Students completed a math assessment this week. Students proved a strong understanding of how to work with both mental math equations and larger computations. This does not mean the practice can stop, like adding and subtraction, these skills need to be practiced both at school and out. The assessment was sent home this week with three marks on them. These marks match the outcomes on the report cards.
Students also started division this week. They are learning that division means ‘broken into groups’. We were working with blocks and items so they could see that division sentences create a smaller answer than the question. Students can practice this process on the following links:
In science students are continuing to learn about simple machines. They should be able to name the six simple machines for you and explain something they can do. The websites posted in the last blog will be an excellent help for this process.
Today the students were involved in design challenge, which weaved together both math and science. Take a look at the scenario and discuss how you would have approached the problem.