The students worked on creating scale models of themselves. They practiced using measurement tools to help them create a scale model of themselves that is a half, a third or a fourth of their actual size.
Students worked to design boats out of only aluminum foil that would hold the most pennies.
We have been focusing on measurement conversions in both the metric and customary systems of measurement. The students designed aluminum foil boats to hold pennies, roller coasters with specified dimensions, and experiments to figure out real-world measurement questions such as how much water your family uses in a week.
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We are going to be working with measurement concepts in math for the next few weeks. The students will be learning about the customary and metric systems of measurement for liquid volume, mass, and length. We will also work with converting between different units of time and money. Check out some pictures below from a measurement exploration station activity we completed:
We have been working on decimal notation for tenths and hundredths. The kids created a classroom number line to practice comparing and ordering decimals.
We have been working on adding and subtracting mixed numbers in math. The kids are also learning how to multiply a whole number times a fraction. Additionally, the students were introduced to decimal notation--tenths and hundredths. We played trashcan basketball to record how many shots were made out of 10. The kids practiced recording their stats as fractions and decimals.
In order to see what is really going on when we divide, students practiced division with place value blocks.
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We solved The Locker Game problem shown below to discover patterns among numbers. Students brought up intriguing observations such as looking at the number of touches a locker received and whether it was even or odd determines whether the locker was open or closed at the end of the game and discovering that lockers that were touched only 2 times were prime numbers. Various groups recorded their thinking and solved the problem in many different ways.