Support and Special Areas Team:
On December 17, Elementary Math Support teachers facilitated an afternoon Math Open House for fourth grade parents, during which time parents visited interactive stations involving Visualization and Representation, Technology relative to the Math in Focus series and problem solving, the PSSA item sampler, and Algorithms. Parents were able to experience the concrete, pictorial, abstract continuum of learning as they explored rich problems.
In the library, Hillside fourth graders worked diligently on the Pickle Project this month. They learned how to identify the information being sought, how to choose the best source for the purpose, how to identify the most productive search terms, and how to source their information. Teachers laid the groundwork for the responsible, ethical, and effective use of information in the course of their independent PAL research which begins early in the New Year.