This week in Math, students are starting a new unit on fractions. Students will begin by creating a fraction kit to compare the relative sizes of fractions like halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, twelfths, and sixteenths. Students will have the chance to look for fractions in the real world and discover how a familiarity with fractions can help in our everyday lives.

October 21 - October 25

This week in Math, students will continue to look at multiplication strategies that focus on the foundation of the Base Ten Number System. Students will use the area model to multiply two digit numbers and then will use this strategy to solve real world multiplication problems.

October 14 - October 18

This week in Math, we will be starting our second unit covering our Base Ten Number System and multiplication strategies for large numbers. Students will begin by learning about the Base Ten Number System, specifically the names and values of each place to 1 million, and then will move onto to practice large multiplication with x10, x100, and x1000.

October 7 - October 11

This week in Math, students will be looking at measurement. We will explore concepts related to linear measurement, mass and weight, and volume and capacity. Students will discover the differences between the metric and customary forms of measurement and will have the opportunity to work hands on with tools like rulers, meter sticks, scales, balances, and measuring cups.

September 29 - October 4

This week in Math, students will be studying the concept of multiplicative comparisons to understand relative size of objects and numbers. Students will also be taking their first assessment for Unit 1. Later in the week, students will begin to look at units of measurement and how to use specific tools in their everyday lives.

September 16 - September 20

This week in Math, students will be looking at division strategies and models that hey can compare to the multiplication strategies and models learned last week. We will also look at multiplication arrays in more detail and then put our skills to test by learning a multiplication based game that students can take home to play with friends and family.

September 9 - September 13

This week in Math, students will continue to look at numbers as factors, multiples, primes, and composites. Students will also have the chance to look at multiplication and division strategies and models in order to discover an efficient model to use.

September 2 - September 6

This week in Math we will be starting our first math unit covering, multiplication and division strategies, factors and multiples, and prime and composite numbers. Students will start each day exploring number patterns in Number Corner and then will have the opportunity to learn about and practice the above concepts.