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First Unit in Third Grade 2015-16
Due Date: 8/24/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Soar into Third Grade

Trading Stickers, Combining Coins Family Letter

About the Mathematics in This Unit

Dear Families,

Our class is starting a new mathematics unit about addition and subtraction called Trading Stickers, Combining Coins. During this unit, students solve addition problems with 2-digit and small 3-digit numbers, solve subtraction problems involving 2-digit numbers, and find combinations of numbers that add to 100. They work on understanding the place value structure of 3-digit numbers as they solve problems.

Related Activities to Try at Home

Dear Families,

The activities below are related to the mathematics in the addition

and subtraction unit Trading Stickers, Combining Coins. You can use

the activities to enrich your child’s mathematical learning experience.

Practicing Addition Combinations In class, students will be

using a set of Addition Cards to review and practice the addition

combinations to 10 _ 10, often known as addition “facts.” Your child

is likely to have learned many or all of these combinations in Grade 2,

but he or she will benefit from reviewing them all. Your child can sort

these cards into “the ones I know” and “the ones I’m working on.”

The goal is for students to know and use these combinations fluently.

Sometimes for homework, students will choose a few combinations

that they are working on and think about strategies that will help

them remember those combinations. For example, one strategy a child

might use is this: What is 6 _ 7? I know 6 _ 6 _ 12, and 6 _ 7 is

one more than that, so it’s 13. You can help with these combinations

by listening to your child’s strategies or sharing ones that you use.

Addition Strategies in Context Help your child practice addition

strategies while you are shopping. When you buy an item, ask your

child to estimate how much two of them would cost. For example,

If a box of raisins costs $1.39, will two boxes cost less than $2.00?

More than $5.00? What is the exact amount?

How Did You Solve That? Ask your child to describe homework

problems and tell you about the strategy used to solve them.

Communication is an important part of mathematics, and students

need to describe their strategies through talking, writing, drawing, or using concrete objects. You can be an important audience.

Math and Literature Here are some suggestions of children’s books that contain relevant mathematical ideas about addition and subtraction. Look for these

books at your local library. Sayre, April. One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab:

A Counting by Feet Book. Viorst, Judith. Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich

Last Sunday.

 

 


Great websites for multiplication memorization
Due Date: 5/31/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Just a few sites to help in learning your facts!

Multiplication.com - Teach the Multiplication Facts - Times Tables
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Multiplication Tips to help your child master his or her facts.

Multiplication Facts 2-10

Your child needs to know his or her addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts in order to succeed this year, and in the future. Remember every child learns differently. Here are a few suggestions to help your child study:

Writing the facts for 7 or more times before going to another one... Example: 3x3=9, 3x3=9, 3x3=9 Say each number as you write them.

Flash cards (You can make your own out of paper or any other material.) If we are working on the 4 facts, then show him or her the card. Time for 5 seconds. If he or she can correctly tell you the correct product then place that card to the side. If your child can’t answer it correctly in 5 seconds are less, then keep it in the study stack. Your child needs to study the facts that he or she does not know each day.

The number sentence should be written on one side, and the answer on the back. The child can practice these alone or with someone.

The child might also make a tape of himself or herself saying the facts. Record your child saying the fact about 10 times each before going to the next one. For example: 4 x 8=32, 4 x 8=32, Then, this tape can be played back whenever your child has free time or traveling in a car, etc. It is very important to play the tape while your child is falling asleep at night.

Drills- The parent writes out 10 scrambled facts for the child to answer, and times him or her for 25 seconds.

Practice makes perfect. Some children have a harder time learning the multiplication facts, but do NOT give up.....keep practicing. Please let me know if there is any way that I can help.


Websites for new standard (multiple operations)
Due Date: 5/20/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Order of Operations TV 
http://www.mathtv.co...
This video gives multiple solution videos for solving problems using the order of operations. 


Interactives/Games


Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally As She Makes the Number 24
http://www.fisme.sci...
The students get 4 numbers presented on a number card. With these numbers and an interactive calculator, students try to compute the number 24. Students use order of operations to solve a numerical expression that equal 24. 


Escape from Planet X: Order of Operations
http://harcourtschoo...
This interactive game uses a word problem and the student must match the numerical expression that best describes the problem. If all problems are done correctly, then the student's spaceship will blast off the planet. 


Math Man - Order of Operations
http://www.mathplayg...
Students play this "Pac-Man Game" while solving the order of operations.


Power Lines
http://www.oswego.or...
An interactive game that has students problem-solving math combinations to solve the puzzle. It gives 8 levels and after completing the 8th level they get a code to move on.


The Order of Operations Millionaire Game
http://www.math-play...
The Order of Operations Millionaire Game can be played alone or in two teams. If you are using this game in the classroom as a contest between two teams, the teacher can modify the scores at any point by clicking the score box of a team and editing the numbers. 


Learning Activities


Daily Math Puzzles
http://7puzzleblog.c...
Paul Godding is the creator of this daily math puzzle blog. Daily math puzzles/and or games are posted that contain basic mathematical skills. Students may submit their solutions to the puzzles. Also, available at this site are links to the Apple Store where Apps may be purchased for iphone, ipad, and ipod. 


Teacher Tools


Order of Operations TV 
http://www.mathtv.co...
This video gives multiple solution videos for solving problems using the order of operations. 

Order of Operations TV 
http://www.mathtv.co...
This video gives multiple solution videos for solving problems using the order of operations. 


Interactives/Games


Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally As She Makes the Number 24
http://www.fisme.sci...
The students get 4 numbers presented on a number card. With these numbers and an interactive calculator, students try to compute the number 24. Students use order of operations to solve a numerical expression that equal 24. 


Escape from Planet X: Order of Operations
http://harcourtschoo...
This interactive game uses a word problem and the student must match the numerical expression that best describes the problem. If all problems are done correctly, then the student's spaceship will blast off the planet. 


Math Man - Order of Operations
http://www.mathplayg...
Students play this "Pac-Man Game" while solving the order of operations.


Power Lines
http://www.oswego.or...
An interactive game that has students problem-solving math combinations to solve the puzzle. It gives 8 levels and after completing the 8th level they get a code to move on.


The Order of Operations Millionaire Game
http://www.math-play...
The Order of Operations Millionaire Game can be played alone or in two teams. If you are using this game in the classroom as a contest between two teams, the teacher can modify the scores at any point by clicking the score box of a team and editing the numbers. 


Learning Activities


Daily Math Puzzles
http://7puzzleblog.c...
Paul Godding is the creator of this daily math puzzle blog. Daily math puzzles/and or games are posted that contain basic mathematical skills. Students may submit their solutions to the puzzles. Also, available at this site are links to the Apple Store where Apps may be purchased for iphone, ipad, and ipod. 


Teacher Tools


Order of Operations TV 
http://www.mathtv.co...
This video gives multiple solution videos for solving problems using the order of operations. 

 


End of the year Hello Letter with Fun Day information
Due Date: 5/19/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Third Grade Hello Letter for May 11-end of school year

Dear Parents,  

 

HHS will not be having a Field Day this year. For this reason we are planning a party/fun day on the Tuesday, the 19 th day of school. This day  will consist of Concessions, water slides, inflatables, movies, etc.   We are asking  that each child send 5 dollars to pay for the cost of “fun day”.   Parents are  more than welcome to attend. A schedule of event times for each grade will  be sent out prior to the event.  It will begin about 8:15 that morning, and the outdoor activities will be over about 11:30.  We will go to lunch at 11:30.

 

Students will not need to bring their book bag.

Students will need the listed items in a bag that day:  grocery sack to store wet clothes in, sunblock,  towel, water bottle, swimsuit (one piece for girls or a tank top/shirt to cover the bathing suit), change of clothes, easily slip on and off shoes.

 

______ Yes, my child__________________________ would like to participate in Fun Day and I  will send 5 dollars for the cost.  

______ No my child will not be participating.  

 

Signature_________________________ date________________

Paid 5 dollars­  yes or no circle                                      Did not pay 5 dollars yes or no  (circle)

 

We are winding down in Reading and Language. No more written homework, no more studying for Miss Marcie’s class. The only homework will be to read for 20 minutes a night. There has been a change with the Book Report Projects. Fun Day has been scheduled for May 19th, so some students have volunteered to present on this Friday, May 15th. The rest will present on May 18th.

 

Here is a schedule for the rest of the year.

 

May 11: Generalization Test

May 12: Review for 4th 9 weeks PostTest

May 13: 4th 9 Weeks PostTest and Social Studies Vocabulary Quiz

May 14: End of School Activity and Multiplication Drills for the Facts not mastered, division quiz

May 15: Book Report Presentations and Science Vocabulary Quiz

May 18: Book Report Presentations  and Jeopardy Review in Math

May 19: Fun Day begins at 8

 

If your child has not mastered his or her multiplication facts, then he or she should be studying each day at home.  We will have our drills one more time this THURSDAY.






Hello Letter for May 4, 2015 Week
Due Date: 5/9/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Hello Letter Mrs. Phillips May 4, 2015

 

Family Night this year is May 9 at 5:00 p.m. in the lunchroom we will welcome Coach Greg Baker and Mr. Cliff Maddox (our new principal) at 5:00!  Each elementary class is responsible for creating a basket for the family fun night that is $50 or more.  I have chosen to do a “Bug Off” outdoor theme (wasp spray, ant granules, mosquito repellent/candles etc.) this year.  If you would please send an item or a monetary donation for the basket that would be greatly appreciated to help our school. THANKS in advance!!!

 

Math Skills for this week are:

Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 x 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations.

 

Find whole-number quotients with up to three-digit dividends and one-digit divisors.

 

Notice that this standard emphasizes that students will become fluent with multiplication and division within 100.  If your child has NOT mastered his or her multiplication facts, then he or she should be studying each day at home.  Please CHECK your child’s highest scores for this 9 weeks at the bottom of this letter.

 

Monday-Multiply 3 digit by 1 digit multiplication and divide without remainders

 

Tuesday-Division recipe reviewed and more acitivites with division

 

Wednesday-Word problems with multiplication and division

 

Thursday- Multiplication Drills and a Quiz on multiplication and division

 

Friday-Division and Factors Activities

 

Science Vocabulary-deposit, erosion, evaporate, excavate, fossil, gemstone, geologist, igneous rock, metamorphic rock, and sedimentary rock  Quiz on Vocabulary Tuesday May 14.

 

Social Studies Vocabulary-law, tax, election, property, mayor, volunteer, vote, citizen, city council

Quiz on Friday

 

Student’s Name:________________________Parent’s signature:_______________________________

Solar System Test_______________Multiple Operation Test______________________

Highest X Scores for this 9 weeks: 2_______3______4_______5_______6_______7______8______9______




Hello letter for April 20, 2015
Due Date: 4/24/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Hello Letter for April 20, 2015 Mrs. Phillips

 

Dear Parents,

PTA’s Family Night this year is May 9.  Each elementary class is responsible for creating a basket for the auction that is $50 or more.  I have chosen to do a “Bug Off” outdoor theme (wasp spray, ant granules, mosquito repellent/candles etc.) this year.  If you would please send an item or a monetary donation for the basket that would be greatly appreciated to support our PTA. THANKS in advance!!!

We are very excited about our field trip.  Don’t forget to send in the letters and the money for your child’s field trip.  We started studying the Solar System on Friday to get ready for our trip to the Planetarium.  We will finish the Rock Unit from May 5 to the end of the school year. The children should have our first Solar System notes in his or her journal.  If your child has not mastered his or her multiplication facts; then, they need to study them every night.  The highest multiplication scores were all up to date on the progress reports. The date in the grade book is May 15, because that will be your child’s last chance on his or her multiplication this year.

 

Science: Solar System Notes  Open Note Quiz on Thursday

Solar System TEST is Wednesday, April 29.

 

Math:  3.OA.8. Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. The BENCHMARK on this standard will be next Thursday, April 30.

 

Monday:  Students will solve problems involving multiple operations.  Review key words and vocabulary.  HOMEWORK:  BACK of sheet 1-5   

 

Tuesday:   Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. BACK

 

Wednesday:  Finding Correct Expressions Group Activity, Solving Word Problems

Study the multiplication facts that you have not mastered for our Drills THURSDAY

 

Thursday:  Quiz on 3.OA.8  Study the back of the sheet for this quiz

Multiplication Drills (only the sets that you have not mastered yet)

 

Friday: Math Man Operations and What’s the Question Again Cards


Hello Letter for the week of April 13, 2015
Due Date: 4/18/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Week: April 13, 2015  Hello Letter

Dear Parents,

We will have a Benchmark on Friday:   3.MD.2  Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l).6 Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.

 

Social Studies-TEST April 15, 2015  The 3 branches of government notes were given to the students before Spring Break. The notes are also online at highlandhomeschoolinites click classroom assignments(my name).

 

Science-3 kinds of Rocks  Notes should be kept in your journal

 

Monday:  Review the units of measurement for volumes and masses

Tuesday: Solve problems finding the differences and sums of problems with masses and volumes.

Wednesday:  Solving one-step word problems with like units.  Students have mixed practice, requiring students to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to find solutions to problems involving grams, kilograms, and liters.

Thursday:  Multiplication Drills on the facts that you have not mastered this nine weeks.

Review more problems with liquid volumes and mass of objects.  Check your high multiplication grades from the bottom of the last hello letter.

Friday: Benchmark TEST

Rock Investigation and Quiz on Notes (Open Journal)  Next week we will have a test on the rocks.

 

Review Notes

Milliliter A milliliter is equal to about 20 drops of water. Liter Many large soda bottles are either 1 or 2 liters. 1 Liter = 1,000 Milliliters

 

Gram (g) A gram is about the weight of a paperclip. Kilogram (kg) A kilogram is about the weight of a thick book. Remember: Kilo means 1,000. So a kilogram is 1,000 grams. 1 Kilogram is also about the same weight as 2 pounds.


Hello Letter for March 30-April 10
Due Date: 4/10/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Hello Letter for the week of March 30-April 10

Dear Parents,

We will be reviewing our skills from this year for the ACT Aspire.  The Math ACT Aspire will be April 8, 2015 and the Reading will be on April 9, 2015.  Please make sure that your children are at school on those 2 dates.  Please make sure your child is well rested these days.  Our Branches of Government Test will be April 15, 2015.  We will have a daily grade in Science and Social Studies until after the ACT Aspire Test.

Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. (This standard is limited to problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers; students should know how to perform operations in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).) [3-OA8]

Monday:  Review measurement, elapsed time, area, perimeter, and word problems.

Travel Problems Students find the difference between 3-digit numbers in the context of distances traveled on a fictional journey. Review ACT aspire materials with NY engage, Jeopardy Review  and Stride Academy.

Tuesday:  Money Problems and Assessment: Subtraction Facts:  Students solve subtraction problems that involve spending money and making change. They are assessed on their knowledge of subtraction facts that are related to addition combinations to 10 + 10.

Wednesday:  Subtracting Whole Dollars Students consider how to solve a subtraction problem with money by changing one of the numbers to a whole-dollar amount to create an easier problem.

Thursday: Benchmark on TIME  See back of sheet for study guide

Students will complete the multiplication drills to test fluency of them. STANDARD AO7

Friday:  Jeopardy REVIEW game

Student’s Name______________________Parent’s signature___________________

Highest score on the X facts:  2___3____4_____5_____6_____7_____8___9______

Round Test________American Revolution Test________

 


History NOTES for TEST APRIL 15, 2015 AFTER ASPIRE
Due Date: 4/2/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

History Notes for the Test April 15, 2015

 

Legislative - Makes Laws

Congress is composed of two parts: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Senate

The Senate has 100 elected senators total; 2 senators per state. Each senator serves a 6 year term.

House of Representatives

The House has 435 voting representatives; the number of representatives from each state is based on the state's population. Each representative serves a 2 year term and may be re-elected.

Executive - Carries Out Laws

The executive branch is composed of the President, Vice President and Cabinet members.

President

The president is the head of state, head of the U.S. government and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. military.

Vice President

The vice president not only supports the president, but also acts as the presiding officer of the senate.

Cabinet

The Cabinet members are nominated by the president and must be approved by the Senate (with at least 51 votes). They serve as advisors and heads of various departments and agencies.

Judicial - Evaluates Laws

The judicial branch of government is made up of the court system.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the highest court in the country.  The 9 justices are nominated by the president and must be approved by the Senate (with at least 51 votes).

Other Federal Courts

There are lower Federal courts but they were not created by the Constitution. Congress deemed them necessary and established them using power granted from the Constitution.




New Standard starting Feb.23 with AWESOME Graphing Websites
Due Date: 3/12/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Math Standards for new Unit  CHECK out the webstites below

 

18.) Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. [3-MD3]

 

Example: Draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.




19.) Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units — whole numbers, halves, or quarters. [3-MD4]

 

Social Studies

 

Title:

Plotting Points in Alabama

Overview/Annotation:

The students will be able to use coordinates to find locations of specific cities on a map of Alabama.

 

Websites for NEW STANDARDS

M&M Graphing Lesson Plan

http://teachers.net/...

The purpose of this lesson plan is to provide students with a hands-on and cooperative learning experience in the process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, and to improve decision making skills through the use of probability.

 


 

Reading Bar Graphs

http://www.studyzone...

Students read the graph and answer the questions. Very good practice for R.ES 7.3

 

TV411 Reading Charts and Graphs

http://www.tv411.org...

Automated graphs for student to read and answer the questions associated with it.

 

Chart Reading Practice 1

http://english-zone....

Students are asked to read and interpret the information in this chart.

 

Circle Grapher

http://illuminations...

This Illuminations page allows students to create graphs with multiple variables. You can alter the pre‑made data set and input your own data.

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/n...

Teachers and students can use this NCES Kids' Zone page to create different types of graphs.

 

Chart Tool

http://old.onlinecha...

This online chart tool allows teachers or students to design and share all kinds of graphs online and for free.

 


 

 

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/n...

Students can use this site to graph data collected.

 


 

 

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/n...

Use this site to create 5 different types of graphs. There is a tutorial to help you decide the best graph for your data and teach you how to use the tools.

 


 

 

ABC Teach - Graphing

http://www.abcteach....

This page contains various graphing activities.

 


 

 

Reading Bar Graphs

http://www.studyzone...

Students read the graph and answer the questions. Very good practice for R.ES 7.3

 


 

 

TV411 Reading Charts and Graphs

http://www.tv411.org...

Automated graphs for student to read and answer the questions associated with it.

 


 

Chart Reading Practice 1

http://english-zone....

Students are asked to read and interpret the information in this chart.

 


 

 

Group Graphing

http://www.fi.edu/qa...

This is a good example of how to graph information from 2 or 3 populations.

 

Circle Grapher

http://illuminations...

This Illuminations page allows students to create graphs with multiple variables. You can alter the pre‑made data set and input your own data.

 


 

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/n...

Teachers and students can use this NCES Kids' Zone page to create different types of graphs.

 


 

 

Chart Tool

http://old.onlinecha...

This online chart tool allows teachers or students to design and share all kinds of graphs online and for free.

 

Create a Graph

http://nces.ed.gov/n...

Use this site to create 5 different types of graphs. There is a tutorial to help you decide the best graph for your data and teach you how to use the tools.


Hello Letter for March 2, 2015
Due Date: 3/7/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Hello Letter for Mrs. Phillips March 2, 2015 week

 

Science: Chemical/Physical Change FINAL TEST  The children wrote down the notes from the board on Feb. 24, 2015.

Students should have the notes in his or her journal. The notes are also online at highlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignments click my name.

 

Social Studies:  Reading maps, graphs and charts on population and vegetation Quiz on Graphs

 

Math:  

Monday:  Cube Patterns: Red, Blue, Green Students describe a red-blue-green repeating pattern and identify its unit. They determine what colors are associated with particular numbers when the cube pattern is numbered with the counting numbers.

Activity:  Connect with Coordinates

Homework:  Back of Hello Letter

 

Tuesday:  Students describe the number sequence associated with the green cubes in the red-blue-green repeating pattern (3, 6, 9, 12, . . .) and consider why this number pattern occurs. They determine the number sequences for the red and blue cubes.  HW-paper

 

Wednesday: Students compare the three number sequences for each color in the red-blue-green repeating pattern. They use what they know about multiples of 3 to determine the color of cubes associated with particular numbers.  HW-review for TEST

 

Thursday:  TEST on Graphs  The Marbles of Rhomaar Students represent the story of

a child who receives a certain number of marbles each night. They discuss how different representations show the starting amount, the constant rate of increase, and the ending amount.

Students create charts and graphs with the rate of increase.

Homework:  Sheet

 

Friday:  Working with Tables Students use a table to represent and compare two situations with a constant rate of change. They develop methods for determining the total number of marbles on every fifth day, leading to the articulation of a rule for any day.

 

Student’s name_____________Parent’s signature:____________________________

Fraction BT _______Graph Quiz_________Science Journal_________________


Hello letter for March 9, 2015
Due Date: 3/6/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Hello Letter for March 9, 2015 Mrs. Phillips

 

Solve two-step word problems using the four operations. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. (Order of Operations).) [3-OA8]  Homework:  Back of this sheet and Journal problems

 

Monday:  Students combine hundreds to numbers above 1,000 and solve problems in which they subtract 2- and 3-digit numbers from multiples of 100.

 

Tuesday:  Capture from 300 to 600 Students play a variation of the game Capture 5, in which ones, tens, and hundreds are added to and subtracted from 3-digit numbers between 300 and 600. They continue to solve problems involving adding to and subtracting from multiples of 100.

 

Wednesday:  Related Subtraction Problems Students practice estimation strategies by focusing on how many hundreds there are in answers to subtraction problems. They solve sets of related problems that involve subtracting from multiples of 100 and numbers near multiples of 100.

 

Thursday:  Assessment: Multiplication Combinations Students discuss the ways in which increasing or decreasing the numbers in a subtraction problem affects the answer. They practice solving subtraction problems and are assessed on their knowledge of multiplication combinations with products to 50.

 

Friday:  Assessment: Operations with Multiples of 10 and 100Students discuss and represent the relationship between two subtraction problems that differ by multiples of 100. They are assessed on their fluency with adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and 100. An assessment checklist is provided.

 

Science-  Last chemical experiment with Ammonia  Journal Grade on chart

 

Social Studies-Recognize functions of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.  Daily grade on notes

•  Describing the process by which a bill becomes law

•  Explaining the relationship between the federal government and state governments, including the three branches of government (Alabama)

•  Defining governmental systems, including democracy, monarchy, and dictatorship

Notes will be given Tuesday, and there will be a test on Wednesday, March 18.

 

Student’s name:_______________Parent’s signature_______________________________

3rd 9 Week Post Test:____________Science Chemical Te


Hello letter for Feb. 23 week
Due Date: 3/4/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Hello Letter for the week of Feb. 23, 2015 Mrs. Phillips

Check out the new websites on highlandhomeschoolinsites for our new graph unit.

Click classroom assignments, and find my name for hello letters and websites.

 

Math-Review fractions  Our last Fraction test will be this Thursday.

We are beginning a new unit on Graphs this week.

 

Science-Chemical Experiment  This week the children will test mixtures of unknowns and identify the unknown solids.  Observations and charts will be a daily grade this week.

 

Social Studies-Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs.  We will be plotting and reading graphs in class this week.

Graph Quiz on Friday

 

Monday-Fraction Review each day.  Students describe the overall trends shown by the shape of a line graph. They find changes in temperature, including finding the difference between positive and negative values. Homework: Back of this sheet

 

Tuesday:  Students share methods to find the difference between a positive and negative temperature. They plot points on a graph to show the change in temperature over a day and describe the shape of the graph.

Homework:  Review sheet



Wednesday:  Students match stories to temperature graphs by considering how features of the story match the overall shape of the graph. They create original stories to match the shape of temperature graphs.

Homework:  Review sheet and journal for Fraction Test     Review facts

 

Thursday:  Final Fraction Test Multiplication Drills

Finish stories and graphs

 

Friday:  A Summer Day in Cairo, Egypt Students complete and share stories that match the shape of temperature graphs. They complete an assessment in which they interpret the change in temperature over a day in Cairo, Egypt. Review the Fraction Test from Thursday

 

Supplies:  Each child really needs a Graph/Quad Ruled Math Journal.  We use these to help us create graphs, etc. in math and Social Studies class.  Journal for Science/SS.  Notebook paper

4 sharpened pencils or a mechanical pencil with lead each day. THANKS

 

Student’s Name:____________________Parent’s signature:_________________________________

Fraction Benchmark TEST________States of Matter Test____________


Final TEST on Chemical/Physical Change NOTES
Due Date: 3/2/2015
Subject: 3026 Science
  1. Physical changes are changes in the way matter looks.

 

2.  Changes in size and shape are physical changes.

 

3.  A physical change can also take place when matter changes from one state to another state.

 

4.  Examples of physical changes to a piece of paper:  Cutting,Tearing,Shredding,Folding,Painting

Writing on,and Gluing

 

5.  Chemical changes are the opposite of physical changes.

 

6.  Chemical changes take place when matter changes to a different kind of matter.

 

7.  Examples of a chemical change are a campfire and a rusty car.

 

8. What is a solution?

 

9.  What is a suspension?

 

10.  What was your favorite chemical experiment?


Mrs. Phillips Hello Letter for the week of Feb. 16, 2015 with notes
Due Date: 2/20/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Hello Letter for Feb. 16, 2015

Science- Chemical Experiment with Heat   We get heat from different sources. A fuel is something that can be burned for heat and energy. Wood, coal, charcoal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas are all examples of fuels. Fossil fuel, which is oil, coal, or natural gas created from the geological remains of decomposing plants and animals.

Review for States of Matter Test:   TEST is Friday

1.  Matter is anything that takes up space.

2.  Liquids don’t have a fixed shape.  Liquids take the shape of its container.  3.  Nothing happens to the chemical structure of water.  4.  What will happen if you increase both the pressure and temperature of a liquid?  It will boil.

5.  Water’s chemical formula is H20. What does this mean?  Each water molecule contains 2 hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

6.  How can you remove energy from matter?  by lowering its temperature

7.  A synonym for expand is spread out.

MATH

Monday:  Reading, writing, and interpreting the meaning of the decimal numbers 0.50, 0.25, and numbers greater than 1 with these decimal portions, such as 2.5 and 2.25 and review equivalent fractions.

Homework:  Back of sheet

 

Tuesday:  Students solve two problems to assess whether they can identify fractional parts of a whole and fractions of a group of objects, and whether they can use their knowledge of equivalencies to determine whether + is equal to 1.   Homework: Review sheet

 

Wednesday:  Review for the Fraction Benchmark TEST  Review equivalent fractions,

Homework:  complete questions and study sheet

 

Thursday: Benchmark Test

 

Friday: Introduction to new Graph Unit

Temperature Graphs Around the World Students read and describe the temperatures, including temperatures below 0° (Fahrenheit), on temperature graphs from

different locations.

 

Student’s name_____________________Parent’s signature_____________________________

Map Quiz_____________Fraction Quiz____________Science Daily_________


Social Studies Map Vocabulary Test Thursday Feb. 12
Due Date: 2/12/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Cardinal Directions

North, South, East, and West

Intermediate Directions

Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest

Compass Rose

a drawing on a map that shows direction

Scale

tells you have much smaller the distance on a map is compared to the actual distance

Smaller the scale...

the more detail

Map Key/Legend

explains the symbols used on the map

Political Map

shows political boundaries, states, cities, countries, capitals

Physical Map

shows types of landforms and bodies of water found in the area -shows the earth's natural features (i.e. elevation and vegetation)


Hello Letter for Feb. 9-12, 2015
Due Date: 2/12/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Feb. 9-12, 2015 Hello Letter

 

Dear Parents,

Students do NOT have school on Feb. 13, 2015.  We will have our Social Studies Map Quiz on Thursday. We will also have a quiz on equivalent fractions.  THANKS for all of your help in your child’s education.

 

Science:  Chemical Experiments with Red Cabbage Juice  

Social Studies:  Different Kinds of Map  Quiz Thursday  The map vocabulary has been on my board for them to write down since Tuesday, Feb. 3.

Math- Equivalent Fractions Quiz Thursday  Introduction to Decimals

 

Monday:  Making Half-Yellow Designs Students find half of different pattern block designs and continue to work on finding equivalencies.  

Homework:  Back of Hello Letter

 

Tuesday:  Sharing Money Students solve problems with items that can be split into fractional parts and ones that cannot. They discuss the meaning of the decimal notation 0.25. They solve problems involving the decimal notation for amounts of money. Homework:  Review page from class

 

Wednesday:  Students discuss the meaning of equivalent fraction and decimal notation, using problems about dividing amounts of money (e.g., of a dollar equals 0.25). They examine the relationship between fractions and decimals. Homework: Review and study work

 

Thursday:  Math Quiz

Fractions and Decimals That Are Equal Students continue comparing the value of landmark decimals and fractions.

 

Student’s name:_______________Parent’s signature:_______________________

Fraction BENCHMARK TEST:_______Chemical Vocabulary Test 2:___________

***Please do not forget your necessary supplies each day.  You need:
Math journal, Science/Social Studies Journal, paper, pencil, index cards, behavior calendar with parent signature each night, and a SMILE!


Hello Letter for Feb. 2, 2015
Due Date: 2/7/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips                         Feb. 2, 2015                                        Hello Letter

Projects

Dear Parents,

Thank you for sending the brownies for our Fraction investigation.  The children learned the meaning of the denominator, and really enjoyed them.  We are working on fractions again this week.  Fraction BENCHMARK will be Thursday.

 

Science

We are working on our chemical experiments.  We will be testing with vinegar and iodine this week.  Our Science vocabulary test will be on Feb. 5. The words were on last week’s hello letter, and the children should have them in the Science Journal and vocabulary cards to study with each day/night.  

 

Social Studies

We will be looking at maps. The children will have a daily grade on reading a map Friday.

 

Math

Mon.:  Sharing Several Brownies Students solve problems about people sharing brownies. They compare equivalent fractions and fraction expressions. Homeowork: Back of sheet

 

Tuesday:  Assessment: Sharing Four Brownies Students solve problems about sharing groups of objects. An assessment focuses on finding equal shares that include fractional parts.


Wednesday:  Making Cookie Shares Students find ways to make one whole with combinations of halves, thirds, and sixths by using pattern blocks. They also find combinations of fractions that equal , , and . They write equations for these combinations.

Thursday:  FRACTION BENCHMARK

The Fraction Cookie Game Students play a game in which they combine fractional parts to create wholes and find fraction equivalencies.

Friday:  Assessment: Many Ways to Make a Share Students discuss whether a combination of two fractions equals a half and find equivalencies for a variety of fractions (, , , , ). They are assessed on their knowledge of common equivalent fractions (such as = and = ) and on combining fractions to equal 1 and other fractions.

 

Student’s name:_______________________Parent’s signature:_________________________

Fraction Daily_____________Science Open Journal Quiz__________


Hello letter for the week of Jan. 26
Due Date: 2/2/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Hello Letter for the week of Jan. 26, 2015

 

Dear Parents,

    We are beginning our Unit on Fractions this week. Our first investigation will be Sharing Brownies.  If you can send a pan of brownies for our fraction activity, then please send the whole brownie to school on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.  Please do NOT cut the brownie, because part of the investigation is dividing the brownies into fractions.  This is a great learning tool for the children to remember a very important concept in understanding the value of fractions.

    In Science this week we will continue the chemical experiments.  We made Chemical Vocabulary cards on Jan. 12, 2015 for the vocabulary test that we had on Thursday, Jan. 22.  We played a game with these words and definitions everyday in class.  Your child had his or her vocabulary definitions for about 2 weeks.  I was hoping that this would help your child retain the meanings.  Your child should have the following definitions in his or her Science Journal and flash cards for the next Science vocabulary test that will be on Feb. 5, 2015.

Chemical Vocabulary Test #2  

base, compare, crystal, crystallization, evaporation, filter, liquid, physical property, solution,

and chemical change

Monday- Review the Division Benchmark Test and the skills from Unit 5

Making Fair Shares with REAL BROWNIES Students divide rectangles and BROWNIES into equal pieces. They discuss how to prove that each piece is equal and how to label an equal share as a fraction of the whole.  Student Activity Book pp. 1–3

Science-Filteration and Crystallization this week

Tuesday-Sharing Many Things Students solve problems in which they find fractions of a group of 12 objects. Homework:  Review Fractions

Wednesday-Making Fraction Sets Students make and label fraction

sets consisting of pieces that represent common unit fractions (, , , , ) and use the sets to place these fractions in order by size. They consider whether two differently shaped sixths of the same whole are equal.  Student Activity Book pp. 4–5 Homework:  Fractions

Thursday-More Than One Piece Students work with fractions that have a numerator larger than 1 and find different ways to combine fractions to make one whole.Student Activity Book p. 7  

Science OPEN Journal Quiz on the 6 notes that were taken on matter last week and vocabulary

Friday-Sharing Several Brownies Students solve problems about people sharing brownies. They compare equivalent fractions and fraction expressions.  Fraction Quiz

Student Activity Book pp. 11–13

Science-Complete Science Experiments

 

Student’s Name______________________Parent’s signature__________________________

Division Benchmark TEST______Chemical Vocabulary Test #1_______(read above note at the top)

 

Please check one of the lines below.  We are doing exciting things  in Science and Math, and I would like to share some pictures of the  children on the highlandhomeschoolinsites.

_________Yes, I give Mrs. Phillips permission to post photos of my child on the Highland Home School website.

_________No, I do not give Mrs. Phillips permission to post photos of my child on the Highland Home School website.














Fractions! Check out these websites for FUN
Due Date: 1/31/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

http://interactivesites.weebly.com/fractions.html

 

Illuminations:

This site has seven Fraction Activities  for exploring  fractions. Some require flash, others java. One intriguing one uses the different sized gears on a bike to pedal distances by creating fractions. Quite challenging. There are different bike courses to complete with a different par value (the number of complete pedal turns) for each course to try to beat.

 

GeoGebra Wiki- Fractions

A large collection of interactives demonstrating various aspects of fractions made usingGeoGebra. Those looking for extension activities can use GeoGebra (a free program ) to create their own activities. Geogebra activities can often be operated directly from a java enabled browser, or Geogebra can be used offline by installing it directly on any operating platform.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives lives up to its name with many many virtual manipulatives . Those that involve fractions include:-

Diffy – keep filling in the blank space with the value that is the difference of two numbers until their are no blanks left. Can be set up for fractions.

Factor Tree lets you drill down finding the factors of one or two numbers – good for finding highest common factor

Multiplication of Fractions – virtual manipulative that let’s you visualize  fraction multiplication

Rename fractions so that both fractions have a common denominator. Various levels of difficulty.

Visual fractions Great collection of interactives (flash) for working with fractions. Although the degree of difficulty seems to be random rather than progressively more difficult, but it is still a good site. While the method of presentation is common to a number of programs,  Visual Fractions does a particularly good job of providing  suitable  accompanying text.

Fraction Games Online Four fun games (in flash format) – 2  that practice identifying fractions and 2 for recognising equivalent fractions. Fraction Balls (screenshot below)  is popular.  It’s worth checking out the home page of MathGames for other fun maths activities.

Learn with Math – Fraction Math Games This site is a mixture of online activities links to other sites, as well as classroom activities. There is such a huge collection here that it deserves a mention, but it’s a mixed bag, as a  few of the activities are possibly more confusing and than instructional.    The Online Fractions Games page has a great collection of fraction based games from around the web.

Vectorkids: fractions. A simple little flash interactive to practice identifying fractions.

Games Central: Melvin’ Make A Match A flash activity that involves matching partially shaded shape to a fraction

Death to Decimals: An easy paced shoot the correct decimal match for the fraction.

Jamit Fractions – Lessons and Games Nicely explained series of lessons on fractions, with a series of accompanying games (java applets) that test knowledge of the lesson (basically simple shoot-em-ups or similar). Often the game is a reward activity for getting 10 sums correct answers.  Where math activities are incorporated directly into the game time pressure is avoided.

Fraction Worksheets: Fraction problem Generator (from Jamit site)creates free printables for practice in mulitplying and dividing fractions, as well as  equivalent fractions, LCM, HCF, and comparing common fractions.  Each worksheet can be created in three or four levels of difficulty (though even the easy level is often above basic level), and each sheet is randomly generated each time (with an answer sheet). Unfortunately when I last checked there was a problem generating the question sheets for the last few activities.

Old Egyptian Maths Cats A series on interactive puzzles (requires java).  The challenge is to find two or three fractions with different denominators that can be added together to make another faction with a different denominator. eg 1/2 + 1/6 = 2/3, but there are 4 other possible solutions. Number of possible solutions and degree of difficulty is shown. A nice extended activity that requires excellent fraction comprehension. Some of the questions are very challenging.

MathSplat: a fun activity that requires solving fraction problems by selecting the correct answer. Simple but nicely done. There’s probably more activities on this site but I can’t work out how to access them.

Who wants Pizza: asks various questions about how a pizza is being shared amongst children, followed by simple online quiz.  Nice logical and gentle  presentation of various fraction manipulations.  Screens are uncluttered and easy to understand.

Fraction Frenzy is a race to find equivalent fractions. Good for practice once the concept is mastered.

Robo Solitaire 13: While it has nothing to do with fractions, it is an ingenious way to get students adding lots of numbers.

Helping with Math

This site has a fairly extensive section on fractions targetting home schooling parents, along with very clearly explained videos.

Resources on this site also includes  two good practice activities for mastering equivalent fractions.

MatchingFraction Game – Equivalent Fractions is a simple drag and drop activity.

Targetting Equivalent Fractions is a very simple point and shoot game.

Commercial sites:

These sites have some free content and / or a free trial period.  They operate on a subscription per year fee.

Conceptua Math – Free Tools for Teachers Very nice collection of interactives, along with a short video explaining how to use each interactive. ( links to the interactives are immediately to the right of the demo video.Each tool has an exploratory mode and a problem solving mode. Very highly reccommended. Sample lesson plans are also provided.  While an extensive range of interactive tools are available for free, the entire site can be accessed for classroom use for $1.50 to $3.00 per year per student, or $60 per child for home schooling.  ($US)

Learning Planet: a commercial site with a large range of activities  – family membership with 5 students $40.00, classroom – 30 students for $100.00. Ten day free trial.

Explore elearning has 29 interactive gizmos that involve fractions.  Each activity is limited to five minutes,  though 30 day trial with unlimited time is available. Schools can negotiate rates and can create classes giving access to  all students in class.

Worksheets and online coaching and quizes

Mr Martini’s Classroom – Fractions Simple but effectively presented fraction problems for 9 different types of fraction operations.

RicksMath -Tips and Tricks for Solving Fractions: Probably more useful as a revision learning summary of fractions. Everything is there and fully explained, but the explanations might be a little confusing for someone beginning fractions. Still it does a better job than a lot of other sites.

Home School Maths has activities,  worksheets and an extensive a nicely organised link list of games.

Home School Math – Fraction Worksheet Generator.  Allows you to enter the number of questions reqired, the type of operation, range for numerator, range for denominator etc. Also prints an answer sheet.

Home School Math – Fraction Worksheets 2: Equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and converting from improper to mixed fractions. Similar options to above to generate questions.

Home School Math – Fraction Decimal Worksheets

WebMath: Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks “solve.” In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer. (though sometimes a little recipe driven – no explanation of why dividing by a fraction is the same as inverting the fraction and multiplying)

Videos

Although there is a huge number of videos about fractions, it’s next to impossible to find a good quality video. Many provide rote techniques with no attempt to explain why the technique works eg (turn the fraction upside down and multiply to divide). These two offerings are a more light hearted loook at fractions.

Action at the Fraction Bar: light-hearted You Tube musical about fractions. 2mins 21secs. “Heading down in my LCD – lowest common denominator ……..my numerator’s up, my denominator’s down…”

Matrix Learning – Number Rights by NSMU cartoon video with a entertaining appeal for the rights for down-trodden fractions


Mrs. Phillips Hello Letter for the week of Jan. 12
Due Date: 1/17/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips week of Jan. 12 Hello Letter

 

Monday:  Students use arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50.  Students will answer word problems involving multiplication.

Science-Chemical Experiment VOCABULARY The 10 vocabulary words and definitions were written in the child’s journal and vocabulary flash cards were made to study with for the test on next Friday. Intro to chemical experiments

Social Studies-review vocabulary cards and discuss pollution

Tuesday:  Using known multiplication combinations to determine the product of more difficult combinations

Science-Mystery investigation

Wednesday:   Array Games- Students learn an array game and continue using arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50.

Science:  Is it soluble?  Students will use the scientific method to learn how to determine if substances or soluble or not soluble.

Thursday:  Multiplication word problem Benchmark  See the back of this hello letter for some sample problems

Social Studies-Review all ecology vocabulary.  Remember the vocabulary was on last week’s Hello letter. Your child should also have flash cards that we made in class to study with from last week.

Friday:  Using arrays to find a product by skip counting by one of its dimensions
Using known multiplication combinations to determine the product of more difficult combinations

Social Studies:  Ecology Vocabulary Test (notes were on last week’s hello letter)

 

Science Vocabulary Words

  1. acid

  2. chemical

  3. chemistry

  4. control

  5. data

  6. experiment

  7. indicator

  8. neutral

  9. observe

  10. suspension




Hello Letter for Jan. 6 week
Due Date: 1/10/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Math Hello Letter Jan. 6, 2015 Mrs. Phillips

Dear Parents,

     Your child needs at least 4 sharpened pencils each day.  Don’t forget your Math Journal.  A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our multiplication and division illustrations in this unit.  Your child needs a journal for Science and Social Studies.  Please make sure that your child has proper supplies each day.THANKS! THANKS for all you do to help in your child’s education.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

GLOBAL Scholar Pretest in Computer Lab this week

 

Tuesday:  Math-Counting Around the Class Students share representations for the multiples of 3 and 6. They solve more multiplication problems and focus on using known combinations to solve more difficult problems. They are assessed on their ability to solve multiplication problems using skip counting or known combinations.

Homework:  See back of sheet  

Science-  Scientific Method introduction

 

Wednesday:  Using Multiplication Combinations Students solve more multiplication problems and focus on using known combinations to solve more difficult problems.

Science-Scientific Method, generate hypothesis

 

Thursday:  

Arranging Chairs Students are introduced to arrays to represent multiplication. They use arrays to find factors and products.  Daily grade on multiplication word problems

Science-soluble or insoluble

 

Friday:  Finding the Number of Squares in an Array Students use arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50.  Science-quiz on the scientific method foldable.  STUDY the foldable

Steps in Scientific Method-observation, problem, hypothesis, experiment, results, conclusions

Social Studies will be next week. The following vocabulary will on next week’s quiz.

ecology

Definition: The study of how organisms relate to each other and their environments

Context: Ecology shows us why its important to protect the Earth from pollution.

exhaust

Definition: waste gases produced by an engine

Context: Cars, trucks, and buses make a kind of pollution called exhaust.

nature

Definition: The physical world

Context: All living things are part of nature.

pollution

Definition: Harmful or poisonous substances that dirty the air, water, or land

Context: Pollution can be dangerous to people, plants, and animals.

recycle

Definition: To use something again or to convert it to a new use

Context: One way of making less trash is to recycle what we use.

 


Math Hello letter for the week of December 8, 2014
Due Date: 12/15/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Math Hello Letter                      Dec. 8, 2014                 Mrs. Phillips

My email is mphillips@crenshaw-schools.org

 

 

Helpful websites:  highlandhomeschoolinsites.com

Hello letters, helpful websites for skills, and information are located at the above address.

We started our multiplication drills the first week of school.  If you have not mastered a set, then you really need to spend extra time studying at home.  The Unit that we are in will have benchmark tests with multiplication and division problems.  Practice makes perfect.

IMPORTANT:  There will be a BENCHMARK on multiplication problems Thursday.

 

Monday:  Solving Multiplication Problems Students are introduced to the Ten-Minute Math activity Counting Around the Class. They solve problems about multiplication situations.

Homework:  Review and answer questions and study facts

 

Tuesday:  Solving Problems About Our Pictures Students illustrate multiplication situations and solve problems about their pictures as an assessment of their understanding of the meaning of multiplication.

Homework: complete your problem and illustration  and study facts

 

Wednesday:  Highlighting Multiples on 100 Charts Students highlight the multiples of 2, 5, and 10. They look for relationships between the multiples of 5 and 10.  Homework:  Study facts  and prepare your sheet

for our multiplication drills on Thursday.  See Thursday

 

Thursday:  BENCHMARK TEST on Multiplication

Multiplication Drills are today on the 2-9 facts.  Please look at your highest scores on each set.  If you have already mastered a set, then it is not necessary to take that set.  Have your papers ready for the set(s) that you need to take before coming to class today.

More Multiples Students discuss the relationships between the multiples of 5 and 10. They highlight the multiples of 3 and 6.  Students create and solve word problems with multiples.

 

Friday:  Solving Related Story Problems Students solve related story problems that encourage them to use the answer to one problem to help them solve another, larger problem.

Homework:  We started our multiplication drills the first week of school.  If you have not mastered a set, then you really need to spend extra time studying at home.  The Unit that we are in will have benchmark tests with multiplication and division problems.  Practice makes perfect.



Student’s name:______________Parent’s signature:_______________________

Geometry Benchmark Test_______

Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts:

2______3 ______4_____5______6_____7_____8______9________

Don’t forget your Math Journal.  A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our multiplication and division illustrations in this unit.  THANKS!


Websites for geometry skills
Due Date: 12/5/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Shapes / Polygons

Buzzing with Shapes
Tic tac toe with shapes; drag the counter to the shape that has that amount of sides.
www.harcourtschool.com/activity/buzz/buzz.html

Patch Tool
An online activity where the student designs a pattern using geometric shapes.
illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=27

Polygon Matching Game
Learn all the common polygons by playing this fun, timed matching game. 
www.mathplayground.com/matching_shapes.html

Shapes Identification Quiz from ThatQuiz.org
An online quiz in a multiple-choice format, asking to identify common two-dimensional shapes. You can modify the quiz parameters to your liking.
www.thatquiz.org/tq-f/math/shapes

Star Polygons Worksheets
Free worksheets for creating different star polygons by connecting the vertices of regular polygons. Also includes a few worksheets with blank regular polygons.
www.childrensbestactivities.com/star-polygons.php

Math Mammoth Geometry 1
A textbook/workbook together for grades 3-5, written by the owner of this site. You will learn geometry by drawing. Topics covered include angles, rectangles, parallelograms, polygons, circles, area, perimeter, and volume. Price: $6.90 download, $12.70 printed.
www.mathmammoth.com/geometry_1.php

Looking at Polygons
An interactive lesson with explanations and quiz from Absorb Mathematics course written by Kadie Armstrong, a mathematician.
www.absorblearning.com/mathematics/demo/units/KCA007.html

Polygon Sort
Drag and drop the polygons in the correct place in the diagram. 
www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=quad

Interactivate! Tessellate
An online, interactive tool for creating your own tessellations. Choose a shape, then edit its corners or edges. The program automatically changes the shape so that it will tessellate (tile) the plane. Then push the tessellate button to see your creation! 
www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Tessellate

Polygon Playground
Drag various colorful polygons to the workarea to make your own creations! 
www.mathcats.com/explore/polygons.html

Tangram puzzles for kids
Use the seven pieces of the Tangram to form the given puzzle. Complete the puzzle by moving and rotating the seven shapes. 
www.abcya.com/tangrams.htm

Interactive Tangram Puzzle
Place the tangram pieces so they form the given shape. Uses Java. 
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_112_g_2_t_1.html

Logic Tangram game
Note: this uses four pieces only. Use logic and spatial reasoning skills to assemble the four pieces into the given shape. 
www.mathplayground.com/tangrams.html

Tangram
Interactive tangram pieces. Build your own shapes or try to make the given shapes. 
www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=tangram

 

Math Mammoth Early Geometry

A self-teaching worktext for 1st - 3rd grade that covers basic shapes, right angle, symmetry, area, perimeter, and solids.

Download ($5.95). Also available as a printed copy.

=> Learn more and see the free samples!

See more topical Math Mammoth books

 

Quadrilaterals

Interactive Quadrilaterals
See all the different kinds of quadrilateral "in action". You can drag the corners, see how the angles change, and observe what properties do not change.
www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/quadrilaterals-interactive.html

Dynamic Rectangle and Parallelogram
Drag the sides of a dynamic parallelogram or a rectangle to explore these concepts.
www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=25040

Classify Quadrilaterals Worksheets
Make free printable worksheets for classifying (idenfitying, naming) quadrilaterals. There are seven special types of quadrilaterals: square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, trapezoid, kite, scalene, and these worksheets ask students to name the quadrilaterals among these seven types.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/classify_quadrilaterals.php

Quadrilaterals Quest
First, the quest asks you to choose all the quadrilaterals with the given properties. After several of those types of activities follows a quiz.
teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/geometry/6-8/activities/quad_quest/quad_quest.html

Quadrilateral Properties
Investigate the properties of square, rectangle, rhombus, an isosceles trapezoid, and a non-isosceles trapezoid in this dynamic, online activity.
www.glencoe.com/sites/texas/student/mathematics/assets/interactive_lab/geometry/G_08/G_08_dev_100.html

Quadrilateral Classification Game
A virtual manipulative that challenges students to "draw" quadrilaterals with specific characteristics by moving vertices on a coordinate grid. Includes some challenging vocabulary, which is explained below the activity, such as orthodiagonal quadrilateral, cyclic, or convex quadrilateral.
www.uff.br/cdme/jcq/jcq-html/jcq-en.html

Properties of Kites
Investigate the interior angles and diagonals of kites with these interactive tools.
math.kendallhunt.com/x19428.html

Math Mammoth Early Geometry

A self-teaching worktext for 1st - 3rd grade that covers basic shapes, right angle, symmetry, area, perimeter, and solids.

Download ($5.95). Also available as a printed copy.

=> Learn more and see the free samples!

See more topical Math Mammoth books

 

Triangles

Triangle Explorer
Practice calculating the area of a triangle using this interactive tool.
www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/TriangleExplorer

Classify Triangles Worksheets
Make free printable worksheets for classifying triangles by their sides, angles, or both.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/classify_triangles.php

Triangle Classification at Cut The Knot
A tutorial and an applet about classifying triangles by their sides and angles. In the applet, you can drag any of the vertices of the triangle, and the applet tells you whether your triangle is acute, obtuse, or right, or equilateral, isosceles, or scalene.
www.cut-the-knot.org/triangle/Triangles.shtml

Rags to Riches: Classify Triangles by Sides and Angles
Answer multiple-choice questions about the angles of a triangle and classification of triangles in a quest for fame and fortune.
www.quia.com/rr/457498.html

Identify Triangles Quiz
A simple multiple-choice quiz about identifying (classifying) triangles either by their sides or angles. You can modify some of the quiz parameters, such as the number of problems in it.
www.thatquiz.org/tq-A/?-j1-l34-p0

Dr. Math Introduces Geometry: Learning Geometry is Easy! Just ask Dr. Math!
A supplement to middle school geometry, Dr. Math Introduces Geometry has a light tone, clear layout, and humorous cartoons by Jessica Wolk-Stanley. The best part is that the explanations to math questions are accurate and clear. You'll find answers to dozens of real questions from students who needed help understanding the basic concepts of geometry. This book covers angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, area, perimeter, Pi, circle parts, polyhedra, surface area, volume, nets, congruent transformations, and symmetry. Price ~$12 new, ~$1-6 used.
 

Triangles & Quadrilaterals Classification Game
Look at the shapes as they go past, and drag them into the right groups (equilateral, isosceles, or scalene triangles, and quadrilaterals with 4 congruent sides, 2 congruent sides, or no congruent sides).
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/shapes/play/

Classifying Triangles Game
A fast-paced game where you drag triangles into the correct basket as fast as you can (acute, obtuse, right).
www.math-play.com/classifying-triangles/classifying-triangles.html

 


Math hello letter for Dec. 1, 2014
Due Date: 12/1/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter December 1

Dear Parents,

We will have a BENCHMARK TEST on this THURSDAY. We have been going over geometry for a while.  Please review the back of this hello letter for a study guide.

3.G.1 Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

 

Monday:  Working With Shapes and Angles Students continue to explore the characteristics of triangles, quadrilaterals, and angles, including angle measurement.  Homework:  back of this letter

 

Tuesday:  End-of-Unit Assessment Students complete assessment tasks that focus on finding and identifying area, triangles, and right angles.

 

Wed.:  Sorting shapes according to colour and shape, Sort 2D shapes - number of corners, identify quadrilaterals, classify quadrilaterals on the tree, complete a diagram on the polygons, complete the Benchmark review for the test tomorrow. Study the back of this hello letter.

Thurs.:Students will complete the 3.G.1 BENCHMARK TEST. New UNIT 5 if time permits  Many Things Come in Groups Students make lists of things that come in groups of 2 to 12 and use the lists to create multiplication situations. They solve teacher- and class-generated multiplication problems.

 

Fri.:  Students illustrate multiplication situations and write sentences describing the number of groups, the number in each group, and the product. They write multiplication equations to match their illustrations.

 

Student’s name:______Parent’s signature:_________________________

Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts:

2______3 ______4_____5______6_____7_____8_________

Area and Perimeter Benchmark Test_______

 

Don’t forget your Math Journal.  A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our geometry unit and our new unit.  THANKS!




Math Hello Letter for November 17
Due Date: 11/21/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips     Math Hello Letter for November 17

Dear Parents,

    The PTA Fall Festival has been changed to Thursday, November 20th, from 4:30 until 6:30.  PARENTS:  Please send one bag of candy with your child for the PTA to make the treat bags.  Each class is in charge of 2 bingo prizes as well.  

Please remember that I need your help with our Sweet Shop.  Please send homemade sweets individually wrapped in zip lock bags to sell for a ticket on that day by 4:00.  Best sellers in the past have been:  fudge and divinity.  Other items that we have sold are cookies, etc.  THANKS again for your help with the PTA Fall Festival. The PTA helps our school!  Your help is deeply appreciated!


Monday:  Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.  Homework:  Back of this sheet

Tuesday:  3.MD.C.7.c - Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a x b and a x c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.  Homework:  Review for the test on WEDNESDAY

Wednesday:  BENCHMARK TEST on AREA

Thursday:  Multiplication drills on the 2-8 facts scrambled in 30 seconds.  We will have the 9 facts in order this week, and scrambled after Thanksgiving.  Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.

Friday: AREA activities  We will be using square crackers, tiles, blocks, and other manipulatives to solve area during investigations.  

Happy THANKSgiving to you and your family!

I am very thankful for each one of you!


Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_________________________

Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts: 2______3______4______5______6_____7_____8_________Area and Perimeter Quiz_______


Don’t forget your Math Journal.  A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our area problems.  THANKS!







Math Hello Letter for November 10, 2014 with websites
Due Date: 11/17/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips    Math Hello Letter        November  10    

Websites:  http://www.mathchimp.com/3rd-grade-math-games,http://www.mathblaster.com/parents/math-games/3rd-grade-math-games

Dear Parents,

    The PTA Fall Festival has been changed to Thursday, November 20th, from 4:30 until 6:30 with the auction to begin promptly at 7 P.M. Parents:  Please send one bag of candy with your child for the PTA to make the treat bags.  Each class is in charge of 2 bingo prizes as well.  Please remember that I need your help with our Sweet Shop.  Please send homemade sweets individually wrapped in zip lock bags to sell for a ticket on that day by 4:00.  Best sellers in the past have been:  fudge and divinity.  Other items that we have sold are cookies, etc.  THANKS again for your help with the PTA Fall Festival. The PTA helps our school with necessary supplies, playground equipment, technology, etc.  THANKS!

Don’t forget about Stride Academy.  Login to Stride Academy with kcc10242. Do your best work on Stride Academy.  Overall percent correct winners are updated weekly!  There will be awards for the top 3 overall percent correct winners.  On the highlandhomeschoolinites you can find this hello letter and  multiplication links and tips.

THANKS for all of your guidance at home!



Monday:  DuringArea Activities Students begin a 3-day Math Workshop focusing on area. They create shapes with a given area, find the area of partially covered rectangles, and work on an optional LogoPaths activity in which they create rectangles with a perimeter of 200 steps.  Homework:  sheet

Tuesday Veteran’s Day Thank you to all of our veterans and soldiers!


Wednesday:   Area Activities, continued Students continue Math Workshop activities that focus on area and are introduced to a new Math Workshop activity—finding the perimeter and area of an irregular shape, their footprint.

Homework:  Check your highest X scores at the bottom.  STUDY!


Thursday:Students complete multiplication drills today.

Assessment: Make a Shape Students complete an assessment on creating a shape with an area of 5–7 square units. They continue Math Workshop activities focusing on area and discuss finding the perimeter and area of an irregular shape.  Homework:  sheet

Friday:  Students find all possible arrangements of four squares, called tetrominoes, and use transformations (flips, turns, slides) to prove whether or not one shape is the same as another. They use tetrominoes to cover the area of an 8 by 10 grid.  Homework:  STUDY your X facts!

Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_________________________

Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts: 2______3______4______5______6_____7_____8_________Quiz_______


Don’t forget your Math Journal.  A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our perimeter and area problems.  THANKS!

 
 

October 27, 2014 Math Hello Letter with Perimeter and Area 3.MD.8 guide
Due Date: 11/7/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips October 27, 2014 Math Hello Letter

Dear Parents,

THANKS for all of your guidance and encouragement at home.  Check the higlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignment click my name for websites and hello letters.  Login to Stride Academy is kcc10242.  I create quizzes on this site. Stride Academy challenges students who are excelling on it.  Stride also goes down if a child is struggling with a skill. Please check the bottom of this hello letter to see your child’s current overall percent correct on Stride.  THANKS!

Our next benchmark will be Thursday, November 6.  Please use the study guide on the back of this hello letter to prepare for that benchmark.  3.MD.8 Perimeter and Area  

Here are just a few websites on perimeter and area:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math/cc-third-grade-measurement/cc-third-grade-perimeter/e/comparing-area-and-perimeter,http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/geometry-math-games.html, and http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/polygon-perimeter.html

 

This week our ten minute math at the beginning of class is questions on telling time.

Monday:  The Trip Home Students solve travel problems involving distances over 100 miles back to distances under 100 miles. In a class discussion, they consider why these problems can be solved by subtracting the smaller number from the large number.  Homework: Problems 1-3

 

Tuesday:  Comparing Lengths and Heights Students are introduced to comparison problems that use the contexts of length and height.  Homework:  Problems 4-6  Study your low X facts

 

Wednesday:  Comparing Quantities Students use number lines to represent strategies for solving comparison problems and discuss why either addition or subtraction can be used to solve them. They practice solving comparison problems involving quantities. Homework: Study your multiplication facts that have not been mastered. CHECK your grades at the bottom.

 

Thursday:  Multiplication Drills are today.  We will have the 2,3,4,5,6, and 7 facts scrambled in 30 seconds each for the students that have not already mastered his or her facts.  The 8 multiplication facts will be in order this week.  

Who Has More? Students are introduced to related problems in which one of the numbers either increases or decreases, and they consider how that affects the solution. In Math Workshop, they practice solving subtraction problems in a variety of contexts.  Homework:  Problems 7-10

 

Friday:  How Many Are Left? Students solve problems about subtracting from multiples of 100. They continue to practice solving a variety of subtraction problems with 2- and 3-digit numbers.

 

Student’s name:_______________________Parent’s signature:_________________________

Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts: 2______3______4______5______6_____7_____

Quiz on 3 digit adding and subtracting:_________Geometry open journal note daily________

Stride Academy overall percent correct is________%.  Please use scratch paper, and do your best on Stride ACADEMY. THANKS for your guidance at home.

 

Homework

Monday:  1-3  Tuesday:  4-6 Wednesday: Study X facts  Thursday: 7-10

Remember the formulas for perimeter  (outside)and  area (inside).  

Perimeter=add all sides  P=S+S+S

Area=Length X width=square centimeters or inches

For example #1:  This problem is P=6cm+8cm+9cm=_______cm.

  1. Find the perimeter of a triangle with sides measuring 6 centimeters, 8 centimeters and 9 centimeters.

 

2.

A rectangle has a length of 9 inches and a width of 4 inches. Find the perimeter.

 

3.

Find the perimeter of a regular octagon, with each side measuring 7 meters.

 

4.

Find 4. The area of a square with each side measuring 5  inches

A =  in_A= Length X Width=5inches X 5inches=25 square inches_________________2  

 

5.

A rectangular yard has a length of 16 meters and a width of 3 meters. Find the area.

 

6.

A rectangle has an area of 56 square feet and a width of 4 feet. What is the length?

 

7.

Find the area of a parallelogram with a base of 9 centimeters and a height of 5 centimeters.

 

8.

The area of a parallelogram is 24 square inches and the base is 4 inches. Find the height.

 

9.

Find the area of a triangle with a base of 7 meters and a height of 4 meters.

 

10.

Find the area of a trapezoid with bases of 9 inches and 13 inches, and a height of 4 inches.




Math Hello Letter for October 14
Due Date: 10/20/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter Oct. 14-17, 2014

Dear Parents,

Our Fall Festival is scheduled for November 22, 2014.  The games will be

from 4 to 6 p.m with the auction starting at 7:00 p.m.  Please send candy that will not melt for the prize bags.  Your help is greatly appreciated.  Our PTA helps provide our school with awesome things. (sign out front, playground equipment, etc.)  I am responsible for the Sweet Shop.  If you know someone that can send homemade sweets, then please go ahead and ask them.  In the past grandmothers, aunts, mothers have sent items such as fudge, divinity, cookies, etc.  The hot items are the fudge and divinity!  THANKS very much for your help with making our Fall Festival a success for our school and PTA!



Tuesday:  Assessment: Numbers on the 1,000 Chart Students play a variation of the game Capture 5 in which they add and subtract ones, tens, and hundreds to and from 2- and 3-digit numbers. They are assessed on their understanding of 3-digit numbers   Homework:  Review problems

 

Wednesday:  How Did You Start? Students practice solving addition problems with 3-digit numbers and continue to play Capture on the 300 Chart. They discuss different ways to start addition strategies.  Homework: Study your X facts

 

Thursday:  Multiplication Drills  We will do the 2-7 facts this week.  

Addition Starter Problems Students choose from among several first steps for solving addition problems and find the solution.  Homework:  PTA 6:00

 

Friday:  Solving Addition Problems Students practice solving addition problems and play addition games. They discussCapture on the 300 Chart.  Homework:  Study your X facts!

 

Student’s name_________________Parent’s signature_____________________

9 Week’s Test_____Highest X grades 2_____3_____4_____5_____6_____7______



Events:  

Thursday:  PTA

Friday:  Football Goshen HERE

Saturday:  Football  New Brockton HERE  Good luck boys and girls!


Math Hello Letter for October 6 HOMECOMING EVENTS
Due Date: 10/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter

Week of 10/6/2014        REVIEW WEEK

Dear Parents,

THANK you for all of your hard work at home with our child!  This week is our Homecoming at HHS.   

Monday: America Wear Red, White, and Blue

Tuesday: Find a Twin   Powder Puff Game  1:30  $2 to go (Concessions will be sold.)

Way Back Wednesday: Dress in different decades or throwback wear

Thursday: Blue and White Day (Wear your Homecoming T-shirt)

6:30  Bonfire at the school

Friday: Dress Up Day (Sunday best clothes)  12:00-12:45  Class of 2004 Tea

12:45-1:15  Judging Hallways and Banners

1:30-2:30  Homecoming Program

2:30 - Pep Rally



Monday:  During:  How Many Stickers? Students solve addition problems in the context of stickers and money. They discuss and represent their strategies.

After:  Student Activity Book pp. 21–24

 

Tuesday:  Review for the First Nine Weeks Post Test

 

Wednesday:  Complete the 9 weeks test.    Review multiplication facts

 

Thursday:  Multiplication Drills 2-6 facts and the 7 facts in order

Review the test, intervention groups on the skills missed, and participate in Unit 1 games  Close to 100 and Collecting Cards

 

Friday:  During:  Combining Collections Students combine 2- and 3-digit numbers and discuss their strategies.

Student’s name:______________Parent’s signature:_________________________

Highest grade of the 9 weeks on each X set:  2________3________4_______5________6__________

REMEMBER this is the last week in the first 9 weeks.  If you do not have a high grade on a set yet, then you need to really study this week.

 

***If you would like to help with the third grade homecoming banner, then please return the bottom of this hello letter.  THANKS!

Name:____________________Best # to reach you______________________

 
 
 

Hello Letter for September 29, 2014
Due Date: 10/3/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for the week 9/29/14

 

The winners of the highest % correct (Graph Quiz) on Stride Academy are

1st: Avery Williams  2nd:  Madeline Jane Crowe  3rd:  Lane Duett  

New contest is on Stride now.  LOGIN kcc10242  Highest percent correct on the X quiz

 

Dear Parents,

Please review your child’s grades at the bottom of this hello letter, and send it back to school on Tuesday.  The multiplication drills are Thursday this week. Remember the highest grade on each set counts once in the grade book.  Over half of the third graders have mastered the 2-5 facts with 100% accuracy.  Please make sure your child reviews the facts that he or she has not mastered at the  bottom of this hello letter.  Practice makes perfect.  There are websites on highlandhomeschoolinsites click on classroom assignments, then scroll until you see my name.  Stride Academy is an awesome tool that is free to your child.  Login to Stride Academy is kcc10242.

There are also awesome free multiplication apps on tablets, etc. Our First 9 Weeks Post Test is coming up soon, and I will be sending home review questions.  THANKS for all of your guidance and encouragement at home!

 

Monday:  Collections and Quantities on the 1,000 Chart Students are introduced to Collection Cards as a story context for solving addition and subtraction problems. They use these cards to locate more numbers on their 1,000 charts.   Homework:  See back of hello letter

 

Tuesday:  Go Collecting—Estimating 100s Students play Go Collecting, using their knowledge of place value and known combinations to estimate the sums of 2- and 3-digit numbers and to determine the number of 100s in the sums. Homework:  problems

 

Wednesday:  How Many 10s? Students begin a class collection of 1,000. In Math Workshop they find the number of tens in 3-digit numbers, practice estimating and determining the number of 100s in the sums of 3-digit addition problems, and find pairs of 2-digit numbers that add to 100.  Homework:  Review your X facts (See the bottom of this for your highest score on each set.)

 

Thursday:  How Many 100s? Students discuss how to keep track of the Class Collection. In Math Workshop they solve problems about class collections. The session ends with a discussion about strategies for estimating the sums of 2- and 3-digit numbers and determining the number of 100s.  Homework:  review questions

 

Friday:  Representing How Many 10s? Students discuss and represent strategies for determining the number of tens in 3-digit numbers. In Math Workshop, they solve class collection problems and play Close to 100 and Go Collecting.

 

Student’s name______________________Parent’s signature:______________________

Inch Test_________Highest score on each X set  2 ____3______4____5_____6______

 

***Remember to study your X facts that you have not mastered above each night.


Math Hello Letter for the week of September 15, 2014
Due Date: 9/30/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter for the week of September 15, 2014

Dear Parents,

    Thank you for all of your support and encouragement at home!

This week we have our first BENCHMARK test on Thursday.  Remember the benchmark test counts 50% of your child’s grade.  Review the study guide each night.  Remember we have multiplication drills each week.  The highest score for the 9 weeks will be recorded once.  Many of the students have already mastered the 2,3, and 4 facts with 100%.  Practice makes perfect!

 

Monday Sept 15  Choosing Categories Students decide how to classify the new data from other classrooms and begin to develop representations of the data.

Homework:  Back of this hello letter STUDY GUIDE

 

Tuesday Sept 16  Comparing Groups Students complete their representations, write statements that describe the data, and compare these data with the data from their own classroom.  

Homework:  Study page 19  REVIEW study GUIDE for benchmark

 

Wednesday  Sept 17  

How Many Years in This School? Students are introduced to a line plot for representing numerical data. They create a line plot and describe a data set showing how many years a class of fifth graders has been at their school.

Homework:  Complete Journal questions and study for BENCHMARK


Thursday Sept 18  Students complete the Benchmark on Standard 18.  During:How Many Apples? Students represent and describe a set of data about the number of apples in a basket. They use the data to answer the question “About how many apples are in a basket?”  Homework:  p. 31 A Study your multiplication cards  Drills FRIDAY


Friday Sept 19  Multiplication drills on the 2,3,4, and 5 facts.  Next week we will begin the 6 facts in order.  What Is the Question? After brainstorming questions, each small group develops and revises a survey question so that it will yield ordered, numerical data. ***Start studying your 6 multiplication cards. We will do these next week in order.


Student’s name___________________Parent’s signature______________________

Graph Quiz_______Highest % for this 9 weeks on the 2______3______4______5____

 

Youth League Football in Luverne Saturday at 4:30  Good Luck Boys and Girls!

Don’t forget to get on Stride Academy.  Login to Stride   kcc10242

There are some awesome Math websites to help your child with his or her multiplication facts and skills.  Check the highlandhomeschooinsites.com (school website) click classroom assignments, then find my name.  THANKS!


       
       

Hello Letter for the week of September 22
Due Date: 9/29/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter for the week of September 22

Dear Parents,

    THANK you for all of your guidance at home!  This hello letter, multiplication tips, and websites can be found on the school website (highlandhomeschoolinistes.com)

Click on classroom assignments, and then scroll down until you see my name.

Stride Academy is an awesome tool that we are using this year.  1st-  Google login to Stride Academy, 2nd- then  the state capital will appear type in kcc10242 on this screen 3rd-scroll down until you see your name click on it 4th-type in your password (It is usually your child’s lunch number.)  If you have any problems, then please send me an email mphillips@crenshaw-schools.org.  THANKS again for all of your assistance at home. TOGETHER we will make this year SUCCESSFUL!

 

Monday:  Is Your Foot a Foot Long? Students review what they know about measurements of length, particularly an inch and a foot. They measure the length of their feet and describe the data shown on a line plot. They also record how far they can blow a pattern block.

Homework: STUDY guide on the back

 

Tuesday:  Why Are Our Measurements Different? Students measure in several real contexts, using feet and inches. The class compares their measurements for a distance across the classroom and discusses guidelines for accuracy in measuring a length longer than their measuring tool.

Homework: Finish questions and study guide

 

Wednesday:  Feet and Inches Students continue collecting data by measuring in feet and inches, and review correct notation for recording their measurements. They consider the question, "About how far can a Grade 3 student jump?" based on their data.

Homework:  STUDY guide and review questions



Thursday:  Quarter of an Inch BENCHMARK (STUDY the guide on the back of this sheet each night.)  Describing the Pattern Block Data Students discuss whether their second measurements of the length of the classroom were more accurate. They represent and describe the class data for blowing a pattern block.

Homework:  Study your X for the drills tomorrow

 

Friday:  Multiplication Drills on the sets that have not been mastered yet.  Please see your child’s highest score for the 9 weeks at the bottom of this Hello Letter.  

End-of-Unit Assessment Students are assessed on the benchmarks of this unit. First, they describe a given set of data of jump distances by writing a letter about what is most important to communicate about these data. Then they organize, represent, and describe a set of categorical data.

 

Student’s name______________________Parent’s signature___________________________________

Graph Benchmark TEST ______Highest X grade for the 9 weeks  2______3_____4______5_____6_____

On the multiplication drills remember the highest grade is only recorded once for the 9 weeks.  Each student’s should be improving each week.  THANKS for all of your encouragement at home!

 


GRAPH STUDY GUIDE with website to create graphs
Due Date: 9/16/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

 

Click on the following link to get the bar graph.

 

<a href="http://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/bar_graph/double_bar_graph_maker/">Double Bar Graph Maker</a>

 

1.  How many more total children preferred visiting the zoo over the museum?

 

2.  How many boys and girls liked the circus best?

 

3.  How many few students chose the park over the zoo?

 

4.  How many total boys’ votes are represented on this graph?

 

5.  How many total girls’ votes are represented in this graph?

 

6.  How many total children chose the museum?

 

7.  How many more girls preferred  the museum over the park?


8.  How many more girls like the circus than boys?


Math Hello letter Sept 2,2014
Due Date: 9/10/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips
Third Grade Math Hello Letter for Sept. 2, 2014

Dear Parents,
Thank you for all of your guidance at home! I am really enjoying teaching OUR children!
Multiplication drills will be each Thursday. I keep their scores on my X drill spreadsheet. I will start placing grades in INOW this week. The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be in INOW once. Last week we did the 4 multiplication facts in order. This week we will start the 4 facts scrambled.

Tuesday-Assessment: Addition Combinations Students are assessed on their fluency with addition combinations up to 10 + 10. In Math Workshop, they play games involving
combinations that add to 100 or $1.00 and solve story problems. Homework: Write these problems in your Math journal- 56¢ + 61¢, $0.47 + $0.48+ $0.12 and $0.32 + $0.18 + $0.64.

Wednesday-Students discuss story problem strategies. In Math Workshop, they find combinations of 100 and $1.00; add and subtract multiples of 10s and 1s; and trade 100s, 10s, and 1s. Homework: Review page 51,52, and study your 2,3, and 4 multiplication cards for the drills tomorrow.
Student Activity Book pp. 51–53

Thursday-End-of-Unit Assessment Students complete assessment tasks that focus on addition, combinations that make 100, and place value. Homework: Write the problem 37 + 21 + 56 in your Math Journal. 1st-round each number to the nearest ten and add 2nd-Add the exact numbers, 3rd Find how far from the exact answer their estimate was.

Friday-Students discuss the equivalence of different combinations of hundreds, tens, and ones for the same number. In Math Workshop, they continue finding combinations that add to 100 and $1.00 and solve
story problems that involve finding equivalencies of 100s,10s, and 1s. Homework: Write the problem 37 + 21 + 56 in your Math Journal. 1st-round each number to the nearest ten and add 2nd-Add the exact numbers, 3rd Find how far from the exact answer their estimate was.
Student’s name_______________________Parent’s signature____________________
Highest score on the multiplication drills (Remember it is the highest score for the 9 weeks that goes in the grade book.) The scores should improve each week. THANKS!
2 X _________3 X_________Investigation 1 Quiz________

 

 


Math Hello Letter for the week of August 25, 2014
Due Date: 8/31/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter for the week of August 25, 2014

 Dear Parents,  

     Thank you for all of your help at home.  Just a few reminders:  

Stride Academy- Login to Stride Academy, click on student, the code is kcc10242, and your child’s password is his or her lunch number.  The student should have scratch paper to work out his or her problems.  Check the bottom of this hello letter for an example of a number line.  THANKS!

Monday:  Making Numbers with 100s, 10s, and 1s Students use the sticker context to represent 3-digit numbers. They discuss equivalent combinations of stickers.       Homework:  page 34, study facts


Tuesday:  Hundreds, Tens, and Ones QUIZ-Students demonstrate the equivalence of 1 dollar to 10 dimes and 1 dime to 10 pennies. They are assessed on finding the difference between a 2-digit number and 100 and on representing a 2-digit number with equivalent combinations of tens and ones.  Homework: Journal questions  and STUDY

 

Wednesday:  Students use knowledge of place value and known combinations with sums of 100 (20 + 80, 25 + 75, 50 + 50, etc.) to find pairs of 2-digit numbers that add to 100 or close to 100.  Homework:  Study cards

 

Thursday:  Multiplication DRILLS are today on the 2 and 3 facts.  Students are introduced to More or Less, a Ten-Minute Math activity in which they estimate the sums of 2-digit numbers. They continue work on finding pairs of 2-digit numbers that add to 100 and discuss their strategies.  Homework:  pages 47-48

The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be recorded in STI.

Friday:  Students review coin equivalencies and find combinations of coins that equal $1.00  Homework:  Study your cards  Varsity Football Game in McKenzie

Saturday:  Football Jamboree in Ariton GOOD LUCK boys and girls!

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Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_____________________

Your child made a(n)_______on the addition and subtraction quiz last week.

 

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Math Hello Letter for August 18-22
Due Date: 8/22/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter

August 18-22, 2014

Dear Parents,

    The first week of school was AWESOME! Thank you very much for your help.  The hello letter will be online at our school website highlandhomeschoolinsites.com under my name.  Please let me know if you do not have access to internet.  We made 2 and 3 multiplication cards last week.  Each child should study these each night. We will have our first drill Thursday.  Please initial/sign your child’s behavior calendar each night.  If you can help with Fun Friday treats to reward correct behaviors, then please let me know with a note. Working together we will have a successful year!

 

Monday:  August 18  During:  How Many More Stickers to Get 100? Students solve missing addend problems in which they find the difference between 2-digit numbers and 100. They use 100 grids and number lines as tools for solving the problems and representing their strategies.   AL COS 10, 11  3-NBT1, 3 NBT2 for this week

 

Tuesday:  Capture 5: Adding and Subtracting 10s and 1s Students play Capture 5, a game that provides practice in adding and subtracting 10s and 1s.

 

Wednesday:  Assessment: Adding and Subtracting 10s Students play Collect $2.00, a game in which they collect a total of $2.00 in pennies, dimes, and dollars. Math Workshop focuses on finding the difference between 2-digit numbers and 100, and adding and subtracting 10s and 1s.  

 

Thursday:  2 and 3 multiplication drills today   Strategies for Capture 5 Students discuss strategies for Capture 5. Math Workshop continues to focus on adding and subtracting 10s and 1s and finding the difference between a number and 100 or 200.  Addition and Subtraction Test

 

Friday:  Making Numbers with 100s, 10s, and 1s Students use the sticker context to represent 3-digit numbers. They discuss equivalent combinations of stickers.

 

Football Jamboree  Game at home against Red Level tonight at 7:00.

#squadronpride

 

_____I would like to be placed on the Fun Friday calendar to help send Fun Friday treats.

 

_____I will be able to view the Math Hello letter on highlandhomeschoolinsites.com.

 


Hello Letter for May 5, 2014 with end of year events listed
Due Date: 5/23/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Math Hello Letter

Melissa Phillips

Dear Parents,

     I have been locked out of both machines; therefore, I have not been sending home weekly hello letters. This has been an awesome school year. THANK you very much for your support in your child’s education this year. Some of the students have not mastered their multiplication facts yet. Please sign and return the bottom of this sheet. THANKS again!

Our last unit is building polyhedrons. We are describing, identifying, comparing/contrasting, and creating polyhedrons.

We will also be reviewing our skills from this year over the next couple weeks.

Please remember that you can get on Stride Academy with our class code kcc10242.

This is a wonderful way to review our skills from this year.

On the posttest if your child mastered the skill (+) not mastered (-). Please review and study the not mastered skills.

Showing Time________Telling Time_____elapsed time______subtraction_____addition____

Rounding to the nearest hundred________

EVENTS

Friday May 9 Field Day Please remember to send $2 to play the games if you did not purchase a t-shirt.

Monday   May 12 AWARDS day Grades 1-3 at 8:30 Grades 4-6 at 9:45 Grades 7-11 at 1:30

Friday May 16 Senior Class Night

Monday May 19 K Graduation

Tuesday May 20 Senior Graduation

MAY 21  END OF YEAR ICE CREAM PARTY

May 22 6th grade graduation

 

 

           


Math Hello Letter for April 28, 2014
Due Date: 5/2/2014
Subject: 3024 Math

Test Preparation Tips

Please review the following tips. WE will take Math on Tuesday and Reading on Wed.
Please make sure your child is here by 7:30 each morning.
 

Preparation for your first test should begin on the first day of class; this includes paying attention during class, taking good notes, studying, completing homework assignments and reviewing study materials on a regular basis.

Budget your time, make sure you have sufficient time to study so that you are well prepared for the test.

Go to review sessions, pay attention to hints that the instructor may give about the test.  Take notes and ask questions about items you may be confused about.

Ask the instructor to specify the areas that will be emphasized on the test.

Make sure you go to the class right before the test; it's another prime time for the instructor to give out more hints or the format of the test.

Go over any material from practice tests, HW's, sample problems, review material, the textbook, class notes...

Eat before a test. Having food in your stomach will give you energy and help you focus but avoid heavy foods which can make you groggy.

Don't try to pull an all nighter. Get at least 3 hours of sleep before the test (normally 8 hours of sleep a night is recommended but if you are short on time, get at least 3 hours so that you'll be well rested enough to focus during the test).

Put the main ideas/information/formulas onto a sheet that can be quickly reviewed many times, this makes it easier to retain the key concepts that will be on the test.

Try to show up at least 5 minutes before the test will start.

Set your alarm and have a backup alarm set as well.

Go to the bathroom before walking into the exam room. You don't want to waste anytime worrying about your bodily needs during the test.