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Division Exploration

Below are photos of the students as they independently use tools to help them explore and deepen their understanding of division. These tools help them reason and answer the question – ‘Did the tool I use give me an answer that makes sense?’

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

The Awesome Allstars have been continuing to work on honing their transdiscilinary skills. This week, we have been focusing on Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills and have been reflecting on it. In math, the focus has been on the Math Practice 1: “I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.”Here is […]

Creative Problem-Solving

WE are CREATIVE THINKERS! We found nine different ways to solve one math problem!

What is Math?

In Math lessons this week we focused on the question – ‘What is Math?’ The photographs below show the class working cooperatively to create posters to explain their thoughts and understandings. We made many connections to real life applications of math as well as displaying various different concepts of math.   [tylr-slidr userID=”” groupID=””]http://www.flickr.com/photos/ismanilaes/sets/72157635080805618/[/tylr-slidr]   […]

Polygons

Students have been inquiring and exploring what geometry is all about.  We’ve had discussions about 2D and 3D shapes.  After reading the story “The Greedy Triangle,” (see the links below) students created their  polygons using geoboards and rubber bands. Students were quite creative with the pentagons, hexagons and heptagons they made. They  had to count […]

Glorious Geometry

Last week, we read The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. After listening to the story, the children made the different polygons from the story using geoboards and elastics. After that they recorded each polygon on geoboard paper, labeled it and showed its angles. Here are some of the vocabulary words we have discussed and been […]

Egg Rolls

  This is my voice thread about making Egg Rolls.  I did Egg Rolls for my Fraction Feast project because it is simple and also delicious. I made 23 pieces for my class, Mrs.Cooney and also for the assistant teachers. I hope you enjoy my voice thread!

Karate Math chops into town… filling up your ToolBox with a variety of tools for multiplication…

You know Mrs. McGrath and her “tool box”… we are all different learners, all with different styles and different ways of understanding a concept. What might be “just right” for you may not be “just right” for another – the lightbulb goes on for different people in different ways! If you already know one way, […]

Karate Math chops into town… filling up your ToolBox with a variety of tools for multiplication…

You know Mrs. McGrath and her “tool box”… we are all different learners, all with different styles and different ways of understanding a concept. What might be “just right” for you may not be “just right” for another – the lightbulb goes on for different people in different ways! If you already know one way, […]

How Can We Sort Our Buttons?

Today the kids rotated through math rotations where they learned a new strategy for subtraction (more of that to come next week), engaging in logical thinking with Marcy Cook challenges and finding ways to sort, graph and analyze their data.  Below are some images of what the children came up with!  We had a wide […]