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Iskra is showing some good improvements with her place value & number relationships with number lines. She is able to use the provided number lines to show working ...
Iskra is showing some good improvements with her place value & number relationships with number lines. She is able to use the provided number lines to show working out for addition and subtraction. Iskra showed understanding for the foundations of fractions and their multiples with her sandwich (2/4 is the same as 1/2) and with visual diagrams from a worksheet. She was also mostly able to correctly count the number of vertices, faces and edges of some 3D objects and the corners+sides of 2D shapes.
Iskra was quite tired today so she had some trouble focusing during the lesson. She showed some difficulties with number lines, word problems involving relationship between addition and subtraction, and continuing number patterns to fill a number line. She may benefit from some more subtraction word problem practice. Iskra showed some difficulty with drawing and naming 3D objects and 2D shapes. She may also need some practice with counting the correct number of edges, verticies, faces etc.
Iskra did quite well today despite her fatigue and the heat! She did get distracted a couple of times but I think that is just her personality :) Time: Iskra can ...
Iskra did quite well today despite her fatigue and the heat! She did get distracted a couple of times but I think that is just her personality :) Time: Iskra can now read and draw analog time to the nearest 1 min Place value: Iskra did well to work on something that was difficult for her! (counting backwards from 10'000) Fractions: Iskra did very well to explain the differences between 3/4 and 1/4 and could represent & model the fractions for her grade with counters, shapes & lengths Money: Iskra is very good with her money! She should be very proud :) She was also able to use her multiplication (skip counting) to answer a money question & showed a solid understanding of real world knowledge Chance & Data: Iskra showed great accuracy with her chance & data collecting. She is also very good at interpreting graphs :)
Time: Iskra would benefit from some more work on word problems with time (i.e. calculating time passed, time taken) Place value: using different representations & models (incl number lines), understanding what numbers are "hidden" within increments/skip counting, i.e. 10, 20, 30, means we skip 11, 12, 13 etc so the numbers are "hidden" on the number line Fractions: Iskra needs some more help on fractions on number lines and multiples Money: Iskra needs some more practice with written money problems (i.e. money maths vocabulary) as she calculated money remaining when the question asked for total cost.
Mikaela has improved so much with her money! I am very proud of her :) She is able to count money, calculate total cost and calculate change (with prompting so ...
Mikaela has improved so much with her money! I am very proud of her :) She is able to count money, calculate total cost and calculate change (with prompting so that she remembers that it's subtraction not addition when calculating change + pen and paper to help) fairly accurately. She is maintaining her ability to self-correct with her common skip counting mistakes which has increased her accuracy greatly. Although she was fatigued, Mikaela pushed through and could complete all money tasks including calculating change (which I could tell she felt was a big/difficult task). Mikaela has built familiarity with common coin combinations, and was able to independently count amounts of coins. She was able to accurately complete the analog time and fractions worksheets, showing good recall.
I noticed that although the sounds were quite faint, Mikaela was having trouble shutting out sounds from next door or from her father working from home. I found that acknowledging the sounds and repeating the steps helped Mikaela focus back on what she needed to do (i.e. I am unsure how much is her 'not remembering'/'not able to do it' than it is not being able to focus). Mikaela has done so well and she should be very proud of herself! A little bit of practice to maintain her gains would help to continue to build her accuracy, confidence & skill. I would recommend continuing on common "maths" combinations (e.g. drawing attention to $20 + $20 + $10 makes $50 because ......, or "it's always ___:15 or quarter past when the long hand points to the 3"), as this helps links maths to real world experiences & boosts memory :)
Iskra quickly understood "more than" and could use her understanding of the concept in following problems (e.g. if Sam has 10 but finds 3 more and Alex has 20 then ...
Iskra quickly understood "more than" and could use her understanding of the concept in following problems (e.g. if Sam has 10 but finds 3 more and Alex has 20 then how much does Alex have more than Sam?). Iskra is also showing strengths with her times tables and division. She can sometimes doubt herself, however, Iskra is fully able to answer all of her times tables with few reminders on how to start by finding out the times table below (e.g. if she can't do 4x4, what's 4x3 then add 4 more?). Based on her homework answers, Iskra is also doing well with her analog time. She is also able to correctly answer most word problems with mixed operations (addition/subtraction/division/multiplication) and can write the corresponding number sentence. She sometimes writes the addition number sentence for subtraction word problems, but this will be explored next week (as we will be covering relationship between addition & subtraction). Iskra also shows solid understanding with her simple addition number patterns.
Iskra had some trouble with her number lines, as she first struggled to draw a number line herself without guidance. Once provided with the appropriate number line however, with support Iskra was able to place numbers up to 10'000 on the number line by using reasoning "is it more than or less than?" She may need some more practice with this later on, but for now we will move onto other units such as measurements (length, mass, capacity) and money.