**Week of April 17**

This week we are focusing on our Math Facts skills and larger number multiplication and division for those who have mastered their facts. Extra IXL homework posted on the homework tab. Next facts quiz will be on Friday, April 21.

Progress reports go home on Thursday of this week. Copies of the E-Day pencil-paper work will be sent home with each student who currently has a zero for not completing his or her E-Day work.

**SES Fourth Grade E-Day**

Join us here on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 AM for the launch of our exciting E-Day assignment.

The Assignment will publish to this page at that time and will remain active until Monday, April 3 at 7:30 AM.

**Week of March 20, 2017**

Our shortened Math week will be filled with more fraction work as we continue our silence challenge with IXL Math work and electronic student-teacher communication. Ask a student / tell a parent what this is all about! Our next multiplication facts quiz will be on April 3.

* Daily Math Homework - Study x/÷ Math facts *

**Week of March 13, 2017**

Due to our STAR testing schedule last week, our Geometry Angles test was postponed until Monday/Tuesday of this week, music permitting. This week we work on division and fractions. Last week’s graded facts quizzes go home today for review. Our weekly multiplication facts quiz will be on Thursday and division will be on Friday.

Extra practice concepts:

* Use a protractor to create angles of given sizes.

* Use a protractor to measure angles.

*** Special Note for Tuesday, March 7:**

HOMEWORK: Today we reviewed last night's homework and answered all student questions to help with student success on additional practice with tonight's similar homework. See the MATHANTICS link below for additional review and help with Geometry concepts taught in class. Instructions for the assignment are the same as Monday's: any student who does not have his or her own protractor (a supply list requirement) may stop by our Math classroom during homeroom to use a classroom protractor to measure and create his or her angles.

FACTS GRADES: Today all students received copies of their most recent graded multiplication and division Math facts quizzes to take home for your review. Review the scores then initial and date the Facts Goal Sheet that your student created to help track progress. These are timed quizzes designed to check fact fluency not the ability to calculate the answers. All students were given three minutes to complete each quiz and 3 additional minutes as needed. If fluent, all students can complete each quiz within three minutes without working problems on paper or with their fingers. Students will receive two facts grades this nine-weeks and the next: one for their highest multiplication score and one for their highest division score. Facts quizzes count ten percent of the overall Math grade. The names of students who have reached fluency levels will be posted on our Fluency Recognition Wall outside our Math classroom as follows:

For 3-6 minute students:

FLUENT - lowest score on both is in the 80s

MASTER - lowest score on both is in the 90s

ACE - both scores are 100

For 3 or less minute students:

GRAND FLUENT - lowest score on both is in the 80s

GRAND MASTER - lowest score on both is in the 90s

GRAND ACE - both scores are 100 - students who reach this level will no longer take basic fact quizzes and will receive 100s for their multiplication and division facts scores for the third and fourth nine weeks grading periods.

For additional fact fluency explanations and practice ideas, check out the information under the Math Practice tab above.

**Week of March 6, 2017 - GEOMETRY**

This week we will finalize our Geometry unit. We will have angle homework Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights along with our daily facts practice. Last week’s facts quizzes will go home tomorrow with a progress note. Weekly multiplication and division facts quizzes (2s-10s) will be on Thursday. Our angle test on Friday that will be very similar to our nightly homework assignments.

**Weeks of February 20 and 27, 2017 - GEOMETRY**

This week we will learn how to use a protractor to measure angles. Check out the first three Geometry videos we have watched in class - Points Lines & Planes, Angle Basics, Angles & Degrees - on the mathantics.com website using the link below:

**Week of February 13, 2017**

**Skill Review week**

**Week of February 6, 2017**

This week we will apply our knowledge of Geometry terms to help us draw and identify given shapes based upon their given attributes. We will also continue to work on fractions. This week’s assessments will come from observed classwork and a multiplication and division facts quiz on Friday.

**Week of January 30, 2017**

This week we will be working on fractions and our multiplication and division facts. We will have a multiplication and division facts quiz on Friday. Be sure to study each night this week.

**Week of January 23, 2017**

This week our weekly assessment topic is Geometry. Study guides containing geometric terms go home today for study each night this week. In addition to the study guide, students will have a small amount of homework on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Our Geometry test is on Thursday. All students who turn in their study guides on the day of the test will receive 3 bonus points. Use the link below to practice using our Geometry Powerpoint or the Nearpod link to test using the same Powerpoint.

## Use the Nearpod session link below to practice your Geometry terms. Begin by replacing my name with yours. In the other (optional) box type "school" if you are at school taking the quiz or "home" if you are at home taking the quiz. When you are done click "Send" to begin.

## If you need another copy of the Geometry Study Guide, click the link below to access a copy.

**Week of January 9, 2017**

With our first snow day and delay of the year behind us, it is time to settle back down into our Math routines. This week we will return to our daily Every Day Calendar Counts Math work with a focus on perimeter, area, and fractions.

**Websites for learning practice at home for all subjects:**

My On: www.myon.com/login/

Code: studio.code.org/sections/YFNCLP

Stride: alabama.stridestart.com

IXL: www.ixl.com/signin/calhounsd

AR: hosted75.renlearn.com/78218

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**Week of December 12, 2016 Winter Math & Symmetry**

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**line of symmetry**is an invisible line where you could fold an image and have both halves match exactly.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, in class we will explore lines of symmetry with snowflakes and crystals. Each night we will have homework for exploring lines of symmetry in other shapes. On Wednesday and Thursday, all student who return each night's homework will receive and enjoy a

**holiday treat**to enjoy during Math class.

## **TRAVEL MATH - ****October 24 - November 17, 2016**

Our Travel Math unit includes adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers using standard algorithm, multiplying 2 & 3-digit by 1 & 2-digit numbers using place value and area model, and dividing 3 & 4-digit by 1-digit numbers with remainders using repeated subtraction.

**Travel Math Unit Topics:**

**Week 1 - October 24 - 28: Addition**

**M:** Unit Introduction - Travel Math LA to Phoenix video / Classwork: Solve 365 + 196 and 365 - 196 / Homework - Study multiplication and division Math facts - Today all classes flew from LA to Phoenix from take off to landing. Classes A & C had music during Math, so the classwork listed above has been assigned for homework. Please DO NOT provide help. We will be analyzing their work on Wednesday and need many different addition strategies to discuss. Classes B & D were able to complete the classwork assignment in class and do not have that for homework. Everyone should spend 5-10 minutes each night studying their flash cards. By no all flash cards should be completed. Every student should have two sets: multiplication of 2s through 9s and division of 2s through 9s. Each card should have a problem on one side and an answer on the other along with the students number and letter on each card.

**T:** Unit Pre-Assessment - to determine current knowledge of the 4 operations / Homework - Study multiplication and division Math facts

**W:** Class analysis of 365 + 196 and 365 - 196 problems / Class work using standard Algorithm to solve addition of two 3-digit numbers, aligning numbers vertically by place value to solve / Homework: 3-digit + 3-digit addition problems Today discussed our 365/196 work. Student addition work was either correctly worked using the standard algorithm, correctly worked using the another strategy, or solved incorrectly with the standard algorithm. We on the points to discuss the thoughts behind the standard algorithm. We discussed and solved a three-digit plus a three-digit addition problem together then moved to our desks to solve created problems in our journals.

**TH:** Travel addition word problems / Practice adding two 3-digit and two 4-digit numbers using the standard algorithm, aligning numbers vertically by place value to solve. / Homework: 3-digit + 3-digit addition problems. Today we used the Air Mile Calculator website (see link below) to investigate miles traveled from LA to Phoenix then chose our own destinations and calculated our miles to and from our chosen destinations.

**Air Miles Calculator**

**F:** Progress Assessment / Continued classwork with travel addition word problems and using the standard algorithm to solve addition problems / No Friday homework unless home practice with self-created 3 and 4 digit problems is desired.

Future Unit Highlights:

Week 2 - October 30 - November 03: Multiplication

During this week we focused on multiplying 2-4 digit numbers by one digit numbers and our JSU Practicum students introduced multiplying 2 digit by 2 digit numbers.

Week 3 - November 06 - 10: Subtraction & Week 4 - November 13 - 17: Division

Although these were our original plans, our learning levels led us to complete our travel unit by continuing to practice multiplication during these weeks. We even introduced new Math facts games that all of the students enjoyed playing to help practice their facts.

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**Week of October 10, 2016**

Students will take Star tests this week as the 2nd grading period begins and continue to focus on factors and multiples. Students should complete their multiplication and division flash cards this week and use them to “Flash Fast” - (see the Math Practice tab for more information). Students begin tracking their fact fluency progress with the baselines from last month that go home on Thursday. Our 4th grade fact fluency goal is 80% accuracy on 100 questions in 5 minutes.

**Factors and Multiples:**

a FACTOR x a FACTOR = a PRODUCT

The FACTORS of a number are all of the numbers that can be multiplied in pairs to equal that number. For example, the FACTORS of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. The FACTOR PAIRS are 1 and 12; 2 and 6; and 3 and 4 because 1 x 12 = 12 and 12 x 1 = 12; 2 x 6 = 12 and 6 x 2 = 12; and 3 x 4 = 12 and 4 x 3 = 12.

MULTIPLES are PRODUCTS of any given whole number and another whole number. For example, multiples of 2 are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, .... Therefore 8 is a MULTIPLE of 2 because 2 is a FACTOR of 8.

**Place Value Review:**

All students who have mastered reading and writing a number to the millions should be able to do the following:

* Create a one to seven digit number

* Write that number in STANDARD FORM - a number written in digits - ex. 1,207,894

* Write that number in WORD FORM - a number written in words - ex. one million, two hundred seven thousand, eight hundred ninety-four

* Write that number in EXPANDED FORM - a number written in its place value - ex. 1,000,000 + 200,000 + 7,000 + 800 + 90 + 4

* Be able to tell the place value and value of any digit in the number - ex. The digit 2 in the number 1,207,894 is in the hundred thousands place and has the value of 200,000.

**Week of October 10, 2016**