Category Archives: Math
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:
Next week we will begin our OAKS math testing. To help be prepared for the assessment, it is important that your child gets a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. If you would like to see what the test looks like and talk to your child about the test, please visit http://www.oaks.k12.or.us/portal/students/.
Evers Homeroom, April 7-8 afternoon
Reed Homeroom, April 9-10 afternoon
EY Parent, Brody Anderson, was a guest speaker and teacher in our 4th grade math class today. He shared how he uses math skills such as area and perimeter in his swimming pool construction business, Anderson Poolworks. Students had the opportunity to calculate the area and perimeter of different swimming pool designs including one of their own. Our kids were fascinated and had many questions involving how math is used in pool construction. Thanks, Mr. Anderson, for taking time to meet with us today.
This site with manipulative tiles may be helpful this evening for our 4th grade math assignment today. We’re working on rectangular arrays, dimensions, factors and arrays today in preparation for larger multiplication and area models.
- oral practice (ie- on the way to soccer practice)
- Moby Math (if students can remember their logins from last year)
- Free online websites (see 4/5 links tab)
- Apps (see Classroom iPad Apps tab)
So, take a few minutes each day and practice your facts. You will be pleased with your progress and how much it will help you in 4/5!
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