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## Sunday, January 20, 2013

### GoMath Chapter 8

In this chapter, the students will learn to multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. We will learn to write a fraction as a product of a whole number and a unit fraction, and to find multiples of unit fractions. There are five sections in this chapter.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Factor;  A number that is multiplied by another number to find a product.
2.  Fraction;  A number that names part of a whole or part of a group.
3.  Identity Property of Multiplication;  The property that states the product of any number and 1 is that number.
4.  Multiple;  The product of two counting numbers.
5.  Product;  The answer to a multiplication problem.
6.  Unit Fraction;  A fraction that has one as the numerator.

2  x  5/8   =   10/8  or  1 2/8

## Wednesday, January 9, 2013

### Parent Teacher Conferences

Winter Conferences are being held Monday, Jan. 14 from 2:30 to 6:45 and Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 8:00 - 12:45.  Please click on the link to the right, to schedule your preferred time.  If, for some reason you can't connect, call the school secretary at 752-5121 to schedule your time. Conferences are held for 15 minute time slots, so please be on time and remember others are waiting too. I look forward to seeing you and your child next week!

### Book Orders

Students brought home a book order yesterday, January 8.  If you are interested in ordering books, the order due date is this Friday, January 11.  There are two ways to order:
1.  Send your order form and check (made out to Scholastic Book Clubs) to school with your student OR
2.  Order on-line, the preferred way.   Click the link to the right and enter our classroom code HT98M.
I will submit the orders Friday night by 5:00 p.m.  It usually takes 5-7 working days.  Thanks!

## Thursday, January 3, 2013

### GoMath Chapter 7

Our class will be learning how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers over the next few weeks.  First, we will use models to find the sums or the differences.  Then we will record equations to match our models.  Finally, we will add and subtract without using models.  Our homework will be practice adding and subtracting fractions with and without models.  There are ten sections in this chapter.

Important Chapter Vocabulary
1.  Mixed Number; An amount given as a whole number and a fraction.
2.  Unit Fraction;  A fraction that has a numerator of one.
3.  Associative Property of Addition;  The property that states that when the grouping of addends is changed, the sum is the same.
4.  Commutative Property of Addition;  The property that states that when the order of two or more addends is changed, the sum is the same.
5.  Denominator;  The part of the fraction below the line, which tells how many equal parts there are in the whole or in a group.
6.  Fraction;  A number that names part of a whole or part of a group
7.  Numerator;  The part of a fraction above the line, which tells how many parts are being counted.
8.  Simplest Form;  A fraction in which the numerator and denominator have only 1 as a common factor.