Students have learned multiple strategies for multiplying. It has been explained to them that they do not need to know every strategy. They need to decide which strategy is both accurate and efficient for them. There is no perfect system for these two characteristics, however with practice, students are becoming much more comfortable. Your child should be able to solve 2 digits by 1 digit multiplying and also 3 digits by 1 digit. Use the following questions to see your child’s success.
Next week students will need to begin applying their knowledge of multiplying into a wide variety of multi-stepped math problems. This is the application section of their learning. They need to decode, understand and plan their solving strategies.
In science students learned and explored different types of Levers. They learned there are 3 key sections to a lever. You have a fulcrum, effort and load. By manipulating these characteristics the work process changes. Check out the following links for more information on Levers.