We will continue to do lessons 4 and 5 in Module 3 this week. On Wednesday, I have a Christmas Scavenger Hunt acticity that reviews many of the math standards we have studied this year. On Thursday we will do Christmas math. Therefore, students will only have homework on Monday and Tuesday this week.
Monday, Dec. 17: Module 3 Lesson 4: Students will add fractions with sums between 1 and 2.
Example: 3/4 + 1/3..... the common denominator is 12 so the problem becomes 9/12 + 4/12 = 13/12 which is equal to 1 and 1/12
Tuesday, Dec. 18: Module 3 Lesson 5: Students will subtract fractions with unlike units using the strategy of creating equivalent fractions.
Example: 1/3 - 1/4 = 4/12-3/12 = 1//12 Or....Mr. Penman had 2/3 liter of salt water. He used 1/5 of a iter for an experiment. How much salt water does Mr.Penman have left? 2/3 - 1/5 = 10/15 - 3/15 which equals 7/15 of a liter.
Wednesday, Dec. 19: Math Scavenger Hunt...no homework
Thursday, Dec. 20: P-Point Party and Class Party...Christmas math, no homework.
If you are looking at videos, we are working on Module 3 lessons 4-5
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.