Division, Spelling & Salish Sea Art/Poetry

Hello, division 4 families!

Please see below for updates about our learning in Math, Spelling, and our Salish Sea inquiry.

In Math, we have been working on word problems and a new method of multi-digit division. This division method involves using easy multiples of the divisor. My former colleague, Mr. Pite, made this helpful instructional video that teaches students and families how to use this method, while explaining the difference between it and traditional long division. (I have added the video to our Math Tutorials page as well.)

For math homework this week, you could ask your children to solve these two questions for you by using the above method: What is 126 divided by 7? What is 311 divided by 4?

Once students have had more practice with this method, I will introduce the traditional method of long division.

If possible, please review the spelling and meaning of these words as homework over the next week. We will continue to work with these words in context in our writing in class.

In our multi-disciplinary Salish Sea inquiry, we have reached lovely milestone! The students have created beautiful poems and watercolour paintings. Please see the project description and student work samples below…

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