Week 3 is complete!
We did a new brain break dance this week- Ice Cream & Cake.
We are learning about kinetic and potential energy in science. Check out this Study Jam for an explanation of each.
This week I learned another math game at a math workshop so I taught the kids how to play today. This one is called Reverse Wild War. All you need to play is a deck of cards. The students each take 3 cards. With those cards he/she tries to get as close to zero as possible.
You use addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division. Face cards are worth 10 and A can be used as 1 or 11. Once you have a total use the absolute value to see which player is closest to zero. The winner takes all the cards from that round. Keep playing until you are out of cards. The kids decided if there is a tie the players play a tie breaker round.
Ex: 10, 7, 4 10-7 = 3/4 = .75
This week we also started our Daily Data notebooks. I posted the daily data sheet back before school started. This week the students voted for their favorite shaved ice flavor: grape or cherry. Then they created a graph with the data.
STUDENTS: This week we started a lot of new things in math. I want to know how you and your family use math. List a few ways you and your family have used math at home (and don't list math homework).