### Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 5.13.19)

posted May 10, 2019, 11:07 AM by Melanie Walls
 Mrs. Walls' Math Blog (Week of 5.13.19)We will finish Chapter 11: Geometry and Fraction Concepts.  In this chapter, students will learn about three-dimensional and two-dimensional shapes.  They will also learn about equal parts of a whole.Lessons this week include identifying and naming equal parts of circles and rectangles as halves, thirds, or fourths, partitioning shapes to show halves, thirds, or fourths, identifying and describing one equal part as a half of, a third of, or a fourth of a whole, and solving problems involving wholes divided into equal shares by using the strategy draw a diagram.Students will take their Chapter 11 Test on Friday, May 17.Why teach this?It is important for children to build a conceptual foundation about fractions so they can be prepared to use fractions in later grades.  Children will apply their knowledge of equal parts as they divide a whole into equal parts of halves, thirds, and fourths.Chapter 11 Vocabulary-For each chapter, I will be providing a list of important vocabulary words related to our in class learning.  Developing student's math language is a great way to improve their problem solving skills (think of complex word problems!).angle- a shape formed by two line segments that share the same endpointcone- a three-dimensional shape with a circular base and a point at the topcube- a three-dimensional shape with six square facescylinder- a three-dimensional shape with two circular parallel bases and a curved surfaceedge- where two faces of a three-dimensional shape meetface- a polygon that is a flat surface of a three-dimensional shapefourths- four equal partshalves- two equal partshexagon- a polygon with six sidespentagon- a polygon with five sidesquadrilateral- a polygon with four sidesrectangular prism- a three-dimensional shape with six faces that are rectanglesside- one of the line segments that forms a polygonthirds- three equal partsvertex- the point where 2 sides of a polygon meet or 3 or more edges of a three-dimensional shape meetHomework-All homework for this week is due on Sunday, May 19.  Monday- Lesson 11.8 Homework and OPTIONAL Chapter 11 Practice TestTuesday- Lesson 11.9 Homework Wednesday- Lesson 11.10 Homework Thursday- Lesson 11.11 Homework Friday- No homework