#### Pearline Scott

This lesson was created as a part of the SMART website and is hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology

Parents and students may use this site to help with  homework, and to create

assignments at home.

Here are some examples of  lessons that you can do at home.

• Fractions:

Find a recipe that uses fractions . If the recipe serves 4 people decrease it by 2.

You must decide whether to subtract or divide.

example:

1 ½ cups sugar

1 ½ ÷2=

• Decimals:

Look  for  numbers  in the   newspaper   with decimals and put them in order from

the greatest to least. Next round them to the nearest tenths, hundredths and thousandths

place.

example:

459.1597,  8831.04621, 758.00129,   125.4578

ans.

 tenths hundredths thousandths 8831.04621 8831.0 8831.05 8831.046 758.00129 758.0 578.00 578.001 459.1597 459.2 459.16 459.160 125.4578 125.5 125.46 125.458
• Measurements:

There are many  items around the house that you can measure. First you can  find the length and width of a table,

next  measure the height of a door.

 Tips for Helping Your Child with Homework * Provide a nice, quiet place that is free from distractions. (Turn off the television, music and video games.) * Have a set time. (It's a good idea to have your child do homework as soon as he or she gets home. Ideas are still fresh on the mind.) * Provide a light snack your child can eat before starting. (This is work! Your kid needs energy.) * Keep the kiddies away, and Jack, the dog, too. (If there are little siblings around, teach them to respect the important work the older child doing. Oh, about Jack. Keeping the dog away will guarantee that I won't hear that old sob story, "My dog ate my homework.") * Homework should usually take no longer than one-half hour. (If more time is used, check to see if there is a problem. Remember, homework is practice. The work has already been discussed in class and there should be notes and examples in the student's notebook.) * Don't forget study time. (I always stress that there is a difference between doing homework and studying. Students may study and review their work at anytime, that includes weekends. Thank You 4 Your Help and Support. I Know I Can Count On You! Ms. Scott