Category Archives: Math

Math Strategies

Our 4th grade students have been using growth mindset skills and have been working hard on using multiple strategies for solving problems. Presently they have been creating models to solve multiplication problems and using those skills to apply to finding area.

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Whiteboard tables

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Nike has generously made available a large amount of used furniture items to the Newberg School District. At Ewing Young we have recently benefited from their generosity. In the 4/5 grades we added some whiteboard tables to our classrooms to use for small group brainstorming and skill work. Show in this photo are students using the tables to solve math equations.

Summer Math and Reading Opportunities

Summer Math and Reading Opportunities

Dear Parents of EY 4th and 5th graders,

Summer is a great time to shift gears to other activities, spend more time with family, and recharge for the return to school in the fall. Research shows, however, that student achievement in reading and math can decline by one-month’s worth of school learning or more over the summer.

Fortunately for this year’s 4th and 5th graders, they will have access over the summer to reading and math online programs that they have used during the school year. The programs available online are:

Reading:

Kids A-Z (also known as Raz Kids)

https://www.kidsa-z.com/

Math:

Zearn (skills and concepts- this will be set to fractions this summer)

Zearn.org

Xtramath (math fact fluency)

Xtramath.org

If possible, we encourage you to have your child access these programs over the summer to keep their reading and math skills fresh. This will help them start their 5th or 6th grade year with confidence.

Thank you. Have a great summer!

Mr. Evers

Mrs. Keyser

Mrs. Reed

Mrs. Willcuts

5th Grade Math Escape Room Day

24 Math Tournament

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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!

24 Math Photos

Reflex Math Program Trial

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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:

Reflex Math Log in

Winter Break Math and Reading

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 

Frog Problem Solving

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Our fourth and fifth graders are applying skills learned this year toward multi-step problems involving frogs in math.

24 Superstars!

24 winnersCongratulations to Rylan, John, and Lucas. They placed 1st, 3rd, and 4th place respectively in the 5th grade category of the District 24 competition. Way to represent EY!

Symmetry!

Fourth graders are using iPads to learn about symmetry with the Geoboards app (which is free by the way).

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