This week we will continue practicing conversions, area, and perimeter. We will also extend student thinking by introducing volume this week! We will use boxes that students bring from home to explore what volume is, by filling the box with cubes, and then look to see if we can figure out a shortcut to calculating volume. Students will eventually understand and apply the formula for calculating volume of cubes and rectangular prisms.
We will begin our unit on measurement this week. We will start by exploring units of measurement for length and converting between those units. We will move between inches, feet, and yards. Students will learn how to solve these by drawing a picture, making a table, and using multiplication and division.
We will then use our measurement skills to solve for the area and perimeter of rectangles. We will use the following visual to help us remember the difference between these two terms.
We are beginning to wrap up our geometry unit this week. We will take a final look at naming shapes, focusing in on quadrilaterals. We will also look at various transformations and how symmetry and congruence play a role in translations, reflections, and rotations.
Students have been working hard on their 6 and 9 multiplication facts, and will move into practicing their multiplying by 12 facts next. Please continue to practice these facts at home with your child!
We are continuing our unit on geometry this week. We will begin geometry stations on Tuesday, focusing in on comparing different shapes and three-dimensional figures. We will use our lines and angles vocabulary to describe shapes and make these comparisons.
On Thursday, we will celebrate the fact that we have survived 100 days of school!
We will wear camouflage and complete several challenges throughout the day to acknowledge the hard work the students have put in over these past 100 days together!