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Day 84: Hungry?
While the snack choices do look delicious, this was not what I expected inside one of the desks, particularly since there is no eating during my 4th period class (the given snack breaks are prior to 3rd period and right … Continue reading
Day 78: More of the Same
My 5th grade advanced math students continued to solve The Candy Shoppe problem. While most are progressing beautifully through, the greatest challenge has been expressing the solution clearly and precisely. My 6th grade math students worked on task cards for … Continue reading
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Tagged addition, decimals, subtraction
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Day 77: Decimal Number Scavenger Hunt
Where do you find decimal numbers? What are they used for? On Thursday, we had brainstormed a variety of applications for decimal numbers. Through discussion, my 6th graders concluded that decimal numbers are used to measure length, width, height, depth, … Continue reading
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Day 69: Venn Diagrams and the GCF
Just this year I learned how to use a Venn diagram to find the greatest common factor of two or more numbers using the prime factors. Venn diagrams have always been a part of students’ experience, integrated into literature discussions, … Continue reading
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Tagged composite number, gcf, graphic organizer, prime factorization, prime number, venn diagram
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Day 63: Number of the Day Place Value Review
Today was all about a trip down memory lane. The Number of the Day task was to tap students’ prior knowledge about place value concepts and basic operations, all in preparation for our upcoming unit on decimals. (Yes, I know … Continue reading
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Tagged compare, number sense, order, problem solving, round
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Day 61: Task Card Obsessed
Brightly colored card stock, binder rings, the laminating machine and the paper cutter are my favorite teaching tools. Practice and review are so much more fun when the questions to be solved are printed on neatly trimmed task cards with … Continue reading
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Tagged activities, division, fractions, multiplication, practice, task cards
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