Updates for the week of March 28th – April 1st can be found on the pages across the top of the Blog – please check them out – especially Math and Science – lots of new information in both of those this week!
If you haven’t had an opportunity recently, please check your child’s Showbie account.
(let me know if you need their login and password) – in the Math class – there is some feedback about some work they did on Multiple Choice questions in Geometry… and – I just put in some information about how they’re doing with multiplication fact mastery, and what their next steps ought to be – please encourage your child to take a look as well – I will do the same at school. Thanks!
Claire has given me her permission to share her outstanding answer to a multiple choice question that we worked on last week – she did a screencast on Explain Everything where she proved that (B) was the correct answer, and also proved why (A), (C) and (D) were incorrect – watch and learn how an expert screencast explaining your thinking in Math is put together 🙂 – thanks for sharing, Claire!
Yesterday, we talked about how the only way to get multiplication facts into your head is to practice them – something I, like most people my age, did when I was a kid – and they’re still in there. I issued a challenge to the kids yesterday – match (or beat) my record on the timed drills. Shouldn’t be too tough – after all- I’m old, and my reflexes are slow – right ? ? I took two tests yesterday – one on each of the two multiplication drill apps I showed them – here’s are some screenshots of my scores – can you beat my record?
Here’s my score on MathCards – Mixed Drill, Level 2, 50 questions in 2 minutes, 24 seconds.
And on My Math App – Mixed Facts – 50 Questions – a score of 15130 in 2 minutes, 13 seconds
Catch me if you can 🙂
Please check the pages across the top of the blog for updated information about what’s happening this week in Grade 4 at Avon – thanks!