We have been working on Multiplication Strategies, in addition to the Traditional Method, we also learned the Bow Tie Method, and Lattice Method.
We also started Division, and have completed a foldable titled : Does McDonalds Sell Burgers:
Click on the link below to open a Power Point slideshow that describles what Does McDonald's Sell Burgers means, and how we use it in the classroom:
I also showed them a video in class that I found on Youtube. This site won't let me post the youtube video, but I told the kids that they can search it on You Tube as: " Teach Me How to Divide" by Jose Alcala, very cute video made by 5th graders. Below is the audio of the rap.
Prime and Composite Numbers and Finding the Greatest Common Factors:
We had a week to spend on Prime and Composite Numbers. Below are some PowerPoints to help, cheat cheats, and a cool song called Prime Rap. Hope all the links work. you can also find this song/rap on You tube under : Prime Numbers Rap Typography by barneybarneyard10
Here is a mini lesson on Greatest Common Factor and Simplifying Factors which will help the students if they need additional help :)
After the Thanksgiving Holiday we will focus on 14 days of fractions, to include identifying fractions, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, reducing fractions, mixed numbers, and converting fractions to decimals. Here are a few powerpoints to view just to get a head start!
Below is a great website where students can practice fractions online