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Mrs. Struve's Third Grade Classroom
Properties of Multiplication
This week we will be reviewing and digging deeper into the properties of multiplication: commutative, associative, distributive, and identity. Students learn tricks to help them remember in class, watch videos, play games, and complete practice to master these properties. They are useful to help students memorize and understand their math facts more.
Commutative: Doesn't matter what way you CHANGE the order of the factors, the answer is still the same.
Associative: You can ARRANGE the parentheses different ways and still come up with the same answer.
Identity: Any number times 1 remains the same!
We have been practicing decomposing numbers, or breaking up factors to solve multiplication sentences, leading us to the distributive property....
Distributive: You can break up or DECOMPOSE the multiplication sentence, and you will get the same answer!
Math Practice for all Standards
ELA: Digging Deeper into Informational Text
This week scholars will start Unit 2 Module A of our new Ready GEN curriculum. Students will focus on the following essential questions:
How do readers use evidence from texts to understand what they read?
How do writers include character dialogue and actions to affect the events in a story?
How do learners understand that relationships within a community are affected by culture and traditions?
We will begin reading new texts including:
The Year of Miss Agnes, by Kirkpatrick Hill
The Athabascans: Old Ways and New Ways, by Ron Fridell
The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend from Alaska, by Eric A. Kimmel and Rosanne Litzinger
Writing Strategies Modeled this Week:
Taking Notes from a Resource to Write a Narrative: Scholars will practice how to determine what is important information to take from a topic that they could later use to write their own narrative. Scholars will investigate the differences between realistic and historical fiction.
Writing a Paragraph that Establishes a Situation: We will investigate how the setting of a story can lead to a problem or situation for a character to experience.
Scholar Scientists: Investigating the Human Body
Scholars as Historians: The Illinois
Important Dates This Week
Welcome Back! I missed students and look forward to starting 2016 with them learning new things, completing projects, and thinking creatively!!!!!
There are no important dates to report this week.