Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Math Scavenger Hunt Stations

Welcome to a chapter review done in a different way.  In class today we are doing a scavenger hunt.  You will need to complete the question in class and go into the lab to add your answers if you have time.  Follow the following steps:
  • Complete the 4 questions in class
  • Complete the questions on a large white piece of paper.  Put your name on the paper.
  • In the lab find the computer that has the station number on it.
  • Type your explanation into the blog post provided
  • Be sure to add your Name and Room Number under your explanation
If you do not have time to do this in class please leave comments over the next 4 days. You can leave quite detailed answered there.

Station 1

Station 2

Station 3

Station 4

Math Scavenger Hunt Station 1

What is a perfect square? How do you use a square root? When you answer these questions please include the definitions of perfect squares and square roots.

Math Scavenger Hunt Station 2

How do you know that the following are Right Triangles?  Explain your thinking in words and pictures.  Show your work on a white piece of paper and colour it to explain your thinking

Math Scavenger Hunt Station 3

What do you know about Right Triangles??? Answer the following and see what you understand about right triangles.  For question 14 add in the comments one triangle you have created that is a right triangle and one that is not a right triangle. 

Math Scavenger Hunt Station 4

Question 1

Find all the whole numbers who have a square root between 6 and 7.  What do they all have in common?

Estimate the square roots using fractions for all of the whole numbers from the previous question.

Question 2

Using your perfect square chart estimate the square roots of the following numbers





Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Comments Comments Comments

As many of you have noticed there are lots of comments at our posts. It is important to read the comments that you have received. Your classmates and people from around the world have spent time reading your post and leaving you feedback.

Blogger etiquette would have you responding to the comments you have received. A simple thanks and telling them that you have done the corrections they have suggested would be a great starting point.

Now how do you leave a good comment. Most of you are excellent in telling the author how to make a better post. You are great editors and find many small spelling and math mistakes. But does it end there??? Lets try to do more.

Scribes are expected to find a video and a link for their post. You can also leave a video or link in your comment. To do this you will need to use some html code. The code to leave a link is like this

So a link to Sargent Park Mathzone would look like this

Do not forget to use the to finish.

and would look like this after you published it in your comment

Sargent Park.

Try to spice up your comments by leaving links and having conversations with others who have commented.