Fourth graders are using iPads to learn about symmetry with the Geoboards app (which is free by the way).
At the end of each school year, our students combine several of the math skills they have learned over the course of year to produce scale drawings of cartoon characters. Students measure and draw 1.5″ x 1.5″ or 2″ x 2″ grids on 36″ x 36″ butcher paper. Then they draw and later color the character to scale using a photocopy of the character on 8″ x 11″ paper.
Here are the OAKS testing dates for reading and math in grades 4/5. Please make every effort for your child to be present for testing to avoid having to make up tests during regularly scheduled instructional time. Also, for a successful testing experience, plan ahead so that your child gets plenty of sleep and a good breakfast. Thanks. If you have questions, contact Mr. Evers or Mrs. Reed.
Mrs. Reohr’s Math Group: March 5-7
Mr. Evers and Mrs. Reed’s Math Groups April 22-26
Mr. Evers, Dr. Mears, and Mrs. Reed’s Reading Groups April 15-19
5th Grade Science TBA
Make up Testing TBA
Our iPad pilot is coming along well with both students and teachers learning something new all the time. In our 4th grade math class we have been studying area and perimeter models and problems. We are using the Geoboard app by the Math Learning Center. The pictures above show students using the Geoboard app. We have also begun using an app titled Splash Math. This app provides skill reinforcement for all areas we study in 4th grade math with many practice modules and some on screen worksheets. Student results on the practice modules and worksheets is emailed to the teacher.