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Continued TCAP Prep! 3-29-10 to 4-2-10

Sunday, March 28, 2010

We are continuing with TCAP prep this week. We are going to be reviewing our 2nd 9 Weeks skills. These are the skills we worked on in October, November, and December.

These are the skills we will be reviewing:
#1 Solves addition and subtraction problems involving fractions
#2 Adds & subtracts mixed numbers
#3 Estimates fraction sums and differences
#4 Writes terminating decimals in the form of fractions & mixed numbers
#5 Writes the prime factorization of numbers through 50 using both exponential and standard notation
#6 Recognizes equivalent representations for the same number
#7 Compares whole numbers and fractions using <, >, =
#8 Identifies values that make an inequality a true statement
#9 Finds the unknown in single-step equations involving fractions and mixed numbers
#10 Evaluates algebraic expressions involving decimals and fractions using order of operations
#11 Evaluates multi-step numerical expressions involving fractions using order of operations


Please feel free (and please do!) to let your child practice these skills using various math resources, games, or worksheets found through my site (or other means!) I am in the process of organizing the site even more. Please check out the pages to the right (underneath the home tab) to see lists to specific report card skills for each 9 weeks.

Signing off, Mrs. Burger :-)

TCAP Prep! It's near, and it's almost here! 3-22-10 to 3-26-10

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In the coming weeks, your child will be doing tons of review of old SPI skills. In fact, they have "learned" everything they are intended to learn in 5th grade math so far. Now we just have to further ingrain these math skills by doing some TCAP Prep. We will be doing various activities using centers, ActivBoard, Elmo projector, computers, and plain ole' pencil & paper. This next week, we will be reviewing the first nine weeks worth of skills. These are the skills we worked on in August, September, and some of October.

These are the skills we will be reviewing:
#1 Reads and writes numbers from millions to millionths (place value)
#2 Compares whole numbers and decimals using <, >, =
#3 Solves addition and subtraction problems involving decimals
#4 Estimates decimal sums or differences (rounding and truncating..a skill most 5th graders struggle with)
#5 Divides two- and three- digit numbers by one- and two-digit numbers
#6 Recognizes the remainder in division in either decimal or fraction form
#7 Selects a reasonable solution to a real-world division problem in which
the remainder must be considered
#8 Identifies missing information and/or too much information in word problems


Please feel free (and please do!) to let your child practice these skills using various math resources, games, or worksheets found through my site (or other means!) I am in the process of organizing the site even more. Please check out the pages to the right (underneath the home tab) to see lists to specific report card skills for each 9 weeks.


Signing off, Mrs. Burger :-)

Spring Break: 3/15/10 to 3/19/10

Friday, March 12, 2010

Students! Parents! Thanks for visiting! I hope you are enjoying the resources and games so far. I will be adding new things daily/weekly for awhile to set the site up. I am wanting to eventually organize it into groups for the SPI's so that if your child needs extra help in a specific area then they can get it. The beauty of the way our report cards work is instead of saying your child is an "A" or "B" student you know exactly where they stand on the various lessons they are suppose to learn during the 5th grade. If they are  (3) proficient or (4) advanced, they are doing great and are on track to doing well on the TCAP. If they scored a (1) below proficiency or (2) approaching proficiency then this site can definitely help pull up their grade and knowledge! Please feel free to create a Google account to make comments on the site on what you might like to see in the future. Thanks!


Signing off, Mrs. Burger :-)

Math SPI: 3/8/10 to 3/12/10

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

 This week's current math SPI's are:

#1 SPI 0506.5.1 Represent Data - Depict data using various representations, including decimal and/or fractional data.
#2 SPI 0506.5.2 Make Predictions - Make predictions based on various data representations, including double bar and line graphs.

 The first SPI (represent data) will basically show students a table of information they then have to choose which graph fits the data from the table including data with fractions and decimals.

 The second SPI (make predictions) is exactly as it sounds. Students will be given various visual/pictorial/data representations including double bar and line graphs. They will have to use the data they know to figure out and predict what will/could possibly happen.

I will try and post some samples soon of all the SPI's. That way you can see how your kids will be tested on the end of the year test a.k.a TCAP!

Signing off, Mrs. Burger :-)




Welcome!

So technology in this day and age is a MUST! I have decided that I would really like to have some sites and resources available for my students. Hopefully, I will be able to keep up with the best resources available through the internet and more. Please leave feedback and commentary on what you would be interested in seeing. General questions welcomed; however, anything private/specific please contact me through email/phone/note. Thanks!


Signing off, Mrs. Burger :-)




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My name is Mrs. Hanah Burger. This is my 4th year teaching 5th grade math at Blythe-Bower Elementary, and I love what I do. My goal is to make as many math nerds out there to love numbers and change the world with their knowledge! I just finished my Masters, and I hope to one day go back for my EDs. I have two amazing kiddos, Mikaela (6) and Peyton (3), as well as a great hubby, Jonathan. They mean the world to me. :0D

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