Todays classes focused on place value in whole number situations. We also worked on rounding using the key idea of clue numbers. Clue numbers are located directly to the right of the number which needs to be rounded. The clue number rules are as follows:
if the clue number is a 0,1,2,3, or 4 then the number to be rounded stays the same.
if the clue number is a 5,6,7,8, or 9 then the number to be rounded goes up one digit.
I started teaching in MSAD #48 in the fall of 1992 at the Palmyra Consolidated School. When the new middle schools opened I moved to Somerset Valley where I first taught Science; later moving to my dream job as a math teacher. I live in Palmyra with my husband, three children and dog.