# 4th Grade Math & Science

## CML

Our first CML meet will be on Nov. 18th. THe kids have been working really hard trying to solve these problems! I am really excited to see the results!

## Division!

This week we continued working on division. We are learning it a little differently than we were taught in school. We are relating division to multiplication by taking out groups of the divisor.

## Fact Fluency

This week we will be learning many strategies to solve for the nine times table.

Please encourage your students to study their facts for 10-15 minutes a day!!

In case you missed this previously:

Here are some ideas to practice facts at home:

-Have your student make a set of flash cards using note cards or construction paper.

-Quiz them in the car (or during any down time) over random facts from 0-12

-If you have a deck of playing cards at home ask your student to show you how to play "Spiral Multiplication." It's really fun!

Prefer to use technology? There are also a lot of great apps and games on the computer to help with facts too!

Try some of these:

-Hooda Math Flash Cards (app), they also have a lot of online games.

-Big Brainz- a virtual computer game game (costs money for the full version, but there is a free trial) It also has addition and subtraction in bets right now if you have younger kiddos

-Know Your Math Facts App- free on iTunes

-Multiplication.com/games

-Rocket Math- \$.99 on itunes

-Multiplication Training- free on itunes

-Times Table Quiz- free on itunes

-Sushi Monster- free on iTunes

And I'm sure there are tons more! Let me know if you find any good ones that I can use in the classroom and I will let you know if I find some good apps or computer games:)

## Science Happenings

This week we discussed life cycles of insects and compared them to the life cycle of a lima bean. We alos discussed habitat components.

*This week we will have our Science District Assessment on Tuesday. I will be sending home a study guide for them to review over the weekend and Monday night. Please make sure your student gets enough sleep the night before the test and a good breakfast the day of.