The students have been working very hard to gain a stronger understanding of how Waste in Our World impacts both nature and our cities. This week they focused on key vocabulary such as: biodegradable, decompose, decomposer and types of natural and human waste. They then had to apply their understanding into visual representation of a decomposition image linking to both natural and human waste.
This week students also received their assessments of the Lorax group presentation. Students were assessed on the rubric below. Their assessment sheets were sent home on Thursday Oct. 5th
Next week they will continue to explore how human waste impacts our cities and surrounding areas. If you want to begin your research visit the following tabs on this link:
This week student continued to work on estimating both images and math equations. When estimating images students spent time talking about gridding the image and counting only a small section. They also worked on learning baseline amounts like what 10 of something look like or 100 and even 1000. Then using these to help with future estimations. With equations, students worked on rounding to the nearest 10 or 100 before estimating what the answer would be.
Students also began working with repeating and increasing patterns. Students learned how to create rules for repeating patterns. They should be able to create or draw such patterns as:
Students then worked into increasing patterns by practicing their skip counting. They should be comfortable counting by 2, 5, 10, 100 starting at any number even odd ones.
Next week students will continue to look at patterns and how they can be represented differently in math problems and tables.