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Day 87: Exploring Equivalents

With all the designs complete, today my 5th grade advanced students had the opportunity to discuss their designs and prove that they work. Evident in their designs was that the size of the whole was different from student to student. … Continue reading

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Day 86: Create a Design

My 5th grade advance students began their exploration of fractions shortly before the winter break through a series of tasks cards. Each card had specific information about the design to be drawn and the only limitation was the size of … Continue reading

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Day 81: Fractions and Decimals

With this cut-and-paste activity, my 6th graders had to match the multiplication sentence with its respective product. However, the multiplication sentences were written as fractions and the products as decimals.  Aside from noticing patterns, students noticed a relationship between the … Continue reading

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Day 80: On Target! Decimal Style

Playing On Target! with 4th grade students yesterday inspired me to play with my 6th grade students today. However, my 6th graders’ target number was 10. Players rolled a 0-9 die five times, arranged the digits to create two decimal … Continue reading

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Day 79: Targeting 2500

On Target! is perfect for practice for any concept, with estimation and strategy thrown in for good measure. In this variation, played with a class of 4th graders, the target was 2500. Players select 4 cards from the deck (1o’s … Continue reading

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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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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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