October 12, 2022 | Kate Streelman
Fourth and fifth graders have been diving deep into math these first five weeks. Keep reading for updates from both grades as well as some pictures of students hard at work!
In fourth grade, we have begun the year with multiplication. We are working on using multiplication to solve comparison problems, determining whether numbers are prime or composite, and finding factors of numbers up to 100! We have been doing this by using a workshop method. Each math class, students meet in a small teacher’s group to learn a new concept, solve and discuss problems together, or learn a game. The other two stations work on workbook problems or on IXL activities to enhance their learning of the current topic!
Next week, we will start a new unit called Generating and Representing Measurement Data.
Fifth grade has also been working on multiplication! Their areas of focus for the first five weeks have been:
They have been working as a whole class and in small groups on their math goals. They also have center days where some centers are teacher-led and some are independent. At the independent center, they may be working on an IXL assignment or a project. Today, they started a new project called “Order of Operations Manual” project. The goal is to demonstrate their understanding of how to use the order of operations to solve problems.