I tried to make it, but had to go home sick today during lunch. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow, but will do everything I can to be back on Friday for our classroom holiday celebration. Students earned extra time added to their celebration due to their 2nd Discovery Assessment results - as a class, we went from 70% meeting Geometry standards to 90% meeting standards! I don't want to miss out (or have the students miss out) on the activities so I will find a way to make it work.
A few students signed up to bring items to the celebration (food, snacks, drinks, plates, etc.) - paperwork went home with them today. If you are unable to bring in the item your child volunteered for, please email me and let me know and I'll make other arrangements. If you're able to bring in the items, please send them in tomorrow (the sub can set them aside), or Friday morning.
Yesterday, students reviewed place value concepts by taking a practice test, today, students went over the practice test. Students will take the actual assessment tomorrow. Concepts that will be on the test include:
Understanding the value of digits in different place value positions (in 243,321,167 the VALUE of the 4 is 40,000,000)
Understanding that each place value position is ten times more than the last
Writing numbers in expanded form (502,143 = 500,000 + 2,000 + 100 + 40 + 3 )
Writing numbers in word form
Comparing numbers (greater than >, less than <, or equal = )
CLICK ON A LINK FOR A GUIDED LESSON AND PRACTICE
In case math notes were not brought home today.....here is some information about benchmark numbers:
Benchmark numbers are the two numbers a number would fall between on a
number-line (essentially, the numbers it would possibly round to).
The benchmark numbers for the ten thousands would be 10,000 and 20,000
(12,432 is found somewhere between these two numbers).
The benchmark numbers for the thousands would be 12,00 and 13,000 (12,432 is found somewhere between
these two numbers).
The benchmark numbers for the hundreds would be 12,400 and 12,500 (12,432 is found somewhere between these two numbers).
For the homework, students have to place these two numbers on a number-line and find where the actual number (12,432) would be.
We do this to help prepare for rounding - to start to visualize which benchmark number it is actually closer to.
Here is a link to a guided lesson on benchmark numbers:
I hope this helps!
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