How To Reduce Before Multiplying Fractions

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!

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Have you used Educreations or made a screencast before?


What would you make a screencast about?

Scavenger Hunt

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.

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Directions:
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.


Good Luck!


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
Detail: Colosseum
Question: Estimate how many arches are in the Colosseum.

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Remember, leave your answers in the comments section below.

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What did you think of this scavenger hunt?


Would you like to play this game again?

 

Do you have any suggestions for new locations?

 

 

Website Recommendation: Cool Math Games

This is a student post written by Elaina and Jenelle.

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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.

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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.

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Have you played BLOXORZ or Math Man before? What did you think?

What are some of your favorite Math games?

How-To Videos: Math

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.

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The Distributive Property

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Adding Fractions

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Our music was remixed using the awesome website, UJAM!

Watch for us to share more about this great website in the future.

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What strategies do you use when preparing to make a movie?

Do you have suggestions for how we can improve our videos?

How-To 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.

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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.

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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.

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Next, we would like to share how-to find the area of a right triangle.

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We are hoping to share more how-to videos soon. Thanks for watching!

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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?

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