CLARK — Students at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark are learning estimation skills and keeping up on current events.
Miss Sinicropi’s 5th grade math students at the Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark are putting their newfound estimating skills to good use. Having learned the basics and some other supporting mathematical concepts, her students are learning new theoretical and practical applications for mathematical approximation. Miss Sinicropi is currently teaching about magnitude estimates which allow a student to make an educated guess at the solution to a problem before ever actually completing it. This same skill is being used to much more delicious effect as the students are putting their estimation skills to the ultimate test. Students have been asked to make estimates, not guesses, regarding the number of skittles in an Estimation Jar. The student (or students in the case of a tie) whose estimate is closest to the actual number of skittles in the jar will have the privilege of counting each one individually as they pop them in their mouth.
Students in Ms. Guarino’s third grade class at Frank K. Hehnly Elementary School practice their public speaking skills. Each week students are responsible for researching and summarizing a current event to share with their fellow classmates. Students present their event in front of their classmates to help develop their presentation skills. Expectations for effective oral presentation include making eye contact with and communicating their ideas clearly.
Miss Sinicropi’s 5th grade mathematics students at the Frank K. Hehnly School in Clark have been learning about place value, digits, and the magnitudes of massive numbers. Students have also been utilizing logical thought in learning to compare quantities, and numbers at a glance. To reinforce the concepts learned, students were matched with opponents and asked to play High Number Toss. This game involved each student rolling dice multiple times to construct an enormous number by combining the digits rolled in the first set, with the magnitude rolled in the second. Once each duelist had successfully constructed their titanic number, the faceoff began as students used their newfound knowledge to compare the numbers, and declare a winner for that round.
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