Category Archives: Math
Our EY 24 Math Competition Team was small but mighty! This year 3rd graders were invited to participate. Their rounds were for fun rather than competition. Vincent was our lone 3rd grade representative but he is now recruiting friends for next year! Representing 4th grade were Jack, Michael, and Vada, while our 5th graders were Norris, Tanner, Trevor, and Ty. All 7 of our 4th and 5th graders qualified for the quarterfinal rounds for their respective grade levels and ultimately Trevor captured 3rd place and Ty was the champion. Congratulations to all 8 of our “mathletes” and thank you for representing Ewing Young with solid math skills and great sportsmanship!
We are excited to pilot a 30-day trial online personalized learning math fact fluency program called Reflex Math Fact Fluency, which is intended to supplement our math instruction. Students will engage in the program at school 3-4 times a week. Students can also access the site home for math fact fluency practice using the following link:
Mrs. Keyser, Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Davies, and Mr. Evers would like to wish our EY intermediate grades community a very happy holiday season and a restful winter break. We hope our students are able to enjoy some good times with family and friends as they have worked very hard this year.
We also know that it is important to keep skills in reading and math fresh during a significant time away from school, especially with the added snow days. Here are a few ways students can move forward with their math and reading during some of the down times over the break.
- Math practice with the Zearn program. Students log in using their school district username and password. Students will receive an incentive for each lesson completed beginning today through the break.
- Scholastic Reading Counts (SRC) tests. Students have been taking tests on books in their Lexile range this year . As has been the case the whole school year, students can take tests at home. Students will receive an incentive for each test passed beginning today through the break.
Our fourth and fifth graders are applying skills learned this year toward multi-step problems involving frogs in math.
Fourth graders are using iPads to learn about symmetry with the Geoboards app (which is free by the way).
Problem solving is a big part of our math curriculum. Each week our students engage in multi-step problem solving applying skills they have learned throughout the year. The emphasis is on persevering on a problem, being precise, and communicating understanding.
One of our school improvement goals is to emphasize vocabulary at a deeper level in all content areas. In our fourth grade math class, Dr. Mears has been working with our students twice a week in understanding math vocabulary words using a variety of methods. This week our students engaged in a hands-on approach to model 4th grade vocabulary such as patterns, place value, factors, equal, product multiples, expressions and equations.
Earlier this spring, students in this 4th grade math group applied their skills in fraction computation to double, triple and quadruple recipes for larger groups of people. Click here to see their work!
On Saturday we had 10 of our EY students spend their morning at the 24 competition: