Monthly Archives: April 2015

Math MCAS prep.

I hope everyone had a safe, restful, and enjoyable April vacation.  Now that we’re back, it’s time to focus on math.  We will be spending the next two weeks reviewing math concepts for our Math MCAS on  May 12 and May 13.  Students have learned all math topics for the test and they have been working very hard in class.  They know how important it is to show ALL work, to write equations, and to write a sentence with the answer for open response questions.

Students have also learned a strategy called CUBES to help them solve word problems.  CIRCLE the numbers, UNDERLINE the question, BOX in the key words, EVALUATE and draw, SOLVE and check.

Some ways parents, family, guardians, and friends can help at home:

1.  Review math morning work problems with your child.  You will find a daily worksheet in your child’s yellow homework folder.

2.  Review math practice MCAS questions with your child.  Today we reviewed data–line plots, tallies, bar graphs, and pictographs.  These questions can also be found in the homework folder.

3.  Review any concepts that confuse your child or that your child requires extra practice on.

math morning work
Our math morning work activities come from this book, Common Core Math 4 Today (Carson-Dellosa Publishing).
math morning work 2
The morning work from Monday, April 27th. Your child should show ALL work! This is the answer key.
math mcas practice
This is the MCAS practice packet that reviews DATA.

Thank you for supporting our students at home!  By working together each child can achieve success!