There will be a writing component for both tests and will look at the students' abilities at being able to write Complex Sentences and understand how Place Value works, when decimals are involved.
We have been very busy doing a lot of review, and assessment on these topics.
We played a game in Math, similar to the one where the students had to create very larger numbers, while playing with a partner. In this game, the object was to create the largest number, but it involved a decimal point. Here are some game play images, along with some of the reference points we used to better understand the topic.
|A completed game card with all work completed|
|A screen shot of some athletes from the 2012 Olympics. We were paying attention to their scores and how they were measured to the 1000th decimal point.|
|A fictional exercise based on the world of Gymnastics. Thanks to Eric for completing this for the class to see.|
There was no homework tonight, but it is advisable that the students begin to prepare for the tests at the end of the week.
Actually, Spelling was assigned this evening and is due on Friday. I walked through the Spelling Sheet with them and will welcome any questions, if the students are feeling confused.