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34 – block game and something else happened

My 6th graders played Block Game for multiplying and dividing integers. After school yesterday I was going through my iPhone and made a face when I saw this picture. Two students saw my reaction to the picture, one asked, “What’s so funny? What’s wrong?” I didn’t want to lie, so I showed them the pic and pretty […]

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28 – semicircles problem and block game

At least once a week, I have my students work on a group PS. Today my geometry class started on this problem (can’t remember where I got it): In the figure below, ABCD is a square. The four semicircles are congruent and each is tangent to two of its neighbors. Each side of the square contains the diameter […]

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20 – estimations, Ricky the sheep, missing area

My 6th graders had our first day with Estimation180.com. I’m waiting for the algebra kids to get tired of the Block Game, but still no such thing! They’re only getting better at the game — they’re blocking each other and showing work for each problem. In the second hour of algebra, we worked on a group […]

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16 – arranging whole numbers

My geometry kids worked on this fun problem: Below is an orderly way to arrange the whole numbers.  What number is directly above 100?  Directly above 1000?  What is a way to tell what number is directly above any given number? . . . 16    17    18    19    20    21 11    12    13    14    15 7      8      9     10 4      5      6 2      3 1 […]

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11 – lazy block game

The 6th graders LOVED the Block Game (my lazy version)!!! I wish you could hear the interaction — lots of happy mathy noise.

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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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