Monthly Archives: September 2012

9 – painted cubes

Geometry kids worked on the painted cubes problem.

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8 – first PS write-ups

I finally figured out a few basics of the new Zangle gradebook, so I’m just doing some grading now. I’m so proud of the geometry’s kids’ first PS write-ups!! (The right side paper belongs to a boy!!!! :)) Today I’m doing the PEMDAS Relay with my 6th graders. I copied Andrew’s idea of doing it on the […]

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7 – calendar cube

I’m finding every excuse to have kids work on the big whiteboards. Today was early dismissal for students — and the fact that our laptops are in the shop, and I’m having to wait for a new document camera — so I had my geometry kids work on the calendar cubes that Nathan’s post had reminded me […]

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6 – distributive property block game

Algebra kids play Block game to review the distributive property. My colleague Erin shared the game with me. She got the idea from here. Such a great game structure for any topic!

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5 – order of operations puzzle

Order of Operations square puzzle. I randomly assigned the kids into groups of three, so it was great to see them high-five each other when they finished.

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4 – PEMDAS relay

PEMDAS Relay. Kids really enjoyed this, even though at least one person in each team would mess up thus affecting all the other answers thereafter. Then the groups got their papers back to fix the mistakes together.

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3 – Greek cross

Our Mac laptops were all taken away to be fixed and updated, without them, my geometry students had to halt their first GSP construction which was a square. Instead they worked on the Greek Cross (originally meant for algebra).

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2 – Fibonacci sequence

Still warm outside, will stay warm all week.  We worked together in geometry to show why the sum of the first ten Fibonacci-style numbers is the 7th number times 11.

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1 – Skittles math lab

Today was the best first day ever. Good to be back. We actually went through full day without running water. Not one kid whined about this. Skittles lesson with 6th graders.

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