Math

2015 Math Genius Hour Projects

posted Apr 23, 2015, 8:49 AM by Laura M Wagenman   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 9:56 AM ]

Sergio & MF - converting metric units

NL, OF, NT - the reasons why

BQ & MO - algebra

HA & MT - multiplying and dividing with integers

Genius Hour Projects

posted Apr 8, 2015, 9:58 AM by Laura M Wagenman

If you're looking for a topic for Genius Hour, check out this site; http://www.nixthetricks.com/NixTheTricks2.pdf. There are also projects from last years' 5th graders on the Math tab of my website, pages 31-40. 

Unit 7 Challenge

posted Feb 9, 2015, 6:53 AM by Laura M Wagenman   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 6:54 AM ]

For those of you who tested out of concepts in unit 7, you will be exploring more algebra. 

2. I've assigned the 6th grade algebra concepts to you in Moby Max. 
3. Work on your quantitative seminar project, The Stock Market. 

Week of February 9th

posted Feb 6, 2015, 7:23 AM by Laura M Wagenman

Morning Math
  • working through multiplication of whole numbers and decimals
  • Fermi week 2 due, onto week 3
  • CML test on Thursday the 12th
  • Unit 7 Resources

Afternoon Math
  • working through multiplication of whole numbers and decimals
  • CML test on Thursday the 12th
  • Fraction tests must be signed by Wednesday the 11th
  • retests for fractions Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Unit 7 Resources

Unit 7 Multiplication and Division Resources

posted Feb 6, 2015, 7:20 AM by Laura M Wagenman

Lesson

Videos

Resources

7.1 multiplication with whole numbers- powers of 10

Video

Mult by power of 10

***notice patterns

7.2-7.3 multiplication with 2 digits AND estimation

place value:

 

area model video:

P. 18 ACE ing Math card game

Game with arrays

7.4-7.6 multiply with 3 digit AND estimation

Image

Make smallest product game

 

Make largest product game

 

Multiplication Race

7.7 multiply decimal and whole number AND estimation

Video

The Why

 

Multiply decimals to whole

 

Resource

 

Resources

7.8, 7.9, 7.11 multiply decimal by decimal AND estimation

video:

 

Multiply decimal by power of 10 video

Place Value Strategies

 

Multiply decimal by power of 10

 

Visual Models

7.10 Estimation (integrate into all other lessons)

video:

Eliminate Tricks

7.12 divide by 1 digit with remainder AND estimate

Video

Image

Vocab

7.13 divide with decimal dividend

Video

The Why

7.14 divide whole numbers; add zero and decimal to get decimal quotient

Video

dividing with whole numbers and decimals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFEj4ZrLBTs

Game

Activity

7.15-7.16 2 digit divisors with remainder

Write it, solve it

7.17 interpret remainder

Activity

7.18 decimal divisor

7.19-7.20 decimal divisor and dividend

Decimal in dividend

7.21 multiply/dive word probs

divide powers of 10

Video

Activity

Divide by power of 10

7.22 mean, median, mode, range

P. 40-41 ACE ing Math card game

Activity

Activity outliers

Activity

Unit 5 Fractions Retests and Resources

posted Jan 28, 2015, 7:48 AM by Laura M Wagenman   [ updated Jan 31, 2015, 9:10 AM ]

Morning Math
  • scale projects due on Tuesday
  • Fermi Week 1 due at the end of class Tuesday
  • Probability mini unit this week
  • CML practice for Thursday February 12th test (#4 of 5)
  • All retests must be completed by Friday February 6th (see resources link below)
  • pretesting unit 7 on Friday; multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals
Afternoon Math
 

Probability Mini Unit

posted Jan 22, 2015, 2:12 PM by Laura M Wagenman   [ updated Jan 22, 2015, 2:12 PM ]


Theoretical Probability

  • likely, unlikely, certain

  • coin toss for favorable outcomes out of possible outcomes

  • dice (odd or even, less than n/greater than n, 3 or less)

  • answer given as fraction, decimal, %

Experimental Probability

  • difference between theoretical and experimental


Independent Events

  • review tree diagrams & combos


Unit 5 Fraction Challenges

posted Jan 1, 2015, 8:23 AM by Laura M Wagenman

When you test out of a lesson, you will work on these challenge skills. It's expected that you will work on one a day, in class, while I'm teaching the regular lesson. You will then practice with me and get homework on the skill.


Unit 4 Retests and onto Unit 5: Fractions

posted Dec 19, 2014, 1:30 PM by Laura M Wagenman   [ updated Jan 30, 2015, 6:10 AM ]

Students from both math groups will get their unit 4 tests back on Monday January 5th. Parent signatures must be returned by Thursday the 8th as that's the first day of testing. Retests will be at recess Thursday and Friday. This may be the only geometry grade on the report cards so I will encourage kids to retest if they got a 2 or lower. 

Unit 5 Fractions
Order fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, and improper fractions and locate on a number line

Recognize and generate equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, and improper fractions
Simplifying fractions
Estimate sums and differences of fractions
  • iTunes App: MathTappers: Estimate Fractions - a math game to help children learn to make sense of fraction sums and differences by estimating
  • Video using 0, ¼, ½, ¾, 1
Find the sums and differences of fractions using fraction bars, number lines, and algorithms 

Links for Bridges and Coding Pictures

posted Dec 16, 2014, 11:11 AM by Laura M Wagenman

We are beginning a bridge design project to incorporate all of our learning from unit 4. Students will work by themselves or with a partner to create a bridge that can hold the greatest mass. '


Coding pictures from last week
   
  

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