Wednesday, 25 April 2018


Long Division - We are working on long division in math right now. Students are using the letters DMSBR (divide, multiply, subtract, bring down and repeat) to help them remember the steps. See some of the resources below for extra practice at home.


- Watch the Math Antics video to review
- Play Dividerama to practice

Multiplication - The class has been busy working on their multiplication facts at school. Many of our students have met or, exceeded their personal goal for multiplication. Students are encouraged to continue to practicing their basic multiplication facts at home. You can practice math facts at home in fun ways by playing games with a deck of cards or a pair of dice. Ask your child to play with you and have them explain how it works. Here is a list of the games we have been playing in class:

Game #1 - Multiplication War
Materials needed: 
- deck of cards number ace-jack(11)
- 2 players
1. Deck of cards is split in half between the two players and place face down in a pile.
2. Players flip one card at the same time. The first player to say the product of the two cards wins the pair. First one to run out of cards loses.

Game #2 - Multiplication Heads-up
Materials needed: 
- deck of cards number ace-jack(11)
- 3 players
1. Players 1 and 2 take a card, without looking at it, and hold it face up on their forehead.
2. Player 3 tells them the product of the two numbers. For example, if the cards showing are  2 and  10, Player 3 would say, "20" because 2x10=20.
3. Players 1 and 2 then need to predict which card is on their own head. Using the same examples as above, the player can do this by saying  " 2x_=20" or "20/2= __." 

Game #3 - Area with dice
Materials needed: 
- 2 dices
- 2 players
grid paper
- markers or crayons
1. Each player chooses a pencil crayon or marker they will use.
2. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they roll to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square. Next, they will write the area in the middle of the shape. For example, if a 3 and 4 are rolled, it would be written as 3x4=12

3. Game ends when players run out of room to draw. The player with the most amount of area covered is the winner. 

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