Last week students were busy exploring increasing and decreasing number patterns. They searched for rules in each pattern and continued to prove their thinking. Students focused on increasing their comfort with mental math adding techniques. Such techniques as:
99 is one away from 100 so add 100 then subtract one
49 is one away from 50
This takes away the need to regroup in our heads. It can cut back on errors with larger equations.
In science the students read three stories:
The Most Magnificent Thing
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Ada, Twist, Scientist
Each story had specific lessons to help with the students science project. Their projects are due next Monday Nov. 6th.