Jean Ann Baker 2/19/18

4th grade is finishing up adding and subtracting fractions this week and will take a test over the material we learned on Friday.  5th grade has finished their study of polygons and are about to begin a two week study of area, perimeter, and volume.  We will be conducting a project based learning with Taco Trucks and will culminate with an escape room project  

 

The math that we are doing now in elementary school looks so different from the math that we learned when we were students.  In all honesty, if I weren't a teacher with exposure to the new style of math I would have not even the faintest clue on where to begin with some of these methods.  I have created a YouTube channel with short videos with me explaining how to do math using the different styles that the students are learning in class.  It is currently a work in progress, so there aren't many videos yet, but more are coming.  I have given students instructions on how to get to the channel. Here is the link to go to the channel.  I would even reccomend subscribing to the channel so it is easy to find without having to come back to this page first to get to the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXIGWwvHiQCeg6w8Wg-cWwg

 

Here are some of our math scholars using the coding program for the first time: