Category Archives: Activities

Day 142 – 143: Review Stations Around the Room

We have done this type of review before, but never with so many problems!  To practice for the upcoming STAAR (state test), I posted 54 problems all around the room and in the hallway. These problems were from the released … Continue reading

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Day 132 – How Many Cousins?

We collected more data today so that we would have random numbers to explore mean, median, mode, and range — the measures of central tendency.  I chose a random sampling of students from the class to give us this data. … Continue reading

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Day 131 – Collecting Jumping Jack Data

Students came in and read this on the board: Some thought this was somehow an April Fool’s joke… but instead, I wanted them to unknowingly create their own data.  They stretched their arms, their legs, spread around the room, 3..2..1 … Continue reading

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Day 123 – Theoretical Probabilty

In the warm up, I knew students had a grasp on the Fundamental Counting Principle when it involved events such as choosing 4 tops and 5 pants….how many possible outfits?  They knew you just multiply each events’ outcome to find … Continue reading

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Day 122 – Creating Sample Spaces

We reviewed “experimental probability” and played around with sample spaces on the Smartboard.  I gave them several scenarios in which they had to figure out the number of possible outcomes. How many of you have trouble putting together an outfit … Continue reading

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Day 121 – Experimental Probability

Moving on from the likelihood of an event happening, today students focused on experimental probability, or the ratio of how many times an event occurs to the total number of trial attempts. After some brief notes, we did a spinner … Continue reading

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Day 120 – Recap of a Visit from Kahoot! / a new lesson: Probability

SXSWedu – visit to Eanes School District in Austin, TX As part of our recent visit to SXSWedu we were lucky to be invited to the Eanes School District, whose teachers do an amazing job implementing digital pedagogies! Whilst there, we … Continue reading

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Day 106 – 107 – Deck Design Dilemma

On Wednesday, I started the class with this: I want to build a deck that will come out over my back yard.  I want a cool design, but also one that takes up the least amount of area.  The trouble … Continue reading

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Day 98 – How Many Triangles Can Fit Inside?

After a quick review on quadrilaterals using Kahoot, we moved on to our next topic. The goal today was for students to use triangles on the Smartboard to figure out how many triangles will fit inside different polygons. We started … Continue reading

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Day 97 – A Discussion of Quadrilaterals

I began class with an image similar to this, and asked students to share with a neighbor all characteristics these shapes have in common. They stated them all … All have 4 sides, all are quadrilaterals, they all have 4 … Continue reading

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