- Today’s Lesson: Chapter 1, Lesson 2 - Number Patterns (Pages 10-12)
- Learning Goals:
- A number pattern may be described recursively. That is, the pattern rule is applied successively to each term, rather than to input numbers.
Thad, The Ghost, and Me by Margaret Peterson Haddix is a short story from the Guys Read anthology (ed. Jon Scieszka). As I read the story, you can use the polling service below to ask questions and make connections to the story. The questions will appear in (almost) real-time behind me.
Today we completed an assessment on determining importance related to an article about how watching TV can affect your lifespan.
Then we worked on our spelling assignments and book reports. Spelling list two and First Nations list 1 are due today!
We took the language period today and used it as a math review period (since I only see you once today).
Tomorrow’s math test will cover:
You will need to be able to do some problem solving using the above skills.
Mrs. Sheardown left some notes that many students were having difficulty with the Order of Operations and Prime and Composite Numbers. Please ensure that you review these areas before the math test on Wednesday.
Order of Operations:
Just a reminder of your science test tomorrow. You will be writing it first thing in the morning during the Language block to allow you up to two periods to finish. Don’t forget to bring a book for if you finish early.
Today in Language we worked on strategies for determining importance as a group and individually. We then began working on the spelling activities (new colour group lists and First Nation lists) that are due next Friday. Remember to go to the Teacher Page, then list before trying the activities and practice spelling tests. You only get one shot at the “real” spelling test.
Today we worked on Show What You Know (page 76 and 77) in the text book. There is no associated work in the homework book BUT many students need to continue practicing basic operations (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing). We will continue working on the Show What You Know work tomorrow in preparation for our math text next Wednesday.
The first math test for unit 2 went home today. You may find that it is scored a little differently. I have tried to score the students using a rubric that reflects their progress along a continuum instead of just converting a raw score into a percent and into a grade. I think that this is more accurate, in that it eliminates wild changes in marks because a student do well on a certain section of the test. It also eliminates un-realistically high marks (i.e. students who get perfect on topics like knowing how to use place value properly may be level 4 students, but aren’t necessarily perfect). Taken together with marks for questions assigned in class and projects, I believe that they will accurately reflect each child’s progress.
At the back of the test you will see a rubric with levels in Knowledge and Understanding, Thinking, Application, and Communication. Each area is scored based on the student’s achievement on the corresponding section of the test and there is an overall level.
|Level||Percent Score||Letter Grade|
|4+||90% and higher||A+|
|4||80 – 89%||A|
|3||70 – 79 %||B|
|2||60 – 69%||C|
|1||50 – 59%||D|
Please ensure that you sign your child’s math test indicating that you have seen it. If you or your child have any questions about the test, I encourage you to have them ask me directly, because I think that is a good skill for students to develop, and I think I’m open to listening to their concerns and taking the time to explain. You are also welcome to contact me.
Tools for practicing long division:
Today we did two sets of math questions in class.
All math homework is due on Wednesday!
Today we practiced 2-digit x 3-digit multiplication and dividing by 2-digit numbers. You should continue to practice these skills for those times when you don’t have a calculator to help you out.
If you want practice problems and worksheets you can check out the links below:
You can also check out a video and do some practice with long division here.
Today’s Lesson: Chapter 2, Lesson 10 - Multiplying Whole Numbers (Pages 64-67) (Use your YRDSB username/password to log into Moodle)
Classwork: Practice Questions 1-12 Hand in #11
Homework Book: Pages 28-29
At the top of the blog you will find a link to a new page called Study Tools. On this page, I will put links to tools and games that can help you with some of the things we may not have time to cover in class or that you might need to review (from previous years).
For example, many students really need to practice their multiplication facts, so I have links to a couple of sites with tonnes of multiplication games. Also, several parents noted that their child needed more typing practice, so I added links to a few typing lessons and games. I also put my scores on a couple of typing speed test sites so you have a target to aim for. Who can be the first student to get a higher speed (in words per minute) than me?