Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Week of Oct. 11

Week of October 11:
This will be a three day week for Math instruction due to Monday's in-service and the fifth graders attending Starbase on Friday.  We have begun the final part of Unit 1 and are working on using area models to represent division.  I will add pictures to show this work tomorrow as students continue to delve deeper in this skill.

Parents, please bear with us as we learn how to divide.  It doesn't look like the "system" we were taught, but it actually is very similar, yet adds a dimension of understanding that we were not privy to in our instruction as fifth graders.  Students will eventually learn the standard algorithm (like we know) but not for a while.  Students have my phone numbers and are welcome to call me if they need help.  (They know by 8 p.m. is best.)

I have also attached PDF copies of homework on the website just in case you get the old "I left my homework at school" excuse. If you don't have a printer, your child can just put their work and answers on a piece of paper and label the page number and problem numbers on it.

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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