Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GoMath Chapter 2

During the next few weeks, our math class will be learning about multiplying by 1-digit whole numbers.  We will investigate strategies for multiplying 2-, 3-, and 4- digit numbers by the numbers 2-9.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Distributive Property;  The property that states that multiplying a sum by a number is the same as multiplying each addend by the number and then adding the products.
2.  Partial Products;  A method of multiplying in which the ones, tens, hundreds, and so on are multiplied separately and then the products are added together.

            Partial Products

Multiplying by tens, hundreds, thousands

7 x 4 = 28
7 x 40 = 280
7 x 400 = 2800
7 x 4000 = 28,000

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

GoMath Chapter 1

During the next few weeks, our math class will be learning how to use and represent whole numbers through the hundred thousands place.  We will also be adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Estimate;  A number close to an exact amount.
2.  Expanded Form;  A way to write numbers by showing the value of each digit.
3.  Period;  Each group of three digits separated by commas in a multi-digit number.
4.  Round;  To replace a number with another number that tells about how many or how much.
5.  Standard Form;  A way to write numbers by using the digits 0-9 with each digit having a place value.
6.  Word Form;  A way to write numbers by using words.

Expanded Form;  3,000 +500+10+9
Standard Form;    3,519
Word Form;         three thousand, five hundred nineteen

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Welcome Back to School

                                 Welcome Back to School…you little Monster! 

I can’t believe how fast the summer has gone and that it’s already time for school! I hope you have had a wonderful summer relaxing, playing, and making lots of memories. We are going to have a terrific 4th grade year together!
Below are some items I would like you to bring on the first day of school. Please don’t bring other items because our desks don’t allow for much room.

1.    A 1 inch binder.  (No larger please)
2.    Dividers for binder, 5.  Please help your child get them labeled on both sides as Science, Utah Studies, Book Reports, Writing, and Misc.
3.    1 spiral bound notebook for math
4. 1 spiral bound notebook for writing
5.    2 red pens, for correcting
6.    Small container for pencils and pens
7.    Pencils, send more throughout the year
8.    Box of tissues/Clorox Wipes for the class

North Park’s “Back to School Night” is Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 6:00 pm, starting in the gym. Please plan to attend. There is a lot of important information discussed at this time. If there are concerns or questions you have for me before this meeting, you are welcome to call me at school 752-5121 or e-mail me at holly.stuart@ccsdut.org. It is such a busy night, and I just don’t have time to individually talk to a lot of parents. 
I am asking for a $5 donation to go towards our classroom magazine, "Storyworks". It is based on the Utah Core Curriculum and is a wonderful addition to our language arts program. If you are willing to donate, just bring it to back to school night, or send it with your child to school.
Please e-mail me at the address above so I know you were able to access my blog. You will be using it a lot! Also, if plans have changed and you are not planning on attending North Park this year, please let me know asap. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
~Mrs. Stuart     

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

GoMath Chapter 12

During this chapter we will be learning about customary and metric units of length, weight/mass, and liquid volume.  We will also find elapsed time and learn to compute with mixed measures.  There are eleven sections in the chapter.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Decimeter;  A metric unit for measuring length or distance.
2.  Fluid Ounce (fl oz);  A customary unit for measuring liquid volume.
3.  Line Plot;  A graph that shows the frequency of data along a number line.
4.  Second;  A small unit of time.

Monday, March 3, 2014

GoMath Chapter 11

In our geometry unit we are moving on to learning more about angles and angle measures.  We will also learn to use a protractor to measure and draw angles.  There are five sections in this chapter.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Clockwise;  In the same direction in which the hands of a clock move.
2.  Counterclockwise; In the opposite direction in which the hands of a clock move.
3.  Degree;  The unit used for measuring angles.
4.  Protractor;  A tool used for measuring the size of an angle. 


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

GoMath Chapter 10

Throughout the next few weeks, we will be studying two-dimensional figures.  The students will use definitions to identify and describe characteristics of these figures.  Our homework will have identifying triangles and quadrilaterals.  This chapter has seven sections.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Acute Triangle;  A triangle with three acute angles. (less than 90 degrees)
2.  Line Segment;  A part of a line that includes two points, called endpoints, and the points between them.
3.  Obtuse Triangle;  A triangle with one obtuse angle.  (larger than 90 degrees)
4.  Ray;  A part of a line, with one endpoint, that is straight and continues in one direction.
5.  Right Triangle;  A triangle with one right angle (90 degrees) and two acute angles.

Monday, February 3, 2014

GoMath Chapter 9

Our class will relate both fractions and money to place value and will learn how to rename fractions as decimals.  We will also add fractional parts of 10 and 100 and compare decimals through hundredths.  There are seven sections in this chapter.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Decimal;  A number with one or more digits to the right of the decimal point.
2.  Decimal Point;  A symbol used to separate dollars from cents in a money amount and to separate the ones and the tenths place in a decimal.
3.  Equivalent Decimals;  Two or more decimals that name the same amount.
4.  Hundredth;  One of one hundred equal parts.
5.  Tenth;  One of ten equal parts.