This week in math, students will be starting a new unit on Geometry. Students will start by learning the vocabulary covering points, lines, angles, and shapes. Students will also learn to group shapes based on shared characteristics.

April 8 - April 12

This week in math, students will build upon what they have learned about fractions, specifically tenths and hundredths, in order to begin learning about decimals. Students will learn how to convert fractions to decimals and compare decimals to the hundredths place to determine which is larger.

April 1 - April 5

This week in math, students will continue their unit on fractions. Students will utilize what they have learned about fractions to this point in order to add, subtract, and multiply fractions.

March 11 - March 15

This week in math, students will continue building a foundation with fractions. Students are currently working on comparing fractions and finding equivalent fractions. Students will have the chance to explore the relationship between parts and wholes with a variety of new, hands on manipulative math tools.

March 4 - March 8

This week in math, students will continue to explore fractions. Students created visual models to represent halves, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths and now will use these models to learn about equivalent fractions and how to compare the size of fractions.

February 25 - March 1

This week in math, students will wrap up a unit on metric measurement. Students will take what they have learned about converting between units of measurement and apply them to real world scenarios. Students will also be starting a new unit on fractions. Over the course of the unit, students will learn about what fractions represent, fraction equivalence, comparing fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and multiplying fractions and whole numbers.

February 18 - February 22

This week in math, students will continue to learn about measurement. Students will be studying capacity, weight, and time through a series of hands on tasks and real world problem solving scenarios.

February 11 - February 15

This week in math, students will be learning about measurement, money, and time. Students will study the basics of the US and metric measurement systems and be able to use the tools, like a ruler, for each system. Students will also explore how to track time and money through a real world project.

February 4 - February 8

This week in math, students will continue to learn about area and perimeter. Students have learned the formulas to find the area and perimeter of rectangles and now will use this knowledge to apply area and perimeter concepts to real world problems.

January 28 - February 1

This week in math, students are starting a new unit and will be looking at area/perimeter, measurement, money, and elapsed time throughout the course of the unit. Students will engage in a design project that will bring together all of the content skills and knowledge they have learned during the unit.

January 21 - January 25

This week in math, students will continue to apply division strategies to real world problems. Students are working on a project to build their own movie theatre which requires them to apply multiplication and division skills to create a business plan.

January 14 - January 18

This week in math, students will be applying what they have learned about the standard algorithm fro division. Students will be working on a variety of real world problems which allow them to solve division problems with a more hands on approach.

January 7 - January 11

This week in math students will continue with the unit on division. We will review strategies, such as partial quotient, that we learned before break and then will learn new strategies, like the standard algorithm (long division). Students will have the chance to put these strategies into practice with a real world, culminating project.

December 10 - December 14

This week in math students will begin a new unit on division. Students will learn what it means to divide to numbers and several strategies for dividing large numbers.

December 3 - December 7

This week in math, students will continue to learn about factors/multiples and prime/composite numbers. Students have built a foundation by discovering how to find factors and multiples of given numbers and now will explore the relationship between factors/multiples and prime/composite numbers.

November 26 - November 30

This week in math, students will be learning about factors/multiples and prime/composite numbers. Students will gain a better understanding of the patterns associated with each which will make higher level math easier to access.

November 12 - November 16

This week in math, students will use what they have learned about multiplication strategies to solve a real world problem. Students will be "building" their own hotels and will use multiplication strategies to write a business proposal.

November 5 - November 9

This week in math, students will continue to study multiplication by learning the standard algorithm for multiplication. Students will then be able to decide which method of multiplication is best for them and apply these skills to real world problems involving multiplication.

October 29 - November 2

This week in math, students will continue to learn strategies for multiplying large numbers. Students have already learned the area model for multiplication and now will build on that by learning the partial product strategy and, finally, the standard algorithm,.

October 22 - October 26

This week in math we will be starting a new unit on multiplication. Students will learn, through a variety of strategies, how to multiply one digit numbers by two, three, and four digit numbers and also two digit numbers by two digit numbers. Students will look at three strategies: the area model, partial product, and the standard algorithm.

October 15 - October 19

This week in math we will continue our study of rounding. Students are able to identify places and understand the basic concepts of rounding numbers within 1,000,000 to a certain place. Students will now get the chance to apply what they know to math games and real world situations to practice their rounding skills.

October 8 - October 12

This week in Math we will be starting our study of rounding. Students will take what they have learned about place value and it apply it to rounding numbers within 1,000,000 to certain places. Students will get a mix of instruction and real world application to practice their rounding skills.

October 1 - October 5

This week in math we are going to take a step back from content to practice skills that make good mathematicians. We will be looking at addition and subtraction conjectures where students will get a chance to explore the relationship between certain numbers and look for patterns when adding and subtracting. We will end the week with a real world task that will allow them to put what they have learned into practice.

September 24 - September 28

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 17 - September 21

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 10 - September 14

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 3 - September 7

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.