- Finding part of a set with a numerator of 1
- Finding part of a set with a numerator greater than 1
- Decimal names for fractions (where we figured out if a fraction could be turned into a decimal by finding an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 10, 100, or 1000, and converting that new fraction into a decimal)

A little bit of percents and graphing tomorrow and some probability to end the week.

Happy Wednesday,

Ms. H

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I commend the class on how much we have been able to pack into each and every day of school for such a short period of time. We have learned new concepts and expanded understanding of previously learned Math practices. Well done, students!

- Fractions
- Equivalent Fractions
- Comparing Fractions
- Mixed number and improper fractions

More fractions tomorrow!

Sleep well and recharge those brains,

Ms. H]]>

Today we worked on:

- Drawing angles
- Lines, line segments, and rays
- Polygons
- Solid (3-D) shapes
- Quadrilaterals
- Triangles

No...seriously...we did all of that!

Fractions begin tomorrow!

All the best,

Ms. H.]]>

Today we broke out the protractors and learned how to name, classify, measure, and draw angles. Might not sound like a lot, but the day was packed!

Please go over how to measure and draw angles with your child this weekend to keep the concepts fresh - ask them to show you how to do it so they can be the teachers.

Happy Friday,

Ms. H]]>

Today we revisited perimeter, area, and volume. Please ask your child to bring home their practice work we do in class to help them at home with any concepts they might find a bit tricky.

After that trip down memory lane, we worked on capacity (ml, L) and mass (g and kg).

After recess, the class had lots of time to complete a quiz on all of the measurement concepts we have covered in the past couple of days. We will be going over the quiz tomorrow in class right after our daily word problems.

All the best,

Ms. H.]]>

Today we learned about area of parallelograms, triangles, and calculating volume of rectangular prisms.

Ask your son or daughter about the helpful (and dangerously catchy!) songs they learned about remembering the formulas for area of parallelograms and triangles. It will be in your head for hours.

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Perimeter = the sum of all sides of a polygon (multi-sided shape that is a closed figure)

Area = length x width OR base x height

Getting in to the mindset of area = base x height will help students with their work on Wednesday!

We studied and practiced area and perimeter of shapes that are both regular and irregular, where students sometimes had to investigate further to find out any missing measurements before they could determine area or perimeter.

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Today we practiced our adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing skills with the opening word problem set.

After that we learned about converting metric measurement:

- 10mm = 1cm
- 100cm = 1m
- 1000m = 1km

We discussed and demonstrated that the equal sign means that both sides are the same - the 'sequence' of numbers will always be the same when converting measurement as you are multiplying or dividing by 10, 100, 1000, and so on.

For example: 1234m = 1.234km

The numbers '1, 2, 3, and 4' do not change position, just the place value column when being converted into a different metric unit of measurement.

Next we looked at perimeter of a regular polygon (where all the sides of the shape are the same length). We came up with the formula that:

Perimeter = sum of all sides of a shape

See you all tomorrow,

Ms. Handel]]>

Today we practice long division until we were seeing numbers behind closed eyelids...no, seriously. The class worked tirelessly towards understanding long division with and without decimals.

Some FREE apps (my favourite price tag!) to help your child understand long division and multi-digit multiplication are:

I am in no way affiliated with these apps, but I have used them in the past and have had positive student feedback from them.

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