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Math: Unit 7- Fractions/Decimals

Students will:

     *find factors and multiples of whole numbers

     *determine if a number is prime or composite

     *explore and find equivalent fractions

     *write a fraction in simplest form

     *compare and order fractions

     *use benchmark fractions to compare and order numbers

     *add like fractions with and without models

     *use place-value charts and grids to model decimals

     *model and describe tenths and hundredths as part of the base-ten system

     *explore using grids and number lines to model the relationship between decimals and

       fractions

     *identify, read, and write tenths and hundredths as decimals and as fractions

 

At the beginning of each chapter, students will receive a family letter that will give you an overview of the chapter concepts and various strategies that will be used in class. 

 

Please practice multiplication facts. Students who can recall from memory basic addition facts are much more successful. Helping your child memorize these facts, rather than counting on fingers, will be most beneficial. Also, fourth graders are expected to have basic multiplication facts committed to memory.  

 

 Science:  Light

 Students will:

     *analyze and interpret data (temperature, precipitation, wind speed/direction,

      relative humidity, cloud types) to predict changes in weather over time.

     *construct explanations about regional climate differences using maps and long-term data

      from various regions.

     *design wether instruments utilized to measure weather conditions (barometer,

      hygrometer, rain gauge, anemometer, or wind vane) and use an engineering design

      process to define the problem, design, construct, evaluate, and improve the weather

     instrument.