We have completed chapter 9 – algebra patterns and graphing and will be starting our next chapter on measurement and the last chapter is on geometry and volume. After we have completed our chapter books, we will be working on reviewing fifth grade content for the End-of-the-Year Math Test. All grades from fifth through eighth take a cummulative assessment at the end of the year. We have been reviewing for this assessment and students will take this test at the end of May.
In getting ready for sixth grade we have started to review concepts they have learned this year and how they will develop for next year. We have started with comparing fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers. To accurately compare these different numbers students have to convert them all to one form. Students will also learn about prime and composite numbers and how to factor numbers using a factor tree. Students will be introduced to percents and ratios and how you can express real world quantities as percents and ratios. This will give them some insight into what they will be working on in sixth grade math.
All students from fourth through seventh grade will get a summer math packet to complete. These will be distributed at the end of May. These are taken for a grade and will be collected when they return in the fall. Students that practice their math skills over the summer do better when they return in the fall. Details for the summer math will be given at the end of the month.
Thank you to all of you for your continued support at home with math. I feel that teaching is teamwork and working together helps your child to succeed in the classroom. Thank you for all that you do! I have enjoyed working with your children this year. They are a blessing to me and I consider it a privilege to work with them each day!
The following are some dates to keep in mind for May:
May 8th – Spotlight on STREAM Day
May 17th -Memorial Games
May 27th – No School
May 28th – Awards Ceremony 9:15AM