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Math: Weeks of August 22-31

 Wednesday Aug. 22:  First Day!!! Just getting to know each other.
Thursday and Friday Aug 23,24: Maybe.....start Module 1 Lesson One: Students will use place value understanding to relate base ten units from millions to THOUSANDTHS.  (Yep! Those are decimal numbers)
Example: 3.452 x 10 equals 34.52.  We just move the digits one place value to the left.  The four jumps over the decimal point. 3.452 x 100 = 345.2  3.452 x 1000 = 3,452  
Monday: Module 1 Lesson 2: Same standard as lesson one.  Students will learn the tenths, hundredths and thousandths place values while reviewing the ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten-thousands, etc. that they learned in previous years.
Example: To solve 36,000 x 10 students will know to move every digit one place to the left, so the answer is 360,000. 4.3 x 10 = 43 for the same reason.  
Tuesday: I'm not sure if they'll do MAP testing today, but it will be this week on one day.  I'll adjust this when I find out for sure. 
Wednesday: Module 1 Lesson 3: Students will use EXPONENTS to name place value units and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point.
Example: 10,000 = 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 10 with an exponent of 4.  Students will also need to complete a pattern like this: 0.03  0.3   3    30   300   3000 (each one is 10X greater)
 
Thursday: Module 1 Lesson 4: Students will use exponents to denote powers of 10 (applying it to metric conversions)
Example: Three meters = 300 centimeters    3 x 10² =300 
 
Friday: Probably a review day! 
 
 
 

If you are looking at videos, we are not working on Module 1 lessons 1-4 this week.  
Parents:
I know that the math we are doing this year can be a little confusing. Therefore I am including this link to videos that show how each lesson is to be done.  There is a short 7-18 minute video explaining each lesson.  It will help you see what your child is doing in school and is good review at home each evening for your student. To get a menu of videos, click  Here .
Typically I give math homework every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. I do not give homework on Friday's because I want students to relax on the weekend.  It is fine with me if students only spend 20 minutes on math homework each evening.  If they are unable to finish in twenty minutes I would like them to have a parent sign the paper so I know they did work for at least twenty minutes.