Friday, August 4, 2017

FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM

This year I decided to experiment with a flexible classroom. Math can be very uncomfortable for some students. That added to all the middle school hormones and drama it can get even worse. So I decided to try to make my middle school math classroom as comfortable as possible.

I am curious, are you fan? Let me know.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

TESTING IS ALMOST HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In our final attempts to review and cram all the 6th grade content in we have been learning and practicing with Moby Max, IXL, youtube, etc.

Today students will be doing a practice on IXL covering the skills 6. GG.3, 6.GG.4, 6.GG.19, 6.HH.2, & 6.HH.1

Afterwards, we will be discussing frequency tables and histograms. Below is some information on histograms for extra practice.

Histograms
Illuminations - Histogram Tool - Interactive Applet - http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=78

Illuminations - "There is a Difference: Histograms vs. Bar Graphs" Lesson –
http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?id=L812

NLVM - Box Plot/Histogram - Interactive Applet -
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_145_g_3_t_5.html?open=instructions&from=category_g_3_t_5.html

Shodor - Histogram Lesson and Interactive Applet - http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/Histogram/

IXL - "Create Histograms" - Interactive Applet - http://www.ixl.com/math/grade-6/create-histograms

LearnAlberta - "Interpreting Graphs" Lesson -
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons&lesson=m6lessonshell10.swf

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TASK STATION ROTATION TOOLS

DISTANCE CAPACITY WEIGHT Converting Metric Units - moving the decimal point converting U.S measurements

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

GOOGLE CLASSROOM - PRACTICE

Today's work was mostly on Google Classroom. I am practicing. Today's events were in this order


  • 3 Question Quiz - Differentiated Lesson to ensure all students are on task toward mastery. Score determined what each student did next
  • Move on to Customary Units of Measure
    • students copied the list of measurements from the bonus page and then searched the internet for the correct answers.
  • Early finishers - 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

HAPPY PI DAY - SMARTIES ACTIVITY - DAY 1

This is my 1st ever Pi Day Celebration. Today my 6th graders will be hearing the word Pi, possibly for the 1st time. Though Pi is not actually part of our content I am going to associate it with our activities for the day.

We are currently studying ratios so everything we do today will relate back to ratios and rates.


I love "Noticing Activities" students are always right, no matter what answer they give it is always correct.
-students told me all kinds of things like: it looks like a Chinese symbol, looks like it a T and a backwards J, looks similar to the paragraph symbol, etc.
-a few students knew that this was the symbol for Pi and knew that is represents 3.14
-1 student knew it was Pi Day before school started.




-Students were asked to create a rate from the data shown.
-Students were asked to then find the unit rate.
-We then discussed what we could do with the information they came up with. They said figure out how much it would cost to buy 2 boxes, 4 boxes, 12 boxes, then someone asked if we could use the information to figure out how much 1 moon pie cost.
-We figured out what 1 moon pie cost and then talked about why that is important to a shopper.


-Students were asked to create a rate from the data shown.
-Students were asked to find the unit rate.
-Students then determined what 1 roll of smarties cost. ($0.05)
-Students then determined that 1 piece of smarties candy costs $0.003 (what hard for them to picture





Students were then give a package of smarties, asked to sort them out by color and then fill out the worksheet.

-Students sorted their smarties and then wrote the ratio, fraction, decimal, and percent.