Facts in Our Family - January 2016-
Cullman County Schools Math Newsletter
Standards Based Teaching
*3rd Grade January Math Standards
*4th Grade January Math Standards
4.NF.4 a,b,c ; 4.MD.2
*5th Grade January Math Standards
5.OA.1; 5.NF.5 a,b
5.NBT.7; 5.NF.7 a,b,c
5.NF.4 a,b; 5.MD.1
These are the standards that you should be teaching this month according to our grade leveled pacing guides. Please read each standard carefully and ensure that you are meeting the requirements of each one. If you are unsure of what a standard is asking, check the flip book and see if it helps clarify the standard for you. If the standard is still as clear as mud, please e-mail me (email@example.com) and we'll figure it out.
Here is a link to the flip book if you have misplaced your hard copy. Just find the appropriate grade level and click to get to the document digitally.
Great Websites to Use:
http://www.zearn.com - Zearn is a dynamic, rigorous web based math program that is based on CCSS standards and sequenced according to EngageNy pacing.
http://tinyurl.com/jmhcc4f - This is a link to a Google Doc that lists some great websites for you to use to incorporate technology use in your classroom.
Hour of Code
Students engaged in learning to code!
Practicing an unplugged activity before coding on the iPad.
Using the iPad app Kodable to code!
Math Focus: Fluency
Procedural fluency should build on a foundation of conceptual understanding. Research suggests that if students have simply memorized (or tried to memorize) algorithms that they do not understand, then they will lack the meaning or reasoning behind why and how they work.
You can read more about conceptual understanding and procedural fluency and the other strands of mathematical proficiency by following the link here: http://www.nap.edu/read/9822/chapter/6 .