We have completed chapter 6 (addition and subtraction of fraction with unlike denominators) and students completed the assessment. We are now working on multiplication of fractions (chapter 7) and will then move into chapter 8 which is division steps for fractions. ‘Pi Day’ is celebrated on March 14th around the world in honor of the mathematical constant and Albert Einstein’s birthday. In class, we will discussed the history of Pi Day and students will use a compass to draw circles. Then they will calculated the area and circumference of these circles.
We will also begin working in preparation for the Aspire test. These standardized tests are scheduled for the first week of April. In class we will be reviewing concepts and how to make sense of word problems and persevere in solving them. We will review some of the strategies for word problems and steps to make them easier to solve.
Math Club has been so much fun this year, however, it is time to wrap up the season. We celebrated our last Math Club meeting March 11th. Students have worked hard at solving challenging math problems and playing math games. Thank you for having your child participate this year and we look forward to new and exciting activities for next year!
The Continental Math competitions are also ending. Our last competition will be in March for the year. Thank you to all of those students that challenged themselves and participated in this contest. Winners of the competition are announced at the ‘End of the Year Awards Ceremony’.
The following are some math dates for March.
March 4th – Sixth Grade Math Club
March 11th – Math Club Wrap-Up-All Members are invited – Open to Both Fifth and Sixth grade!
March 14th – Pi Day – eat some ‘pie’