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1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1NYS Test Scores Inch Up
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Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:03:15 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=31992The results of this year’s Common Core-related standardized tests show scores for New York’s schoolchildren inching up. About one-fifth of the children boycotted the tests altogether because of continued controversy over the Common Core learning standards. State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia said she’s pleased with the progress made in the 2017 test results. While […]
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Wed, 17 May 2017 16:47:09 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25946In fourth grade, your child will use the four operations to solve word problems involving money. In order to do this, she will first learn to decompose, or break apart, one dollar into smaller units. We call these units: quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. Ask your child: How many quarters make up one dollar? How […]
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Fri, 12 May 2017 13:39:09 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25939To decompose means to break apart. Your child has already decomposed whole numbers with number bonds, tape diagrams, and place value charts. In fourth grade, he will decompose fractions. Three-eighths is a fraction. We can decompose three-eighths into parts using a tape diagram as the visual model. One-eighth, plus one-eighth, plus one-eighth equals three-eighths.Your child […]
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Wed, 03 May 2017 13:57:02 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25934In fourth grade, your child will use the metric system to measure length, mass, and capacity. Length refers to the measurement of something from end to end. Long lengths are called distance. Mass refers to the measure of the amount of matter in an object. Capacity refers to the maximum amount that something can contain, […]
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Tue, 02 May 2017 21:39:51 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=27531New York state’s education commissioner said Tuesday that new state-specific learning standards will offer several improvements over the controversial Common Core standards. Commissioner MaryEllen Elia’s report came on a day when large numbers of students in some parts of the state were expected to once again boycott the required third- through eighth-grade math tests. Elia […]
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:26:45 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25930When your child first learns to multiply two two-digit numbers, she will use the area model. This visual tool illustrates how to decompose numbers and find four different products. As her skills improve, she will move from this pictorial model into a concrete method called partial products. Using partial products to solve forty-three times fifty-six, […]
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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:21:19 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25926When first learning to multiply two two-digit numbers your child will use the area model. To start, your child will use her knowledge of place value to decompose into tens and ones. To decompose means to break apart. Let’s decompose these numbers by the value of each digit. The value of two tens is twenty. […]
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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:16:59 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25922Your child’s introduction to multiplication is through repeated addition. He will draw an array to visualize, or see, five groups of four stars. He will count the stars and find the total. As his understanding improves, he will skip count to find the total more efficiently. Your child will use a variety of visual models, […]
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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:10:21 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25918Learning to assess the reasonableness of an answer is an important mathematical skill. It’s your child’s way of seeing if she’s on the right track when problem solving. Sometimes we use rounding to estimate a solution. In third grade, your child will round whole numbers using a vertical number line and round to the nearest […]
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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:03:33 +0000http://wskg.org/?p=25912In third grade, your child will solve two-step word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Let’s try one: There were ten adults and five children at the movies. Each adult ticket costs $8.00 and each child ticket costs $3.00. What is the total cost of all the tickets? What is this question asking us […]
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