We believe that math can make sense for
EVERYONE and that there's no such thing as being a "math person." Therefore, we use an instructional approach designed to help students make sense of math, rather than simply memorize the steps needed to solve problems. Check out this video that helps demonstrate why making sense of mathematics is so important. At Exploris, we work to meet the individual needs of each student. Mathematics work includes small groups, whole group, one-on-one, and partner work. Students work with hands-on materials to strengthen their understandings, rather than just doing worksheets, textbooks, and lectures. Exploris uses the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics curriculum. |

## Practice Multiplication Facts at Home!

There are many sites out there for practicing multiplication facts. Here are a few of our favorites:

Math Magician

Multiplication Mahjong

Quick Math

Multiplication Grand Prix

Math Magician

Multiplication Mahjong

Quick Math

Multiplication Grand Prix

## 4th Grade

We are currently studying multiplication, including facts and working with multi-digit numbers. Students should be practicing

**their multiplication facts at home.****KHAN ACADEMY:**All 4th grade students have been given a login now for Khan Academy. Students will use their Exploris email logins to access their Khan Academy accounts. If you're child has any issues logging into their accounts please have the student let their math teacher know in class :)

## 5th Grade

In 5th grade we are currently working on volume

* Understand cubic units and the concept of volume (5.MD.3)

* Measure volumes by counting cubes (5.MD.4)

* Solve volume problems using V=lxwxh and V=Bxh (5.MD.5)

Upcoming topic - Fractions

* Understand cubic units and the concept of volume (5.MD.3)

* Measure volumes by counting cubes (5.MD.4)

* Solve volume problems using V=lxwxh and V=Bxh (5.MD.5)

Upcoming topic - Fractions

Students should not use any method unless they can explain

* 90 minutes of Think Through Math - use journal to write down work for all pre- and post-quizzes.

*each step makes sense.*__why__**5th graders mathematics HOMEWORK for this week includes:*** 90 minutes of Think Through Math - use journal to write down work for all pre- and post-quizzes.