The fifth graders have shown incredible growth during this first, very challenging unit in Bridges Math. They each need to complete some portion of their unit 1 test before we move onto our next unit. I have corrected what they have done so far, and I am very pleased with everyone's understanding of number relationships and progress they have made. As a math teacher it is very exciting to see the leaps of understanding students make using this program.
Our next unit will focus on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. This program is rigorous, but will support understanding of fractions in ways most of us were never taught. I will try to add info to this blog with images of how the students are thinking about fractions in order to help those at home understand what we are doing here in the classroom. I think you'll be impressed with the ways your child will be able to think about fractions, decimals and percentiles!
Currently we are only meeting 4 days a week due to the Starbase program. (I know for sure students are applying their math skills and knowledge at Starbase though!)