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December 6, 2012

Chalk Talk, December 6, 2012

Sixth-grade student Cierra Scott-Michel, 11, works on a math problem at Colonel Smith Middle School.

Colonel Smith Middle School

Sixth grade students in Jennifer Truitt-Lewis’s math classes are learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. Though adding and subtracting decimals seem to be the easier lessons to master, multiplying and dividing decimals requires more attention to detail.

Students are instructed to multiply as if using whole numbers and then count the number of digits to the right of the decimal point in the factor and move the decimal point that many places to the left of the product.

When dividing decimals, they must make the divisor into a whole number and then move the decimal point in the dividend to the right, the same number of spaces used to turn the divisor into a whole number. This lesson meets the Math Standard 6.NS.3: Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation.

General Myer Elementary School

General Myer began celebrating Thanksgiving with its “Annual Turkey Trot” on Nov. 15. The “Turkey Trot” is a one-mile race on the Myer track. Parents, teachers and students run. Medals and ribbons were awarded to the top runners in each category. Two turkeys were given to the top parent and staff runners.

Students qualified for the run by the standards set by the Presidential Council on Fitness. There were a total of 115 student participants, an increase from last year. Those who ran received something for participating. First-, 2nd- and 3rd- place winners received medals; 4th – 10th place received respective ribbons; and all others received participation ribbons.

Fourth grade recently enjoyed creatively disguising their Thanksgiving turkeys. They also had to write a persuasive essay from the point of view of their turkey convincing two farmers not to eat them for Thanksgiving. As part of the writing project, students learned to incorporate “voice” in their writing. They must have done a great job because the Farmers (the principal and secretary) did not want to eat them. Some of them told of hardships, disease and just being too young to be a Thanksgiving meal.




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