• Week of March 11, 2019

    This week students will be finishing up their Unit 7 Assessment and we will begin Unit 8 on multiplying fractions. This unit will cover the following topics: 

    • Multiplying fractions by a whole number
    • Multiply a mixed number by a whole number

    Students should still be practicing: 

    • Adding and Subtracting fractions and mixed numbers
    • Finding equivalent fractions
    • Putting fractions in simplest form

     

     

    Week of March 4, 2019

    This week we will be finishing up Unit 7 (Adding and Subtracting Fractions). Our study guide will be due on Thursday 3/7/19. Our assessment will take place on Monday 3/11/19. 

    This week we will be learning how to rename a mixed number to help us subtract as well as practicing solving word problems. 

    Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Renaming / Regrouping

     

    Week of February 25, 2019

    Welcome back! Hope you had an enjoyable mid-winter break!

    This week we will continue working on adding and subtracting fractions. We will also learn a new skill and that is converting mixed numbers and improper fractions. 

    A mixed number is a whole number and a fraction combined into one "mixed"number. Example: 1½ (one and a half) is a mixed number.

    An improper fraction A fraction where the numerator (the top number) is greater than or equal to the denominator (the bottom number). So it is usually "top-heavy". Example: 5/3 (five thirds) and 9/8 (nine eighths) are improper fractions. 

     

    In class this week, we will learn how to:

    convert or change mixed numbers into improper fractions: 

    Mixed Numbers -> Improper Fractions

    convert or change improper fractions to mixed numbers:

    Improper Fractions -> Mixed Numbers

    Adding Mixed Numbers:

    Adding Mixed Numbers

    Subtracting Mixed Numbers:

    Subtracting Mixed Numbers

     

    Week of February 11, 2019

    Students have finished up their Unit 6 Assessment on Equivalent Fractions. This week we will start our unit 7 on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions. We will start with unit fractions. A unit fraction tells the part of the whole that 1 piece represents. A unit fraction always has a numerator of 1. We will also learn how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. Then we will review those two topics before students head off for winter break.

    Here are some videos to help us study this week's topics:

    Unit Fractions

    Add and Subtract Fractions

    Add and Subtract Fractions (tutorial)

     

    Week of February 4, 2019

    This week we will finish up exploring the fascinating world of fractions! Last week we learned some more interesting "truths" about fractions:

    Equivalent fractions refer to two or more fractions that equal the same amount.

    We can multiply a fraction by a number to find an equivalent fraction of more parts ( 1/2 x 2 = 2/4).

    We can divide a fraction by a number to find an equivalent fraction of lesser parts. This is called putting a fraction in simplest form or simplifying a fraction ( 2/4 ÷ 2 = 1/2). 

    This week we will focus on Comparing and Ordering Fractions. Students will be taking a math assessment on chapter/unit 6 (Equivalent Fractions) on Monday 2/11/19. Study guides were given out last week and are due this friday.

    Unit 6 covers:

    1.) Finding Equivalent Fractions

    3.) Simplifying fractions

    4.) Finding Common Denominators

    5.) Comparing Fractions (greater than, less than, equal to)

    6.) Ordering Fractions (least to greatest/greatest to least)

     Here are some videos to help us study this week's topics:

    Comparing Fractions: Using 1/2 as a benchmark

    Comparing Fractions using common denominators

    Ordering Fractions

     

    Week of January 28, 2019

    This week we are continuing to explore the fascinating world of fractions! Last week we learned some interesting "truths" about fractions:

    Fractions are made up of equal parts.

    Fractions don't depend on the shape but rather the size of the part. So different shapes can be equal in size.

    Fractions are represented with a numerator (how many parts you have) and a denominator (how many parts the whole is divided into). 

    Equivalent fractions refer to two or more fractions that equal the same amount.

    This week we will be exploring: 

    Generating Equivalent Fractions, Simplest Form, Common Denominators, and Solving Word Problems using Equivalent Fractions. 

    Here are some videos to help us study this week's topics:

    Equivalent Fractions

    Simplest Form

    Finding Common Denominators

     

    Week of January 22, 2019

    This week we are starting a new unit, Unit 6: Equivalent Fractions. This unit will present new, challenging, and exciting concepts to students! We are going to start our unit off with some exploratory activities that will allow students to investigate and explore these concepts, discussing, critiquing, and debating the ideas of their classmates.

    Fraction Food for thought…and what we can do to make sure we don’t contribute to students’ misconceptions!

    • Students learn “whole” numbers easily because they can count and “see” them. We need to help students realize that they can “count” fractions as well.
    • Fractions ARE numbers. We need fractions to help us represent the amounts between whole numbers.
    • Students often have the misconception that the larger the denominator, the larger the pieces are rather than the greater the number of pieces
    • The size of the “whole” is critical when discussing fractions and that ½ of one object does not necessarily equal ½ of another.
    • Students often think equal parts must look the same rather than just be equal amounts of another. 
    • Sometimes students count “pieces” and fail to pay attention to the “whole”. For example, looking at two pizzas cut into thirds, each with one piece shaded might be seen as 2/6 rather than 2/3.
     
    Here are some introductory videos to equivalent fractions:
     
    Equivalent Fractions Hands-on Activity
     
     
    Week of January 14, 2019
    This week we will be wrapping up  Unit 5 on Factors, Multiples, and Patterns. Unit 5 assessment will be held on Wednesday (1/16). Study guides are due on Tuesday (1/15) where we will review for the assessment. 
     

    Unit 5 covers:

    1.) Finding Factors and Common Factors

    3.) Finding Multiples and Common Multiples

    4.) Prime and Composite Numbers

    5.) Making and Describing Patterns

    Students will also be given a math number project that we will go over in class and will be due Tuesday : 1/22/19 
     
    Week of January 7, 2019
    Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a long, relaxing break! This past week in math we have been continuing on in our unit of Factors, Multiples, and Patterns. We have been learning how to find factors of a number as well as determining whether a number is prime or composite. This upcoming week we will finding common factors between numbers, finding multiples of a number and learning about number patterns. 
     
    A few reminders: Extra Credit packet was collected on Friday (1/4). Unit 4 Division Assessments were given back and test corrections will be due on Monday (1/7) to help students boost their grade. 
     
    Below are a few links students can use to help them with the skills taught in class this week:
     
    Week of December 17, 2018
    This week we will be finishing up Unit 4 Assessment and starting Unit 5 on Factors, Multiples, and Patterns. We will start our first lesson on factors and arrays. 

    A factor is a number multiplied by another number to find a product and a factor pair is a set of two numbers that multiply to a specific number. Below I have attached a video on how to model factors and factor pairs using arrays. This video goes with the homework worksheet that will be given out this week. 

     
     
    Week of December 10, 2018
    This week we will be wrapping up Unit 4 on Division. We wil be focusing on division word problems and mixed operation word problems (subtraction, addition, multiplication, and division). Unit 4 assessment will be held on Friday (12/14). Study guides were given out on Friday (12/7) and will be due on Wednesday (12/12) where we will review for the assessment. 
     
    Below are a few links students can use to help them with the skills taught in class this week:
     
     
     
    Week of December 3, 2018
    This week we will be continuing with Unit 4 on Division. Last week students were taught how to use the partial quotients (long 7) strategy to solve division problems. This week students will learn how to use the standard algorithm also known as long division. It's important that students know how to use both stratagies. We will also introduce students to remainders and learn what to do with remainders in a division problem. 
     
    Below are a few links students can use to help them with the skills taught in class this week:
     
     
     
     
    Week of November 26, 2018
    This week we will be continuing with Unit 4 on Division! To start off our unit last week, we started to explore various stratagies that we can utilize to help us solve division problems. This week we will observe the different stratagies students came up with and will start to focus on the partial quotients strategy also known as the long seven. 
     
    Students were given their Unit 2/3 Assessment back this week. Please review the assessment and return it back no later than Friday 11/30. 
     
    Below are a few links students can use to help them with the skills taught in class this week:
     
    Partial Quotients
    Partial Quotients/ Long Seven

     

    Week of November 19, 2018

     

    Last week we wrapped up unit 3 by taking our unit assessment. This week we will start Unit 4 on Division! To start off our unit we will be exploring various stratagies that we can utilize to help us solve division problems. Before telling students what stratagies to use, our goal is to have them come up with their own stratgey, using their prior knowlendge from our multiplication units. Since we know that multiplication and division are inverse operations (they are related and are opposite operations that undo each other). Below are a few links students can use to help introduce them to the concept of division:
     

     

    Week of November 13, 2018

    This week we will be taking our Unit 2 and 3 assessment on Thursday, Nov. 15th. Study guides were distributed last week and are due on Wednesday, November 14th. The study guide will count as a homework grade. Failure to submit the study guide on the due date will result in a zero. We will not accept any late assignments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Stague@schools.nyc.gov. 

     Below are the topics that will be covered on Unit 2 and 3 Assessment:

    • Multiplying by tens, hundreds, and thousands
    • Estimating Products
    • Multiplicative Comparison Problems
    • Using an area model (expanded form) to multiply 1-2 digit numbers
    • Using the standard algorithm (regrouping) to multiply 1-d digit numbers
    • Solving multiplication word problems and multistep word problems

     Below are instructional videos to help practice skills that will be covered on the assessment:

    Practice multiplying 3 digit by 1 digit numbers

    Practice and quiz yourself on multiplying 2-digit numbers

    Week of November 5, 2018

    This week we will finish up Unit 3 by learning how to use an area model (expanded form) and the standard algorithm (regrouping) to multiply by 2 - digit numbers. Our Unit 3 assessment will take place the following week on Thursday, November 15th. Study guides will be distributed this week. 

    Students should stlll be practicing their basic multiplication facts. There will be another basic fact quiz coming up this week! Use the tab to the left under "practice your multiplication facts" to practice each night! 

     

    Below are instructional videos to help review skills taught in class this week:

    Using area model to multiply 2-digit numbers

    Area Model Song

    Using the standard algorithm to multiply 2-digit numbers

    Practice and quiz yourself on multiplying 2-digit numbers

     

    Week of October 29, 2018

    This week we will start Unit 3: Multiply by 2-digit numbers! Students took their Unit 2 quiz and will receive it back this week. It should be returned back, signed. We will be working with the same strategies we used in Unit 2, now with double-digit numbers. This week we will be working on multiplying by tens, estimating products, and using area models.

     

    Below are instructional videos to help review skills taught in class this week:

    Estimating Products

    Using area model to multiply 2-digit numbers

    Area Model Song

     

    Week of October 22, 2018

    This week we will be wrapping up unit 2 by learning how to multiply multi-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using regrouping also known as the standard algorithm. We will review unit 2 on Thursday and take our quiz on Friday. Review sheets for the quiz were handed out last Friday. You can also find the review sheet on this website under the tab "study guide". There will be a basic fact multiplication timed quiz that will be coming up this week. It will be graded and counted toward students' overall average. Please ensure that students are practicing their basic facts every night!

    Below is an instructional video to help review skills taught in class this week:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ5qLWP3Fqo&t=266s 

     

    Week of October 15, 2018

     

    This week we wil be working on multiplying tens, hundreds, and thousands, estimating products, and multiplying multi-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using an area model. It's important that students continue working on their basic multiplication facts. A timed mutiplication quiz was given last week and will be returned this week. It should be signed and returned back to to school. This quiz is not calculated into the students' average (yet) but just a way for them to see what they still need to work on. There will be a multiplication quiz coming up that will be graded (TBA). 

     

    Below are a few tutorials and/or games to help your child practice and master these skills:

     

    Using an Area Model to Multiply Multi-digit Numbers
     
     

    Multiply by tens, hundreds, and thousands.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-10s-100s-1000s/v/multiplying-by-multiples-of-10


    Unit 1 is a wrap! We finished our first assessment on Friday. Students will be given back their assessment on Tuesday and should be reviewed, signed, and given back by Friday. We will be starting Unit 2: Multidigit Multiplication this week. We will start with multiplication comparison equations, multiplying tens and hundreds, and estimating products. 

    In this unit its's very important that students brush up on and practice their multiplication facts and times tables. Students are expected to know their times tables as they were tested on these in third grade. Students will have multiplication quizzes in this unit. These quizzes will be simple and quick where questions will look like this:

    4 x 2 = ________ or 6 x 8 = __________.     

     

    Games/Websites to Practice Multiplication Facts:

    http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games 

    http://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html 

    https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-intro/e/multiplication_0.5? 

     

    Video Tutorials on using bar model to solve Multiplication Comparison Problems:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuD7OUmY3Hk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHQWtpU1zWA

     

    Multiply by tens, hundreds, and thousands.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-10s-100s-1000s/v/multiplying-by-multiples-of-10

     

    Games on multiplying multiples of 10

    https://www.studyzone.tv/game86-code3dc5617c60ff2ca509aabc60944162d1

    http://www.math-play.com/Pirate-Game-Multiply-Numbers-Ending-in-Zeroes/Pirate-Game-Multiply-Numbers-Ending-in-Zeroes.html

     

    Week of October 1, 2018

    This week we will be wrapping up our first unit (place value)! We will finish up adding and subtraciting large numbers in word problems and then we will review on Wednesday. Our first assessment will be this Thursday, October 4th. Study guides were given out last week. The study guide will be due on Wednesday and will count as a homework grade. Our next unit will be multiplying by 1-digit numbers. Please check out the "practice your multiplication facts" tab on my website. This is a great resource for students to use to help them practice their basic facts while also tracking their progress! We will be using it in class as well. Students will be given timed multiplication tests throughout our unit so this is a great way to prepare at home. 

     

    Below are a few instructional videos to help review skills taught in class this week:

    Learn zillion video about subtracting large numbers:

    https://learnzillion.com/assignments/AD7Z9G4

     

    Learn zillion video about adding large numbers:

     https://learnzillion.com/assignments/EW723F8

     

    Week of September 23, 2018

    This week we are going to wrap up rounding to any place value. We will then start to practice adding and subtracting large numbers using US standard algorithm. The focus this week will also focus on solving word problems involving addition and subtraction of the large numbers.  Below are a few instructional videos to help review skills taught in class:

     

    Learn Zillion Tutorial on how to round numbers:

    https://learnzillion.com/assignments/WH6QF2P

     

    How to round numbers using a number line:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC3EcMu_Ea8&t=192s 

    Learn zillion video about subtracting large numbers:

    https://learnzillion.com/assignments/AD7Z9G4

     

    Learn zillion video about adding large numbers:

     https://learnzillion.com/assignments/EW723F8

     

    Week of September 17, 2018

    I am so excited to start our first unit this week! 

    Our first unit will be on place value, addition, and subtraction to one million. 

    This week we will be working on finding a digit's value, reading and writing large numbers, comparing large numbers, and rounding large numbers.

    In third grade, students have learned how to round numbers to the nearest ten and hundred. This year, we will be learning how to round large numbers to any place value (nearest thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand, million). We will also be adding and subtracting whole numbers within 1,000,000. 

    Students were given their gomath workbooks this week and will have homework each night. Students will copy their homework down before the period is over Please use the homework tab to check for homework each night in case your child missed the HW for that day.

    Below are a few tutorials and/or games to help your child practice and master these skills:

    Learn Zillion Tutorial on how to round numbers:

    https://learnzillion.com/assignments/WH6QF2P

     

    How to round numbers using a number line:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC3EcMu_Ea8&t=192s 

     

    Rounding games:

    http://www.mathnook.com/math/brain-racer-rounding.html

    http://www.math-play.com/Rounding-Numbers-Pirate-Game.html

    http://mrnussbaum.com/halfcourt/

     

    Week of September 4, 2019

    Welcome to 4th Grade Math!

    My goal as a math teacher is to help my students grow as students of mathematics. I want my students to learn topics visually, conceptually, procedurally and understand why and how it is used in the real world. I hold high expectations for each and every one of my students and I strongly believe that everyone can reach their highest potential! 

    Homework is posted on the website weekly. Please be sure to check it everyday!!

     

    If you need to contact me for any reason, you may reach me by email at the address, Stague@schools.nyc.gov or by calling the main office at (718) 326-2111. I am also available to meet in person every Tuesday morning from 7:35am till 8:10am

     

     

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