If you're looking for a topic for Genius Hour, check out this site; http://www.nixthetricks.com/NixTheTricks2.pdf. There are also projects from last years' 5th graders on the Math tab of my website, pages 31-40.
When you test out of a lesson, you will work on these challenge skills. It's expected that you will work on one a day, in class, while I'm teaching the regular lesson. You will then practice with me and get homework on the skill.
Students from both math groups will get their unit 4 tests back on Monday January 5th. Parent signatures must be returned by Thursday the 8th as that's the first day of testing. Retests will be at recess Thursday and Friday. This may be the only geometry grade on the report cards so I will encourage kids to retest if they got a 2 or lower.
Unit 5 Fractions
Order fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, and improper fractions and locate on a number line
Recognize and generate equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, and improper fractions
Estimate sums and differences of fractions
Find the sums and differences of fractions using fraction bars, number lines, and algorithms
We are beginning a bridge design project to incorporate all of our learning from unit 4. Students will work by themselves or with a partner to create a bridge that can hold the greatest mass. '
Coding pictures from last week