Fourth graders are writing, computing, researching and investigating as they prepare for their 3rd and final exhibition of their 4th grade year.
Many students have reached their goal of Multiplication Master as they demonstrate their proficiency with multiplication facts. All students are beginning a review of fractions and the study probability.
Fourth grade scientists are investigating biomes and comparing criteria like temperature, humidity and precipitation between biomes, and will be building cell models soon.
Student poets are writing and sharing original poetry. Students recently wrote couplet poems entitled “I Made a Mistake.” Look for student poetry and writing to be added to our Fourth Grade web page.
Students are moving from critical readers to blooming playwrights as we read, analyze, and author a play based on the folktale, “A Grain of Rice.”
The Number Project
January 28, 2010-Number Paragraph draft-due
February 11, 2010-Final Number Paragraph due
February 26, 2010-Final Project due
You have chosen a number to research. You will need to explore the following areas in regard to your number. Classify your number as:
•Prime or composite
•Even or odd
•Abundant, deficient, or perfect
•A symbol in another number system (both ancient and modern)
In addition include the following information in your presentation:
•the complete factor set of your number
•the proper set of factors for your number
•your number squared
•your number cubed
•your number with two different place values
•your number in words
•your number in expanded notation
•your number written in french or spanish
•at least 3 other significant facts about your number
There are many resources available to you in the classroom library, and you are encouraged to seek other sources such as the public library or Internet sites. Some class time will be used for your work on this project, however you will also need to work on it at home. When you have gathered all of the information that is available on your number, write at least one paragraph sharing what you have learned.
Design a creative and original presentation for your number. Examples will be exhibited in class. Pay close attention to making your number project attractive and inviting. On Monday, February 18th you will begin practicing your presentation for exhibition.