Gooey gum drop buttons! Each time you get a multiplication fact correct, another piece of the holiday scene is revealed! When you complete the level, you get to build your own holiday picture! Now that we know our multiplication facts, this is easy as pie. Be sure to always click on 0-9!
Alright, everybody! At this point, we should have the majority of our multiplication facts 100% mastered! Now comes the fun part — look at how easy your multiplication games will be! Try your hand at some of the new fall games from Multiplication.com for review: Harvest Hootenanny and Pumpkin Patch!
During math, we’ve begun an introduction to the Order of Operations (PEMDAS). Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally! PEMDAS = Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication & Division, Addition & Subtraction = the order in which to complete a math problem. If after reviewing your child’s work, you see that he/she is having difficulty in this area, please use the video below, What is PEMDAS?, as another form of introduction! The games Royal Rescue, Operation Order, and Order of Operations can also help. Step one, parentheses, was already mastered in Trimester One. The trick now is remembering to always multiply and divide before adding and subtracting!
Trimester One Testing (the results of which you find on the back of our report cards) will take place between November 11th and 15th. PLEASE look over the following essential standards and review each with your child. If you have any questions about the content of the test, send a note!
English/Language Arts – First Trimester
Mathematics – First Trimester
At the present time, there are three skills that should be quick review. They have been practiced a number of times and are essential to future studies. You will find them below with links for practice. Please help your child if these skills are not yet mastered! Thank you!
Language Arts: Figurative Language, Making Predictions, Following Multiple-Step Instructions
Mathematics: Order of Operations (PEMDAS), Coordinate Graphing, Number Lines + Review of Degrees/Turns
Social Studies: Chapter Four – Mexican Rule in California
Science: Chapter Three – Rocks and Minerals (just begun)