Students are learning about decimals in math. This week they spent time learning how to round decimals to the tenths and hundredths place values. To help them better understand rounding to tenths, they played a game called Round & Add to Tenths. Along with rounding, they also practiced their skills in adding decimals.
To reinforce what students learned about rounding to the hundredths place value, they played a game called Target One. Working with a partner and using a deck of number cards, they each had to form two decimals to the hundredths place value and add them together to see who could get closest to 1. Their score was determined by using subtraction to figure out how far away from 1 they were. I really liked this game as it reinforced many math skills including rounding decimals, and adding and subtracting decimals with regrouping.
Problem Solving in Number Corner
During Number Corner time, students worked on their problem solving skills using math manipulatives. I put them into 5 groups and had them work on a problem involving volume. I recorded the answer from each group on the white board to show that sometimes the problems have more than just one answer.
Reading about Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have continued to discuss the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with the students this week. I have been reading aloud the book Martin Luther King, Jr. by Rob Lloyd Jones. It's a nice timeline of his life and the things he did to resolve conflict without violence. We have had some very good discussions as I read each chapter and how the things Martin Luther King, Jr. did has had an impact on our world today. Be sure to ask your kids what they have learned from this book.