__Homework Overview__(This will be applicable most weeks, but please be flexible during weeks that we have review packets before an upcoming assessment or as other needs arise.)

Pearsonrealize.com

__Sign in and then select the green box for “enVision Math” under the green circle that says “Programs.” Then select the topic: this is the first digit in the lesson number. For instance, for Lesson 1-4 you would click on Topic 1. Next, click on the box with that night’s lesson number. This will take you to all available resources for this lesson:__

**To access additional resources and videos:**Students can watch 2 videos to remind them of skills: “Visual Learning” and “Another Look.”

Sometimes there are even some fun games available to practice a skill!

__After logging on, click the red circle in the middle of the screen. Click the "Math" class, then find the current assignment. Homework Buddy has lots of great tips to help out with nightly homework!__

**To access Homework Buddy:****Weekly Work**(Available from weekend through following Thursday night. Due Friday mornings.): Tenmarks Assignment (10 or 20 questions depending on difficulty of topics.) This is a flexible assignment which can be done all at once or broken into pieces as it suits your family. Example: 5 minutes Monday-Thursday nights.

__(Please do not pause or stop the video as it is playing or it sometimes does not give credit that it has been watched.) Additional videos and hints are available to students throughout the assignment and parents should encourage their use rather than provide direct assistance.) Additionally, you may find work under "Personal Work" that has been assigned by the program itself if it has determined a need in that area. Students may work on these at any time. This is HIGHLY encouraged.__

**Watching the first video is required.****Monday**: Homework Buddy on Pearsonrealize.com (Appx. 25 minutes once comfortable with use of the program)

**Tuesday**: Homework Buddy on Pearsonrealize.com (Appx. 25 minutes once comfortable with use of the program)

**Wednesday**: Homework Buddy on Pearsonrealize.com (Appx. 25 minutes once comfortable with use of the program)

**Thursday**: “Flipped Classroom” 2-3 videos on Pearsonrealize.com which are typically 2-4 minutes each. Students will take brief notes to demonstrate understanding. (We will practice in class, but these usually contain a brief description of skill, an example problem, and sometimes a picture that shows the skill.) (Appx 15-20 minutes.)

***Notes will be checked on Mondays.**

*Please check the agenda sheet in the red folder for specific lessons for Pearsonrealize.com and Tenmarks

*Please check the agenda sheet in the red folder for specific lessons for Pearsonrealize.com and Tenmarks

**Nightly homework does not equal studying or practice. Nightly homework only ensures that a skill is understood initially. Just 5 minutes a day or a few times a week practicing the skills that are learned in 3rd grade or a lower grade, will help students remember them and commit them to their long-term memory. I truly encourage you to seek ways to incorporate math into your child’s life beyond the nightly assignments.**

*** Ask your child to read a clock when you're out, measure something to the nearest 1/2 inch for you, or add some numbers for you mentally while you shop.**

***Practice ways to add to make 10 and other simple addition problems mentally (great for in the car, while shopping, etc.)**

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**have students help measure when preparing dinner. Ask questions that compare different units of measurement such as “We need 3 quarts of water. Will that be more or less than 3 gallons? How many cups will that be equal to?”**

*have students read an analog clock whenever you see one (consider hanging one up in your house and have them read it once a day) or ask them to describe the position of each hand when they read a digital clock. Practice different ways to say time such as “nine fifteen, 15 after nine, quarter after 9,” etc.

*ask questions about their day to encourage thinking about math. “Tell me one math problem you did today and another way you could have solved it, or turn it into a story problem I could solve.”

*have students practice elapsed time with bath time, tv time, play time, etc. “What time did you start? What time did you finish? How much time was in between?”

*have students measure the length of something for you and observe them to ensure they are starting at the correct spot on the ruler or tape measure.

*practice fractions with serving sizes, pizza/pie pieces, chocolate bars, etc.

*have students read an analog clock whenever you see one (consider hanging one up in your house and have them read it once a day) or ask them to describe the position of each hand when they read a digital clock. Practice different ways to say time such as “nine fifteen, 15 after nine, quarter after 9,” etc.

*ask questions about their day to encourage thinking about math. “Tell me one math problem you did today and another way you could have solved it, or turn it into a story problem I could solve.”

*have students practice elapsed time with bath time, tv time, play time, etc. “What time did you start? What time did you finish? How much time was in between?”

*have students measure the length of something for you and observe them to ensure they are starting at the correct spot on the ruler or tape measure.

*practice fractions with serving sizes, pizza/pie pieces, chocolate bars, etc.

***Please practice the multiplication tables that they learned while in 2nd grade (0’s,1’s, 2’s, & 3’s) and go all the way up to 12’s. (You don’t have to practice in order. The tough ones are usually 6,7, 8, and 12. Skip ahead to those and get them out of the way now. The rest will seem easy to your child later.)**

***Time, fractions, story problems, area, perimeter, features of plane figures, properties of addition and multiplication, angles, multiplication, and division are all great topics of apps (kids LOVE the apps!) or workbooks (or even “free printables” you can find online) are all terrific ways to practice.**

**I believe math skills should never "go away" just because the chapter or unit has been completed. For this reason, you may see homework (and test questions) that will be on a topic from the past. Again, the goal is to develop long-term memory of this skill and keeping students accountable for their material throughout the year helps them reach that goal.**

__Grade Overview__Homework and Participation: 10%

Quizzes: Online and paper format covering most current topics: 40%

Tests: Paper format & Online Benchmark Tests covering any topics that have been learned to date: 50%

Most Thursdays we will have either a quiz or a test. Please understand that this may change depending on performance practices or other routine abnormalities.

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