Math Resources

• Stepping Stones Journals
• Math Notebooks
• ST Math (online program focussed on math reasoning and modeling with mathematics)
• First in Math (online math games designed to promote critical thinking skills and build math fluency)
• SeeSaw (online learning platform)

We will work on Ohio’s Learning Standards and the 8 Mathematical practices using the program Stepping Stones. We will continue to work on enrichment activities to deepen our appreciation and passion for mathematics. Our Stepping Stones Student Journal is divided into 12 Modules. The curriculum will spiral and students will work on a variety of math skills in each Module.

Homework Expectations

Homework will be passed out every Friday and is due on Friday the following week.  Homework is assigned to help students review concepts and prepare for tests.

Current Math Topics

For trimester 1, students explored Aestheometry- The Beauty of Geometry! We explored angle measurements and created tables to determine patterns. Fourth graders did a great job creating their projects!!

We are currently working on multiplication with the partial product strategy and drawing angles with protractors. We will progress to using the standard multiplication algorithm soon.

Our next enrichment unit is Terrapin Logo: Angles and Constructs. We will use this computer program to better understand regular polygons, complementary, and supplementary angles. Students will explore similar shapes. We will create procedures and subprocedures. Students can access Logo at home through Seesaw if they want to share their creations at home.

Later this winter, we will work on our Robotics Enrichment Unit. We will create, build, and program robots to complete various prototypes

Trimester 2 Math Topics

• Measuring Angles with a Protractor

• Line Plots

• Division with Remainders

• Multiplying Fractions & Mixed Numbers

• Mass: Pounds & Ounces

• Capacity: Gallons, Quarts, Pints, and Fluid Ounces

• Comparing, Ordering, and Adding Decimals

Enrichment Projects for Trimester 2

• Terrapin Logo

• Robotics

VOCABULARY

Division, Quotient, Divisor, Dividend, Line Plot, Common Denominator, Mixed Numbers, Numerator, Denominator, Equivalent Fractions, Mass, Pounds, Ounces, Capacity Gallons, Quarts, Pints, Fluid Ounce, Decimals, Tenths, Hundreths, Thousandths

Ohio Learning  Standards

Below are some of the standards we will focus on during Trimester 2.

Critical Area 1: Developing an understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends as part of effectively and efficiently performing multi-digit arithmetic--Students generalize their understanding of place value to 1,000,000, understanding the relative sizes of numbers in each place. They apply their understanding of models for multiplication (equal-sized groups, arrays, and area models), place value, and properties of operations, in particular the distributive property, as they develop, discuss, and use efficient, accurate, and generalizable methods to compute products of multi-digit whole numbers. Depending on the numbers and the context, they select and accurately apply appropriate methods to estimate or mentally calculate products. They develop fluency with efficient procedures for multiplying whole numbers; understand and explain why the procedures work based on place value and properties of operations; and use them to solve problems. Students apply their understanding of models for division, place value, properties of operations, and the relationship of division to multiplication as they develop, discuss, and use efficient, accurate, and generalizable procedures to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends. They select and accurately apply appropriate methods to estimate and mentally calculate quotients, and interpret remainders based upon the context. Students efficiently and effectively add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers.

Critical Area 2: Developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers-- Students develop understanding of fraction equivalence and operations with fractions. They recognize that two different fractions can be equal, e.g., 15/9 = 5/3, and they develop methods such as using models for generating and recognizing equivalent fractions. Students extend previous understandings about how fractions are built from unit fractions, composing fractions from unit fractions, decomposing fractions into unit fractions, and using the meaning of fractions and the meaning of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number. Students solve measurement problems involving conversion of measurements and fractions.

Critical Area 3: Understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, and particular angle measures-- Students describe, analyze, compare, and classify two-dimensional shapes. Through building, drawing, and analyzing two-dimensional shapes, students deepen their understanding of properties of two-dimensional objects and the use of them to solve problems.