Best Foot Foward Bulletin
Fair Park 4th Grade: Week 5
PTO Family Movie
Friday, Oct. 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm
Fair Park Elementary School, West Bend, WI, United States
West Bend, WI
Walk Your Child to School Day
Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 7:30am
Riverside Park, West Bend, WI, United States
West Bend, WI
Spelling: Long and Short e Patterns
Eureka Math (Mr. Sternig & Mrs. Riffel)
Students round to any place using the vertical number line and approximation. The vertical number line allows students to line up place values of the numbers they are comparing. In Grade 3, students rounded to the nearest 10 or 100 using place value understanding. Now, they extend this understanding rounding to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand. Uniformity in the base ten system easily transfers understanding from the Grade 3 (3.NBT.1) to Grade 4 (4.NBT.3) standard.
Rounding to the leftmost unit is easiest for students, but Grade 4 students learn the advantages to rounding to any place value, which increases accuracy. Students move from dependency on the number line and learn to round a number to a particular unit. To round 34,108 to the nearest thousand, students find the nearest multiple, 34,000 or 35,000, by seeing if 34,108 is more than or less than halfway between the multiples. The final lesson presents complex and real world examples of rounding, including instances where the number requires rounding down, but the context requires rounding up.
Bridges Math (Mrs. Anderson)
Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home. Knowing the facts accurately is critical to solving math equations efficiently. Flashcards, apps, and websites are all great ways to practice. Two great websites are: http://www.arcademics.com/ or http://www.fun4thebrain.com/