Due Date: 5/31/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
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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
ScienceFilteration and Crystallization this week
TuesdaySharing Many Things Students solve problems in which they find fractions of a group of 12 objects. Homework: Review Fractions
WednesdayMaking 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
ThursdayMore 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
FridaySharing Several Brownies Students solve problems about people sharing brownies. They compare equivalent fractions and fraction expressions. Fraction Quiz
Student Activity Book pp. 11–13
ScienceComplete 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.
Due Date: 1/31/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Free sites
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 shootemups 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 mathhelp 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 realtime, 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: lighthearted 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 downtrodden fractions
Due Date: 1/23/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Jan. 2023, 2015 Hello Letter
Tuesday: Solving Division Problems Students solve a set of division story problems and share their approaches for solving them.
HOMEWORK: STUDY DIVISION Study guide for DIVISION BENCHMARK FRIDAY
Science: Testing Unknown Solids with Water Study the 10 Science Vocabulary for Test Thursday
Wednesday: Students will solve division word problems with pictures and reasoning skills.
Science: Exploring MIxtures with evaporation and filtration
Thursday: Multiply or Divide? By solving story problems, students examine the difference
between multiplication and division situations.
Science: TEST on the 10 Vocabulary words that the students wrote in their journals and made cards with last week. Acid, chemistry, etc.
NUTRITION today
Friday: Missing Factors Students learn and play Missing Factors, a game in which they identify the missing dimension of an array when given the number of squares and one dimension.
Science: DISCOVERING crystals SCIENCE EXPERIMENT
Student’s name_______________________Parent’s signature_________________
Ecology Test Grade____________Multiplicaiton Benchmark Test____________
*** We are making flash cards in Science and Social Studies to study and retain our vocabulary.
Please email me if you have any questions or concerns about your child at mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Due Date: 1/17/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips week of Jan. 12 Hello Letter
Monday: Students use arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50. Students will answer word problems involving multiplication.
ScienceChemical Experiment VOCABULARY The 10 vocabulary words and definitions were written in the child’s journal and vocabulary flash cards were made to study with for the test on next Friday. Intro to chemical experiments
Social Studiesreview vocabulary cards and discuss pollution
Tuesday: Using known multiplication combinations to determine the product of more difficult combinations
ScienceMystery investigation
Wednesday: Array Games Students learn an array game and continue using arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50.
Science: Is it soluble? Students will use the scientific method to learn how to determine if substances or soluble or not soluble.
Thursday: Multiplication word problem Benchmark See the back of this hello letter for some sample problems
Social StudiesReview all ecology vocabulary. Remember the vocabulary was on last week’s Hello letter. Your child should also have flash cards that we made in class to study with from last week.
Friday: Using arrays to find a product by skip counting by one of its dimensions Using known multiplication combinations to determine the product of more difficult combinations
Social Studies: Ecology Vocabulary Test (notes were on last week’s hello letter)
Science Vocabulary Words

acid

chemical

chemistry

control

data

experiment

indicator

neutral

observe

suspension
Due Date: 1/10/2015
Subject: 3024 Math
Math Hello Letter Jan. 6, 2015 Mrs. Phillips
Dear Parents,
Your child needs at least 4 sharpened pencils each day. Don’t forget your Math Journal. A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our multiplication and division illustrations in this unit. Your child needs a journal for Science and Social Studies. Please make sure that your child has proper supplies each day.THANKS! THANKS for all you do to help in your child’s education. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
GLOBAL Scholar Pretest in Computer Lab this week
Tuesday: MathCounting Around the Class Students share representations for the multiples of 3 and 6. They solve more multiplication problems and focus on using known combinations to solve more difficult problems. They are assessed on their ability to solve multiplication problems using skip counting or known combinations.
Homework: See back of sheet
Science Scientific Method introduction
Wednesday: Using Multiplication Combinations Students solve more multiplication problems and focus on using known combinations to solve more difficult problems.
ScienceScientific Method, generate hypothesis
Thursday:
Arranging Chairs Students are introduced to arrays to represent multiplication. They use arrays to find factors and products. Daily grade on multiplication word problems
Sciencesoluble or insoluble
Friday: Finding the Number of Squares in an Array Students use arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50. Sciencequiz on the scientific method foldable. STUDY the foldable
Steps in Scientific Methodobservation, problem, hypothesis, experiment, results, conclusions
Social Studies will be next week. The following vocabulary will on next week’s quiz.
ecology
Definition: The study of how organisms relate to each other and their environments
Context: Ecology shows us why its important to protect the Earth from pollution.
exhaust
Definition: waste gases produced by an engine
Context: Cars, trucks, and buses make a kind of pollution called exhaust.
nature
Definition: The physical world
Context: All living things are part of nature.
pollution
Definition: Harmful or poisonous substances that dirty the air, water, or land
Context: Pollution can be dangerous to people, plants, and animals.
recycle
Definition: To use something again or to convert it to a new use
Context: One way of making less trash is to recycle what we use.
Due Date: 12/15/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Math Hello Letter Dec. 8, 2014 Mrs. Phillips
My email is mphillips@crenshawschools.org
Helpful websites: highlandhomeschoolinsites.com
Hello letters, helpful websites for skills, and information are located at the above address.
We started our multiplication drills the first week of school. If you have not mastered a set, then you really need to spend extra time studying at home. The Unit that we are in will have benchmark tests with multiplication and division problems. Practice makes perfect.
IMPORTANT: There will be a BENCHMARK on multiplication problems Thursday.
Monday: Solving Multiplication Problems Students are introduced to the TenMinute Math activity Counting Around the Class. They solve problems about multiplication situations.
Homework: Review and answer questions and study facts
Tuesday: Solving Problems About Our Pictures Students illustrate multiplication situations and solve problems about their pictures as an assessment of their understanding of the meaning of multiplication.
Homework: complete your problem and illustration and study facts
Wednesday: Highlighting Multiples on 100 Charts Students highlight the multiples of 2, 5, and 10. They look for relationships between the multiples of 5 and 10. Homework: Study facts and prepare your sheet
for our multiplication drills on Thursday. See Thursday
Thursday: BENCHMARK TEST on Multiplication
Multiplication Drills are today on the 29 facts. Please look at your highest scores on each set. If you have already mastered a set, then it is not necessary to take that set. Have your papers ready for the set(s) that you need to take before coming to class today.
More Multiples Students discuss the relationships between the multiples of 5 and 10. They highlight the multiples of 3 and 6. Students create and solve word problems with multiples.
Friday: Solving Related Story Problems Students solve related story problems that encourage them to use the answer to one problem to help them solve another, larger problem.
Homework: We started our multiplication drills the first week of school. If you have not mastered a set, then you really need to spend extra time studying at home. The Unit that we are in will have benchmark tests with multiplication and division problems. Practice makes perfect.
Student’s name:______________Parent’s signature:_______________________
Geometry Benchmark Test_______
Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts:
2______3 ______4_____5______6_____7_____8______9________
Don’t forget your Math Journal. A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our multiplication and division illustrations in this unit. THANKS!
Due Date: 12/5/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Shapes / Polygons
Buzzing with Shapes Tic tac toe with shapes; drag the counter to the shape that has that amount of sides. www.harcourtschool.com/activity/buzz/buzz.html
Patch Tool An online activity where the student designs a pattern using geometric shapes. illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=27
Polygon Matching Game Learn all the common polygons by playing this fun, timed matching game. www.mathplayground.com/matching_shapes.html
Shapes Identification Quiz from ThatQuiz.org An online quiz in a multiplechoice format, asking to identify common twodimensional shapes. You can modify the quiz parameters to your liking. www.thatquiz.org/tqf/math/shapes
Star Polygons Worksheets Free worksheets for creating different star polygons by connecting the vertices of regular polygons. Also includes a few worksheets with blank regular polygons. www.childrensbestactivities.com/starpolygons.php
Math Mammoth Geometry 1 A textbook/workbook together for grades 35, written by the owner of this site. You will learn geometry by drawing. Topics covered include angles, rectangles, parallelograms, polygons, circles, area, perimeter, and volume. Price: $6.90 download, $12.70 printed. www.mathmammoth.com/geometry_1.php
Looking at Polygons An interactive lesson with explanations and quiz from Absorb Mathematics course written by Kadie Armstrong, a mathematician. www.absorblearning.com/mathematics/demo/units/KCA007.html
Polygon Sort Drag and drop the polygons in the correct place in the diagram. www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=quad
Interactivate! Tessellate An online, interactive tool for creating your own tessellations. Choose a shape, then edit its corners or edges. The program automatically changes the shape so that it will tessellate (tile) the plane. Then push the tessellate button to see your creation! www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Tessellate
Polygon Playground Drag various colorful polygons to the workarea to make your own creations! www.mathcats.com/explore/polygons.html
Tangram puzzles for kids Use the seven pieces of the Tangram to form the given puzzle. Complete the puzzle by moving and rotating the seven shapes. www.abcya.com/tangrams.htm
Interactive Tangram Puzzle Place the tangram pieces so they form the given shape. Uses Java. nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_112_g_2_t_1.html
Logic Tangram game Note: this uses four pieces only. Use logic and spatial reasoning skills to assemble the four pieces into the given shape. www.mathplayground.com/tangrams.html
Tangram Interactive tangram pieces. Build your own shapes or try to make the given shapes. www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=tangram
Quadrilaterals
Interactive Quadrilaterals See all the different kinds of quadrilateral "in action". You can drag the corners, see how the angles change, and observe what properties do not change. www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/quadrilateralsinteractive.html
Dynamic Rectangle and Parallelogram Drag the sides of a dynamic parallelogram or a rectangle to explore these concepts. www.nctm.org/standards/content.aspx?id=25040
Classify Quadrilaterals Worksheets Make free printable worksheets for classifying (idenfitying, naming) quadrilaterals. There are seven special types of quadrilaterals: square, rectangle, rhombus, parallelogram, trapezoid, kite, scalene, and these worksheets ask students to name the quadrilaterals among these seven types. www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/classify_quadrilaterals.php
Quadrilaterals Quest First, the quest asks you to choose all the quadrilaterals with the given properties. After several of those types of activities follows a quiz. teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/geometry/68/activities/quad_quest/quad_quest.html
Quadrilateral Properties Investigate the properties of square, rectangle, rhombus, an isosceles trapezoid, and a nonisosceles trapezoid in this dynamic, online activity. www.glencoe.com/sites/texas/student/mathematics/assets/interactive_lab/geometry/G_08/G_08_dev_100.html
Quadrilateral Classification Game A virtual manipulative that challenges students to "draw" quadrilaterals with specific characteristics by moving vertices on a coordinate grid. Includes some challenging vocabulary, which is explained below the activity, such as orthodiagonal quadrilateral, cyclic, or convex quadrilateral. www.uff.br/cdme/jcq/jcqhtml/jcqen.html
Properties of Kites Investigate the interior angles and diagonals of kites with these interactive tools. math.kendallhunt.com/x19428.html
Triangles
Triangle Explorer Practice calculating the area of a triangle using this interactive tool. www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/TriangleExplorer
Classify Triangles Worksheets Make free printable worksheets for classifying triangles by their sides, angles, or both. www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/classify_triangles.php
Triangle Classification at Cut The Knot A tutorial and an applet about classifying triangles by their sides and angles. In the applet, you can drag any of the vertices of the triangle, and the applet tells you whether your triangle is acute, obtuse, or right, or equilateral, isosceles, or scalene. www.cuttheknot.org/triangle/Triangles.shtml
Rags to Riches: Classify Triangles by Sides and Angles Answer multiplechoice questions about the angles of a triangle and classification of triangles in a quest for fame and fortune. www.quia.com/rr/457498.html
Identify Triangles Quiz A simple multiplechoice quiz about identifying (classifying) triangles either by their sides or angles. You can modify some of the quiz parameters, such as the number of problems in it. www.thatquiz.org/tqA/?j1l34p0
Dr. Math Introduces Geometry: Learning Geometry is Easy! Just ask Dr. Math! A supplement to middle school geometry, Dr. Math Introduces Geometry has a light tone, clear layout, and humorous cartoons by Jessica WolkStanley. The best part is that the explanations to math questions are accurate and clear. You'll find answers to dozens of real questions from students who needed help understanding the basic concepts of geometry. This book covers angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, area, perimeter, Pi, circle parts, polyhedra, surface area, volume, nets, congruent transformations, and symmetry. Price ~$12 new, ~$16 used. 


Triangles & Quadrilaterals Classification Game Look at the shapes as they go past, and drag them into the right groups (equilateral, isosceles, or scalene triangles, and quadrilaterals with 4 congruent sides, 2 congruent sides, or no congruent sides). www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/shapes/play/
Classifying Triangles Game A fastpaced game where you drag triangles into the correct basket as fast as you can (acute, obtuse, right). www.mathplay.com/classifyingtriangles/classifyingtriangles.html
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: EndofUnit 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 classgenerated 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!
Due Date: 11/21/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for November 17
Dear Parents,
The PTA Fall Festival has been changed to Thursday, November 20th, from 4:30 until 6:30. PARENTS: Please send one bag of candy with your child for the PTA to make the treat bags. Each class is in charge of 2 bingo prizes as well.
Please remember that I need your help with our Sweet Shop. Please send homemade sweets individually wrapped in zip lock bags to sell for a ticket on that day by 4:00. Best sellers in the past have been: fudge and divinity. Other items that we have sold are cookies, etc. THANKS again for your help with the PTA Fall Festival. The PTA helps our school! Your help is deeply appreciated!
Monday: Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent wholenumber products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning. Homework: Back of this sheet
Tuesday: 3.MD.C.7.c  Use tiling to show in a concrete case that the area of a rectangle with wholenumber side lengths a and b + c is the sum of a x b and a x c. Use area models to represent the distributive property in mathematical reasoning. Homework: Review for the test on WEDNESDAY
Wednesday: BENCHMARK TEST on AREA
Thursday: Multiplication drills on the 28 facts scrambled in 30 seconds. We will have the 9 facts in order this week, and scrambled after Thanksgiving. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into nonoverlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the nonoverlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.
Friday: AREA activities We will be using square crackers, tiles, blocks, and other manipulatives to solve area during investigations.
Happy THANKSgiving to you and your family!
I am very thankful for each one of you!
Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_________________________
Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts: 2______3______4______5______6_____7_____8_________Area and Perimeter Quiz_______
Don’t forget your Math Journal. A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our area problems. THANKS!

Due Date: 11/17/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter November 10
Websites: http://www.mathchimp.com/3rdgrademathgames,http://www.mathblaster.com/parents/mathgames/3rdgrademathgames
Dear Parents,
The PTA Fall Festival has been changed to Thursday, November 20th, from 4:30 until 6:30 with the auction to begin promptly at 7 P.M. Parents: Please send one bag of candy with your child for the PTA to make the treat bags. Each class is in charge of 2 bingo prizes as well. Please remember that I need your help with our Sweet Shop. Please send homemade sweets individually wrapped in zip lock bags to sell for a ticket on that day by 4:00. Best sellers in the past have been: fudge and divinity. Other items that we have sold are cookies, etc. THANKS again for your help with the PTA Fall Festival. The PTA helps our school with necessary supplies, playground equipment, technology, etc. THANKS!
Don’t forget about Stride Academy. Login to Stride Academy with kcc10242. Do your best work on Stride Academy. Overall percent correct winners are updated weekly! There will be awards for the top 3 overall percent correct winners. On the highlandhomeschoolinites you can find this hello letter and multiplication links and tips.
THANKS for all of your guidance at home!
Monday: DuringArea Activities Students begin a 3day Math Workshop focusing on area. They create shapes with a given area, find the area of partially covered rectangles, and work on an optional LogoPaths activity in which they create rectangles with a perimeter of 200 steps. Homework: sheet

Tuesday Veteran’s Day Thank you to all of our veterans and soldiers!
Wednesday: Area Activities, continued Students continue Math Workshop activities that focus on area and are introduced to a new Math Workshop activity—finding the perimeter and area of an irregular shape, their footprint.
Homework: Check your highest X scores at the bottom. STUDY!
Thursday:Students complete multiplication drills today.
Assessment: Make a Shape Students complete an assessment on creating a shape with an area of 5–7 square units. They continue Math Workshop activities focusing on area and discuss finding the perimeter and area of an irregular shape. Homework: sheet
Friday: Students find all possible arrangements of four squares, called tetrominoes, and use transformations (flips, turns, slides) to prove whether or not one shape is the same as another. They use tetrominoes to cover the area of an 8 by 10 grid. Homework: STUDY your X facts!

Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_________________________
Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts: 2______3______4______5______6_____7_____8_________Quiz_______
Don’t forget your Math Journal. A quad ruled (graph journal) will help you with our perimeter and area problems. THANKS!



Due Date: 11/7/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips October 27, 2014 Math Hello Letter
Dear Parents,
THANKS for all of your guidance and encouragement at home. Check the higlandhomeschoolinsites under classroom assignment click my name for websites and hello letters. Login to Stride Academy is kcc10242. I create quizzes on this site. Stride Academy challenges students who are excelling on it. Stride also goes down if a child is struggling with a skill. Please check the bottom of this hello letter to see your child’s current overall percent correct on Stride. THANKS!
Our next benchmark will be Thursday, November 6. Please use the study guide on the back of this hello letter to prepare for that benchmark. 3.MD.8 Perimeter and Area
Here are just a few websites on perimeter and area: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ccthirdgrademath/ccthirdgrademeasurement/ccthirdgradeperimeter/e/comparingareaandperimeter,http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/geometrymathgames.html, and http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/polygonperimeter.html
This week our ten minute math at the beginning of class is questions on telling time.
Monday: The Trip Home Students solve travel problems involving distances over 100 miles back to distances under 100 miles. In a class discussion, they consider why these problems can be solved by subtracting the smaller number from the large number. Homework: Problems 13
Tuesday: Comparing Lengths and Heights Students are introduced to comparison problems that use the contexts of length and height. Homework: Problems 46 Study your low X facts
Wednesday: Comparing Quantities Students use number lines to represent strategies for solving comparison problems and discuss why either addition or subtraction can be used to solve them. They practice solving comparison problems involving quantities. Homework: Study your multiplication facts that have not been mastered. CHECK your grades at the bottom.
Thursday: Multiplication Drills are today. We will have the 2,3,4,5,6, and 7 facts scrambled in 30 seconds each for the students that have not already mastered his or her facts. The 8 multiplication facts will be in order this week.
Who Has More? Students are introduced to related problems in which one of the numbers either increases or decreases, and they consider how that affects the solution. In Math Workshop, they practice solving subtraction problems in a variety of contexts. Homework: Problems 710
Friday: How Many Are Left? Students solve problems about subtracting from multiples of 100. They continue to practice solving a variety of subtraction problems with 2 and 3digit numbers.
Student’s name:_______________________Parent’s signature:_________________________
Highest 2nd 9 week grade on the X facts: 2______3______4______5______6_____7_____
Quiz on 3 digit adding and subtracting:_________Geometry open journal note daily________
Stride Academy overall percent correct is________%. Please use scratch paper, and do your best on Stride ACADEMY. THANKS for your guidance at home.

Homework
Monday: 13 Tuesday: 46 Wednesday: Study X facts Thursday: 710
Remember the formulas for perimeter (outside)and area (inside).
Perimeter=add all sides P=S+S+S
Area=Length X width=square centimeters or inches
For example #1: This problem is P=6cm+8cm+9cm=_______cm.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Find 4. The area of a square with each side measuring 5 inches
= in_A= Length X Width=5inches X 5inches=25 square inches_________________2

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

Due Date: 10/20/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter Oct. 1417, 2014
Dear Parents,
Our Fall Festival is scheduled for November 22, 2014. The games will be
from 4 to 6 p.m with the auction starting at 7:00 p.m. Please send candy that will not melt for the prize bags. Your help is greatly appreciated. Our PTA helps provide our school with awesome things. (sign out front, playground equipment, etc.) I am responsible for the Sweet Shop. If you know someone that can send homemade sweets, then please go ahead and ask them. In the past grandmothers, aunts, mothers have sent items such as fudge, divinity, cookies, etc. The hot items are the fudge and divinity! THANKS very much for your help with making our Fall Festival a success for our school and PTA!
Tuesday: Assessment: Numbers on the 1,000 Chart Students play a variation of the game Capture 5 in which they add and subtract ones, tens, and hundreds to and from 2 and 3digit numbers. They are assessed on their understanding of 3digit numbers Homework: Review problems
Wednesday: How Did You Start? Students practice solving addition problems with 3digit numbers and continue to play Capture on the 300 Chart. They discuss different ways to start addition strategies. Homework: Study your X facts
Thursday: Multiplication Drills We will do the 27 facts this week.
Addition Starter Problems Students choose from among several first steps for solving addition problems and find the solution. Homework: PTA 6:00
Friday: Solving Addition Problems Students practice solving addition problems and play addition games. They discussCapture on the 300 Chart. Homework: Study your X facts!
Student’s name_________________Parent’s signature_____________________
9 Week’s Test_____Highest X grades 2_____3_____4_____5_____6_____7______
Events:
Thursday: PTA
Friday: Football Goshen HERE
Saturday: Football New Brockton HERE Good luck boys and girls!
Due Date: 10/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter
Week of 10/6/2014 REVIEW WEEK
Dear Parents,
THANK you for all of your hard work at home with our child! This week is our Homecoming at HHS.
Monday: America Wear Red, White, and Blue
Tuesday: Find a Twin Powder Puff Game 1:30 $2 to go (Concessions will be sold.)
Way Back Wednesday: Dress in different decades or throwback wear
Thursday: Blue and White Day (Wear your Homecoming Tshirt)
6:30 Bonfire at the school
Friday: Dress Up Day (Sunday best clothes) 12:0012:45 Class of 2004 Tea
12:451:15 Judging Hallways and Banners
1:302:30 Homecoming Program
2:30  Pep Rally
Monday: During: How Many Stickers? Students solve addition problems in the context of stickers and money. They discuss and represent their strategies.
After: Student Activity Book pp. 21–24
Tuesday: Review for the First Nine Weeks Post Test
Wednesday: Complete the 9 weeks test. Review multiplication facts
Thursday: Multiplication Drills 26 facts and the 7 facts in order
Review the test, intervention groups on the skills missed, and participate in Unit 1 games Close to 100 and Collecting Cards
Friday: During: Combining Collections Students combine 2 and 3digit numbers and discuss their strategies.
Student’s name:______________Parent’s signature:_________________________
Highest grade of the 9 weeks on each X set: 2________3________4_______5________6__________
REMEMBER this is the last week in the first 9 weeks. If you do not have a high grade on a set yet, then you need to really study this week.
***If you would like to help with the third grade homecoming banner, then please return the bottom of this hello letter. THANKS!
Name:____________________Best # to reach you______________________
Due Date: 10/3/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for the week 9/29/14
The winners of the highest % correct (Graph Quiz) on Stride Academy are
1st: Avery Williams 2nd: Madeline Jane Crowe 3rd: Lane Duett
New contest is on Stride now. LOGIN kcc10242 Highest percent correct on the X quiz
Dear Parents,
Please review your child’s grades at the bottom of this hello letter, and send it back to school on Tuesday. The multiplication drills are Thursday this week. Remember the highest grade on each set counts once in the grade book. Over half of the third graders have mastered the 25 facts with 100% accuracy. Please make sure your child reviews the facts that he or she has not mastered at the bottom of this hello letter. Practice makes perfect. There are websites on highlandhomeschoolinsites click on classroom assignments, then scroll until you see my name. Stride Academy is an awesome tool that is free to your child. Login to Stride Academy is kcc10242.
There are also awesome free multiplication apps on tablets, etc. Our First 9 Weeks Post Test is coming up soon, and I will be sending home review questions. THANKS for all of your guidance and encouragement at home!
Monday: Collections and Quantities on the 1,000 Chart Students are introduced to Collection Cards as a story context for solving addition and subtraction problems. They use these cards to locate more numbers on their 1,000 charts. Homework: See back of hello letter
Tuesday: Go Collecting—Estimating 100s Students play Go Collecting, using their knowledge of place value and known combinations to estimate the sums of 2 and 3digit numbers and to determine the number of 100s in the sums. Homework: problems
Wednesday: How Many 10s? Students begin a class collection of 1,000. In Math Workshop they find the number of tens in 3digit numbers, practice estimating and determining the number of 100s in the sums of 3digit addition problems, and find pairs of 2digit numbers that add to 100. Homework: Review your X facts (See the bottom of this for your highest score on each set.)
Thursday: How Many 100s? Students discuss how to keep track of the Class Collection. In Math Workshop they solve problems about class collections. The session ends with a discussion about strategies for estimating the sums of 2 and 3digit numbers and determining the number of 100s. Homework: review questions
Friday: Representing How Many 10s? Students discuss and represent strategies for determining the number of tens in 3digit numbers. In Math Workshop, they solve class collection problems and play Close to 100 and Go Collecting.
Student’s name______________________Parent’s signature:______________________
Inch Test_________Highest score on each X set 2 ____3______4____5_____6______
***Remember to study your X facts that you have not mastered above each night.
Due Date: 9/30/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for the week of September 15, 2014
Dear Parents,
Thank you for all of your support and encouragement at home!
This week we have our first BENCHMARK test on Thursday. Remember the benchmark test counts 50% of your child’s grade. Review the study guide each night. Remember we have multiplication drills each week. The highest score for the 9 weeks will be recorded once. Many of the students have already mastered the 2,3, and 4 facts with 100%. Practice makes perfect!
Monday Sept 15 Choosing Categories Students decide how to classify the new data from other classrooms and begin to develop representations of the data.
Homework: Back of this hello letter STUDY GUIDE
Tuesday Sept 16 Comparing Groups Students complete their representations, write statements that describe the data, and compare these data with the data from their own classroom.
Homework: Study page 19 REVIEW study GUIDE for benchmark
Wednesday Sept 17
How Many Years in This School? Students are introduced to a line plot for representing numerical data. They create a line plot and describe a data set showing how many years a class of fifth graders has been at their school.
Homework: Complete Journal questions and study for BENCHMARK
Thursday Sept 18 Students complete the Benchmark on Standard 18. During:How Many Apples? Students represent and describe a set of data about the number of apples in a basket. They use the data to answer the question “About how many apples are in a basket?” Homework: p. 31 A Study your multiplication cards Drills FRIDAY
Friday Sept 19 Multiplication drills on the 2,3,4, and 5 facts. Next week we will begin the 6 facts in order. What Is the Question? After brainstorming questions, each small group develops and revises a survey question so that it will yield ordered, numerical data. ***Start studying your 6 multiplication cards. We will do these next week in order.
Student’s name___________________Parent’s signature______________________
Graph Quiz_______Highest % for this 9 weeks on the 2______3______4______5____


Youth League Football in Luverne Saturday at 4:30 Good Luck Boys and Girls!
Don’t forget to get on Stride Academy. Login to Stride kcc10242
There are some awesome Math websites to help your child with his or her multiplication facts and skills. Check the highlandhomeschooinsites.com (school website) click classroom assignments, then find my name. THANKS!


Due Date: 9/29/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for the week of September 22
Dear Parents,
THANK you for all of your guidance at home! This hello letter, multiplication tips, and websites can be found on the school website (highlandhomeschoolinistes.com)
Click on classroom assignments, and then scroll down until you see my name.
Stride Academy is an awesome tool that we are using this year. 1st Google login to Stride Academy, 2nd then the state capital will appear type in kcc10242 on this screen 3rdscroll down until you see your name click on it 4thtype in your password (It is usually your child’s lunch number.) If you have any problems, then please send me an email mphillips@crenshawschools.org. THANKS again for all of your assistance at home. TOGETHER we will make this year SUCCESSFUL!
Monday: Is Your Foot a Foot Long? Students review what they know about measurements of length, particularly an inch and a foot. They measure the length of their feet and describe the data shown on a line plot. They also record how far they can blow a pattern block.
Homework: STUDY guide on the back
Tuesday: Why Are Our Measurements Different? Students measure in several real contexts, using feet and inches. The class compares their measurements for a distance across the classroom and discusses guidelines for accuracy in measuring a length longer than their measuring tool.
Homework: Finish questions and study guide
Wednesday: Feet and Inches Students continue collecting data by measuring in feet and inches, and review correct notation for recording their measurements. They consider the question, "About how far can a Grade 3 student jump?" based on their data.
Homework: STUDY guide and review questions
Thursday: Quarter of an Inch BENCHMARK (STUDY the guide on the back of this sheet each night.) Describing the Pattern Block Data Students discuss whether their second measurements of the length of the classroom were more accurate. They represent and describe the class data for blowing a pattern block.
Homework: Study your X for the drills tomorrow
Friday: Multiplication Drills on the sets that have not been mastered yet. Please see your child’s highest score for the 9 weeks at the bottom of this Hello Letter.
EndofUnit Assessment Students are assessed on the benchmarks of this unit. First, they describe a given set of data of jump distances by writing a letter about what is most important to communicate about these data. Then they organize, represent, and describe a set of categorical data.
Student’s name______________________Parent’s signature___________________________________
Graph Benchmark TEST ______Highest X grade for the 9 weeks 2______3_____4______5_____6_____
On the multiplication drills remember the highest grade is only recorded once for the 9 weeks. Each student’s should be improving each week. THANKS for all of your encouragement at home!
Due Date: 9/16/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Click on the following link to get the bar graph.
<a href="http://www.softschools.com/math/data_analysis/bar_graph/double_bar_graph_maker/">Double Bar Graph Maker</a>
1. How many more total children preferred visiting the zoo over the museum?
2. How many boys and girls liked the circus best?
3. How many few students chose the park over the zoo?
4. How many total boys’ votes are represented on this graph?
5. How many total girls’ votes are represented in this graph?
6. How many total children chose the museum?
7. How many more girls preferred the museum over the park?
8. How many more girls like the circus than boys?
Due Date: 9/10/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Third Grade Math Hello Letter for Sept. 2, 2014
Dear Parents, Thank you for all of your guidance at home! I am really enjoying teaching OUR children! Multiplication drills will be each Thursday. I keep their scores on my X drill spreadsheet. I will start placing grades in INOW this week. The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be in INOW once. Last week we did the 4 multiplication facts in order. This week we will start the 4 facts scrambled.
TuesdayAssessment: 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.
WednesdayStudents discuss story problem strategies. In Math Workshop, they find combinations of 100 and $1.00; add and subtract multiples of 10s and 1s; and trade 100s, 10s, and 1s. Homework: Review page 51,52, and study your 2,3, and 4 multiplication cards for the drills tomorrow. Student Activity Book pp. 51–53
ThursdayEndofUnit Assessment Students complete assessment tasks that focus on addition, combinations that make 100, and place value. Homework: Write the problem 37 + 21 + 56 in your Math Journal. 1stround each number to the nearest ten and add 2ndAdd the exact numbers, 3rd Find how far from the exact answer their estimate was.
FridayStudents 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. 1stround each number to the nearest ten and add 2ndAdd the exact numbers, 3rd Find how far from the exact answer their estimate was. Student’s name_______________________Parent’s signature____________________ Highest score on the multiplication drills (Remember it is the highest score for the 9 weeks that goes in the grade book.) The scores should improve each week. THANKS! 2 X _________3 X_________Investigation 1 Quiz________
Due Date: 8/31/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for the week of August 25, 2014
Dear Parents,
Thank you for all of your help at home. Just a few reminders:
Stride Academy Login to Stride Academy, click on student, the code is kcc10242, and your child’s password is his or her lunch number. The student should have scratch paper to work out his or her problems. Check the bottom of this hello letter for an example of a number line. THANKS!
Monday: Making Numbers with 100s, 10s, and 1s Students use the sticker context to represent 3digit numbers. They discuss equivalent combinations of stickers. Homework: page 34, study facts
Tuesday: Hundreds, Tens, and Ones QUIZStudents demonstrate the equivalence of 1 dollar to 10 dimes and 1 dime to 10 pennies. They are assessed on finding the difference between a 2digit number and 100 and on representing a 2digit 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 2digit numbers that add to 100 or close to 100. Homework: Study cards
Thursday: Multiplication DRILLS are today on the 2 and 3 facts. Students are introduced to More or Less, a TenMinute Math activity in which they estimate the sums of 2digit numbers. They continue work on finding pairs of 2digit numbers that add to 100 and discuss their strategies. Homework: pages 4748
The highest multiplication grade for the 9 weeks will be recorded in STI.
Friday: Students review coin equivalencies and find combinations of coins that equal $1.00 Homework: Study your cards Varsity Football Game in McKenzie
Saturday: Football Jamboree in Ariton GOOD LUCK boys and girls!
_____________________________________________________________________
Student’s name:_____________________Parent’s signature:_____________________
Your child made a(n)_______on the addition and subtraction quiz last week.
_____________________________________________________________________
Due Date: 8/22/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
August 1822, 2014
Dear Parents,
The first week of school was AWESOME! Thank you very much for your help. The hello letter will be online at our school website highlandhomeschoolinsites.com under my name. Please let me know if you do not have access to internet. We made 2 and 3 multiplication cards last week. Each child should study these each night. We will have our first drill Thursday. Please initial/sign your child’s behavior calendar each night. If you can help with Fun Friday treats to reward correct behaviors, then please let me know with a note. Working together we will have a successful year!
Monday: August 18 During: How Many More Stickers to Get 100? Students solve missing addend problems in which they find the difference between 2digit numbers and 100. They use 100 grids and number lines as tools for solving the problems and representing their strategies. AL COS 10, 11 3NBT1, 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 2digit 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 3digit numbers. They discuss equivalent combinations of stickers.
Football Jamboree Game at home against Red Level tonight at 7:00.
#squadronpride
_____I would like to be placed on the Fun Friday calendar to help send Fun Friday treats.
_____I will be able to view the Math Hello letter on highlandhomeschoolinsites.com.
Due Date: 5/23/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Math Hello Letter
Melissa Phillips
Dear Parents,
I have been locked out of both machines; therefore, I have not been sending home weekly hello letters. This has been an awesome school year. THANK you very much for your support in your child’s education this year. Some of the students have not mastered their multiplication facts yet. Please sign and return the bottom of this sheet. THANKS again!
Our last unit is building polyhedrons. We are describing, identifying, comparing/contrasting, and creating polyhedrons.
We will also be reviewing our skills from this year over the next couple weeks.
Please remember that you can get on Stride Academy with our class code kcc10242.
This is a wonderful way to review our skills from this year.
On the posttest if your child mastered the skill (+) not mastered (). Please review and study the not mastered skills.
Showing Time________Telling Time_____elapsed time______subtraction_____addition____
Rounding to the nearest hundred________
EVENTS
Friday May 9 Field Day Please remember to send $2 to play the games if you did not purchase a tshirt.
Monday May 12 AWARDS day Grades 13 at 8:30 Grades 46 at 9:45 Grades 711 at 1:30
Friday May 16 Senior Class Night
Monday May 19 K Graduation
Tuesday May 20 Senior Graduation
MAY 21 END OF YEAR ICE CREAM PARTY
May 22 6^{th} grade graduation
Due Date: 5/2/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Test Preparation Tips
Please review the following tips. WE will take Math on Tuesday and Reading on Wed.
Please make sure your child is here by 7:30 each morning.
Preparation for your first test should begin on the first day of class; this includes paying attention during class, taking good notes, studying, completing homework assignments and reviewing study materials on a regular basis.
Budget your time, make sure you have sufficient time to study so that you are well prepared for the test.
Go to review sessions, pay attention to hints that the instructor may give about the test. Take notes and ask questions about items you may be confused about.
Ask the instructor to specify the areas that will be emphasized on the test.
Make sure you go to the class right before the test; it's another prime time for the instructor to give out more hints or the format of the test.
Go over any material from practice tests, HW's, sample problems, review material, the textbook, class notes...
Eat before a test. Having food in your stomach will give you energy and help you focus but avoid heavy foods which can make you groggy.
Don't try to pull an all nighter. Get at least 3 hours of sleep before the test (normally 8 hours of sleep a night is recommended but if you are short on time, get at least 3 hours so that you'll be well rested enough to focus during the test).
Put the main ideas/information/formulas onto a sheet that can be quickly reviewed many times, this makes it easier to retain the key concepts that will be on the test.
Try to show up at least 5 minutes before the test will start.
Set your alarm and have a backup alarm set as well.
Go to the bathroom before walking into the exam room. You don't want to waste anytime worrying about your bodily needs during the test.
Due Date: 4/25/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter
April 21, 2014
Dear Parents,
Some of the children have been working extra hard to master his or her math skills. Thank you for the extra work at home too. I have been working with each child individually to monitor where the child is making his or her errors. Working together as a team the child will be able to succeed in mathematics. Please check for daily homework assignments in your child's Math journal. Here are some helpful websites: http://armtresources.wikispaces.com/3rd+Grade,http://www.ixl.com/math/grade3 http://www.mathgametime.com/grade/3rdgrade,http://www.coolmathgames.com/spellingmonster/thirdgrade3/
***Check out more under websites under the assignments
Monday: We will be reviewing the following skills: models for fractions and equivalent fractions, making change, and rounding. Homework: Sheet
Tuesday: We will have a quiz on the skills from Monday. The skills that we will be reviewing today are: addition and subtraction problems, solving word problems, estimating, multiplication and division. Homework: Sheet
Wednesday: Review quiz on the skills from Tuesday
We will be reviewing the following skills today: patterns with shapes and numbers, and inputoutput tables
Thursday: We will be reviewing the following skills: points, lines, rays, angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, and movements on a coordinate grid
Homework: Sheet and STUDY facts
Friday: Quiz on Wednesday and Thursday skills. We will be reviewing all skills from this week. Multiplication drills will be administered for the facts that have not been mastered yet for each child. If your child has made 100 on his or her facts, then he or she will not participate in the multiplication drills. Remember practice makes perfect!
Due Date: 4/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter
April 7, 2014
Student’s name______________________Time Test:_______Addition and Subtraction Test:________
Dear Parents,
Some of the children have been working extra hard to master his or her math skills. Thank you for the extra work at home too. I have been working with each child individually to monitor where the child is making his or her errors. Working together as a team the child will be able to succeed in mathematics. Please check for daily homework assignments. Here are some helpful websites: Stride Academy, http://www.ixl.com/math/grade3 http://www.mathgametime.com/grade/3rdgrade,http://www.coolmathgames.com/spellingmonster/thirdgrade3/
***Check out more under websites under the assignments
Monday: The students will complete making combinations. They will participate in the making combinations activity. Homework: Review
Due Date: 3/21/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Please review clocks and telling time with your children at home.
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for the week of March 1721
Student’s name:__________Rounding Benchmark Test____Parent’s signature____________
Mon. Categorizing Addition Strategies Students practice solving addition problems with 3digit numbers. They share and discuss their strategies, classifying them on the basis of how each strategy starts. Homework: Review time
Tues. Adding More Than Two Numbers Students consider a variety of ways to break numbers apart and recombine them when more than two numbers are added and continue to practice adding 3digit numbers. Homework: Elapsed Time
Wed. Assessment: Addition Strategies Students discuss how the order of the numbers in a problem with more than two addends affects the sum. They are assessed on their ability to add 3digit numbers accurately and efficiently. HW TIME
Thurs. Elaspsed Time Benchmark TEST Collections Compare Students play a game in which they add 2 and 3digit numbers and compare the sums, using estimation and computation strategies. Study your multiplication facts
Fri. Travel Problems Students find the difference between 3digit numbers in the context of distances traveled on a fictional journey. Multiplication Drills
Elapsed Time Review Draw a Tchart or number line on the back of this sheet.
1. Sue started walking at 8:30. She walked for 40 minutes. What time did Sue finish walking?
2. John finished studying for his test at 8:00. He studied for 50 minutes. When did he start studying for his test?
Due Date: 3/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for March 1014, 2014
Student’s name:______________________Fraction Benchmark Test Grade______
Dear Parents, Please sign ______________________________
Please review this hello letter for daily skills. We will have a Rounding Benchmark Thursday. Please study the bottom of this hello letter with your child. Your child should also have daily bell work in his or her math journal to review for the benchmark. THANKS again for all of your encouragement at home!
Mon.: 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
Tues.: 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.
Wed.: Assessment: Operations with Multiples of 10 and 100 Students 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
Thurs.: Making an Easier Problem Students examine, represent, and discuss equivalent addition expressions, such as 96 + 145 and 100 + 141.
Fri.: Addition Starter Problems Students solve addition problems with 3digit numbers by using different first steps.
Round to the nearest ten. JUDGE 5 0 to 4 doesn’t get any more 5 to 9 go up one and shine .
1. 31 _____________ Round to the nearest hundred.
2. 45 _____________ 6. 385_______________
3. 59 _____________ 7. 241_______________
4. 19______________ 8. 555_______________
5. 23______________ 9. 617_______________
***Please check the Math journal for daily reviews.
Due Date: 3/10/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for March 3, 2014
Dear Parents,
We are working on fractions and decimals this week. Please review the study guide from last week and this week’s questions. The Fraction BENCHMARK test will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014. REMEMBER the BENCHMARK test counts 50% when averaged in your child’s grade. THANKS for your support at home.
Mon.: 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.
Tues.: DECIMALS and Fractions 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).
Due Date: 2/28/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips Math Hello Letter for the week of Feb. 24, 2014
Dear Parents,
Thank you very much for your help with our Sharing Brownies investigation on Friday. The children were shocked at the one twelfth fraction of the brownie compared to the one fourth. They figured out on their own that the bigger the bottom number (denominator) the smaller the piece of the brownie. Your help was truly appreciated by all! Please review the study guide on the back of this sheet. The fraction benchmark test will be Wed., March 5. THANKS for all of your encouragement and guidance at home.
Mon.: Sharing Many Things Students solve problems in which they find fractions of a group of 12 objects. Homework: Study guide questions
Tues.: Sharing Several Brownies Students solve problems about people sharing brownies. They compare equivalent fractions and fraction expressions.
Complete questions
Wed.: Assessment: Sharing Four Brownies Students solve problems about sharing groups of objects. An assessment focuses on finding equal shares that include fractional parts. REVIEW (X) facts if needed
Thurs.: 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. STUDY guide Review X facts that have not been mastered
Fri.: The Fraction Cookie Game Students play a game in which they combine fractional parts to create wholes and find fraction equivalencies. Multiplication drills will be today. Multiplication Drills if you have not mastered them.
REVIEW the study guide and VOCABULARY
FRACTION BENCHMARK STUDY GUIDE
1. Partition the whole into an equal sized number of parts below.
2. How many total parts are in the following fractions:
3. What fraction of the figure is shaded?
4. Name a fraction that has 5 for a numerator. (Remember numerator is Never Under)
5. Name a fraction that has 8 for a denominator. (Remember denominator is down)
6. Shade the figure below to show twosixths.
7. Shade in the fraction below to show one whole.
8. Write out the fraction beside the equals
A. Threefifths equals _____________ B. onehalf equals_______________
9. What fraction is shown below?
10. Model at least 4 equivalent fractions to one whole.
________________ __________________ _________________ __________________
11. Show 4/4 on the number line below.
12. Compare the 2 fractions. 1^{st} draw and shade the fractions with a rectangle.
2^{nd} Which fraction is greater than, less than, or equal
Due Date: 2/21/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips
Math Hello Letter for Feb. 1721, 2014
Dear Parents,
We are starting a new unit on Wednesday. Our Pattern Benchmark test is tomorrow. It is important to read the daily skills below. Please continue to sign your child’s behavior calendar each night for important notes. THANKS for your encouragement at home! NOTE: Children dismiss Wednesday at 1:00.
Mon.: What Do the Graphs Show? Students continue making graphs to represent and compare pairs of marble sequences, including sequences that have different starting amounts but the same rate of change. They discuss what the graphs would look like if the change continued in the same way.
Tues.:Pattern BENCHMARK TEST EndofUnit Assessment Students work on two problem sets as an endofunit assessment. One involves describing and comparing temperature graphs. The other focuses on using information in a table to describe and compare situations with constant rates of change.
BENCHMARK TEST Please study the study guide on the back of last week’s hello letter, and the questions on the back of this hello letter.
WednesdayNEW UNITMaking Fair Shares Students divide rectangles 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. CHILDREN DISMISS at 1:00.
Thurs.: 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. Multiplication Drills are TODAY.
Fri.: More Than One Piece Sharing Brownies Students work with fractions that have a numerator larger than 1 and find different ways to combine fractions to make one whole.
***Our investigation this week is “Sharing Brownies”. If you could send a rectangle brownie to school for the children to share, then please write me a note. This investigation will be on Friday, Feb. 21. The children will have real understanding about the denominators on fractions after this fun investigation. THANKS again for your support!
Due Date: 2/14/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Dear Parents,
Please check your child’s behavior calendar daily. The students use their Math Journal daily in my class. Some of the students are out of their supplies. Please check with your child to see if he or she is running low on supplies. There will be nightly assignments to complete/study. THANKS for all of your guidance at home. STUDY the guide for our next benchmark test on the back of this hello letter.
Mon. Describing a Rule Students complete tables to show several sequences of change and develop rules that describe the relationship between two variables (the number of days and the total number of marbles).
Multiplication Quiz Study Vocabulary
Tues. Making Graphs from Tables Students develop rules for describing the relationship between two variables (number of days and total number of marbles). They use graphs to represent and compare two situations with different rates of change. Complete Table
Wed. Using Graphs to Compare VOCABULARY QUIZ Students make and use graphs to represent and compare pairs of marble sequences, including sequences that start at the same point and then diverge and sequences that intersect. Complete Pattern
Thurs. What Do the Graphs Show? Students continue making graphs to represent and compare pairs of marble sequences, including sequences that have different starting amounts but the same rate of change. They discuss what the graphs would look like if the change continued in the same way.
STUDY and finish review questions
Fri. EndofUnit Assessment Students work on two problem sets as an endofunit assessment. One involves describing and comparing temperature graphs. The other focuses on using information in a table to describe and compare situations with constant rates of change.
Due Date: 1/17/2014
Subject: 3024 Math
Mrs. Phillips’s Math Hello Letter Jan. 1317, 2014
Dear Parents,
Please check the bottom of this hello letter, and your child’s study sheet that he or she completed for review questions for this week’s benchmark test on Thursday. Your child should have his or her homework for each night in the Math journal. THANKS for all of your help at home.
Multiples of10 Benchmark Test grade: _______Parent’s signature:_________________________
Monday: Array Games—Part 2 Students learn an array game and continue using arrays to learn multiplication combinations with products up to 50 and to find factors of numbers up to 50.
Tuesday Multiply or Divide? By solving story problems, students examine the difference between multiplication and division situations. Review the multiplication benchmark questions.
Wednesday Writing Story Problems Students examine the relationship between multiplication and division. They write story problems for a class multiplication and division book.
Thursday The students will complete the Multiplication Benchmark TEST
Missing Factors Students learn and play Missing Factors, a game in which they identify the missing dimension of an array when given the number of squares and one dimension.
Friday Solving Multiplication and Division Problems Students work on activities in a Math Workshop designed to develop their understanding of the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.
BENCHMARK STUDY GUIDE for Test, Thurs., Jan. 16 Complete and show work in your Math Journal.
1. What multiplication sentence does this array show? XXXX
Clue: _____groups of ______ XXXX
____ X ______ XXXX __________________________
2. What multiplication problem is represented? 4+4+4+4+4+ ___________________________
3. There were 8 dogs and 4 legs on each dog? A. How many groups were there?_________
B. How many objects were in each group?___________________
4. In your journal shade in an area of 4 X 5. (create the array)
5. What multiplication fact is shown by the areas below?
10. In your journal write a story problem where there are 8 groups and 4 in each group.
