Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Week 8 - Measurement & Data (3/2 - 3/6)

We are still working with measurement. Many students are struggling with time and metric units. Please review these skills with students. Students should know the following information:

  • How to read an analog clock
  • Half past 12 = 12:30
  • Quarter after 7 = 7:15
  • Quarter to 4 = 3:45
  • Quarter hour = 15 min
  • Half hour = 30 min
  • One hour = 60 min
  • Milliliters and Liters measure capacity. Milliliters measure small capacities (ex. a small milk carton is 236 mL). A liter measures large capacities (ex. a large milk jug is about 4 L).
  • Grams and Kilograms measure weight/mass. Grams measure small amounts of weight (ex. a paper clip weighs about 1 gram). Kilograms measure heavy amounts of weight (ex. a third grade student weights about 30 kg.)
Practice telling time throughout the day with your child. Take your child to the store and let them look at different items to see how they are measured. 


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Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 6 - Measurement and Data (2/16 - 2/20)

We are now working with measurement and data. This includes measuring: time, length (mm, cm, km), capacity (mL, L), and weight (g, kg). It also includes reading and writing data including: tables, bar graphs, pictographs, and line plots.

Homework: Students have 3 options. Students must choose 1/3 each night for homework.

  • Option 1: Multiples 3-12
  • Option 2: Write and draw 10 fractions including a model of each. 
  • Option 3: Bring in a item that would be measured in grams, kg, liters, ml, mm, or cm. Students must explain what the item is, what they are measuring, and what unit would be used. 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Week 4 - Area & Perimeter (11/11 - 11/15)

We are now working on Unit 4, Area & Perimeter. Many students are still struggling with their basic facts.

Parents, please get your students some flash cards so that they can be successful. Please study with your students each night.

Homework:

  • Get classwork signed by a parent. Parents, I have checked your child's work during class. Correct answers have a check, incorrect answers are circled. 
  • Multiples 2-12



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Week 5 (9/8 - 9/12)

The Unit 1 test will be this week. Students should be reviewing their classwork with parents daily. We will begin working with multiplication and division next week. Students should know all facts (0-9) at this point.


Homework:

  • Multiples 1-9
  • Review and sign classwork

Monday, August 25, 2014

Week 4 (8/25 - 8/29)

We are currently working with place value, standard/expanded/word form, add/sub, comparing numbers, rounding, and patterns. Students should be showing you their classwork daily. Please review the questions that students missed in class.




Homework:
  • Multiples 1-9
  • Review and sign classwork

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Week 2 (8/11 - 8/15)

We are currently working on the following skills: place value, reading and writing numbers, comparing numbers, adding and subtracting numbers. Many students appear to be weak in subtraction with regrouping and comparing numbers. Please review these skills at home for additional reinforcement.

Video Tutorial - Place Value


Homework: 
  • Multiples 1-9: Example
  • Parent signature on classwork: Students are required to show review the classwork with a parent and get it signed. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Welcome to the 3rd Grade!

Welcome to my classroom website. This blog gets updated regularly with video tutorials and other resources that will help your child be successful in math class.

Students will take daily review quizzes. Students input their answers to these quizzes via a student response system (clickers). Due to this paperless form of grading, I will not be sending weekly papers home in the Friday folders. It is the student's responsibility to show the parent his/her classwork daily. The student will know which questions s/he got right or wrong. Please review the types of problems that the student is struggling with.

The first set of skills that we will be covering include: place value, reading and writing numbers, rounding, adding, subtracting.

Homework: 

  • Multiples 1-9: Example
  • Parent signature on classwork: Students are required to show review the classwork with a parent and get it signed.