Mr. Kesting Grace Norton Rogers Elementary Grade 4 Room #27 Dear Parents, In an effort to maximize each child's progress in Math, I have listed the upcoming units and skills that we will be working on in Math. I ask that whenever you possible you work with your child on strengthening their math skills, especially their basic facts in multiplication and division. The quia.com web site has several games for students to practice their Math facts and skills, (look under mathematics on the home page). Try Multiplication Madness, a flash card game created by Mr. Kesting. Also try funbrain.com, which is linked to our site for some additional facts practice. It is essential that students master the basic facts in multiplication and division. These are building blocks for more complex problems. Thank you for your support! Sincerely, Mr. Roberto Kesting Syllabus Mr. Kesting's Math Class List of Units and Skills (Math Advantage Text) Units: (This is my goal before the ESPA test). Chapter 16 Multiplying by onedigit numbers Chapter 4 Division Facts Chapter 18 Dividing by onedigit numbers Chapter 20 Understanding Fractions Chapter 22 Understanding Decimals Chapter 24 Measurement: Customary Units Chapter 25 Measurement: Metric Units Chapter(s)1215 Geometry (Selected Skills) 1. area 2. perimeter 3. volume 4. identifying figures 5. motion (flips, turns, rotation) 6. plotting geometric figures on a grid. Other Supplemental Skills: Problem Solving Finding Information in Graphs,Tables and Charts Patterns in Algebra Other Supplemental Resources: 1. Measuring Up (ESPA Booklets) used once a week, (Friday). 2. Computer Lab (Number Munchers) 12x per week for basic fact practice in multiplication and division. Other Activities: 1. Mr. Kesting's Investment Club Students have explored the stock market, banking and money through a field trip to First Union Bank, writing of basic stock reports through iexchange.com and filling out checks, as well as savings and withdrawal slips. This club will be used again during onedigit multiplication and division. Students will calculate P/E ratios of a stock and calculate the cost of a given number of shares of stock. After the ESPA test students will write a final stock report using all the mathematical skills they have learned.

