Need another tune to remember the mean, mode, and median? This one is a little slower pace, but definitely helpful in remembering the difference between the three M's!

## Thursday, February 28, 2013

## Tuesday, February 26, 2013

### Mean, Median, and Mode

Some students have a difficult time remembering the difference between finding the mean, median, and mode. Here is a great song to help you remember! If you find one you like, share it in the comment section. Remember to always put the data set in order from least to greatest first!

**Lyrics:**

2x's

Mean, Median and Mode

C'mon everybody so here we go

The 3M's that you really need to know

the Mean, Median, and Mode, So.....

The Mean, the mean I mean mean the mean, I mean...

C'mon kids, it's really not so bad,

Grab your data numbers from the table and first

you start to add

When you finally have them added up,

then can you only divide

because this is how you find the mean, yes

the average number that's right.

Now that you found the average number

you see what I mean

ha ha, yeah yeah,

c'mon everybody just do it again please

add em up and then you divide, by the total number in the table that's right

add em up and then you divide, by the total number in the table that's right

Chorus 2X's

The Mode the Mode the mo, mode the mode, the mo mode the mode the mode, mode

M-O-D-E, it's the number with the highest frequency

it's the number that you will most often see.

C'mon everybody find the mode with me.

The Mode the Mode the mo, mode the mode, the mo mode the mode the mode, mode

M-O-D-E, it's the number with the highest frequency

it's the number that you will most often see.

C'mon everybody find the mode with me.

Chorus 2x's

For the third M, just think of a road

median, the number in the middle for sure

before you start driving for the median

take this one step before, before you begin

order order order order please

it's the one thing requested by mister c

it's like a little mathematics guarantee

making things so nice and so easy

take a step from side to side

only take one step at a time

you have the green light

it's your time to shine

one from the left and one from the right

take a step from side to side

only take one step at a time

you have the green light

it's your time to shine

one from the left and one from the right

Chorus 2x's

## Friday, February 22, 2013

### One of my favorite things...

A tidy and informational math journal! Today as I was walking around I noticed two impeccable math journals and had to snap a couple photos. Here they are!

## Thursday, February 21, 2013

### Need some motivation?

I shared this with my kiddos mainly because it was a kid giving the speech with some wonderful ideas. They loved his sense of humor, but also his positive points. It was great to see the parts they took from it! One student in particular asked me to post. Here you go!

## Wednesday, February 20, 2013

### Creating Equations Karaoke!

Solving math story problems can be tricky, but here is a fun song you can sing along with to make it a little more exciting! Click on the here to take you to Study Jams!

## Tuesday, February 19, 2013

### Mr. Duey- The amazing math rapper!

Have you checked out Mr. Duey yet? He has a great way to remember how to turn fractions into decimals, improper fractions into mixed numbers, and decimals to percents. Including music is a great way to remember math. He is a pretty awesome rapper as well!

Want to rap along? Here are the lyrics:

Want to rap along? Here are the lyrics:

## Fraction Rap

Chorus

I’ll teach how to get rid of an improper fraction

Teach you how to get a percentage from a fraction

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, everything you need to know I’ll rap

I’ll teach you how to get rid of an improper fraction

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

I’ll teach how to get rid of an improper fraction

Teach you how to get a percentage from a fraction

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, everything you need to know I’ll rap

I’ll teach you how to get rid of an improper fraction

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

Verse 1

Fractions, if it’s improper you have to change it into a mixed

number, I’ll be the one to explain it. Improper is when the top

number is bigger than the bottom so when you take the bottom fit

it into the top one. So say that the bottom is 3 and the top can be

17. How many times does 3 fit in between? Well let’s see, that’s

5 take the 5 write it down big on the line. With the 2 left over from

the 17 you must now put that 2 on top of the 3 and, wow, the

mixed number is found. It’s that easy, listen to the song and you

believe me, put your own numbers in the place of what I’m

teaching.

Fractions, if it’s improper you have to change it into a mixed

number, I’ll be the one to explain it. Improper is when the top

number is bigger than the bottom so when you take the bottom fit

it into the top one. So say that the bottom is 3 and the top can be

17. How many times does 3 fit in between? Well let’s see, that’s

5 take the 5 write it down big on the line. With the 2 left over from

the 17 you must now put that 2 on top of the 3 and, wow, the

mixed number is found. It’s that easy, listen to the song and you

believe me, put your own numbers in the place of what I’m

teaching.

Chorus

I’ll teach how to get rid of an improper fraction

Teach you how to get a percentage from a fraction

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, everything you need to know I’ll rap

I’ll teach you how to get rid of an improper fraction

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

I’ll teach how to get rid of an improper fraction

Teach you how to get a percentage from a fraction

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

I’ll teach you everything you need to know about fractions

Fractions, everything you need to know I’ll rap

I’ll teach you how to get rid of an improper fraction

Fractions, what’s that? Lights, camera, action

Verse 2

Fractions, I bet you wonder how to get a percentage, divide the

top by the bottom number. For example, 5 over 10. 10 can’t go

into 5 so add a zero to the 5 and begin. Because 10 can go into

to 50 just fine, but you need a decimal point before the number of

times. So I, I guess we’re left with ‘.5’. Now take the point by the

5, move it 2 to the right and what you have is 50 so it’s 50

percent. When Mr. Duey takes you through it then it all makes

sense. It’s that easy, listen to the song and you believe me, put

your own numbers in the place of what I’m teaching.

Fractions

Take the top number divide it by the bottom number.

What’s that? Take the top number divide it by the bottom number

Fractions, I bet you wonder how to get a percentage, divide the

top by the bottom number. For example, 5 over 10. 10 can’t go

into 5 so add a zero to the 5 and begin. Because 10 can go into

to 50 just fine, but you need a decimal point before the number of

times. So I, I guess we’re left with ‘.5’. Now take the point by the

5, move it 2 to the right and what you have is 50 so it’s 50

percent. When Mr. Duey takes you through it then it all makes

sense. It’s that easy, listen to the song and you believe me, put

your own numbers in the place of what I’m teaching.

Fractions

Take the top number divide it by the bottom number.

What’s that? Take the top number divide it by the bottom number

You can also check out where I found the lyrics and videos here!

## Thursday, February 14, 2013

### Conversion Rap

In math we have been working really hard converting different units within the same system. For example, gallons to pints, liters to milliliters, inches to feet, etc. Part of the way we remember the process of converting is with our "Conversion Rap!" Here are the lyrics and sound clip to practice at home.

For the audio clip: <embed src="https://www.box.com/embed/t7s7o0x0kj0pr4z.swf" width="466" height="400" wmode="opaque" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowFullScreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always">

What are some ways you remember how to convert units?

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