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Why Do We Need to Know ? - 3-5 Math Ongoing Class

Math is all around us! Explore and deepen understanding of not just how to do math problems, but why it matters as we bring grades 3-5 math to life through fun number talks, videos, and online and hands-on activities, puzzles, and games.
Jen Mendez, M. Ed PK-6, Gifted Math, & STEM/STEAM
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Class Experience

Learners will explore and deepen understanding of not just how to do math problems, but why it matters and how math is all around us. 

Learners will learn about grades 3-5 math standards such as: Rounding to the Nearest 10 and 100, Rounding to the Nearest 1000 and Beyond, Intro to Decimals (Tenths and Hundredths), Decimals to the Thousandths, Solving Problems with Decimals Using Models, Fractions Using the Number Line, Line Plots with Fractional Measurements, Equivalent Fractions, Compare Nonequivalent Fractions, Add and Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators, Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators, Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers, Multiplying Fractions by Fractions, and Division with Unit Fractions and Whole Numbers
I am a certified PK-6 Virginia teacher with additional certifications and specialization in Gifted and Talented Advanced Academics and the inquiry-based International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). I have over 15 years of experience teaching for schools, homeschool groups, and families around the world. I believe all children have an inherent love for learning, and, because I love math and believe math literacy is an essential skill that all children can learn to the highest levels, I have specialized in math and STEAM-related education. 
No homework
No materials required, but learners may benefit from having a notebook and pencil or a whiteboard with markers.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
No formal assessments, but classes conclude with an informal group assessment that informs further instruction.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Through my business, Beautiful Math Minds LLC, I have contracted for permission to integrate Generation Genius into my classes and private tutoring. Generation Genius, Kahoot, and Quizizz, and BrainPOP will be shown through screen-share during class. No individual accounts are needed. However, I will share a link after each class with optional activities like re-watching the Generation Genius videos and retrying the online games/quizzes which students can do on their own. Students will only be able to access the information shown while in class. Again, no individual student accounts are needed to access these materials. 
Generation Genius


Jen Mendez, M. Ed PK-6, Gifted Math, & STEM/STEAMInspiring Curious Kids to be Lifelong Learners
13 total reviews
19 completed classes

About Me

Greetings! I'm Jen Mendez, a highly passionate, creative, and flexible Virginia-certified elementary school educator with over 15 years of experience. My approach to teaching and learning inspires children to ask questions and wonder deeply which... 
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