This week in fourth grade, we are continuing our study on fractions. Students have reviewed what they already know about fractions and connected that to what we have learned about decimals. We have used the anchor chart below to connect fractions to decimals.
We will continue to work with decimals and fractions this week, as we move deeper into our understanding of fractions. We will look at how we can compare fractions with similar denominators and numerators, as well as different denominators and numerators. By the end of the week, students should be able to successfully complete inequalities that include fractions, as well as identify equivalent fractions.
This week, fourth grade is exploring fractions. We will begin by looking at the different ways we can create fractions. Students will use models to explore different denominators and numerators as they develop an understanding of fractional parts.
As we move through the week, students will begin to relate fractions to the knowledge they already have about decimals, focusing specifically on fractions with denominators of 10 and 100.
By the end of the week, students should feel comfortable using fractions to represent values between 0 and 1. Students should also begin to feel confident comparing various fractions.
The video below will be very helpful if you or your student needs a refresher on some fraction basics:
Math Night is right around the corner! This will be a great night of fun for your family.
It will be held on Thursday, February 5th. More information can be found below:
This week, students will complete guided math stations to solidify their division skills. They have been working hard to master a variety of strategies for division and will get to use those strategies as they work through division stations this week.
On Monday, students will have p. 429 from their math textbook for homework due Tuesday.
On Wednesday, students will have a Countdown to STAAR assignment for homework due Thursday. This will review concepts from the entire year.
This week, we will revisit the division strategies we have covered in class so far. (Using Models and Partial Quotients). Students will practice these strategies as we get back in the swing of division after a long break!
As students master this strategy, we will move into the standard algorithm for division. Students will look at these three strategies side by side as we draw attention to the similarities and differences between each strategy. We will complete the anchor chart on division strategies this week. Please refer to these notes in your child's math notebook as you review division skills with them at home.