# Ms. Ortega's Class

## Reminders!!

• Spring Carnival is coming! April 29th-- Send in your items for the basket!
• HOMEWORK is still mandatory. I have lots of students I am having to ask for it repeatedly.
• Library Books Due every Tuesday!

## Math: Unit 11 - Connecting Whole Number Addition and Subtraction Concepts to Decimals

The focus in this unit is having students extend their understanding of whole number addition and subtraction to adding and subtracting decimals. Unlike fraction addition and subtraction, students are able to use place value relationships to add and subtract decimals fluently using similar methods used with adding and subtracting whole numbers. Students can also use the relationship between fractions and decimals to rewrite decimals as fractions with like denominators and then find the sum or difference. Students apply addition and subtraction of decimals to measurement concepts, especially money and metric measurements, to ensure students recognize that they should approach the computation in these problems flexibly, efficiently, accurately, and appropriately.