Geometry
Angles and Triangles at School.
The children were given a task to find very specific types of triangles and angles on campus. In teams they set out on their quests ( We did just finish all the Sir Cumference books so quests were on our minds ;). They were asked to create lessons using what they found while explaining the geometric properties these shapes using a choice of iPad apps.
Angles and Triangles found at school.
GEOMETRY IS ALL AROUND US!
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What are Polygons? Room 15 knows!
We began our Geometry unit reading the Sir Cumference books which will help us learn many vocabulary words and concepts used in geometry. Numeorus activities are planned ending with a culminating Doodlecast lessons an angles and triangles. Much of this work will be on display for Open House.
Tesselations are a blend of art and math. As we studied M.C. Escher his work inspired our efforts. We learned about polygons, quadrilaterals, triangles, octagons, hexagons, pentagons etc. .. we learned how to tesselate with a square. A tessellation is a repeated shape/design that spreads across a plane with no gaps or overlaps using a modified polygon. These turned out beautiful and took the children considerable time to complete.
Look What Lucky the Leprechaun Left Us!
Measure the Leprechaun to the nearest 1/4 inch
& a Lucky Charms Probability review game!
Fraction War
Skittles Math.. multiplication, fractions, percents and more YUM! Array & Order of Operations review Day 1.
Weather, Google Earth and Math
Day 1. Students used the Weather Wise App to find four locations with varying weather conditions. They then used a weather recording sheet to record these locations and temperatures. We had visitors from Apple and the Cambrian D.O. during this activity. The children enjoyed explaining their efforts and results to our guests.
Day 2 . Each child then used Google Earth to pin point their cities and place a marker on the large classroom world map. This was then followed by numerous math activities using the temperature data from the first day to practice numerous math skills. Examples of math activities are: list the cities from coldest to warmest, how many degrees warmer is the warmest city from the coldest, what would the temp if we added/subtracted X, find the mean temperature etc. The children enjoyed Google Earth and discovered they could find their homes, Farnham , walk on street views and enter Heathrow Airport among other things. They were very engaged, talkative and excited about their new learning experience.
Day 2 . Each child then used Google Earth to pin point their cities and place a marker on the large classroom world map. This was then followed by numerous math activities using the temperature data from the first day to practice numerous math skills. Examples of math activities are: list the cities from coldest to warmest, how many degrees warmer is the warmest city from the coldest, what would the temp if we added/subtracted X, find the mean temperature etc. The children enjoyed Google Earth and discovered they could find their homes, Farnham , walk on street views and enter Heathrow Airport among other things. They were very engaged, talkative and excited about their new learning experience.
Fractions, Percents and Decimals. Oh My!
Race To One
The children played several times using fraction bars then moving to the iPad where they could also play the same game with equivalent decimals or percents using Virtual Manipulative App. Once they reached ONE WHOLE they wrote the equation and emailed their screen shot of their work.
Race To One
The children played several times using fraction bars then moving to the iPad where they could also play the same game with equivalent decimals or percents using Virtual Manipulative App. Once they reached ONE WHOLE they wrote the equation and emailed their screen shot of their work.
Sewing & Geometry
Geometry, sewing with 12 boys and a gift on top of that! The calm that settled over the room as the boys threaded needles, followed a pattern and sewed a tree for their families was wonderful!
ENJOY and Happy Holidays!
Geometry, sewing with 12 boys and a gift on top of that! The calm that settled over the room as the boys threaded needles, followed a pattern and sewed a tree for their families was wonderful!
ENJOY and Happy Holidays!
12 Days of Christmas & Math !
A lot of it!
Probability of getting a red or silver present, helping Elfy with his math
and so much more since we returned from November break!
Turkey Glyphs & the Data
A Turkey Math Glyph was integrated into our Turkey placement for the Thankful Feast and the book A Turkey For Thanksgiving. Who knew a simple placemat would be about math & a book? Once the placemats were done the children recorded the class data and responded to several questions about what the data meant. On the back of each placement each child wrote what they were thankful for as well.
Halloween Candy Wrapper Math
Data & Statistics
Wonder what happened to all those candy wrappers graphed at home and sent into school? We graphed them all as a class ( some post its fell ;) , sorted them again and broke into three different candy teams based on three provided categories. Each team then had to assign roles , work together & sort them into 3 more different categories , count and graph. Next week we will be working on our pumpkin and skittle data! The class ate a lot of candy in a few days!
Pumpkin Data, Statistics & Science
Children were placed into teams and given a pumpkin to collect their data on their team's recording sheets. Each team's data was placed on a large class data chart for whole class to later calculate and graph additional data. (The children had to make team guesses prior to calculating the actual data.) Data items they were required to collect were: height & weight of their pumpkin, each child's weight on their team, the weight before and after their seeds were removed from their pumpkin, and it's weight loss ( some pumpkins lost up to 4 pounds!), the pumpkin's circumference, diameter , radius, # of seeds and the weight of the seeds in grams. Whew that is a lot of data! See more of the science we also conducted with our pumpkins HERE.
MONSTER MATH WORD PROBLEMS.
The children had to write and solve their own word problem about their monsters for their peers to CUBE and solve. They were required to use a G.O. chart, key words and work in groups or sets. ( These would all be multiplication or division problems) Once they were done they solved them in Doodle Cast . The following day a peer had to 'CUBE' and solved another child's problem. It was a lot of fun and they practiced a difficult skill for some.
The children had to write and solve their own word problem about their monsters for their peers to CUBE and solve. They were required to use a G.O. chart, key words and work in groups or sets. ( These would all be multiplication or division problems) Once they were done they solved them in Doodle Cast . The following day a peer had to 'CUBE' and solved another child's problem. It was a lot of fun and they practiced a difficult skill for some.
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Below are the Multiplication Monster Glyphs. Glyphs are visual representations of information. These monsters were created by rolling and multiplying their dice. The answers were used to form specific types of eyes, eyebrows etc. based on whether the answers were products of particular numbers , odd etc. The data from these and other activities will be analyzed and placed in graphs during the next few weeks.
Math groups while the 5th graders were gone at science camp.
Division and place value practice using blocks, number tiles and drawings. They enjoyed this special week.
How many groups of 3 are in 10? MMMMM...
How many groups of 3 are in 10? MMMMM...
Active Place Value Bean Bag Toss Game!
We are getting ready for our rounding rap. This game was followed by a partner place value game. Also go and check out the place value songs we practiced  here.
Place Value lesson had more value to the students and myself when 7 superintendents walked in to see my student hard at work on this project! They were spectacular!









