Thursday, November 29, 2007

Fosnot RACE Investigation

Here are the voicethreads for today's investigation.





Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A little test practice

Tomorrow you have a test and it is on fractions. You will have to add and subtract fractions using the strategies from the Strings we have been doing in class. The first slide has the questions similar to your test tomorrow. The following slides have the answers. Study hard.


Monday, November 26, 2007

Your second growing post.

This will be your second growing post. You will have to have it done the week before Xmas Break.

Title this growing post @@@@@'s 2nd Growing post
Label it growingpost,@@@@@yourdisplayname,roomnumber

Question 1 Use this picture and reflect on your the puppy kibble test.

  1. What strategies were needed?
  2. How did you use these strategies?
  3. Or How could you of used these strategies.
  4. How would you figure out the price of a 6 cup bag of Betty's Snack mix? Use a ratio table
  5. Find 3 other values (amounts of Snack Mix) that could be solved using the same ratio table. Find the $$ of your new container sizes.
Question 2
You are going to create a voicethread explaining the strategies you used on your test. You need to choose 4 out of the 6 questions.
1. 2/3 + 1/4 + 2/5 =
2. 6/5 - 11/10=
3. 3/5 + 2/7 =
4. 1/6/+1/9 =
5. 5/6 - 1/4 =
6. 3 3/5 - 1 4/5 =

I recommend the following. Choose your 4 questions. On plain pieces of white paper redo them like you did on your test. Make sure your drawings are large enough. Take a picture of them and save them to your desktop. Upload these images to voicethread and embed your voicethread into your blog.

At voicethread you need to describe what you did to solve the problems. How did you use clocks, money etc to solve the questions. You need a minimum of 2 comments on each picture.
Here is a video explaining how to make a voicethead and embed it into your post. You should have both of these questions done by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday December 5
3.) Here is your 3rd growing post question.

Today in class we reviewed the 6 strategies from the RACE Investigation. They were
  • Equivalence
  • Fractions show operations
  • Ratio Tables (Proportional Reasoning)
  • Measurement
  • Partial Products or the Distributive Property
  • The Whole Matters
  • Friendly Fractions
Create a voicethread or write and use pictures to describe how you would uses those strategies to explain how far the two students would have run if Mark ran 7/8 and Rachel ran 11/12 of the RACE course.

4. Your last question deals with pizza. You need to explain which group gets the largest portion of pizza. All student groups get the same sized pizzas. It is up to you to cut them up so that they are shared equally.

  1. Group 1 Sally Bob, Gidget and Biff Share 3 pizzas.
  2. Group 2 Stan, Holly, Barry, Ben and Ichkabibble share 4 pizzas.
  3. Group 3 Eric, Susy,James, Betty, Veronica and Moose share 5 pizzas.
  4. Group 4 Paul, Alex, Chris, Jughead, Archie, Reggie, Mr. Wotherspoon and Midge share 7 pizzas.
  • How much pizza does each student get in the different groups?
  • Which group gets the largest portion of pizza?
  • Show how you found your answer in 2 different ways.
  • What strategies did you use in finding your answer.
  • Show your answer is 2 different ways. I would recommend that you create a voicethread of your work.

Your Growing Post is due on December 17th at 9 AM. Thank you for working hard in advance.

You will be responsible for a self-evaluation and peer evaluations next week.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Your first test scribe

The scribes for today will be doing their test online. There will be 2 scribes per room. Thanks for doing such an excellent job yesterday.

Thanks in advance. Use this picture in your blog posts. Click it save it and upload it

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Penn Turnpike Investigation

Here are the voicethreads.




Please leave comments behind at the voicethreads for yourself and classmates.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Frank's Farm Fuel Investigation

Room 73

Room 41

Room 17

Room 16

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Oops sorry for the delay

Here are the two sets of slides from Thursday's lessons. Please leave a comment behind explaining double number lines and a comment on the Puppy Kibble.

Here is the double numberline slides

Thanks and see you on Monday.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Double Number Line Slides

Here are the slides from todays lesson on Double Number Lines.