We are currently on pace to finish Lesson 4.5 on Monday, December 10th. The mid-chapter check point quiz is planned for Tuesday, December 12th. Remember the Quiz is located in the book! Students should review the questions and work them out on a separate piece of paper prior to Tuesday.
Block 1 will have 90 minutes to complete chpt. 1 on Wednesday and Thursday, the week prior to break and we will begin Chpt. 5 in the new year!
Today we completed several challenge questions from lesson 4.6 and 4.7. It takes a moment to realize that multiplication doesn't always result in a greater product (0.4 x 0.7 = 0.28). The plan is to complete the final lesson of chapter 4 on Monday and to prepare for the chapter test on Wednesday, December 13th.
Many "scepters of success" (a mint scented pencil in a tube) were awarded to students working through challenge questions with complete accuracy. We still need more practice with word problems that appear like subtraction but is actually multiplication.(Jane bought 1.5 lbs of grapes. She ate 0.3 lbs of that amount. = 0.3 x 1.5) Students have an optional assignment to complete over the weekend in preparation for the test on Tuesday, December 12th.
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