MR. HOPKINS' CLASSROOM WEBSITE 2017 - 2018

December 18, 2017

Homework for Week 16

NO HOMEWORK!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 11, 2017

Homework for Week 15

  1. Santa is shopping to buy his elves a Christmas present! What is the total cost of a Wii costing $239.89 and an Xbox 360 costing $149.99?
  2. Santa also needs to buy carrots for all of his reindeer. They cost $26 per box (they’re expensive carrots!) How much will it cost him if each of his 8 reindeer need 2 boxes?
  3. Santa’s elves have decided to buy Santa a Flat screen TV for Christmas. It costs $1295. They have saved $476. How much more money do they need?
  4. Santa’s elves have made 897 toy trains so far. They need 2475. How many more do they need to make?
  5. Santa buys Rudolph a new harness costing $28.49 and new scarves for his 3 elves costing $8.95 each. How much does he pay?
  6. Read a novel for 20 minutes each night.

December 4, 2017

Homework for Week 14

  1. There are 32 maple trees on a farm. One fourth of the trees have been tapped for sap. What is the total amount of trees that have been tapped for sap?
  2. Write the following fractions in order from least to greatest: 1/2 , 2/4, 4/8, 1/4, 2/8, 4/16
  3. What is a fraction between ½ and ¾? Justify your answer using a number line.
  4. A teacher plants 12 flowers. 2 of the flowers are tulips and 10 of the flowers are roses. What fraction of the flowers are roses?
  5. Both Josie and Bertha have $20 each to spend. Josie spent 4/5 of her money and Bertha spent 3/4 of her money. Who spent the most?
  6. Read a novel for 20 minutes each night.

November 27, 2017

Homework for Week 13

  1. Keely is getting measured for new clothes. The clerk measures Keely’s arm length as 42.0 cm and her leg length as 538 mm. How much longer is Keely’s leg than her arm?
  2. A car is about 4 m long. About how many cars would have to line up end to end to stretch from one town to another town 23 km away?
  3. Draw at least four polygons with a perimeter of 12 cm.
  4. A rectangular garden has a length of 42 m and a width of 36 m. If fencing costs $4 each metre, how much will it cost to fence the garden?
  5. A rectangle has a perimeter of 32 cm. The length is 6 cm longer than the width. What is the length?
  6. Read a novel for 20 minutes each night.

November 20, 2017

Homework for Week 12

  1. A marathon race was completed by 5 participants in the times given below. What is the mean race time for this marathon? 2.7 hr, 8.3 hr, 3.5 hr, 5.1 hr, 4.9 hr.
  2. David drove for 3 hours at a rate of 80 km per hour, for 2 hours at 60 km per hour and for 4 hours at a rate of 70 km per hour. What was his average speed for the whole journey ?
  3. The heights of five runners are 160 cm, 137 cm, 149 cm, 153 cm and 161 cm respectively. Find the mean height of the runners.
  4. Three teams of students participated in a math competition that required various schools to send teams of students. In order to move on to the finals, each team had to have an average of 85% or better. Team A's scores were: 92, 83, 87, 78 and 88. Team B's scores were: 82, 99, 76, 79 and 80. What is the mean average score of Team A? What is the mean average score of Team B? Does Team A or Team B qualify to go on to the math competition finals?
  5. Read a novel for 20 minutes each night.

November 13, 2017

Homework for Week 11

  1. Write a paragraph about what “Sent to be the Good News” means to you.
  2. Draw two pizzas to demonstrate that two-eighths and one-quarter are equivalent.
  3. A cube has six congruent faces. What does congruent mean?
  4. Use a ruler to draw two congruent rectangles.
  5. Divide the first rectangle into four equal parts. Lightly colour in three of the parts.
  6. Divide the second rectangle into twelve equal parts. Lightly colour in nine of the parts.
  7. Is three-fourths equivalent to nine-twelfths? How do you know?

November 6, 2017

Homework for Week 10

  1. Use a protractor to draw a triangle with a 30 degree angle and one side that is 4 cm long.
  2. Use a protractor to draw a triangle with two 45 degree angles. How many degrees is the third angle?
  3. Use a ruler to draw a triangle. Measure all three of the angles with a protractor. When you add all the angles together, it should equal 180 degrees. Does it?
  4. Draw another triangle and repeat question 3.
  5. Draw a rhombus with 5 cm sides. Measure all of the angles and add them together. Did you get 360 degrees? Repeat this with a rhombus that has 10 cm sides.
  6. Read a novel for 20 minutes each day.

October 30, 2018

Homework for Week 9

1. Create a table of values for each number pattern below. For example: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15

    • 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 . . .
    • 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 . . .
    • 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1

2. What will the 10th term be in each pattern?

    • 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 . . .
    • 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 . .
    • 32, 30, 28, 26, 24 . . .

3. Barney created a pyramid with rows of the same size blocks. The row of blocks at the base of his pyramid had 15 blocks. Create a table of values that shows the number of blocks in each row of the pyramid.

4. Create a table of values with 5 term numbers for each of the number patterns:

    • Start at 12 and add 3 to each term.
    • Start at 21 and subtract 3 from each term
    • Start at 3 and multiply each term by 2
    • Start and 96 and divide each term by 2
    • Repeat the terms 14, 16, 18.

5. Read a book for 20 minutes.



October 23, 2017

Homework for Week 8

  1. Draw a square with 10 cm sides. Cut out the square. How many of these squares would you need to cover a book or tablet that you have in your house? Figuring out the number of squares it takes to cover something is called measuring the area.
  2. How many of your squares would it take to cover a small table in your house?
  3. How many of your squares would it take to cover a computer monitor in your house?
  4. How could you improve the accuracy of your measurements?
  5. Billy used a square with 10 cm sides to measure the area of the top of his desk. He could fit 9 squares across the top edge of his desk and 6 squares across the side edge of his desk. How many squares does he need to cover the entire desk?
  6. Read a book for 20 minutes.


October 17, 2017

Learning Skills Check for Responsibility


October 16, 2017

Homework for Week 7

  1. If the perimeter of a square is 12.8 cm, how many cm long is each side?
  2. Use a ruler to draw two different rectangles that both have a perimeter of 12 cm.
  3. Use a ruler to measure the perimeter of a door without having to stand on something. What is the perimeter of the door in cm? What is the perimeter of the door in m?
  4. Bob wants to build a fence around a square shaped area to keep his chickens in the front yard so that they don’t wander onto the street. He wants each side of this area to be 3.6 metres long. Fencing is sold in rolls of 10 metre lengths. How many rolls of fence should Bob buy? Show your calculations.
  5. Read for 20 minutes.


October 11, 2017

Homework for Week 6

  1. Katrina is having new curtains made for a window in her room. She needs 1.56 m of fabric. Fabric is sold in lengths of whole metres and tenths of metres. How much fabric should she buy? Why?
  2. Fiona says her canoe is about 3 m long. Meir says his canoe is about 3.2 m long. How much longer is Meir’s canoe?
  3. A number rounded to the nearest tenth is 3.9. What might the number be? List three possibilities.
  4. Read for 20 minutes.


October 2, 2017

Homework for Week 5

  1. Draw a line that is 5.5 cm long. What is .5 of a cm?
  2. Bob has a table that is 1.5 metres long. What is .5 of a metre?
  3. Jane rode her bicycle 5.5 km on Monday and 17.7 km on Tuesday. What was the total distance she travelled?
  4. Read a novel for 20 minutes.
  5. Create a personal logo. This is an example of a graphic text.


September 28, 2017

Learning Skills Check for Collaboration


September 25, 2017

Homework for Week 4

  1. How many seconds does it take you to draw an equilateral triangle with a ruler? Repeat this experiment 5 times and graph your results using a broken-line graph. What conclusions can you make after analyzing the graph?
  2. What is the difference between standard time and 24-hour time?
  3. Write a paragraph about someone you admire.
  4. Read a novel for 20 minutes.
  5. Use a ruler to draw an equilateral triangle, an isosceles triangle, a right-angle and a scalene triangle.


September 18, 2017

Homework for Week 3

  1. You are travelling from Toronto to Montreal by train. If the train departs Toronto at 9:30 a.m. and arrives in Montreal at 4:56 p.m., how long will you be on the train?
  2. Howard and Alice started a long distance race at 2:00 p.m. Howard finished at 4:14:10 p.m. Alice finished at 4:10:10 pm. How much faster was Alice than Howard?
  3. How many congruent squares with a perimeter of 12 cm can you draw using a pencil and ruler in 1 minute and 30 seconds? Repeat this experiment 5 times. Create a bar graph with the results.
  4. How many jumping jacks can you do in 1 minute and 30 seconds. Repeat this experiment 5 times. Create a bar graph with the results.
  5. What can you conclude after analyzing both bar graphs?


September 11, 2017

Curriculum Information

Here is a link to the curriculum taught for each subject.

Homework for Week 2

  1. Write a mystery story that includes a detective, a victim of a crime or puzzling event, a setting, and a solution to the mystery.
  2. Write a list of ten activities that would best be measured to the nearest second.
  3. It takes 40 minutes to cook every 1kg of turkey. If you put your 5 kg turkey in the oven at 2:00 p.m. will it be ready for supper at 5:00 p.m.?
  4. George's favourite song started on the radio at 5:25:00 and ended at 5:28:30. How long was his favourite song?
  5. The school bell rings at 9:15:00. It is currently 8:55:10. How much time is left before the bell?

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September 5, 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome to my website! I will be teaching a grade 4 - 5 class in the morning and a grade 5 class in the afternoon. A few of the students are in both the morning and afternoon classes.

Only the afternoon class will be given homework. Weekly homework assignments will be posted on this website and will begin next week. Each student in the afternoon class will receive a homework notebook to complete their assignments. These notebooks will be handed in at the end of the week and returned at the beginning of the following week.

It would be beneficial for the students to keep the following in their backpacks on a daily basis:

  • agenda
  • headphones
  • a pencil case with only a pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, and a pen
  • another pencil case with pencil crayons, markers, scissors etc.

The best way to reach me is to write a note in the agenda.

I look forward to a great year!

Thank you,

Mr. Hopkins