with Mrs. Scholten and Mrs. O'Connor


The students have the wonderful opportunity to have two math teachers this year!  Mrs. O'Connor and I co-teach together to give the students more one-on-one assistance if needed.  We will be working on some difficult concepts this year!  To help your student learn the concepts, ask them what they are learning and check their homework each night.  There are also some fun math games that your child can go to to help them with their math facts.  This is another excellent way to help your child succeed this year.  They will need to have a solid foundation in basic math facts.  This will make this year easier for them as well as the year to come in mathematic instruction. 


We are using the Harcourt math series this year.  Below you will find a link to tell you more about the series as well as ways that you can help your student be prepared!  If you make it fun, they will have fun learning it!  I firmly believe that and use this in every lesson we do together! 

Harcourt Math Link


Click here to see OPS Math Content Standards.


Math Links

Elapsed Time without Regrouping

Add without regrouping:

     Frank began his homework at 4:45 p.m. He spent 1 hour and 10 minutes working on it. At what time did he finish?



5:55 p.m.

Subtracting without regrouping:

     Shelley rode her bicycle for  1 hour and 30 minutes. She returned home at 2:50 p.m. At what time did she begin her ride?



1:20 p.m.


Elapsed Time with Regrouping

Remember: 1 hour = 60 minutes

Add without regrouping:

     Maria began soccer practice at 3:30 p.m. She practiced for 1 hour and 45 minutes. At what time did she finish?



           4:75 p.m.

  +1 -60

         5:15 p.m.

Subtracting with regrouping:

     Jevon spent 2 hours and 20 minutes working on his report. He finished working at 6:00 p.m. What time did he start?

 6:00                   5:60

-2:20                 - 2:20

         3:40 p.m.           3:40 p.m.

If you don't have any minutes to subtract from, the you need to take one hour away and convert it to your minutes.



Geometry Terms

point: a location on a line, in a plane, or in space

plane: a flat surface with no end named by at least three points

line: a straight path of points extending in both directions with no endpoints

line segment: part of a line with two endpoints

ray: a part of a line that begins at one endpoint and goes on forever in one direction

angel: two rays with the same endpoint

vertex: point at which two rays meet in an angle

right angle: angle that forms a square corner

acute angle: angle with measure less than a right angle

obtuse angle: angle with a measure greater than a right angle

intersecting lines: lines that cross each other to form either a pair of acute angles and a pair of obtuse angles or a pair of right angle

parallel lines: lines in a plane that never intersect

perpendicular lines: lines that intersect to form right angles


Converting Measurements

To convert a large unit to a small unit you need to multiply.

To convert a small unit to a large unit you need to divide.


Linear Measurement

1 foot (ft) = 12 inches (in)

1 yard (yd) = 3 feet

1 mile (mi) = 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards


8 fluid ounces ( fl oz) = 1 cup (c)

2 cups = 1 pint (pt)

2 pints = 1 quart (qt)

4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal)


16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)

2,000 pounds = 1 Ton (T)


Converting Measurements

To convert a large unit to a small unit you need to multiply.

To convert a small unit to a large unit you need to divide.


Linear Units

1 centimeter (cm) = 10 millimeters (mm)

1 decimeter (dm) = 10 centimeters

1 meter (m) = 10 decimeters

1 meter = 100 centimeters

1 kilometer = 1,000 meters



1 gram (g) = 1,000 milligrams (mg)

1 kilogram (kg) = 1, 000 grams



1 liter (L) = 1,000 milliliters (mL)