Math with Jeannie Wenndorf
In 5th grade math, we have been digging deep into multiplication, learning many strategies for multiplying factors. Students have been stretched to look for connections between the different strategies, and to multiply any size factors with confidence. Parents, do you know why the standard algorithm for multiplication works?? Ask your child to explain it to you!
Last week, we participated in the Noetic Math Contest, which consists of 20 very challenging problems for students to solve independently. The kids had great attitudes, truly enjoying the challenge of doing hard work! They are growing in their ability to persevere when the solution isn’t apparent, justify their thinking to one another, and make mathematical conjectures of their own to test.