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4th Grade , Math

We have been covering the standards of being able to solve problems using all four operations and identifying factors and multiples. These concepts fall under the essential standard: Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Operations and Algebraic Thinking means that students should be able to use all four operations to solve and justify mathematical problems. Operations and Algebraic Thinking also includes being able to generate and analyze number and shape patterns. This involves finding a rule and showing the rule by writing an equation with variables, finding a shape pattern that follows a given rule and being able to describe features of a pattern. Looking ahead we will begin the standard of Number and Operations in Base Ten. This standard means that a student recognizes that a digit in one place represents ten times what is represented in the place to its right. A student should be able to write base-ten numerals for multi-digit numbers, read and write number names for multi-digit numbers, use expanded form, compare two multi-digit numbers  using the symbols > , <  and =.  Students should be able to round multi-digit numbers to any place. 
As a reminder, your child will have Simple Solutions homework Monday-Thursday. They will also be assigned a assignment that should be completed four times a week. Your child's username and pin number has been glued on the inside of their planners. PLEASE make sure to have your child sign in using my email address, their username, and then the pin number given to them. Students will also have access to the Envision student textbook online. Go to The username and password for Envision will be the same as their St. Paul one. This will also be glued in their planners.