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Monday, October 17, 2016

GoMath Chapter 3

Our class, during the next few weeks, will be learning to multiply by 2-digit whole numbers.  We will also learn how to describe the reasonableness of an estimate.
The homework will provide practice with estimation and multiplication of numbers with more than 1 digit. There are seven sections in this chapter.

Important Chapter Vocabulary:
1.  Compatible Numbers;  Numbers that are easy to compute with mentally.
2.  Associative Property of Multiplication;  The property that states that when the grouping of factors is changed, the product remains the same.
3.  Commutative Property of Multiplication;  The property that states when the order of two factors is changed, the product remains the same.
4.  Estimate;  To find an answer that is close to the exact amount.
5.  Partial Product;  A method of multiplying in which the ones, tens, hundreds, and so on are multiplied separately and then the products are added together.
6.  Product;  The answer in a multiplication problem.
7.  Regroup;  To exchange amounts of equal value to rename a number.

Friday, September 16, 2016

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.

Multiplying by tens, hundreds, thousands

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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

Friday, August 12, 2016

                     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've had a wonderful summer relaxing, playing, and making lots of memories. We are going to have a terrific 4th grade year!
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 science
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 Tuesday, Aug. 23, 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     

Thursday, April 7, 2016

GoMath Chapter 13

During the next few weeks, our class will be learning about perimeter and area. We will learn the formula for finding the area of a rectangle, and learn the concept that area is a measure of how many square units cover a flat surface.

Important Chapter Vocabulary:
1. Area; The number of square units needed to cover a flat surface.
2. Base;  Any side of a two-dimensional figure.
3. Formula; A set of symbols that expresses a mathematical rule.
4. Height; The measure of a perpendicular from the base to the top of a two-dimensional figure.
5. Perimeter; The distance around a figure.
6. Square Unit; A unit of area with dimensions of 1 unit x 1 unit.

Area formula;                                          
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Perimeter formula;
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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.