# Week of November 15

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**Math**

**Wednesday is the close of our addition and subtraction unit. We will take an assessment over 3 digit addition and subtraction within word problems (1 and 2 step). This will also include estimating sums and differences (rounding first then adding or subtracting). **

**The biggest problem students are having is over problems like the following:**

**Jim has 345 pokemon cards. Mike has 149 more cards than Jim. How many cards do both boys have altogether?**

**Students often think they need to add once, but really they need to add twice.**

**They are also struggling with problems like:**

**Jim needs 578 pieces of wood for his project. He bought 129 pieces on Monday and 211 pieces on Tuesday. How many pieces of wood does Jim still need to buy?**

**Students often see this problem as an addition only problem and will add all three numbers. Students should add Monday and Tuesday's amounts and subtract it from the amount he needs.**

**If you can work on these 2 types of problems at home this evening, hopefully it will help students on the assessment tomorrow.**

**We start multiplication and division on Thursday!**

**Science**

**I am so proud of our students! Most of them did very well on the Sound, Light, and Thermal energy Assessment!**

**We have begun our forces and motion unit.**