Posts tagged Math
This is a student post by Jenelle and Elaina.
We learned about the new app, Educreations. It lets you make a screencast while you draw on the screen. We want to show you how to reduce fractions before multiplying. We think this is a good strategy to use.
We hope you enjoy learning how to reduce before you multiply fractions!
Have you used Educreations or made a screencast before?
What would you make a screencast about?
This is a student post created by Dominic.
Welcome to the Scavenger Hunt!
In this game, players will use Google Maps to look for architecture and answer questions.
1. Open a new window or tab. (browser)
2. Go to http://maps.google.com
3. In the Search bar, type in the first location. (Example: Big Ben, United Kingdom)
4. Drag the yellow man on the right side onto Big Ben.
5. Look through the pictures and answer the question. (Example: Estimate the height of Big Ben)
6. Put your answers in the comments below.
Find these Locations:
1. Location: Paris, France
Detail: Eiffel Tower
Question: Estimate the Height of the Tower.
2. Location: Rio De Janiero, Brazil
Detail: Christ The Redeemer (look toward the city)
Question: Estimate how many people live in the city.
3. Location: Rome, Italy
Question: Estimate how many arches are in the Colosseum.
Remember, leave your answers in the comments section below.
What did you think of this scavenger hunt?
Would you like to play this game again?
Do you have any suggestions for new locations?
This is a student post written by Elaina and Jenelle.
The website, Cool Math Games, has educational games. In one of the games for example, BLOXORZ, the goal is to get a rectangular shape into a hole. It gets very difficult at times, but it teaches you problem solving skills. I would definitely recommend this for everyone.
Another game is Math Man. You are playing Pac Man, and you have to eat a question mark. The question mark then gives you a math problem to solve. You have to eat the ghost that has the right answer. This game helps you to improve your math skills. I would also recommend this game.
Have you played BLOXORZ or Math Man before? What did you think?
What are some of your favorite Math games?
Here are a few more of our class’ first How-To Videos. There are many things we have learned through the making of these videos. We hope to build on these skills and make improvements.
The Distributive Property
Our music was remixed using the awesome website, UJAM!
Watch for us to share more about this great website in the future.
What strategies do you use when preparing to make a movie?
Do you have suggestions for how we can improve our videos?
Our classes are talking about making “How-To” videos.
How-To Videos would give step by step directions for how to complete a task. The younger Techie Kids are thinking about time order words such as First, Next, and Last. They are also practicing following directions.
The older Techie Kids are considering storyboarding and how to create videos using tools like Photo Story 3 and Windows Movie Maker. Both of these tools are Free.
Here are our first 2 attempts at making a plan and filming our idea.
Our first video features Lauren as she shows us how-to draw a cartoon panda.
Next, we would like to share how-to find the area of a right triangle.
We are hoping to share more how-to videos soon. Thanks for watching!
What other how-to videos should we create next?
What tips or strategies could you share with us about making a quality video?
Do you have any storyboarding websites that you would recommend?
What how-to videos have you created?
We participated in World Maths Day!
Students from all over the world came together to compete and sharpen their math skills. The 3rd and 4th graders had so much fun! We played as part of the 5.3 million students from 218 countries that were registered from around the world. Some of us were even matched against a classmate.
Last year, “2,403,526 students participated from 236 countries, correctly answering 479,732,613 questions. Due to the amazing work of students around the world, a new Guinness World Record was also set, what an achievement!”
Before we signed out for the day, there were almost 343,000,000 total correct answers!
How many questions do you think will be answered correctly this year?
Do you think that we can help set a new Guinness World Record?
What countries did you play against?
Why is Math important?
How do you use Math when you are not in school?
Our student meteorologists, Caitlyn and Sergei, gathered temperatures that were recorded for each month in our area. They compared the data and calculated an average temperature. Here are some examples of the data we collected.
These are the results: The average temperature for
Fall was 54° Fahrenheit.
Winter was 29° Fahrenheit.
Spring was 49° Fahrenheit.
Summer was 73° Fahrenheit.
Since most of the world uses the metric system, we also thought it would be a good idea to convert these numbers from Fahrenheit to Celsius. We used the following formula to convert the temperatures.
°F to °C Deduct 32, then multiply by 5, then divide by 9
°C to °F Multiply by 9, then divide by 5, then add 32
Fall was 12° Celsius.
Winter was -2° Celsius.
Spring was 10° Celsius.
Summer was 23° Celsius
We found these “Typical Temperatures” in the chart on the Math is Fun! website.
Try out your own conversions on the Math Is Fun! website.
Use the conversion calculator near the bottom for some extra fun!
What are the average temperatures in the area where you live?
I hope everyone is already having a wonderful summer!
As promised, here is your first WOW, or Website Of the Week.
This one can be found on Math Playground. Try it out and let me know what you think.
We have used this website at school, but I found this specific game through http://moturoa.blogspot.com/
You should visit their class blog and see what’s happening in New Zealand.
What strategy did you use to create an interesting pattern?
Are there any other websites on Moturoa’s Blog that you’d like to recommend?