Today was the 4th and final early release day for this school year. We are getting into that time of "lasts" such as today. If you think about it, April is really that last "normal" month of the year since we still are covering new material. Most of May will be for review and assessment and by the time I write in this blog exactly one month from today, it will be on the eve of Memorial Day weekend. A lot is going to happen between now and then!
In math, we began the second-to-last concept: multiplicative comparisons. Multiplicative comparisons mean one is comparing two things together that need to be multiplied. It is usually found in the guise of a word problem. An example would be, "Misti is 12 years old and she is four times as old as Buster. How old is Buster?" There are at least two ways to go about solving this.
1) Do the opposite and divide: 12 divided by 4 is three.
2) Ask yourself, "Four times what number gives me 12?