Math Unit: Data Analysis

To Parents and Adults at Home…

Our class began working on a mathematics unit on data analysis. Data analysis relates to the collection, organization, and interpretation of information.

In this unit, your child will:

Collect data to find information or solve a problem.
Organize data using tally marks, charts, lists, and line plots.
Construct and label line plots and bar graphs.
Read and interpret charts, line plots, and bar graphs.
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do with your child.

Have your child collect and organize data at home to help make an important decision. For example, he or she could collect and organize data to decide the flavour of birthday cake to bake for the next family birthday. Your child should write a question to ask family members, collect and organize the results, and decide what flavour of birthday cake to bake.

With your child, look for examples of bar graphs in newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet. Have your child share 3 things that she or he knows by looking at the bar graph.

SCC Pizza Lunch:

Kindergarten A and Grade 1-4 Pizza Hut Lunch on Wednesday, April 25th!!

We are going to be placing the orders through Healthy Hunger again for this hot lunch.  Please proceed to the Health Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca) and enter your account to place your order.   If you are new and have not created an account click the green Learn more button under Parents and then signup a free account.

Cost is $6.50 per student and includes: 1 personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut, a bag of chips and a juice box (*Flavours will vary).  At the end of your order there will be an additional processing fee.

If you mistakenly order a pizza for a student that is NOT in Kindergarten A or Grades 1-4, your order will be deleted (and your money refunded).

Pizzas are ordered in advance, late orders cannot be accepted after April 19th.  Nutritional Guide available upon request.

If you have any questions about the lunch, please contact Denaye Merz at dmerz@sasktel.net.  You can also call Healthy Hunger if you have any questions about the site at 1-800-818-6260.

All proceeds will be going to the SCC Initiatives.

3D Shapes

Today the kids are learning about 3D shapes by building them. No one is complaining about having to do a second period of math today. Oh the power of marshmallows!

Multiplication and Division:

Our class started a mathematics unit on multiplication and division. Multiplication and division are basic computational skills that children must eventually master in order to succeed in higher levels of mathematics. The focus of this unit is on developing an understanding of the processes of multiplication and division in order to develop strategies for multiplying and dividing whole numbers up to 5×5. Children will use counters, number lines, and arrays to develop their understanding.

In this unit, your child will:

  • Model multiplication and division up to 5 x 5
  • Find strategies to multiply and divide up to 5 x 5
  • Pose and solve story problems involving multiplication and division.

Encourage your child to share different strategies used to multiply and divide.

We use multiplication and division in many day-to-day situations.
Here are some suggestions for activities you can do at home:

  • Look for things that come in groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5. Create problems. For example: Bikes have 2 tires. How many tires are on 4 bikes?
  • Use a deck of playing cards, using only the 1s (Aces) to 5s. Shuffle the cards. Flip the first card. This represents the number of groups. Flip the second card. This represents the number of objects in each group. Have your child draw a picture to match the cards, and write a multiplication and division sentence to match the picture. Continue until all cards are used up.