This week in Math, students will continue to learn about fractions. Students have developed a solid foundation to understand what fractions are, how to represent them visually and numerically, and how to manipulate fractions through addition and subtraction. Students will use this foundation to work on several large projects which will further their knowledge of fractions by encouraging to students to think about them in real world situations.

March 12 - March 16

This week in Math, students will continue the study of fractions. Students will be working on several rich tasks that will allow them to explore fractions in more detail. Students will have the chance to work more deeply with concepts such as representing parts of a whole, partitioning a whole, and adding/subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

March 5 - March 9

This week in Math, students will continue the unit on fractions. Students are currently extending their knowledge of adding/subtracting fractions to add and subtract mixed numbers. Students are learning strategies to to borrow and carry across mixed numbers and will soon be able to apply these skills to real world problems.

February 26 - March 2

This week in Math, students will continue the unit on fractions. Students will take what they have learned about composing and decomposing fractions to start to discover the process of adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. Students will also start to see mixed numbers and will attempt to solve word problems involving the addition and subtraction of fractions.

February 19 - February 23

This week in Math, students will build upon the skills learned about equivalent fractions and comparing fractions by studying how to create fractions by composing and decomposing. For example, students will discover that 3/8 is equal to 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8. This skill will ultimately lead to the ability to add and subtract fractions with like denominators.

February 12 - February 16

This week in Math, students will continue their study of fractions. Students have made fraction kits to represent 1 whole, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8/ and 1/16 and will use these kits to find equivalent fractions and compare fractions with similar and different denominators.

February 5 - February 9

This week in Math, students will begin a new unit on fractions. Students will start with learning about basic fractions like 1/4. 1/2, and 3/4 and how to find equivalent fractions. Then, students will use what they know about equivalent fractions to compare fractions of similar and different denominators.

January 29 - February 2

This week in Math, students will continue practicing with the standard algorithm (long division) for division. Students will be faced with real world situations from our Community project in which they will use division to come up with answer to solve a problem.

January 22 - January 26

This week in Math, students are continuing to learn about and practice with division strategies. Students have learned the partial quotient model and will practice this model with applications to the real world. Students will also learn the standard algorithm (long division) for division and will apply this formula to real world problems with our community unit.

January 15 - January 19

This week in Math, students will continue learning and practicing division strategies. Students have learned the limits of the grouping method and have been introduced to the partial quotient model. Students will work towards mastering the partial quotient model and then will learn to apply this division strategy to real world situations.

January 8 - January 12

This week in Math, students will continue their exploration of division. Students will understand the process of division and then build upon that foundation to learn strategies to solve larger division problems. We will start by learning the grouping method of division and then work our way towards the partial quotient model. Students will continually work on their division basic facts throughout the unit.

January 3 - January 5

This week in Math, students are starting a new unit on division. Students will take a pre-test to set a baseline for where they are at the beginning of the unit and then will start to explore strategies for solving division problems. Students will begin with the grouping model of division.

December 11 - December 15

This week in Math, students will learn about area and perimeter of rectangles. Students will first learn how to solve for area and perimeter of a rectangle when given length and width and then will use these skills to help them solve real world problems involving area and perimeter.

December 4 - December 8

This week in Math, students will continue exploring the patterns and relationships between factors and multiples. Student will have the chance to discover these patterns and relationships through a series of extended problems that tie content to real world situations.

November 27 - December 1

This week in Math, we will wrap our unit on multiplication by completing several real world tasks that will require students to apply what they have learned about multiplication into an everyday scenario. Students will have the opportunity to use several multiplication strategies to accomplish these tasks.

November 20 - November 24

This week in Math, students will use the skills and strategies they learned to perform multiplication in order to solve multi-step word problems. The math problems and activities this week will have a Thanksgiving theme to celebrate the holiday break!

November 13 - November 17

This week in Math, students will apply the multiplication strategies they have previously learned to several real world problems. Students will have the chance to design a movie theater and a resort that will allow them to show the skills they have learned over the past few weeks.

November 6 - November 10

This week in Math, students will continue learning strategies for multiplying 1 digit numbers by 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers as well as 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. Students have learned the area model and partial product strategies for solving multiplication problems and will now learn the standard algorithm. Students will have the chance to work on rich tasks throughout the week to figure out which strategy is most effective for them.

October 30 - November 3

This week in Math, students will continue learning strategies for multiplying 1 digit numbers by 2, 3, and 4 digit numbers as well as 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. Students have previously learned the area model for multiplication and we will build upon that strategy this week by introducing the partial product strategy.

October 23 - October 27

Students started the process of learning how to multiply large numbers at the end of last week. This week, students will learn 3 new strategies on how to multiply large numbers: the area model, partial product, and the standard algorithm. Students will also be working on improving their basic multiplication skills to build a solid foundation for future learning.

October 16 - October 20

This week in Math, we will wrap up our first unit on place value, rounding, addition and subtraction. Students will have the opportunity to review concepts previously learned and then show what they have learned in an all encompassing assessment.

October 9 - October 13

Last, week students focused on learning the standard algorithm for addition. This week, students will be working with the standard algorithm to solve subtraction problems. Students will have opportunities to work individually, in small groups, and play games to practice subtraction skills previously learned and try new strategies learned this week.

October 2 - October 6

This week in math students will begin to review the steps for using the standard algorithm to solve addition and subtraction problems. Students will start the by reviewing basic addition and subtraction problems and then will end the week by learning how to use these skills to solve larger number addition and subtraction problems that involve carrying, borrowing, and borrowing across zeroes.

September 25 - September 29

This week in math students will continue the place value unit we have been working on the past couple of weeks. Students will have the opportunity to use what they have learned about place value to round numbers to tens, hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands. Students will use rounding to make estimations on word problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

September 18 - September 22

This week in math students will continue to study place value. Students have learned how to find the value of digits based on place and how to say and write numbers in different formats. Now, they will have the chance to build upon those skills by comparing numbers and working on multi-digit addition and subtraction.

September 11 - September 15

This week in math we will continue our exploration of place value. Students have begun to understand the value of digits in each place and now students will have the opportunity to manipulate digits in order to change their values and compare them to digits in other places. Students will also start to learn about different ways to say and write numbers when we learn about standard, expanded, and word form.

September 5 -September 8

This week in math we will start our first unit, place value and rounding. We will also do a quick review of the standard algorithm for addition and subtraction problems. Within place value, students will explore the value of digits as they move from one place to another in order to understand and better use our base ten system of numbers.

August 28 - September 1

This week in math we will be taking the Fall MAP Math assessment on Monday to set a baseline score that we will use to measure student growth over the course of the year. The rest of the week we will continue to practice a variety of math activities which will help students prepare for math workshop and understand what a mathematician looks, sounds, and acts like.

August 21 - August 25

This week in math we will be doing a variety of math activities that will prepare us for the use of the math workshop model that will be used throughout the year. Students will have the opportunity to practice several of the strategies, learning practices, and games that they will use on a daily basis in math.