Posted: April 13, 2020

**Learning Activities for Tuesday April 14th to Friday April 17th:**

-Students should continue to do 30 minutes of silent reading every day.

-If you don’t have books available, there are online books available on the website

tumblebooks.com . You can log in by using the username: Harcourt123 and the password: trial.

-Students should try to do 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

-This week students should do 20 minutes of writing a day. Students can choose to continue on with topics they worked on last week, if they wish. Other new topics might be:

*Write about what you did for Easter.

*If you could be principal of your school for a day, what would you do and why?

*Write a story about getting lost in the woods.

*Think about a pet you would like to own. Write to explain what you would choose and why.

-For 20 minutes, every day this week, students should work on a strategy for solving multiplication problems. Each day this week students should practice one of the following strategies:

1) Use the strategy of skip counting to solve multiplication problems. Here, students practice solving a multiplication problem that they don’t know, by counting up from a fact they do know. For example, to solve 3 x 7, students could start with 1 x 7 = 7, then count on by 7s, until they reach 3 x 7.

Example: 1 x 7 = 7, so 2 x 7 is 7 more. 2 x 7 = 14, so 3 x 7 is 7 more. 3 x 7 = 21.

2) Use the strategy of making a drawing to solve multiplication problems. For example, to solve 4 x 8, students could draw 4 circles, with 8 dots in each circle. They would then count up the total number of dots in all the circles to find the answer.

3) Use the strategy of doubling. Here, students keep in mind that doubling one factor in a multiplication fact, will double the product (factors are the numbers you multiply together, the product is the answer). For example, to solve 4 x 8, we can start by solving 2 x 8 then doubling the answer. 2 x 8 = 16, so 4 x 8 = 16 + 16 = 32 (because the number of groups got doubled, 2 doubled is 4, the total answer got doubled, 16 doubled is 32).

Another example: to solve 12 x 6; 6 x 6 = 36, so 12 x 6 = 36 + 36 = 72.

4) Use the strategy of breaking a multiplication problem into 2 smaller multiplication problems then adding the answers together. For example: 7 groups of 6 is the same as 4 groups of 6 + 3 groups of 6.

So, 7 x 6 = (4 x 6) + (3 x 6)

7 x 6 = 24 + 18

7 x 6 = 42

Another example: 15 x 4 = (10 x 4) + (5 x 4)

15 x 4 = 40 + 20

15 x 4 = 60

-Every day this week students should spend 20 minutes reviewing their 5 and 6 times tables.

5 x 1 = 5 6 x 1 = 6

5 x 2 = 10 6 x 2 = 12

5 x 3 = 15 6 x 3 = 18

5 x 4 = 20 6 x 4 = 24

5 x 5 = 25 6 x 5 = 30

5 x 6 = 30 6 x 6 = 36

5 x 7 = 35 6 x 7 = 42

5 x 8 = 40 6 x 8 = 48

5 x 9 = 45 6 x 9 = 54

5 x 10 = 50 6 x 10 = 60

5 x 11 = 55 6 x 11 = 66

5 x 12 = 60 6 x 12 = 72