Even with lots of snow and cold weather, students were busy learning at NCS. This week the students worked to develop a strategy for multiplying two and three digit numbers by a single digit. For example:
The strategy they used was to draw the multiplication question and then solve the repeated addition equation. The students found this strategy very effective. The process looks like:
We were supposed to have a quiz this Thursday, however the snow hampered that. We will be having a quiz on Monday to go over the different multiplication strategies we have learned. I would suggest continuing working on the students’ computations and mental math at home. Reviewing how to add and subtract is important as the students turn their focus to multiplying. We cannot forget our previous work.
Links such as this are a great way to continue practicing:
In science the students spent a couple days learning about the importance of the wheel and axle system and why it is monumental throughout history. As they learned the students continued to refine their understanding of the scientific process. Continue to read about the wheel and axle system at these links:
Thursday and Friday students have been working on Design Challenges. They were presented with different scenarios where they needed to design a solution and then build a prototype to solve the problem. The Scenario they worked through on Friday is posted below. How would you solve the problem?