We bring the week of math reteaching, enrichment, and retesting to a close today as the students who scored at least 80% on the math common assessment (too many to even contemplate) got their third day of enrichment. The ones who scored below 80% got to retest today and this will give us a good idea of the direction we need to take in meeting their needs.
No matter what, on Monday we will begin covering area and perimeter for the rest of the month. I plan on doing perimeter first (distance around a closed figure such as a rectangle) in terms of calculation. Then, students will do perimeter with unknown sides. This will soon lead into area, which is the amount of two-dimensional space that an object takes up, measured in square units, or units². For example, a rectangle with a length of 12 cm and a width of 10 cm has an area of 120 cm² because 12 x 10 = 120. In other words, 120 squares, each measuring 1 cm x 1 cm, will perfectly will up the space within the rectangle.
Since this is Friday, that means my weekly parent email has gone out. I am also planning on sending out a shorter one on the 21st, which is a Wednesday but still the end of that instructional week.
As I had mentioned above, today was the last of the enrichment days and the last day of doing division with a two-digit divisor.