# High Ability Update

## Jackson Elementary

## October 14, 2022

### Supplies needed for our HA classroom

**Expo brand dry erase markers.**If you'd like to send some in marked for HA, I'd greatly appreciate it. Due to a generous donation, we are no longer in need of ziploc bags:)

### Temporary Schedule Changes

Looking ahead to next week, we will have language arts on Monday and math on Tuesday. There will not be any HA classes on Wednesday, October 19.

### First Grade Math

### Second Grade Math

### Third Grade Math

### Fourth Grade Math

Students worked through these questions this week:

1.) Write this down in the language of algebra: Take a number, subtract 7 from it, and multiply the result by 2. What final result do you get when your starting number is 21? Is 13? Is 17? What is the starting number if the result is 186?

2.) Write this down in the language of algebra: Take a number, multiply it by 5, add 1. Divide the result by 2. What final result do you get when your starting number is 3? Is 5? Is 6? What is the starting number if the result is 18?

A couple students jumped right in and wanted to proceed solving the problems before writing them down in the language of algebra. At this point, our goal is to understand what a variable is. Jumping ahead to plugging in numbers and solving skips past the step of interpreting the question with a variable. During our first lesson, I guided the students as they supported one another. During our second lesson, the students worked individually to answer the questions.

Some students have seen/solved Sudoku puzzles before, but most haven't. I gave the students a brief explanation of how it works, and the students took two puzzles home. They are welcome to bring back the completed puzzles to be checked, but they are not homework.