I hope everyone is having a great summer and staying busy! Feel free to get on the blog and review previous math concepts you learned this year. You can never have too much practice! :) There are so many different resources you can use online to prepare yourselves for sixth grade! This website, IXL, has a lot of different tools and information for you to review and teach yourself. If you have found any on your own, post them in the comment section. Let me know what you're up to! I miss everyone so much!
Look who has been keeping me busy this summer! Her name is June and she's a 9 week old lab puppy! In the picture below, she was only 4 weeks. She's doubled in size and she is the sweetest!
Friday, May 24, 2013
As you are "stepping up" into sixth grade, we are learning about ratios! Ratios are all around us! We discussed the ratio of girls to boys, brown eyes to blue eyes, food dye to water, oatmeal to milk and many more! Below you'll find a great video that reteaches what we have worked on in class, but also takes it a step further with finding equal ratios and proportions which we will continue into next week!
Have you been to Math Playground? It's another wonderful resource for math videos, word problems and games! You are going to be fully prepared for sixth grade, but I can't believe the year is almost over!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Blabberize is a fun website to make pictures talk! After you get your parents permission, if you go home and make a commercial about a math topic, I'll give you a free homework pass! If you use your actual face, I won't be able to post it on the blog, but take a picture of your dog or cat and have them teach a math topic. That would be awesome! Remember to never send pictures of yourself to anyone!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This song is great to use to review adding and subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators, but you can also work towards multiplying and dividing fractions as well! You're so lucky to have great resources at your finger tips!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Being able to display your data in a graph is a great way for you and other people to be able to understand information you are presenting. I challenged you this afternoon to go to this website and create your own graph, email it or bring a copy, and you would receive a homework pass! My email has been beeping all night! I am so thrilled with how many of you went home and extended your learning. I plan on updating this post with the graphs YOU created! Bookmark this website so you can use it in your presentations next year.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This game allows you to start with adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators, but then it gets more difficult with adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Are you up to the challenge? Comment below with the level you got to! There are a lot of other great games you can check out!