## Wednesday, November 10, 2010

### Field Trip, Owl Pellets, Multiplication

Our field trip is this Friday to Pineville Park. We will be observing animals in their natural habitats. The students will need to bring a sack lunch with a drink to enjoy at the park. We started dissecting our owl pellets yesterday and we had a blast. We discovered many skulls in our pellets, ball and socket joints, ribs, and vertebrae. We will continue working with our owl pellets next week.

Here are the latest multiplication concepts:

Multiplying by 2

If you are multiplying any number by 2 you can double the other number to get the correct answer. For example: 2x6= , you would add 6+6=12, to get the answer 12.

Multiplying by 5

If you are multiplying by 5 you will count by 5's the number of times the other number tells you to. For example: 5x4= , you will count 5, 10, 15, 20, to get the answer 20.

Multiplying by 10

If you are multiplying by 10 you will write down the other number you are multiplying by and then add a zero. For example: 12x10= , write down 12 and then put a 0 at the end for 120.

Multiplying by 11

If you are multiplying by 11 you will write down the other number you are multiplying by two times, up to the 9's. For example: 9x11= 99.

Multiplying by 9

If you are multiplying by 9, you will place your hands down on the table side by side, the pinkie on your left hand is finger one, then count across both hands to finger ten, which is your right pinkie finger. If you are going to multiply 9x4=, you bend down the fourth finger (the pointer finger on your left hand) and count all the fingers to the left of the bent finger and that is the tens place, all the fingers to the right of the bent finger is the ones place.

Please keep using the flash cards EVERY night!!!