Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sum Dog Contest!

I am so proud of all of my students for competing in the Sum Dog Challenge against other schools in Fort Worth. Their eagerness to win is electrifying! Keep up the outstanding work! Here are the
Top Five so far:
  1. Donovan
  2. Daisy
  3. Madison
  4. Angelina
  5. Ruphaly

    The contest ends THURSDAY! Get to "doggin" it!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Simplest form

Breaking down fractions to their simplest form or lowest terms doesn't have to be a headache if you know the steps!

1. List factors of numerator and denominator.
2. Divide the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor (GCF).
3. Check to make sure the numerator and denominator cannot be divided again!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fraction Shuffle!

Here is a great video that will review concepts we have learned this year, but you can also extend your learning and be prepared for sixth grade!

Less than two weeks until STAAR! Ya'll are going to rock it!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Prime factorization

Here is another wonderful video on prime factorization! It breaks down how to find the prime factorization with examples. 

What are prime numbers?

I hope you're having a wonderful and relaxing spring break! Still having a difficult time remembering what prime numbers are? Here is a video to help you remember and it includes all of the prime numbers through 100! Something to remember, the only even number that is prime is... 


All others are composite. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Prime or composite GAME!

One of our favorite ways to review is through games! Today we reviewed prime and composite numbers. Here is a link to an awesome game called Fruit Shoot!

Enjoy this prime number maze game from worksheetworks.com 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Probability and conversation hearts!

This week students have been working with probability and what better way than with left over Valentine's Day candy? Students created tables to collect and organize their data. Once they wrote the probability as a fraction, they reduced to lowest terms. Most of the candy boxes had 28-30 pieces in them, so students extended their learning by predicting how many of each color there would be if there were 60, 90, and 120 pieces.