Here is a video to help understand the last two strategies on our anchor chart a bit better:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ccfourthgrademath/cc4thfractionstopic/cc4thcomparingfractions/v/comparingfractions2
Last week, students began comparing fractions. This week we will begin using more complex strategies for comparing fractions. Below, you will see an anchor chart on all the strategies we have looked at for comparing fractions: Next Friday, February 13th, we will have a math test covering fractions and division. We are excited to see all that our students have learned over the past few weeks!
Here is a video to help understand the last two strategies on our anchor chart a bit better: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ccfourthgrademath/cc4thfractionstopic/cc4thcomparingfractions/v/comparingfractions2
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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: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ccthirdgrademath/cc3rdfractionstopic/cc3rdfractionsmeaning/v/fractionbasics 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. This week in math, students will be introduced to a second strategy for division. This is called the partial quotients strategy. In this strategy, students find the quotient to a division problem one part at a time. We will be filling in the second part of our anchor chart, which you can see below. Please encourage your child to practice using both the using models and the partial quotients strategies for division! We will also be sending a review sheet for the upcoming multiplication and division test home on Monday. This will be due Wednesday. We will correct the review sheets in class and send them back home so that you can use them to review for the test with your child! The review sheet can be accessed below if needed.
This week, we will be wrapping up our unit on multiplication! Students should now feel comfortable solving multiplication problems using several strategies, including partial products, area models, and the standard algorithm.
We will begin looking at different strategies for solving division problems this week. We will first use base ten models to show equal sharing in division problems. As students are able to understand the process of division in a concrete way, we will then move toward more abstract methods for solving division problems. Below is the anchor chart we will be making with our class detailing the different strategies we will use to solve division problems. This week we are only focusing on the Using Models strategy. This week, we are going to introduce the standard algorithm for multiplication to our students. We will connect this to all the strategies students have been working with in order to create both a conceptual understanding and an efficient means of solving multiplication problems.
On Monday, students will have homework from their math textbooks to practice the standard algorithm. On Wednesday, we will begin guided math, allowing students to practice the standard algorithm in various contexts within a small group. This week, we will wrap up our unit on multiplication and students will have opportunities to show their mastery of this unit! We will finish our guided math rotation on Monday and Tuesday. We will also spend a good amount of time on Tuesday reviewing for the test that the students will be taking on Wednesday. Review sheets will go home Monday for homework. The review is the best way for your child to make sure he/she is ready for the test! The review is attached to this post, if you should need another copy. This week, students will go even deeper with their understanding of multiplication. Students spent the last week mastering the multiplication of a twodigit number by a onedigit number. This week they will apply what they know about multiplication to problems involving a twodigit number multiplied by a twodigit number. Students will begin by constructing area models for these problems. They will then be introduced to the partial products strategy for multiplying twodigit numbers by twodigit numbers. You can see this process below.
