• Math Foundations class will cover entry points to the Common Core State Standards as well as IEP objectives. We will also address skills required to complete MCAS Alt Portfolios as needed.

We are trailing a SeeSaw App. Please email Ms. Maus if you have any questions.

Week of October 30 and November 6, 2017

This week in Math, we are targeting our IEP objectives. It is the last two weeks of the reporting period so we are working to show all that we have learned this quarter. In addition, we will do some exploring with ratios before we start our unit in the next week.

During this week we are also starting our work in the school store. We have brainstormed what items we think should be sold at the store. We will check prices, inventory our current supplies, advertise the store and practice money skills. We hope to open within a week or so!

Week of October 23, 2017

This week in Math, we are wrapping up the first unit for our MCAS Binders. Almost everyone has shown mastery on either their skill of identifyin fractions or division. Great work! We will work on finding ways to genearlize what we learned this week before getting ready to move onto our next unit... Ratios!

Week of October 16, 2017

This week in Math, we have been stretching our work on our fractions and division units. Students working on division have extended their learning to including division in a word problem. We are also pairing our work with manipulatives to illustrations of what we have created. We will continue to reinforce this skill.

In addition, we are also stretching our fraction knowledge. Some students are working on identifying unit fractions in circles, triangles, and squares. Some students are working on identifying fractions using tape diagrams and numberlines. Great work!

Week of October 10, 2017

This week in Math, we continue our unit studies of division and fractions. Student working on division are using cups to show groups and cubes to share among their groups. We are checking our work after we have completed the division sentence. We are practicing putting equal number of blocks in each group and fixing mistakes. Keep at it!

Extension: Try sharing things at home into equal groups!

Our fraction group continues to look at pictures of fractions as well as groups of objects to be viewed as a whole. We are working on matching the name of the fraction to it's visual representation. We know that we can see fractions as a part of a whole circle, square, rectangle or any other shape! We also know that we can talk about fractional parts of wholes as well. For example, when 3 stars out of 5 are colored in, we can say 3/5ths are colored.

Extension: Try seeing fractions around your daily life!

October 2, 2017

This week in Math we are starting two different units. Students are either starting the unit on division or on identify fractions using visual models.

Division: Students working on division are using manipulatives to understand the concepts of sharing into equal groups. We are using manipulatives and cups to symbolize groups and total objects. We are using the division sentence to help understand the concept. For example, we would read 20 ÷ 4 = as you have 20 objects and you need to share them equally into group groups. How many are in each group?

Division into equal groups

Fractions: Students targeting fractions are working on matching fractions to a visual. Given a picture of a whole cut into parts, students are matching unit fractions (1/2, 1/3 and 1/4) to it's representation. In addition, we are also stretching to see any group as a fraction. For example, a group of red and green blocks can we written as a fraction.

Simple Fractions

Halves, Thirds, Fourths