Thursday, September 5, 2013
Yesterday, students took their beginning of the year M.A.P. tests. These tests are not taken for a grade. Students take these test for reading, science and math. Students take this test to determine students’ instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year.
Today we continued talking about decimals. We learned a cute poem to remember decimal place value and how to read/say decimals.
We used base ten blocks to represent decimals. The hundreds block represents one whole, the tens rod represents one tenth, and the small ones square represents one hundredth.
We watched the following video:
Writing Tenths and Hundredths with Decimals
(I will try to embed the video to my blog later... it's not letting me at the moment)
This should help with Wednesday's Homework (click to download)! Also, problems A, G, and J did not copy well so they are kind of hard to see, therefore, you may download or view it here. Sorry for the inconvenience.
If you would like to practice decimals at home, here is something we used in class:
10 x 10 Grid
Parents can shade in an amount and ask students to name that amount or write a decimal and students have to shade in the amount on the grid. Remember 1 grid equals 1 whole.