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Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Multiplication Mayhem

Once again, I broke my classes into groups.  The first group needed some one-on-one help with 3-digit by 2-digit multiplication and headed to Content Mastery.  The second group was actually broken into their own two groups today.  The first group had made some errors on Friday, so needed more practice.  The second group made no errors on Friday, so they needed a challenge.  I asked them to complete the "Finding Products Practice" from the book Nimble with Numbers by Leigh Childs and Laura Choate.  This had them working with a set of numbers to create multiplication problems that matched descriptions.  They seemed to love the challenge!

To end the class, we analyzed a problem that had been solved to determine where an error occurred and explain how to correct it.  This is a much more difficult to do than just solving a multiplication problem.  You have to think about what someone else has done and determine the error.  Can you find the error?

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