# Classroom Updates:

In math, we are working on Topic 3 which focuses on multiplying multi-digit whole numbers by 1- and 2-digit numbers. students will work on developing the ability to multiply efficiently and accurately using the standard multiplication algorithm. Throughout this topic, students will multiply whole numbers to solve word problems.

In reading, we are starting our second topic, titled "Characters Develop Relationships" Our guiding question of this unit is "Why do we value certain qualities in people?" In this unit, your child will read stories in which he or she compares characters and analyzes their relationships with each other. We will read several excerpts from various stories and compare the responses of characters in them. This will help students get an idea of how different characters interact with each other, and it will also help them understand what makes some characters more likable than others. In addition to this example of realistic fiction, the unit also includes some letters, as well as a biography.

## Math Resources

Linked below are helpful resources that corresponds to our math curriculum. This includes practice problems, as well as Visual Learning videos to show how to solve problems.

### Upcoming Units:

Topic 2 - Use Models and Strategies to Add and Subtract Decimals

Topic 4 - Use Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimals

Topic 7 - Use Equivalent Fractions to Add and Subtract Fractions

Topic 6 - Use Models and Strategies to Divide Decimals

Topic 8 - Apply Understanding of Multiplication to Multiply Fractions

Topic 9 - Apply Understanding of Division to Divide Fractions

Topic 10 - Represent and Interpret Data

Topic 11 - Understand Volume Concepts

Topic 12 - Convert Measurements

Topic 13 - Write and Interpret Numerical Expressions

Topic 14 - Graph Points on the Coordinate Plane

Topic 15 - Algebra: Analyze Patterns and Relationships

Topic 16 - Geometric Measurement: Classify Two-Dimensional Figures

### Current Unit:

Topic 5 - Use Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers

### Completed Units:

Topic 1 - Understand Place Value

Topic 3 - Fluently Multiply Multi-Digit Whole Numbers