors and place back in the product. Please encourage your child to multiply decimals at home for fun practice. You can use the weekly grocery ad and ask them how much it would cost to purchase multiples of one item. We will take a grade at the end of the week using models and standard algorithms.
Have a great weekend!
EARLY RELEASE on October 4th