Monthly Archives: October 2013

Day 46-Dividing Fractions….

We learned the second part of the chant today: Dividing fractions is as easy as pie, flip the second and multiply! Discovering that division is actually multiplication… Ah ha! Busy day today — tomorrow is Halloween! My NJHS kids have … Continue reading

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Day 45 – Multiplying Fractions is NOT a problem…!

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Day 42/43/44 – More Socrative/Adding Fractions Math Relay

Friday was our weekly warm-up quiz using Socrative. I’m happy with the system that I now have in place for these warm-ups/warm-up quizzes (took a few weeks of tweaking!)  On their weekly warm up sheet, I leave a space for … Continue reading

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Day 40/41 – Writing Steps of Equations/Review

Yesterday the students worked on solving equations.  This was all review, except for the new concept of DECIMALS being involved.  For homework I had the students solve four basic decimal equations on one column, and on the other, give a … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Dividing Decimals into Decimals

Lots of practice in class with this, and the students seemed to catch on quickly.  Busy, busy day–didn’t get a photo!

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Day 38 – Quiz

Students took a short quiz covering adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals.  There seemed to be confusion with the problems that said to “estimate to solve”. I saw several students calculate the problem, then round the answer, when they should … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Dividing Decimals by Whole Numbers

Lots of practice today with dividing a whole number into a decimal.

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Day 36 – Multiplying Decimals and Sharing Shopping Items

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Students shared with me a screenshot of one of their favorite items that they were going to “sell” (from yesterday’s lesson).   I got some interesting photos! Lots of pets, lots of siblings, and wide range of other items. They traded … Continue reading

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Day 34 – iPad Shopping – Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Students entered class and worked on a mini- “pre-test” to see what they already may know about adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing decimals.  This would not be graded, but rather will give me insight into what needs to be taught for this next chapter. … Continue reading

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Day 33 – Test Day

Test today….

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