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Colleen Jenkins - Math Enrichment  (Send e-mail)

Welcome to Fifth Grade Advanced Math! I am very excited to be your child's teacher, and I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

On my teacher page, you will find classroom as well as school news. I will also include important calendar dates and information about special activities. Please see the downloads regarding the upcoming Veterans Day Popsicle Sale Dates and the Halloween Candy Buy Back dates.

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Beginning the week of August 27th students in my class will participate in benchmark screenings provided by Fast Bridge Learning. Fast Bridge is District 157-Cís universal screening instrument. This assessment will be administered in the fall, winter and spring to help teachers determine which students are likely to meet the end of the year learning goals, which students may require intervention and help to determine advanced and honors placements for the following school year. This computer based assessment measures performance in reading and math. Individual fall results will be sent home at the beginning of October after all students have been tested. I look forward to working with your child this school year.

Colleen Jenkins

PARENT MATH RESOURCES now available on the Chelsea Webpage!
We have created a Parent Math Resources tab on the Chelsea Webpage. You can also access these resources under my Cool Links. Please also see the attachment for a Eureka Parent letter under "Downloads" that explains how to create a greatminds account. If you created an account last year, there is no need to create a new account this year. The parent letter also includes a brief explanation on how your child can access Zearn at home.

We are moving right along and are starting Eureka Module 2. The topics covered in this module include:
*Mental Strategies for Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication
*The Standard Algorithm for Multi-Digit Whole Number Multiplication
*Decimal Multi-Digit Multiplication
*Measurement Word Problems with Whole Number and Decimal Multiplication
*Mental Strategies for Multi-Digit Whole Number Division
*Partial Quotients and Multi-Digit Whole Number Division
*Partial Quotients and Multi-Digit Decimal Division
*Measurement Word Problems with Multi-Digit Division

We will also be addressing the following standards:

NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.

NBT.2 Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole number exponents to denote powers of 10.

NBT.5 Fluently multiply multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

NBT.6 Divide up to four-digit dividends by two-digit divisors using various strategies.

NBT.7 Add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.

MD.1 Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system, and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.

OA.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

OA.2 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.

It was wonderful to meet so many of you at Curriculum Night! I have added the Advanced Math power point to my web page under "Downloads."

I am looking forward to an exciting school year!

This week in class

Advanced Math: Module 2, Lesson 19 Homework

Advanced Math: Module 2, Lesson 20 Homework

Advanced Math: Module 2, Lesson 21 Homework
Formative on Friday

Advanced Math: Module 2, Lessons 22 and 23 Homework
Formative on Friday

Formative today
Have a great weekend!


Important Dates

Institute Day

No School


Downloads List

Advanced Math power point.pptx [9/6/2018]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Sheet.pdf [9/7/2017]
Eureka Parent Letter.docx [8/30/2018]
Orange Spooky Graveyard Halloween Invitation (1).pdf [10/2/2018]
Support the Troops Popsicle Sale Sheet.pdf [10/2/2018]


Cool Links

Elf Panic

Front Row

Fun Brain

Great Minds

Math Playground

Math Resources

PARCC Parent Checklist

Typing Instructor

Winter Sports


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