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Math homework.

Students need to be able to add and subtract three digit numbers using different strategies from class.  Homework will continue to practice these strategies for adding and subtracting numbers.  Here is an example of what I expect to see for student work on the homework assignments.  math-homework-example

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!

Blizzard bags.

Our schools will be closed for the rest of the week. Click here to read the news story about how the snow-covered roofs are keeping students, teachers, and staff home.

Do you have cabin fever?  Here are some things you can do while you are at home.  Encourage your classmates to check the blog for these activities.

1.  Read!  Be sure you are recording what you’ve been reading on your book chart.

2.  Play math games.  Check out Sumdog to play games online or play the math games that are clipped into your yellow homework folder.  Record what you’ve been doing on your math chart.

3.  Write!  Keep a journal about each day.  Write poems about the snow.

4. Answer MCAS practice questions. Our reading test is coming up at the end of March.

5.  Work on your moon project.  The directions and project rubric are clipped into your yellow homework folder.

6.  Practice math.  Click on the following links for practice worksheets.  Don’t look at the answer keys until after you’re done!  Area by tiling. Area of a rectangle. Subtraction.

The following picture was taken in Somerville.  Read the news story here.

snow loader

A line of cars sit buried in snow banks in Somerville, Mass., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. The latest snowstorm left the Boston area with another two feet of snow and forced the MBTA to suspend all rail service for the day. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Stay warm and safe!  Enjoy your February vacation!