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Due Date: 5/20/2016
Subject: 3024 Math

3rd Grade Addition and Subtraction

 

Literature Connection:

 

  • The Blast Off Kid by Laura Driscoll

  • Earth Day--Hooray! by Stuart J. Murphy,

  • Count to a Million by Jerry Pallotta or similar book about place value

  • Mental Math in the Primary Grades by Jack Hope

  • Sluggers’ Car Wash by Stuart J. Murphy

 

Websites:

 

http://mcis.jsu.edu/faculty/mjohnson/ms133bagels.html

 

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mmankus/Handson/b10blocks.htm Printable base ten blocks.

 

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/EstimatorFour/?version=1.6.0_02&browser=MSIE&vendor=Sun_Microsystems_Inc. A “Four in a Row” game where players get checkers when they quickly and efficiently estimate a sum to two numbers.

 

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/Estimate/estimate.html Students estimate the number indicated on a number line.

 

http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/de/math1-3/p-mentalmath.html Teacher background information as well as student practice materials on the topic of elementary mental math strategies

 

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/primary/mathematics/numeracy/mental/index.htm Mental computation strategies with some fun graphics to demonstrate the strategies.

 

http://www.aaamath.com/pro.html Students practice identification and application of arithmetic properties

 

http://www.shininghours.com/creating/one_sheet_8_pages!.htm: a simple 8-page book



3rd Grade Division and Multiplication

 

Literature Connection:

 

Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong

One Potato, Two Potato by Cynthia DeFelice

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

Divide and Ride by Stuart J. Murphy

One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes



Websites:

 

http://www.multiplication.com/ Practice games for multiplication facts as well as teacher resource pages with instructional ideas on how to introduce multiplication.

Note: This site contains advertising.

 

http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.5/index.htm#applet Online 1-100 chart where, for example, students can enter 2, +, = into a calculator to generate multiples of 2. As the numbers appear on the calculator, they are highlighted on the 1-100 chart. Unfortunately, it does not have the capability to allow students to print.

 

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L303 Lesson to go with the applet above.

 

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/teachingresources/maths/mathscontinuum/number/N20001P.htm#a4 Several 1-100 chart activities.

 

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/math/games/100-number-chart-one.html#interactive100chart Online 1-100 chart that allows students to highlight numbers. Students can print completed work. Be aware the web page contains advertising.

 

http://math.about.com/od/countin1/a/100chart.htm Printable copies of a 1-100 chart and other related charts. Be aware the web page contains advertising.

 

Rectangle Multiplication Students visualize the multiplication of two numbers as an area.

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html Rectangle Multiplication is one of the many applets from NLVM that allows students to experiment with multiplication using manipulatives.

 

http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html One of many game sites designed to support student understanding of multiplication. Note: This site contains advertising.

 

http://dromus.nhm.uga.edu/~GMNH/gawildlife/index.php A useful website for students to use to look up additional information on animals and/or habitats in Georgia.

 

http://www.eduplace.com/math/mw/background/3/08/te_3_08_overview.html Provides background information on the relationship between multiplication and division.

 

http://mcq.wrdsb.on.ca/Admin/Documents/WORC/PDFs/LESSON%20PrimaryMath.pdf

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathLAMultiplicationDivisionUsingTheDoorbellRang23.htm Both websites above provide teacher resources for the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

 

http://www.softschools.com/math/games/division_practice.jsp Division practice; the student or teacher can determine the parameters for the divisor, dividend, and number of problems

 

http://mcq.wrdsb.on.ca/Admin/Documents/WORC/PDFs/LESSON%20PrimaryMath.pdf

 

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathLAMultiplicationDivisionUsingTheDoorbellRang23.htm Both websites above provide teacher resources for the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins.

 

http://www.stuartjmurphy.com/activities/activity_ideas.php Stuart Murphy website with activity suggestions for Divide and Ride. (Click on level 3 and then click on the title of the book.)

 

http://www.thinkingblocks.com/ThinkingBlocks_MD/TB_MD_Main.html This website supports students solving multiplication and division word problems with the use of interactive models.

 

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mmankus/whole/base10/asmdb10.htm#div A site for teachers and parents provides information on using base 10 blocks to solve division problems with an area model.

 

3rd Grade Geometry and Measurement

 

Literature Connection:

 

  • The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns (polygons)

  • Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert (polygons)

  • Three Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes by Maccarone and Neuhaus (polygons)

  • The Tangram Magician by Lisa Campbell Ernst (polygons)

  • Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy (measurement)

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns (area and perimeter)

  • Bigger, Better, Best! (MathStart) by Stuart J. Murphy (area using non-standard units)

  • Racing Around (MathStart) by Stuart J. Murphy (perimeter)

  • The Long Wait by Annie Cobb (elapsed time)

  • The World Record Paper Airplane Book by Ken Blackburn

 

Websites:

 

http://gadoe.georgiastandards.org/mathframework.aspx?PageReq=MathName

 

http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/ch0.ap4/4.2/index.htm “Making Triangles” applet and background information.

 

http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.2/part2.htm “Creating Polygons” applet and background information.

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_172_g_2_t_3.html?open=activities This site offers an easy to use virtual geoboard.

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_271_g_2_t_3.html?open=instructions&from=category_g_2_t_3.html Students follow a pattern to create attribute trains based on color, shape, or the number on the shape (e.g. triangle, square pattern; red, red, blue pattern; triangle, square, square pattern; 2,3,1 pattern).

 

http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/1_Math/2_Illustrated_Lessons/7_Tangrams/ An animated movie that discusses the attributes of the pieces of tangrams and asks students to create different shapes while showing how to make the seven tangram pieces.

 

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games/area/tangram.htmlVirtual tangrams with several pictures for students to build.

 

http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.4/part2.htm Tangram challenges from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

 

http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap4/4.4/index.htm Interactive tangram pieces.

 

http://www.innovativeclassroom.com/Files/Worksheets/AmIaSquare.pdf “Am I a Square?” measurement and graphing activity.

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_114_g_2_t_3.html?open=activities: discuss the questions on the “Working with Perimeters” activity

 

http://people.rit.edu/mecsma/Professional/Puzzles/Pentominoes/P-A.html  

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_114_g_2_t_3.html?open=activities Interactive pentomino tasks

 

http://people.rit.edu/mecsma/Professional/Puzzles/Pentominoes/P-A.html  Provides several beginner problems with solutions for pentominos.

 

http://puzzler.sourceforge.net/docs/pentominoes.html Solutions to several pentominos puzzles such as the one below.

 

http://www.learner.org/courses/learningmath/measurement/session9/part_a/index.html An interactive task for teachers to explore area and perimeter.

 

http://highered.mcgrawhill.com/sites/0072532947/student_view0/grid_and_dot_paper.html Printable dot and graph paper

 

http://www.paperplane.org/ for ideas (click on “paper airplane patterns”).

 

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ShapeExplorer/?version=1.6.0_07&browser=MSIE&vendor=Sun_Microsystems_Inc.&flash=10.0.32 Randomly generated rectangles for which the perimeter and the area can be found

 

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/perimeter_and_area/index.html Instruction on finding area and perimeter of shapes with practice. Levels 2 and 3 for area require finding the area of several rectangles and adding the areas together.

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_318_g_2_t_4.html Elapsed time problems using two clocks, both analog and digital

 

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ElapsedTime/?version=disabled&browser=MSIE&vendor=na&flash=10.0.32 Several activities surrounding elapsed time using analog or digital clocks.

 

http://donnayoung.org/math/clock.htm Printable blank clock faces.

 

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/printpage/galarge.htm A map of Georgia that can be easily printed. This is the map used on the student recording sheet.

 

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/hep10/nhs/maps/ga/ga_georgia.pdf A road map of Georgia that can be easily printed.

 

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html A first dictionary for elementary students.

 

http://intermath.coe.uga.edu/dictnary/homepg.asp A great resource for teachers, geared towards middle and high school, 3-5 students can be directed to specific information and activities.

 

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ For teacher reference

 

http://www.houseplans.com/ This is one of many websites that show house plans.  Viewing plans before creating their own allows students to visualize what is required in their work.



3rd Grade Fractions and Decimals

 

Literature Connection:

 

The Doorbell Rang, by Pat Hutchins

Riddle Math: Using Student-Written Riddles to Build Mathematical Power (2001) by Carl M. Sherrill

Clean-Sweep Campers (2000) by Lucille Recht Penner,

Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!: Fractions (1999) by Stuart J Murphy

The Wishing Club: A story about fractions (2007) by Donna Jo Naoli

The Blast Off Kid by Laura Driscoll

Earth Day--Hooray! by Stuart J. Murphy

Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Grades 3-5

    by John A. Van de Walle and LouAnn H. Lovin

 

Websites:

 

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html

 

http://intermath.coe.uga.edu/dictnary/

 

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_104_g_2_t_1.html?from=category_g_2_t_1.html Allows students to practice naming fractional parts of a whole.

 

http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Patterns/ : Students may try an online pattern block activity that asks about the relationships between pattern blocks.

 

http://www.visualfractions.com/Identify_sets.html This website could be used as an intervention. Students determine the fraction of a set.

 

http://www.primarygames.com/fractions/question1.htm In this game, students are asked to identify remaining fraction of a pizza. Note this site contains advertising.

 

http://mason.gmu.edu/~mmankus/Handson/b10blocks.htm Printable base ten blocks.

 

http://jeopardylabs.com/ - This site allows you to create a Jeopardy game on a web-based template.

 

http://www.jmu.edu/madison/teacher/jeopardy/Create_Jeopardy.pdf - Directions for creating a Jeopardy game using PowerPoint.

 

3rd Grade Data Analysis

 

Literature Connection:

 

  • Lemonade for Sale by Stuart J. Murphy

  • Cecil Learns to Smile by Charlotte Bucher

  • Grandpa’s Teeth, by Rod Clement

  • The Great Graph Contest by Loreen Leedy

  • The Guinness Book of World Records or similar book of records

  • National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, Third Edition or similar atlas

  • Biggest, Strongest, Fastest by Steve Jenkins or similar book about animals

  • Georgia: The Peach State by Eric Siegfried Holtz (from the series, World Almanac Library of the States) or similar book about Georgia

  • From Paces to Feet: Measuring and Data,

                 by Karen Economopoulos, Jan Mokros, and Susan Jo Russell

 

Websites:

 

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/jeather/maths/dictionary.html

 

http://intermath.coe.uga.edu/dictnary/

 

http://www.amstat.org/education/gaise/ Link to the online version of the Guidelines for Assessment and instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K-12 curriculum Framework.

 

http://www.nctm.org/uploadedFiles/Lessons_and_Resources/figurethis/Family%20Brochure%203.pdf Ideas for parents to help their children with homework (from NCTM).

 

http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics, a brochure from US Department of Education.

 

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx?ID=3525a186ca2b4d3e8589a61cbefa47ac.

 

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx “Create A Graph” by the National Center for Education Statistics is a web-based program which allows students to create a bar graph.

 

http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/classes/cs255w03/cs255students/nsovey/P5/P5.html Provides instructions to create a line plot graph as well as features to look for in a line plot graph.

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=63 – Students can use this website to enter their data and create a bar graph.

 

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/BarGraph/ – different link to the same program as above.

 

http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/classes/cs255w03/cs255students/nsovey/P5/P5.html Provides information regarding line plot graph

 

http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/cs255/jnord/lineplot.html Provides information regarding line plot graphs

 

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/documents/2351_5255.pdf Template that can be printed and used to create a pictograph

 

http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/Excel/Vallone/Vallone_Excel.pdf Directions to create a pictograph using Excel

 

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/numbers13.html

 

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/BarGraphSorter/ Create bar graphs based on random sets of shapes.

 

http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/documents/2351_5255.pdf Template that can be printed and used to create a pictograph

 

http://faculty.kutztown.edu/schaeffe/Excel/Vallone/Vallone_Excel.pdf Directions to create a pictograph using excel

 

http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=63 Web-based programs that allow students to create bar graphs

 

http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L243


Fraction WEBSITES! Check these out!
Due Date: 2/20/2016
Subject: 3024 Math

Fractions

 

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/fractotron.html

 

http://www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp

 

http://www.counton.org/games/map-fractions/spring/

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/memory_equivalent1.htm

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/Triplets/Triplets.html

 

http://www.funbrain.com/fract/index.html

 

http://www.aaamath.com/fra43a-comparefract.html

 

http://www.aaamath.com/fra43a-comparefract.html

 

http://www.arcademics.com/games/dirt-bike-comparing-fractions/dirt-bike-comparing-fractions.html

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/MTV/mathtv01.html

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/MTV/mathtv02.html

 

http://www.primarygames.com/fractions/start.htm

 

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/fractions/level3.htm

 

http://resources.oswego.org/games/fractionflags/fractionflags.html

 

http://www.counton.org/games/map-fractions/falling/

 


Math Hello Letter for Feb. 1, 2016
Due Date: 2/5/2016
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Feb. 1, 2016 Week

Math Hello Letter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your help and encouragement at home.  The students are doing some higher level questioning and reasoning with our fraction problems.  Practice makes perfect.  One of the students told me that I am fraction crazy.  I know that this deep understanding of fractions is going to help each child excel now and in the future.  I do not know when our final benchmark on fractions will be yet.  Friday we will have a Quiz on our fraction skills thus far.  THANKS again for all you do!  If you have any questions or concerns, then please feel free to email me @ mphillips@crenshaw-schools.org.

Don’t forget about Stride Academy login code is kcc10242.

Don’t forget to bring your FRACTION strips to school.

 

Monday:   Place whole number fractions and fractions between whole numbers on the number line.  Practice placing various fractions on the number line.

Homework:  Trevor needs to let his puppy outside every quarter (1 fourth) hour to potty train him. Draw and label a number line from 0 hours to 1 hour to show every 1 fourth hour. Include 0 fourths and 4 fourths hour. Label 0 hours and 1 hour, too.

 

Tuesday:  Compare fractions and whole numbers on the number line by reasoning about their distance from 0.  Homework:  Draw a number line with endpoints 0 and 3. Label the wholes. Partition each whole into fifths. Label all the fractions from 0 to 3. Box the fractions that are located at the same points as whole numbers. (You will have mixed numbers like 1 and ⅕.)

 

Wednesday:  Understand distance and position on the number line as strategies for comparing fractions.  Recognize and show that equivalent fractions have the same size, though not necessarily the same shape.  Homework:  Review problems/back of sheet

 

Thursday:  Recognize and show that equivalent fractions refer to the same point on the number line.  Generate simple equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line.

Homework:  Max ate 2/ 3 of his pizza for lunch. He wanted to eat a small snack in the afternoon, so he cut the leftover pizza in half and ate 1 slice. How much of the pizza was left? Draw a picture to help you think about the pizza. equivalent fractions by using visual fraction models and the number line.

 

Friday:  Fraction Quiz from our previous lessons  After the quiz we will be doing:  

Express whole numbers as fractions and recognize equivalence with different units.

Decompose (break apart) whole number fractions greater than 1 using whole number equivalence with various models.

 

Student’s name_____________________Parent’s signature:________________________

Fraction Quiz____Highest grade on the X facts for the 3rd 9 weeks below:

                               2x_____3x_____4x____5x____6x____7x____8x____9x____

 


Math Hello Letter for Jan. 25 Week
Due Date: 1/29/2016
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips mphillips@crenshaw-schools.org

Hello letter for Jan. 25, 2016

 

Dear Parents,

Please check this hello letter for daily skills and homework assignments.  Your child should also have homework sheets on certain nights.  Most of the students are doing a fantastic job on fractions.  We will have a fraction test on the sections that we covered the past few weeks on Thursday.  I am hoping that everyone does well on that test.  Our Fraction Benchmark is scheduled for Wed., Feb. 3.  Thank you very much for your help with our child’s education!

 

Mon.- Build and write fractions greater than one whole using unit fractions.Compare unit fractions with different-sized models representing the whole.

Homework:  Journal- Mrs. Jawlik baked 2 pans of brownies. Draw the pans and estimate to partition each pan into 8 equal pieces. a. Mrs. Jawlik’s children gobbled up 10 pieces. Shade the amount that was eaten. b. Write a fraction to show how many pans of brownies her children ate.

Tues.-Specify the corresponding whole when presented with one equal part. Compare unit fractions by reasoning about their size using fraction strips.

Homework:  Lee needs one-sixth cup of oil and two-thirds cup of water to make muffins. Will Lee use more oil or more water? Explain your answer using pictures, numbers, and words.

Wed.-Identify a shaded fractional part in different ways depending on the designation of the whole.  Compare unit fractions with different-sized models representing the whole and more than a whole. Homework:  1.  Tatiana ate 1/ 2 of a small carrot. Louis ate 1/ 4 of a large carrot. Who ate more? Use words and pictures to explain your answer.

Review for your fraction test

Thurs.- Quiz on FRACTIONS Homework:  1.  Tatiana ate 1 /2 of a small carrot. Louis ate 1 4 of a large carrot. Who ate more? Use words and pictures to explain your answer.

Fri.-Solve real world problems involving area of figures with fractional side lengths using visual models and/or equations.  Multiplication drills 2-9 scrambled

This will be our first multiplication drills for the third nine weeks; therefore, everyone needs to do all of the sets.  

 

Student’s name:____________________Parent’s signature:___________________

Fraction Quiz_______






Hello letter for Jan. 19,2016 week
Due Date: 1/23/2016
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

mphillips@crenshaw-schools.org

Math Hello Letter for Jan. 18, 2016

Dear Parents,

Thanks for your help in our child’s education.  Please check the hello letter for daily standards and objectives.  The behavior calendar needs to be initialed nightly.  We will have our first multiplication drills next Thursday.  I will not have time to do X drills each week.  This will be our first drills for the third nine weeks.  

Things to remember:  Stride Academy login is kcc10242, highlandhomeschoolinsites click under classroom assignments my name for this hello letter and websites

I have many awesome fraction websites for your child to work on at home listed there.

 

Tues.:   Identify and represent shaded and non-shaded parts of one whole as fractions.  

Represent parts of one whole as fractions with number bonds.

Homework:  Open ended problems below in your journal

  1. Carlia finished 1 fourth of her homework on Saturday. What fraction of her homework has she not finished? Draw and explain.

  2. Johnny made a square peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He ate 1 /3 (one-third)of it and left the rest on his plate. Draw a picture of Johnny’s sandwich. Shade the part he left on his plate, and then draw a number bond that matches what you drew. What fraction of his sandwich did Johnny leave on his plate?

Wed.:   Build and write fractions greater than one whole using unit fractions.  

Homework:  Sheet and review your fraction work. We will have a fraction quiz Thurs.

Thurs.:   Fraction Quiz  Compare unit fractions by reasoning about their size using fraction strips.  Homework:  Your friend Eric says that 1/6 is greater than 1/ 5 because 6 is greater than 5. Is Eric correct? Use words and pictures to explain what happens to the size of a unit fraction when the number of parts gets larger.  Think about our Brownie Investigation.  Stack rectangles into fifths and sixths to explain your work

Fri.:  Compare unit fractions with different-sized models representing the whole.

Homework:  Tatiana ate 1/ 2 of a small carrot. Louis ate 1/ 4 of a large carrot. Who ate more? Use words and pictures to explain your answer.  Stack your rectangles to help you explain your answer.  Label T for Tatiana and L for Louis in your rectangles.

Student’s name_______________Parent’s signature___________________________

Fraction Daily Grade:____Highest X grade for the 2nd nine weeks on each set

                                       2x_____3x____4x____5x____6x____7x____8x____9x____

***If you have not mastered your facts, then you should be studying each night to learn them.

____Your child made 100 on all of his/her facts the second nine weeks. AWESOME!

 


Math Hello for Jan. 11, 2016 week
Due Date: 1/11/2016
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter for Jan.11, 2016 Week

Dear Parents,

Thank you very much for your help with our brownie investigation.  This week we will continue working with fractions.

 

Monday:  Specify and divide a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by using our fraction strips that the students made on Friday  Homework: Sheet

Tuesday:  Divide a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by drawing pictorial area models  Homework: Sheet, Study your X facts LAST chance

Wednesday:  Multiplication drills on the facts that the student has not yet mastered in the second nine weeks.  This is the last chance for a higher grade this nine weeks

Check your highest grades at the bottom of this hello letter

Represent and identify fractional parts of different wholes.  Homework: Sheet

Thursday:  Quiz on identifying equal parts, counting unit fractions, and identifying picture models.  Homework from Mon.-Wed. should be used to study for the quiz

Divide a whole into equal parts and define the equal parts to identify the unit fraction numerically. Homework: See the word problem below,sheet

Friday:  Introduce word problems with fractions. For example:  Bob’s dad partitions his garden into 4 equal-sized sections to plant tomatoes, squash, peppers, and cucumbers. What fraction of the garden is available for growing tomatoes?

 

Student’s name________________Parent’s signature___________________

Highest grade on the X facts:  2____3____4____5____6____7____8____9____

______Your child has made 100 on all of his/her X facts.

Review quiz on skills in journal and paper from last week_____






Hello letter for Jan. 5-8, 2016 NEED HELP with an ACTIVITY
Due Date: 1/8/2016
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter Jan.5-8, 2016

Dear Parents,

Happy new year to you and your family!  I am very excited about jumping into our new standards.  We will be reviewing tomorrow, wrapping up the second nine weeks, and beginning our new standard on Thursday.  Our new standard will be fractions.  I introduce this unit by using real brownies.  If you can send an uncut 13 X 9 brownie on Thursday for our activity, then please let me know below.

_______Yes, I can send a 13 x 9 whole brownie uncut on Thursday.

_______My child is allergic to an ingredient in a brownie.

THANKS very much for all of your help with our child’s education. The children really learn the concept using a real item.

 

Tuesday: Review the second nine weeks skills and facts

Wednesday:  Multiplication Drills 2-9 X facts that your child has not mastered yet this nine weeks.  Finish the skills with the second nine weeks covered before Christmas

Thursday:  Brownie introduction investigation,

New STANDARD:  Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.

Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions using concrete models.

Friday: Specify and partition a whole into equal parts, identifying and counting unit fractions by folding fraction strips.

Important information:

Please remember that you can email @  mphillips@crenshaw-schools.org anytime that you have a question, comment, or concern

You can check highlandhomeschoolinstes click under classroom assignments and scroll down for my name for updated hello letters, websites, and other information  new app you can download

STRIDE ACADEMY login is kcc10242 AWESOME learning tool for OUR child!

I create quizzes to monitor our child’s strengths and weaknesses, and it increases and decreases to meet each student’s individual’s level.






Fun Friday List Updated until March 11
Due Date: 12/27/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

 

Fun Friday List

Nov. 13 Jordan Boyd, Nov. 20 Megan, Dec. 4 Thalia, Dec. 11-Jaquez Osborne,

Dec. 18  We will have the Christmas party that week

Jan.8-Lela Mansmann, Jan. 15-Natalie McGough, Jan. 22 CJ May,

Jan. 29-Kaylee Frazier, Feb. 5-Austin Norman, Feb. 11-Clarity Richards, Feb. 19-Logan Taylor, Feb. 26- Savannah Hebert, March 4-Arjavien,  March 11- T.J. Hall

 

 


Hello Letter for November 30, 2015
Due Date: 12/4/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Math Hello Letter for November 30, 2015 Mrs. Phillips

 

Dear Parents,

Thank you very much for your help with the sweet shop at the PTA Fall Festival. I sent home thank you notes with each child on Friday before Thanksgiving.  I deeply appreciate your help!  It was a huge success. We sold out of all of the delicious sweets!

This week we will have a benchmark on perimeter and area on Thursday.  We will continue to solve problems with arrays to help with this skill. We will have our 2-8 multiplication facts scrambled in 30 seconds.  The 9 facts will be in order this week.  Please check your child’s highest multiplication scores at the bottom of this hello letter.  We will start 2 and 3 digit multiplication very soon.  It is very important for the children to know his or her facts for these word problems and skills that we are doing in class.  Here are couple of activities to try at home with our benchmark skill:  Measure the area of the rooms in your home to determine which rooms are the smallest and largest.  Use grid paper to make rectangles with the same area.  Find the perimeter of the outside of your house or a fence.

 

Homework this week:  Back of this letter, study X facts, journal

Monday:  Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).   square with side length 1 unit, called "a unit square," is said to have "one square unit" of area, and can be used to measure area.  Finding perimeter and area with tiles and arrays  Students will 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 × b and a × c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning.

Tuesday:  Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.  Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.

Wednesday:  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.

Thursday:  Benchmark on Perimeter and Area

Friday:  Multiplication Drills  Study the facts that you have not mastered yet this 9 weeks.  Check your grades below.  New skill:  Multiply by multiples of ten For example:  60 x 9, 30 X 8. This will be our next benchmark test.

 

Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:____________________________

Quiz on word problems(+,-,X or divide):________

X Grades for the 2nd 9 Weeks:2____3____4____5____6____7____8_____






Math Hello letter for Nov. 6, 2015 with links for lessons CHECK it out
Due Date: 11/11/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Week November 9 Math Hello Letter

Special Invitation to all Veterans:  Program is Tues., Nov. 10 at 9:00 a.m

 

Dear Parents,

Thank you for all of your help at home.  The children are doing great with our new unit on multiplication and division.  Study the back of the hello letter.  Check out highlandhomeschoolinsites click my name under classroom assignments for more information and websites to help your child.  Stride Academy login is kcc10242.

Current Winners on the Quiz with the highest % correct are:

 

Overall Winners who have completed more than 200 questions with the highest % correct are:



The PTA Fall Festival is scheduled for November 19 from 5:30 to 8:00.  I need your help with the Sweet Shop.  The Sweet Shop sells homemade fudge, divinity, cookies etc.  Fudge and Divinity are usually our top sellers at the Sweet Shop.  Your help with this is GREATLY appreciated.  Our PTA does wonderful things for our children!

 

Monday:  Model division as the unknown factor in multiplication using arrays, pictures and number bonds.

Tuesday:  Interpret the quotient as the number of groups or the number of objects in each group

Wednesday:  No school Veteran’s Day Thank a veteran today!  Please let us know if you have a veteran in your family.  We will have a special Veteran’s day program TUESDAY

Thursday:    Review multiplication and division word problems for the benchmark Friday

  Multiplication Drills   

Use the distributive property as a strategy to find related multiplication facts

Friday:  Benchmark on multiplication and division

Solve 2 step word problems with multiplication and division with strategies

AWESOME links to review our lessons below:


Math Hello Letter for November 2, 2015 with websites to use for new skill
Due Date: 11/7/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Math Hello Letter Mrs. Phillips November 2, 2015

 

Dear Parents,

  We are starting a new unit today on multiplication and division.  Please check the bottom of this hello letter for your child’s highest grades on the multiplication drills for the 2nd 9 weeks.  There are some websites listed on highlandhomeschoolinsites for this skill.  Please don’t forget about Stride Academy LOGIN:  kcc10242.

THANKS for all of your help in your child’s education.

Please check your student's hello letter that was sent home on Monday for classwork, homework, and grades from last week.

Websites for Multiplication and Division Unit



Games

Under the Sea

Learn Alberta

Multiplication

Algebraic reasoning

Multiplication and Division practic

 

Topic A

New Standards

Focus Grade Level Standards Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division. 1 3.OA.1 Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7. 3.OA.2 Interpret whole-number quotients of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 56 ÷ 8 as the number of objects in each share when 56 objects are partitioned equally into 8 shares, or as a number of shares when 56 objects are partitioned into equal shares of 8 objects each. For example, describe a context in which a number of shares or a number of groups can be expressed as 56 ÷ 8. 3.OA.3 Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Glossary, Table 2.) 3.OA.4 Determine the unknown whole number in a multiplication or division equation relating three whole numbers. For example, determine the unknown number that makes the equation true in each of the equations 8 × ? = 48, 5 = _ ÷ 3, 6 × 6 = ? Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division. 2 3.OA.5 Apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide. (Students need not use formal terms for these properties.) Examples: If 6 × 4 = 24 is known, then 4 × 6 = 24 is also known. (Commutative property of multiplication.) 3 × 5 × 2 can be found by 3 × 5 = 15, then 15 × 2 = 30, or by 5 × 2 = 10, then 3 × 10 = 30. (Associative property of multiplication.) Knowing that 8 × 5 = 40 and 8 × 2 = 16, one can find 8 × 7 as 8 × (5 + 2) = (8 × 5) + (8 × 2) = 40 + 16 = 56. (Distributive property.)3 3.OA.6 Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8. Multiply and divide within 100. 4 3.OA.7 Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit number


Math Hello letter for October 26, 2015 week
Due Date: 10/31/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips Hello Letter

October 26, 2015 Week

Dear Parents,

    Welcome to the 2nd Nine weeks.  Last week did not go as originally planned, because many of the children needed more help with clocks and time.  We worked diligently last week on telling time, finding elapsed time,and  calculating start and end times.  Once I realized how much practice we needed I spent a day on each type of problem. Your child should have 10 of each kind in his or her journal.

 

Homework:  The back of this hello letter, and the Math Journal problems

Study your multiplication facts for the drills on Friday.

 

Monday:  Quiz on Elapsed Time, Start Time, and End time

 

Tuesday: Review Elapsed Time, Start Time, and End time

Complete T-+- charts, lines, add, and subtract with label

 

Wednesday: Review with an activity before the Test

 

Thursday: BENCHMARK test on Elapsed Time, Start Time, and End time

 

Friday:  Review the test, Multiplication Drills on the 2-7 X facts scrambled.

 

Stride  Winners: The following winners have the highest % correct

1st Place_Savannah Edgar      2nd Place Logan Gene Taylor

3rd Place Haylie Brown

Parker Mansmann has completed over 500 questions on Stride!

Way to go!!!Keep up the great work!




Hello letter for October 13, 2015
Due Date: 10/17/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter for the week of October 13, 2015

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!

***Don’t forget to bring in your quarters for PTA’s Money Mania!

 

Tuesday:  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.  Complete ruler assignment.

Homework: STUDY guide for the First Nine Weeks Post Test  on the back

 

Wednesday:   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

 

Thursday:  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

 

Friday:  End of 9 weeks TEST

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.  

 

Student’s name______________________Parent’s signature___________________________________

+/- 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.  THIS is the last week to make a higher grade in this nine weeks. THANKS for all of your encouragement at home!


Math Hello letter for Oct. 5, 2015 week with websites
Due Date: 10/12/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Hello Letter for the week of October 5, 2015

3. NBT.A.2  NEW SKILL  

Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

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. Homework: Back of hello letter

Tuesday: Go Collecting GAME—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

Wednesday:  Complete word problems with 3 digit addition and subtraction

Homework:  Workbook

Thursday:BENCHMARK see skill at the top of this hello letter  STUDY back

Homework:  STUDY the X facts that you have not mastered yet

Check the bottom of this hello letter for your highest scores

Friday:  Multiplication DRILLS 2-5 facts scrambled in 30 seconds, 6 facts in order

Next week the 6 facts will be scrambled

Students discuss and represent strategies for determining the number of tens

in 3-digit numbers with Go Collecting and Close to 100 games.

Check highlandhomeschoolinsites for this hello letter with lots of awesome websites for our standard.  STRIDE Academy is an awesome tool for your child. Login:  kcc10242

Winners of the Graph Quiz on Stride ACADEMY are:

1st place: Savannah Edgar,  2nd place:  Haylie Brown

Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_____________________

Graph Benchmark Test:______Highest score on X facts:2_____3_____4_____5_____





Websites for NEW STANDARD

 

CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2 Fluently Add And Subtract Within 1000 Using... Number and Operations in Base Ten - 3rd Grade Mathematics Common Core

  1. I4C: Online Practice - Add a three-digit and two-digit number so that the total is within 1000 - These online practice quizzes (interactives) support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 quiz sets available on this topic. Answers are corrected after each question and a quiz results page is also shown which can be printed or emailed to a teacher, parent or mentor.

  2. I4C: Online Practice - Add two three-digit numbers so that the total is within 1000 - These online practice quizzes (interactives) support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 quiz sets available on this topic. Answers are corrected after each question and a quiz results page is also shown which can be printed or emailed to a teacher, parent or mentor.

  3. I4C: Online Practice - Complete the 3-Digit Addition Equation - These online practice quizzes (interactives) support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 quiz sets available on this topic. Answers are corrected after each question and a quiz results page is also shown which can be printed or emailed to a teacher, parent or mentor.

  4. I4C: Online Practice - Complete the 3-Digit Subtraction Equation - These online practice quizzes (interactives) support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 quiz sets available on this topic. Answers are corrected after each question and a quiz results page is also shown which can be printed or emailed to a teacher, parent or mentor.

  5. I4C: Online Practice - Subtract 2-digit from 3-digit number - These online practice quizzes (interactives) support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 quiz sets available on this topic. Answers are corrected after each question and a quiz results page is also shown which can be printed or emailed to a teacher, parent or mentor.

  6. I4C: Online Practice - Subtract 2-Digit from 3-Digit Number With Regrouping - These online practice quizzes (interactives) support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 quiz sets available on this topic. Answers are corrected after each question and a quiz results page is also shown which can be printed or emailed to a teacher, parent or mentor.

  7. I4C: Online Practice - Subtract 3-digit from 3-digit number - These online practice quizzes (interactives) support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 quiz sets available on this topic. Answers are corrected after each question and a quiz results page is also shown which can be printed or emailed to a teacher, parent or mentor.

  8. I4C: Printable Worksheets - Add a three-digit and two-digit number so that the total is within 1000 - These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.

  9. I4C: Printable Worksheets - Add two three-digit numbers so that the total is within 1000 - These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.

  10. I4C: Printable Worksheets - Complete the 3-Digit Addition Equation - These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.

  11. I4C: Printable Worksheets - Complete the 3-Digit Subtraction Equation - These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.

  12. I4C: Printable Worksheets - Subtract 2-digit from 3-digit number - These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.

  13. I4C: Printable Worksheets - Subtract 2-Digit from 3-Digit Number With Regrouping - These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.

  14. I4C: Printable Worksheets - Subtract 3-digit from 3-digit number - These worksheets support the following Common Core State Standard: CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2. There are 100 worksheets available on this topic. A master answer key is available.

  15. Addition Patterns - Video explaining addition patterns using place value

  16. Beat the Clock - Answer each problem to beat the clock. Select your operation and level.

  17. Math Game Show - Up to four players can compete to see who is faster at mental math.

  18. Reasoning Pratice - Answer each word problem.? Then explain your reasoning.

  19. Regroup Tens and Hundreds - Worksheet; find the difference using regrouping.

  20. Subtraction Patterns - Video explaining subtraction patterns using place value.

 

 

 







AWESOME Graphing Websites
Due Date: 10/12/2015
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]

 

Sites

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Sept. 28, 2015
Due Date: 9/28/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Math Hello Letter

Mrs. Phillips

September 28, 2015

Dear Parents,

    Please study last week’s hello letter study guides for the Graph BENCHMARK. THANKS for all of your help at home with our child’s education.

 

Monday:  Students will learn to analyze and understand data presented on a scaled bar chart. They will learn how to do both simple and multi-step comparing problems using the bar chart.

Homework:  Back of this hello letter and the STUDY GUIDES from last week

 

Tuesday: 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:  Students represent and describe a set of data and review for the Benchmark Test Homework: Sheet

Thursday: Benchmark on CC3.MD.3 and 4 and Multiplication Drills on the 2-5 facts scrambled in 30 seconds.  Check your child’s highest averages below


Friday:  Create data in small groups

***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____

 

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 September 14, 2015 with Homecoming EVENTS
Due Date: 9/20/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter

September 14, 2015

 

Dear Parents,

Multiplication drills will be each Thursday.   The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be in INOW once.  Last week we did the 2 and 3  multiplication facts scrambled in 30 seconds.  This week we will do the 4 multiplication facts scrambled.  THANKS for all of your help with your child’s learning this year!   

Tuesday: Twin Tuesday (Dress Alike), Wednesday: Way Back Wednesday (Decade Day), Thursday: Blue & White Day, Friday Dress in your Sunday BestTuesday:Grandparent's Day, VB at home against Goshen 4PM,JV FB at home against Goshen 6 PM

Thursday: Bonfire 6:30 PM (weather permitting)

Friday:3-12 Assembly in gym @ 12:45,K4-2 dismissal @ 1:30,3-12 dismissal @ 1:45

Varsity FB vs Zion Chapel 7PM (bands will perform before the game beginning with Zion Chapel @ 6:30)

 

Monday: Review Unit 1 for Assessment.  Study the guide on the back of this sheet

Students play money game

 

Tuesday:  Unit 1 Assessment, Review addition and subtraction word problems for the Benchmark on 3.NBT.2 on Thursday. Introduce new unit on Graphs.

 

Wednesday:  What Do Our Data Show About Our Class? Students finish organizing and describing the data for “Places Where We Like To . . .” A class discussion focuses on what the data show about the class.  Review addition and subtraction problems for BENCHMARK

 

Thursday:  3.NBT.2 BENCHMARK on addition and subtraction word problems

Comparing with Bar Graphs Students review how to make and read a bar graph and then answer questions about a bar graph that compares two groups.  X Drills on 2,3,and 4

 

Friday:  Interpreting Bar Graphs and Developing a Survey Question Students develop a survey question and collect data from other classrooms. They describe and summarize data represented on a double bar graph.  STUDY your multiplication over the weekend.

 

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.1 Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100. BENCHMARK GRADE:______

 

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________

       

 


Math Hello Letter for the week of September 8
Due Date: 9/15/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Third Grade Math Hello Letter for Sept. 8, 2015

Dear Parents,

    Thank you for all of your guidance at home!  I am really enjoying teaching OUR children!  Multiplication drills will be each Thursday.   The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be in INOW once.  Last week we did the 2 and 3  multiplication facts scrambled in 30 seconds.  This week we will start the 4 facts in order.  CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.1 Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.

 

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.  Homework:  Back of this hello letter

 

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:   Study the back of this hello letter and your 2,3, and 4 multiplication cards for the drills tomorrow.  

 

Thursday-End-of-Unit Assessment Benchmark on rounding to the nearest ten and hundred.  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.  Homework: X

 

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_________Rounding Quiz________

 


Math Hello Letter for August 31, 2015
Due Date: 9/4/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter for the week of August 31, 2015

 

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.  If your child is a new student, then his or her password is their  birthday.   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 2 and 3 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 2 and 3 multiplication facts

 

Thursday:  Multiplication DRILLS are today on the 2 and 3 facts.  Daily grade on sums of 100 and money.  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

 

Friday:  Students review coin equivalencies and find combinations of coins that equal $1.00  Homework:  Study your multiplication over the weekend. 2,3, and 4 X facts _____________________________________________________________________

Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_____________________

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

Journal Grade_____Subtraction Quiz____

Highest Grade for the 9 weeks on the multiplication facts: 2______3______

 

_____________________________________________________________________

 


Math Hello Letter for August 24, 2015
Due Date: 8/29/2015
Subject: 3024 Math

Mrs. Phillips

Math Hello Letter

August 24, 2015

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:   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  Game at home against McKenzie August 28 at 7:00.

Football Jamboree in Luverene all Mighty, Termite, and PeeWee



_____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.

 


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.

 

 


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.




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


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!