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Getting Creative with X & ➗

Getting Creative with X & ➗

Every morning the 3Js have a Morning Math Meeting, and without a doubt we love creating our very own math sentences with a target answer the most.  Over the past week and a bit, our class was formally introduced to multiplication and division, although we’ve been “dabbling” with it all year. Today we continued to show … Continue reading

Measuring Perimeter!

Measuring Perimeter!

Last week in math the 3Js were focusing on perimeter of larger areas, and they had a project to complete.  Groups of 2 or 3 had to work together to estimate, measure, calculate and record the perimeter of 2 different rooms or hallways around the school.  After they were done, groups that measured the same area … Continue reading

Measuring Time!

Measuring Time!

Estimating and measuring time is an important skill to have!  The 3Js practiced that today using pendulum timers they made.  As a class we came up with several different tasks to complete.  They estimated how many pendulum swings each would take, then actually measured them and ranked them from fastest to slowest.  Finally student groups … Continue reading

Measurement – Garland Project!

Measurement – Garland Project!

The Christmas Season is upon us, and we needed to get our classroom into the holiday spirit!  The 3Js had to work in their groups to problem solve and come up with a plan to figure out how many paper garland rings it would take to span various parts of the room that needed decorating … Continue reading

Math BINGO!

Math BINGO!

We’ve been working on consistency with our addition and subtraction to 1000 in math class.  Yesterday students completed a set of questions with a partner, with a direct emphasis on verbalizing their thinking to each other. After students completed their questions and corrections, they transferred their answers onto BINGO cards.  Today we got to play! … Continue reading

The 3Js Have (Math) Problems!

The 3Js Have (Math) Problems!

The 3Js have been working really hard on their addition and subtraction skills to 1000 over the past several weeks.  We’re getting really good, but those are just skills.  Now we have to be able to put those skills into action and have a deep understanding for when we need to add and (or) subtract! … Continue reading

Pumpkin Project!

Pumpkin Project!

In 3J today, students worked in very small groups with pumpkins to figure out math problems.  We measured, we weighed, we counted, we compared, we added, we subtracted and we graphed.  Whew! Take a look at our project from a student’s perspective below.

Our 3D Candy Solids Project!

Our 3D Candy Solids Project!

Recently, each of the 2Js created their choice of two 3D solids using jujubes and dowels.  They needed to plan by correctly naming and sketching each solid, then determine the exact number of supplies they’d require.  Each student “applied” for materials from Ms.J.  If they were correct they would get them and start.  If not, … Continue reading

Creating 2D Shapes and 3D Solids!

Creating 2D Shapes and 3D Solids!

We have begun a new math unit, 2D Shapes and 3D Solids!  Constructing shapes and solids is so much fun!  We created overlapping Shape Collages in art the other day, and they turned out beautifully!   After being introduced to solids this morning, our IRJC Buddy Class came to help us construct some.  Each 2J … Continue reading

Ms.J’s House – A Measurement Project

The other day the 2Js downloaded Build with Chrome on their Chromebooks and practiced using the app while focusing on measuring using non-standard units (the lego blocks).  After doing a basic fence building project, students were given the following task: It was so neat to see each of the students tackle this project in their … Continue reading