The Week of December 11th - December 15th

 

This Weekend:

 

Please bring a minute math folder to school no later than Wednesday, December 20th.

 

Please continue to study your math facts!!

 

On Monday, we will have our 3rd Minute Math 2x's!

 

Click here for another printable copy of the Minute Math 2x's sheet.

 

As a way of getting you ready for Monday's minute math, why don't you check out these online multiplication flash cards!

 

 

Math Flash Cards:

 

Quick Flash Cards - This is a great place to start when using online flashcards.  To begin, first select which factor you wish to work on.  After you have successfully completed 3 rounds, you get to change the theme background for the game!

 

Mr. Martini's Flash Cards -Click on any one of the flash card pictures to begin your adventure.  Be sure to click on the check mark on the bottom of the first flash card that comes up to get the answer to each flash card.  

 

 

 

On Friday, December 1st, we reviewed some of the more common questions that students got wrong on the Study Island assessment that you took on Wednesday, November 29th.  If you have not done so already, please be sure to revisit the Study Island questions that you got wrong on the Study Island.

 

Click here to get to Study Island.

 

Last Friday, I also gave you a copy of the new Math Superstars!

 

is due no later than Thursday, December 21st.

 

Here is another printable copy of the Math Superstars.

 

 

The Noetic Learning Math Contest Results are in!  I am very proud of all of you!

 

Click here for the results!

 

 

 

 

Try these activities below:

 

Measurement:

 

Estimating  Mass -This activity gives you  plenty of practice with estimating mass in Grams and Kilograms.

 

 

Geometry of Quadrilaterals:

 

 

Exploring 2-D and 3-D Shapes -This website does a good job of providing an overview about 2-D and 3-D shapes.

 

Quadrilateral Shape Game- How well do you know your quadrilaterals?  See if you can get a perfect score in this activity!

 

Properties of Parallelograms -This website goes way beyond third grade geometry! However, it does a great job of giving you a very complete overview of what makes a parallelogram a parallelogram!

 

Interactive Quadrilaterals -Drag the dots in any of the 4 corners of these quadrilaterals and see how your movement changes the shape and the angles of the corners.

 

Quadrilateral Quest - As we've discovered in class, there are some really fine points in the definitions of different quadrilaterals.  For example, a square is a special kind of rectangle.  It is a parallelogram that also has 90 degree angles, but unlike most rectangles, ALL of its sides are equal or congruent.  Although this activity was designed for older students, see how well you can do with selecting the correct quadrilaterals that fit each description!

 

Question- What makes a Polygon a Polygon?

 

Play this activity to find out:

 

Polygon or Not? -This website does a great job of summarizing the properties that all polygons share. See how many shapes you can click and drag into the correct basket as the shapes go flying by on the screen.

 

Question- What do we call lines that are not parallel?

 

Play this activity to find out:

 

Line Shoot Arcade Challenge -This is a fun activity that tests your ability to correctly pick out points, line segments, lines, rays, intersecting lines, and parallel lines. 

 

 

Mental Math Addition:

 

Lunch Lady -Can you help the lunch lady with the last ten students who need to buy lunch before the period ends? Test your mental math skills of counting up money. See if you can get all ten students through the line before the next group of students come to lunch!

 

Mental Math Addition -Click on start to begin! If you scroll down the page some more, you can also try this activity in countdown mode or twenty questions mode as well.

 

Speed Math Trainer -Try your hand at "Addition Medium" and see if you can correctly answer ten double-digit mental math addition problems.  If you're feeling really confident, why don't you try "Addition Hard" for some three-digit mental math problems.

 

Fridge Magnet Addition -Here's a good mental math addition activity for you! Using your great skills in mental math addition, see if you can complete the sums of these 2 digit addition problems. Also, be sure to try level B where you are asked to fill in the missing addend for each equation!

 

Mental Math Soccer! -Here's a fun game that gives you practice with  2-digit mental math addition.  Be sure to try some of the techniques that we worked on in class.

 

Speed Grid Addition Challenge -Find two numbers in the grid whose sum equals the number given below the grid. Before you start, select the number of questions and the time that you want given to answer each challenge.

 

 

Mental Math Subtraction:

 

Mentally Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers -Click on start to begin! If you scroll down the page some more, you can also try this activity in countdown mode or twenty questions mode as well.

 

Speed Grid Subtraction Challenge -Find two numbers in the grid whose difference equals the number given below the grid. Before you start, select the number of questions and the time that you want given to answer each challenge.

 

 

Balancing Equations:

 

Circle Addition Equation -When you think about it, an equation is very similar to our balance for comparing mass.  If both pans have an equal amount, the balance is balanced!  If both sides of our equation have an equal amount, our equation is also balanced or equal! BE SURE TO CLICK ON PRACTICE MODE when first playing this game! Click on the correct circle that would make the equation balanced or equal.

 

Solving Addition Equations -This balancing equations game is a bit more difficult. Some of the addends are negative numbers!  See if you can determine what number would need to fit the equation so that both sides of our equation are equal.

 

 

Mathematical Modeling:

 

Thinking Blocks Modeling of Addition Word Problems -A really good strategy that can  help you solve word problems is by using bar diagrams. Bar diagrams help you to  visualize the information that you know and how that information can help you to  solve the problem. This site does an awesome job of modeling addition and  subtraction word problems using bar diagrams.

 

Place Value Block Manipulatives -This is a great online resource that lets you model mathematical problems with place value blocks.

 

Subtraction Regrouping Activity using Squid! -Just scroll down to the bottom of the page under the heading of 4th Grade Addition & Subtraction.  Click on "Subtraction Algorithm."  Then click on "View Teacher Tool.

 

Multiplication:

 

 

Carl's Cookie Capers -Here's a fun model of multiplication that involves cookies and chocolate chips!

 

 

 

 

Math Fact Fluency:

 

 

Math Magician Addition! -How good is your addition math fact fluency??  Click here to find out!  Choose which particular math fact you'd like to work on and see if you can answer 20 questions in less than a minute.

 

Math Magician Subtraction! -How good is your subtraction math fact fluency??  Click here to find out!  Choose which particular math fact you'd like to work on and see if you can answer 20 questions in less than a minute.

 

 

Math Flash Cards:

 

 

 

Quick Flash Cards - This is a great place to start when using online flashcards.  To begin, first select which factor you wish to work on.  After you have successfully completed 3 rounds, you get to change the theme background for the game!

 

Mr. Martini's Flash Cards -Click on any one of the flash card pictures to begin your adventure.  Be sure to click on the check mark on the bottom of the first flash card that comes up to get the answer to each flash card.  

 

 

 

 

Math Magician Multiplication Madness! -Are you a math magician? In this activity, see if you can correctly answer 20 multiplication questions in one minute.

 

 

 

Looking for computer-based activities that have to do with what we're learning about in class? You've come to the right place! Would you like to take a preview of some of the interactive math games that we will be using this year? Click here to see Mr. Nolde's Math Resource Page!

 

 

 

 

For Friday:

 

Please complete "2 & 5 as Factors" P 5-1

 

AND... please study your factors of 2 for tomorrow's Minute Math!!!

 

On Tuesday, we took our very first Minute Math on the 2x's table. 

 

We will have our 2nd Minute Math 2x's on Friday!

 

Click here for another printable copy of the Minute Math 2x's sheet.

 

 

 

For Thursday:

 

Please study for tomorrow's Topic 4 Test!

 

Please be sure to CAREFULLY review the practice test when studying.  The feel and format of the test is similar to the practice test.

 

On Tuesday, we took our very first Minute Math on the 2x's table! 

 

We will have our 2nd Minute Math 2x's on Friday!

 

Click here for another printable copy of the Minute Math 2x's sheet.

 

On Tuesday, we went over the Topic 4 practice test.  If you were absent, please view the printable copy of the answer key that I've included here:

 

Click here for the answer key for the Topic 4 Practice Test!

 

 

Click here for another blank printable copy of the Topic 4 Practice Test.

 

If you have not done so already, why don't you try the Online Topic 4 Practice Test!

 

Click here for the Online Topic 4 Practice Test.

 

 

Coming Up...

 

The Topic 4 Practice Test is due on Tuesday, December 12th.

 

Our Topic 4 Test Will be on Thursday, December 14th.

 

 

For Wednesday:

 

Over the past few classes, we have been exploring many of the differences among the various types of quadrilaterals. 

 

Tonight, please complete: "Quadrilaterals" P 11-5  in your workbook.

 

Today, we also took our very first Minute Math on the 2x's table! 

 

We will have our 2nd Minute Math 2x's on Friday!

 

Click here for another printable copy of the Minute Math 2x's sheet.

 

Today, we went over the Topic 4 practice test.  If you were absent, please view the printable copy of the answer key that I've included here:

 

Click here for the answer key for the Topic 4 Practice Test!

 

 

Click here for another blank printable copy of the Topic 4 Practice Test.

 

If you have not done so already, why don't you try the Online Topic 4 Practice Test!

 

Click here for the Online Topic 4 Practice Test.

 

 

For Tuesday:

 

Last Thursday, I gave you a copy of the Topic 4 Practice Test.  It is due TOMORROW!

 

   Click here for a printable copy of the Topic 4 Practice Test.

 

If you have not done so already, why don't you try the Online Topic 4 Practice Test!

 

Click here for the Online Topic 4 Practice Test.

 

 

Coming Up...

 

The Topic 4 Practice Test is due on Tuesday, December 12th.

 

Our Topic 4 Test Will be on Thursday, December 14th.

 

 

All the text pages are available online for the students. Our classroom login is: mr.nolde The password is mathisfun3  In order for the online textbook to correctly display, you will need to make sure that your "pop-up blocker" on your web browser is disabled. Here is a link to help you disable this function for most common web browsers. The link for the online textbook is www.pearsonsuccessnet.com.  Not only can you access the textbook online, but you can also print out any of the practice pages in our workbook as well!  Click here to learn more about how to print out any of our practice workbook pages!

 

In addition to the Scott Foresman textbook, we will be utilizing investigative units put together by Project M³: Mentoring Mathematical Minds! I am extremely excited to be incorporating these units into our enrichment math program here at Campbell School. Click here to learn more about Project M³   Be sure to click on the link that says "For Parents."