4th Grade Math Newsletter
December / January
Thank you again,
Grinch Day Math Activities
What did we do on Grinch Day?
Halfway through Unit 2!
Throughout Chapter 4 students worked through multiple division strategies.
We learned how to:
- estimate quotients using multiples
- interpret remainders
- estimate quotients using compatible numbers
- divide using partial quotients
- divide by 1-digit numbers
- divide using repeated subtraction
- solving multistep division problems
In Chapter 5 we will learn how to:
- model factors
- find common factors (LCF, GCF)
- factors and divisibility
- factors and multiples
- prime and composite numbers
- number patterns
Learning to Work Collaboratively
In our introduction, students learned how to set up and use the following:
- Google email account
- Google Drive
- Share documents
- Create a Google Slideshow
- Complete a quiz through Google Forms and receive their score instantly through email!
We will continue to utilize all of the tools that Google has to offer through Drive and Google Classroom, in hopes of creating a more tech-savvy and collaborative math classroom.
Access the link below for directions on how to access Google Drive.
Google in the Classroom
Khan Academy: Missions
Along with learning how to use Google Classroom, students have also set up their Khan Academy account. Through the use of a digital pretest, Khan Academy has tailored a math program to meet the needs of each individual student. Through the use of their Khan profile students can work through math concepts, both 4th and 5th grade levels all while having some fun.
Here are a few perks that Khan Academy has to offer:
- As students progress through each math concept they are able to earn points.
- If students choose to watch a Khan video to better understand a concept they will also earn points.
- Points are used to not only advance through the program, but to also enhance their Khan Avatar. The more points, the more the avatar grows, and the more options students have with their avatar.
- As a teacher, I can view the progress of each individual class as a whole and also by each individual student, and provide concept-specific practice for those who need it.
- As a parent, you may also join your child's account (directions are located in the link above) to view their progress