Mrs. Rader's Math Blog - ARCHIVE


Rader's Report 5-15-17

posted May 16, 2017, 10:43 AM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated May 16, 2017, 10:43 AM by Lisa Griffin ]

We will end the year looking at the following concepts:
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Sequences
  • Properties of Operations
  • The Distributive Property
  • Solving One-Step Equations
Homework
Homework will be assigned on an as-needed basis. Students will be given class time to complete homework this week.

Assessment
There will be a Friday Check-In Quiz (5-19-17)
Chapter 5 - Lessons 1-5
Chapter 6 - Lesson 1

Rader's Report 5-8-17

posted May 10, 2017, 8:06 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated May 10, 2017, 8:06 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Please see the Theme blog for SCIENCE FAIR information. We will resume a normal class schedule on Thursday. There will be no homework Thursday or Friday, as we will review and catch-up before beginning a new chapter next week.

Rader's Report 5-1-17

posted May 2, 2017, 3:30 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated May 2, 2017, 3:30 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Topics
  • Review material.
  • Chapter 3 - compute with multi-digit, integers
  • Chapter 4 - rational numbers
  • Chapter 1 - ratios and proportional reasoning
  • Chapter 2 - percents

Homework
  • Review on an as-needed basis. 

Assessment
  • Placement testing.

Rader's Report 4-24-17

posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:32 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 7:10 AM by Lisa Griffin ]

Topics
  • Math in the Mall
    • Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered! We will be able to work in several small groups; each group will work through a number of assigned problems. Instructions will be given to students prior to the field trip, and parent volunteers will be given all necessary materials the day of our trip to the mall. Please watch for an email from me, if you signed up to help. I will need to confirm the number of parents coming. Note: This is only for fifth grade students; third and fourth grade students who come up for math, will stay in their homerooms and go next year. Fifth graders who go to the middle school for math, will be going along with Mrs. Rader. 
  • Chapter 10
    • Statistics

Homework
  • Homework is contingent upon each individual demonstration of understanding; please see planners for specific assignments. If you feel that your child may benefit from additional practice, he/she is always permitted to complete the entire independent practice, even when only odd numbers were assigned.
  • I will also be using supplemental material from multiple statistics workbooks. Students will finish worksheets as needed, and if they did not complete their work in class.

Assessment
  • check-in quiz Friday, April 28th

Rader's Report 4-17-17

posted Apr 18, 2017, 12:35 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 12:35 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Topics
  • Chapter 9
    • Probability of Simple Events
    • Carnival

Homework
  • Tuesday, students will have a game day to test their individual probability calculations. We modeled and tested a few ways to incorporate probability into their games in class today (i.e. dice, coins, candy, spinners). Students will make predictions and need to calculate probable outcomes, and them have a process in which to test it with other students.
    • Summaries are due Thursday 4-21-17
      • Include theoretical probability and experimental probability
  • Homework is contingent upon each individual demonstration of understanding; please see planners for specific assignments. If you feel that your child may benefit from additional practice, he/she is always permitted to complete the entire independent practice, even when only odd numbers were assigned.

Assessment
  • Carnival and related work

Rader's Report 4-10-17

posted Apr 11, 2017, 3:02 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 11, 2017, 3:02 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Topics
  • Chapter 9
    • Probability of Simple Events
    • Fair and Unfair Games
    • Theoretical and Experimental Probability
    • Probability of Compound Events

Homework
  • Next Tuesday, students will have a game day to test their individual probability calculations. More information will come home with the students regarding this activity. We modeled and tested a few ways to incorporate probability into their games in class today (i.e. dice, coins, candy, spinners). Students will make predictions and need to calculate probable outcomes, and them have a process in which to test it with other students.
  • Homework is contingent upon each individual demonstration of understanding; please see planners for specific assignments. If you feel that your child may benefit from additional practice, he/she is always permitted to complete the entire independent practice, even when only odd numbers were assigned.

Assessment
  • Check-in quiz on Lessons 1-3 of Chapter 9
    • Friday 4-14-17

Rader's Report 4-3-17

posted Apr 5, 2017, 9:11 AM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 9:11 AM by Lisa Griffin ]

Topics
  • Chapter 8
    • Only the first few lessons will be covered in these chapters
      • Circumference
      • Area of Circles
      • Area of Composite Figures

Homework
  • Homework is contingent upon each individual demonstration of understanding; please see planners for specific assignments. If you feel that your child may benefit from additional practice, he/she is always permitted to complete the entire independent practice, even when only odd numbers were assigned.

Assessment
  • Check-in quiz on Lessons 1-3 of Chapter 8
    • Friday 4-7-17

Rader's Report 3-20-17

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:17 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 7:17 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Poetry Night

Please join us for Stargate's 5th Grade Poetry Night on 3-22-17 @ 6:30 p.m. Students should arrive at 6:15, and check-in with their literacy teacher. If students signed up to sell their Passion Project items, they should be to the school by 6:00 p.m.



PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates

It’s almost time for testing season. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) will start on March 14.


Here are the dates for all of the assessments:


PARCC for all 3rd through 5th grade students  - March 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, and 24

We will start with four math assessments and then complete three english language assessments (ELA). All the math assessments are 60 minutes long and the time reflects setup and time to read the instructions. The ELA assessments are all approximately 90 minutes long with time to read the directions.



Testing times for March 14, 6, 17, and 18

Testing times for March 21, 23, and 24

  • 8:15 - 9:30 3rd grade math

  • 9:30 - 10:45 4th grade math

  • 12:30 - 1:45 5th grade math

  • 8:15 - 10:00 3rd grade ELA

  • 10:00 - 11:45 4th grade ELA

  • 12:30 - 2:15 5th grade ELA




Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 8:15 - 9:50 4th grade social studies

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science



Every year we complete an infrastructure trial with the 3rd grade students to make sure they are knowledgeable on how to use the online tools that the assessments provide. This will take place this week on Thursday, March 9.


A few parents have expressed a desire to review the test with their student at home and here is a link that will be helpful with practice problems and a tutorial on how to use all the tools the test has to offer.

https://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/


I recommend going through the TestNav 8 Tutorial and the Online Student Tutorials for ELA and Math. The ELA will cover reading and writing and the other section covers Math. Select the 3-5 released materials.


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.


*We have had an adapted schedule for math this week, due to the testing. We will pick up with Chapter 8 when we resume classes.

Rader's Report 3-13-17

posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:48 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 7:48 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

PARCC/CMAS Testing Dates

It’s almost time for testing season. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) will start on March 14.


Here are the dates for all of the assessments:


PARCC for all 3rd through 5th grade students  - March 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, and 24

We will start with four math assessments and then complete three english language assessments (ELA). All the math assessments are 60 minutes long and the time reflects setup and time to read the instructions. The ELA assessments are all approximately 90 minutes long with time to read the directions.



Testing times for March 14, 6, 17, and 18

Testing times for March 21, 23, and 24

  • 8:15 - 9:30 3rd grade math

  • 9:30 - 10:45 4th grade math

  • 12:30 - 1:45 5th grade math

  • 8:15 - 10:00 3rd grade ELA

  • 10:00 - 11:45 4th grade ELA

  • 12:30 - 2:15 5th grade ELA




Testing times for April 10, 11, and 13

  • 8:15 - 9:50 4th grade social studies

  • 12:30 - 2:05 5th grade science



Every year we complete an infrastructure trial with the 3rd grade students to make sure they are knowledgeable on how to use the online tools that the assessments provide. This will take place this week on Thursday, March 9.


A few parents have expressed a desire to review the test with their student at home and here is a link that will be helpful with practice problems and a tutorial on how to use all the tools the test has to offer.

https://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/


I recommend going through the TestNav 8 Tutorial and the Online Student Tutorials for ELA and Math. The ELA will cover reading and writing and the other section covers Math. Select the 3-5 released materials.


At Stargate, we like to have a healthy approach to standardized assessments and we strive to keep stress at a minimum. There is so much more to our children than the results of a standardized assessment.


*We will be covering parts of Chapter 7, Chapter 8 and Chapter 9; we will just hit essential skills. There will be no quiz this week, and homework will be kept to a minimum.

Rader's Report 3-10-17

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:05 PM by anna.rader@stargateschool.org   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 8:06 PM by Lisa Griffin ]

Topics
  • Chapter 7 
  • Chapter 8
    • Only the first few lessons will be covered in these chapters

Homework
  • Homework is contingent upon each individual demonstration of understanding; please see planners for specific assignments. If you feel that your child may benefit from additional practice, he/she is always permitted to complete the entire independent practice, even when only odd numbers were assigned.
  • Students will be given a review packet to work on over the next couple of weeks
    • The information is on grade level material 
    • This will be used to prepare for the PARCC testing, since students are typically working above grade level
    • Math problems based on the Common Core
    • We will review the answers at the end of next week

Assessment
  • Check-in quiz on the materials covered throughout the week
    • Friday 3-10-17

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