Beebe Honors Math News
February 5, 2016
3rd Grade Honors Math
Our next unit is fractions. Third graders will be creating equivalent fractions and comparing fractions.
WAYS TO HELP:
Encourage your child's success by helping practice basic multiplication and division facts. Kakooma at www.gregtangmath.com and games at https://calculationnation.nctm.org/ will help to improve fact fluency. We do not spend much time in class working on facts - these need to be practiced at home.
4th Grade Honors Math
Multiplying with mixed numbers is the latest focus. They have solved equations, learned to "simplify as you go" and mastered word problems too. This week our class became a farm stand as students "bought" fruits and vegetables. At each farm stand booth, students rolled 2 dice - one typical and one with fractions - to find out how many pounds they should buy. Then they applied that skill of multiplying mixed numbers to figure out the price of their fruits and vegetables. This goes with our focus of make math real and "what makes sense!" Ask your child - it was fun!
The Unit assessment is Tuesday. Our next unit is geometry!
Dance Dance with the Coordinate Plane
Active learning at its finest!
Multiply the number of pounds by the price!
Apples for sale
How much does it cost?
5th Grade Honors Math
5th graders are studying percents. They simulated giving tips and paying taxes at a restaurant. Then they built a Math Mall and simulated shopping with discounts, coupons, and taxes. Ask your child about the math mall project - it was an engaging experience!
Next up is Algebra. Students are analyzing tables and graphs and creating equations based on those. They have been solving equations and using Algebraic thinking. Look at SolveMe to see the kinds of Algebra they enjoy.
Shopping at the Math Mall
How much will it cost?
Is there a discount? a coupon?
Real life math experiences
Math Mall Experiences
Calculating the savings
Our Canvas Site
Visit our class Canvas site often to see examples of your child's work as well as information from class. I've created a section for pictures and the weekly Kakooma results to show some of our favorite activities!
Accept the invitation and get started! https://naperville.instructure.com/