"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds."
This Week's Learning Topics
Standards: 4.NF.5 & 4.NF.6
4.NF.5 - Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add
3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100
4.NF.6 - Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.
"I Can" Statement:
I can create equivalent fractions using the denominators of 10 and 100 to add fractions.
I can rename fractions with 10 and 100 in the denominator as decimals.
What will we learn? We will learn how fractions and decimals related this week. We will also learn about the relationship between a fraction with a denominator of 10 to another fraction with a denominator of 100. A fraction can be written as a decimal and a decimal can be written as a fraction. Understanding the meaning of fractions as decimals extends students understanding of the place value system.
IXL Standards: Q.7 // U.8
"I Can" Statement: I can determine the meanings of allusions within a text.
What will we learn? We will ask ourselves, why do authors use different language in different texts? How can background knowledge help a reader understand the language an author uses? Authors use words in different ways to convey shades of meaning. A reader must make meaning of different types of language in various ways to truly understand an author's message.