LITERACY/SOCIAL STUDIES (Canadian Communities, Past & Present)
We continued showing what we have learned about communities in Canada: First Nations groups (whose way of life was changed by Europeans) and groups that immigrated into Canada (who needed to adapt to a life in new country)
MATH – Multiplication/3 Part Lesson Plan
Grade 6 Multiplication Learning Goal – use a variety of mental strategies to solve… multiplication problems involving whole numbers (e.g., use the commutative property: 4 x 16 x 5 = 4 x 5 x 16, which gives 20 x 16 = 320; use the distributive property: 110 x 15 = (110 x 10) + (110 x 5), which gives 1100 + 550 = 1650)
3 PART LESSON PLAN
(Getting Started ~~ Working on It ~~ Considation/Practice)
- Getting Started
2. Working On It
3. Consolidaton (Practice tomorrow)
We shared our group work with the whole class. Ms Fawcett facilitated by asking leading questions and identifying names of strategies.
- standard algorithm
- expanded form & partial products (in a list)
- expanded form & partial products (in an array)
Laiken introduced us to the idea of breaking 4 930 into smaller parts. By doing so, she is finding the product in smaller “chunks”….finding separate products and then adding them up.
Laiken’s strategy requires dividing the number 4 930 into expanded form (previous learning from September)
We can break the 48 into 40 + 8 so that we can avoid the standard algorithm altogether and use mental math.
Another visual strategy is to arrange the partial products into an array.
FOR HOMEWORK, everyone was given a Mental Math practice activity.