Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy Holidays!!!

I hope each and everyone of you have a WONDERFUL holiday season filled with love and laughter!  See you in 2013!!!

~Mrs. Simonson

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Math Centers 10.4

Learning Objective:  I will understand timezones and 
how they work.

Last night in homework you learned a little bit about time zones and how they work.  Now you are going to do a couple of activities to see how well you remember what you learned!

First,  READ THIS:

The rotation of the planet means that we can't have just one time zone for the whole world. If that were the case, then noon would be the middle of the day in some places, the evening in other places, and the middle of the night somewhere else. In some places, the Sun would go down at 7 p.m., but that same hour thousands of miles to the east would be the time the Sun was rising.

(If you are interested, you can read even more about timezones by CLICKING HERE)

Second, CLICK HERE to look at The World Clock and see different times in the world right now.  It's pretty fascinating stuff! :)

Third, CLICK HERE to take a 10 question quiz about timezones.  Good luck!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Vocabulary 3.5

Here is your vocabulary for this week. Make sure and get to know these words. They will be very helpful to you on our assessment on Friday :) Good luck!!! 3.5 Vocabulary

Monday, December 10, 2012

Exploring Networks

Topic 9.5

Learning Objective:  I will understand traversable networks. 

Key Vocabulary-

network:  a diagram consisting of arcs (branches) connecting points or nodes (junctions).  A network may represent a real-world situation, such as a road system or electronic circuit.  Sometimes the nodes are called vertices.

traverse the network:  the process of tracing each path of a network without going back over any path a second time. 

Look at the bus route below.  This is an example of a network.  Engineers and designers work together to form the best and most economic way for a bus to travel.  

Definition of a Traversable Network
(For original post by Passy's World of Mathematics, CLICK HERE)
A “Traversable Network” is one where we can find a route through the network, along the edges, that uses all of the edges only once.

A network is said to be traversable when it is possible to start at a “Vertex” (or “Node”), and trace out the whole network without having to retrace over any of the connector “Edges”.

The following is a Traversable Network, because we can easily get around the Network traveling along each Edge (or connector) only once.

Now watch the video about traversable networks:

Are these shapes traversable? Remember if you can traverse the network, you will go across each path without going back over any path a second time.

Here is our flipchart from class about networks: Topic 9.5

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vocabulary 3.4

Here are your vocabulary words for the week!

Creating Symmetrical Designs

Topic 9.4

Learning Objective:  I will create 2-dimensional designs that have either line symmetry or rotational symmetry.  

In your notes on your iPad, answer the following questions (email them to Mrs. Simonson when you are done.):

  1. Does the figure above have rotational symmetry?
  2. Explain how you know.
  3. Explain what rotational symmetry is.

Now watch this short video on line symmetry:

CLICK HERE to play Line of Symmetry Baseball.

Now CLICK HERE to become a symmetry artist :)  Have fun!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rotational Symmetry

Topic 9.3

Learning Objective:  I will identify and describe rotational symmetry in 2-dimentional shapes.  

 Rotational Symmetry

Rotational Symmetry
With Rotational Symmetry, the shape or image can be rotated some amount and it still looks the same.

This image can be rotated to three different positions and it would look the same.
Watch the two short videos below to help you better understand rotational symmetry.

Now CLICK HERE  and then CLICK HERE to go and play some symmetry games.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Reviewing Transformations and Symmetry

Topic 9.2

Learning Objective:  I will understand flips, slides, and turns for 2-d shapes and I will draw lines for symmetry.

 Listen to this song about transformations:

Did you like his accent? I did! Now watch this video to help you to review symmetry:

Now GO HERE and play Icy Slides, Flips and Turns.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weathering and Erosion

This week we are starting our unit on Earth's Surface.  There are a few things you need to know to get you started. Here are a FEW of the key vocabulary words that you are going to want to know for this unit.

Now watch this video about Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition:

Next, watch this video clip, before you know it, you will be a scientific super hero ;)

Friday, November 30, 2012

Viewing 3-dimentional Objects

Math Topic 9.1

Learning Objective:  I will identify a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional object.

Key Vocabulary:
Net- a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional object.   

Bird's Eye View-  A bird's-eye view is an elevated view of an object from above, with a perspective as though the observer were a bird, often used in the making of blueprints, floor plans and maps.

Look at the box above and answer each of the following questions on your Notability App (or on a piece of paper if you don't have an iPad):  How would the box look if you could only see the front of the box?  How would it look if you could only see the side of the box?  Only the bottom?  Only the top?  Are any of the views the same?  If so, which views?  

Watch these videos to help you understand what a net is:

Here is an example of a bird's eye view:

Now GO HERE to play a 2-D matching game.

Then, GO HERE to play a game using nets.

If you have time during math centers, next,  GO HERE to play a game using 3-D shapes.  If you run out of time, remember, you can ALWAYS play these games at home.  In fact, I encourage you to play the games at home :) 

Monday, November 26, 2012


Do you know what homographs are?  How about homonyms? Homophones?  We have talked about homophones in class. . .now it is time to learn all about homographs.  Put your headphones on and enjoy learning! :)  Make sure you pay attention, you will have an assignment to do at the end of the video.

Now that you are done, use the EduCreations app on your iPad to explain the difference between homographs, homophones, and homonyms. When you are done, email your lesson to Mrs. Simonson. Do your best! Need a little more help before you begin your own lesson? Well, here you go!

Watch this lesson. . .

Now CLICK HERE to play a fun game using homographs.
For even more homograph fun CLICK HERE!

Spelling City has some fun lessons and games on homonyms, homophones, and homographs too! 

3.3 Vocabulary

Here are your vocabulary words for this week.  Remember to do them in your Own the Word Vocabulary book.  Also, make sure you follow the instructions for the Function Words and Phrases after you finish your vocabulary words.  Good luck and happy learning! :) Vocabulary 3.3

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Multiplication Number Patterns

Topic 8.5

Learning Objective:  I will understand patterns in numbers.

Study the numbers in the balloons.  What patterns do you notice?  Can you predict the next row of numbers? 

Even though Pascal's Triangle may look like a random set of numbers, it is actually pretty amazing!  You may be surprised by all the information found on Pascal's Triangle.

Watch this video to see what I am talking about :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

3.2 Vocabulary Words

Here are your vocabulary words for the week.  It's a short week, so do your BEST work so that you can remember each of the words!

3.2 Vocabulary

Solving Problems with Multiplication

Topic 8.4

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to solve problems using chart data and multiplication.  

Use the postage chart above to answer the following questions in your math journal:

1.  How much would it cost to mail three Priority packages that weigh 15oz each?

2.  How much would it cost to mail three postcards, one 1st Class Large Envelope, and two 1st class 1 oz letters?

3.  How much would it cost to mail four 1st Class Large 2 oz envelopes?

CLICK HERE to play a game using simple word problems and multiplication.  Good luck!!!

CLICK HERE to play Monster Crossing.  It is another fun game that will help you understand how to solve simple word problems that use multiplication concepts. 

If you have time during centers (OR AT HOME) watch this video to help you review PEMDAS.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Reviewing Multiplication Methods

Topic 8.3

Learning Objective:  I will develop fluency in multiplying whole numbers.

Want to learn a trick for multiplying double digits??? This may help some of you who are struggling. . .remember to pause the video and try to solve some of the problems he does in your math journal :)

Now CLICK HERE to play Multiplication Matho. Kind of like Bingo, but even more fun because you are practicing your multiplication facts! :)

If you have time, CLICK HERE and play Soccer Shootout Multiplication.  Have fun!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Looking at Multiplication Models

Topic 8.2

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to estimate the product of a multiplication problem.

Solve each of the following problems in your math journal:

Array Problem-  The auditorium has 16 rows of chairs with 38 chairs in each row.  How many chairs are in the auditorium?

Number-line Problem- Ms. Wilson needs 28 inches of trim for each doll she sews.  If she makes eight dolls, how much trim does she need in all?

Set Problem- Ben emptied six bags of marbles into a basket.  There were 24 marbles in each bag.  How many marbles did Ben put in the basket?

Combinations Problem-  You have a choice of 18 ice cream flavors and six different topping flavors.  Choosing one of each, how many different combinations of ice cream and toppings can you  make? 

 How could you estimate the answer to the set problem with Ben and the marbles???

After you answer the questions above, watch the three short videos below and take notes in you math journal.



Now CLICK HERE to play Glowla's Estimation Contraption.
After you are done, CLICK HERE to play an estimating percentages game.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Just wanted to add a little extra reminder about the Order of Operations concept we learned in class today.  Don't forget PEMDAS!

Investigating Order of Operations

Topic 8.1
Investigating Order of Operations

Learning Objective:  I will apply the rules for order of operations to solve problems. 

When using order of operations think: PEMDAS!
Or, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.  

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

After you watch the video, CLICK HERE to play an order of operations game.  Now CLICK HERE to play PEMDAS Blaster.  Who can get the highest score in our class???  Is it you???  Do your VERY best and good luck! :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Vocabulary 3.1

Here are your vocabulary words for the week.  Study hard! :)

3.1 Visual Vocabulary Cards


For one of your stations this week you will be learning about analogies.  This is a review of a concept already taught in class.  Hopefully you remember what an analogy is! :)  If not, by the end of this lesson you certainly will!

CLICK HERE  or click on the buttons below to link over to Spelling City Analogies.  While you are there you have a few different activities to do. 

analogy lessons
analogy enrichment strategies
analogy featured games

After you complete ALL THREE of the analogy sections, watch this video on analogies:

 Now, on your iPad in your notes, write down 3 things you learned about analogies and make up one analogy of your own and email the completed assignment to Mrs. Simonson. Do you feel your brain getting bigger??? ;)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Making Large Numbers and Permutations

Topic 7.5

Math Objective:  I will understand arrangements of digits and how to make large numbers.

Today you are going to play a game to see what the LARGEST number is that you can make with a set of digits that are given to you.  

CLICK HERE to play!  Good luck!!!

Now, try and beat the Number Hacker.  You need to arrange your numbers in order to create a larger number than he has.  CLICK HERE to play.

After you play the games, watch the video below to help you multiply by 9's.  It's a GREAT trick to understand and use :) 

Rhyme Schemes

Rhyme schemes are EASY!  You just look for patterns.  Watch the video clip below to become a super, duper smarty pants about rhyme scheme.

PS- You need to understand rhyme scheme for your assessment! So, watch carefully! :)

Did you know that poetic devices are used in songs??? Here are some examples of poetic devices that are found in music.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Writing Large Numbers in Standard Form

Topic 7.3

Math Objective:  I will understand how to read and write large numbers in standard form.


CLICK HERE to play a game that has YOU make up you own BIG numbers.

Now CLICK HERE to take a quiz on large numbers.  Did you get 100%?  I hope so!!! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Working with Millions

Topic 7.2

Math Objective:  I will develop fluency in reading, writing, adding and subtracting large numbers.

CLICK HERE to play a game that will help you review how to add and subtract large numbers.  Make sure and choose level 3! You are TOO smart for levels 1 or 2 :)  

Want to learn something fun about math?  OF COURSE YOU DO!!!  This video below is quite interesting AND it will help turn you into a math wiz!


Reviewing Numbers to 1,000,000

Topic 7.1

Math Objective:  I will understand the place values of large numbers.

Today we are learning about the place values of large numbers.  This should be a review of concepts that you have already learned.  Enjoy!!!

Now, CLICK HERE to play a racing game using YOUR knowledge of large numbers :)

Next, CLICK HERE to play Place Value Millionaire!  

Tonight, watch this at home :)  Why?  Because it will make you SUPER SMART!  


Vocabulary 2.6

Here are our new vocabulary words for the week :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012


Here are the video clips we watched about onomatopoeia in class.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Reading Graphs

In math this week we will be learning about reading graphs as well as reviewing how to find the mean of a set of numbers.  Remember that the mean is the same as the average.  How do you find average/mean?  Find the sum of the numbers in the set and then divide that total by the number of addends that you added together.

Want to have some fun???  CLICK HERE HERE, and HERE to play some graphing games. They will help prepare you for our math assessment next week :)

Now CLICK HERE to play a game using mode, median, and mean. 

Now enjoy the song!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Remember that when you summarize, you just stick to the "heart" of the matter.  You break down larger ideas into smaller chunks.  A summary is written in your own words and conveys the main idea of the text.

In class we learned that we can use a graphic organizer using the words: Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then to help us write our summaries.  Graphic organizers are GREAT learning tools!  We should use them in all of our writing!

Here is a short video clip on summarizing.  Enjoy!  Oh, and before I forget. . .CLICK HERE to listen to the summarizing song.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Butterfly Method

Here is the Butterfly Method that I showed you in class today. I hope it helps some of you who are struggling with adding and subtracting fractions! :) Just use whatever method works best for YOU!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mean, Median, and Mode

Jaycee, I hope this is the song you were wanting! If not, let me know :) Ready to review Mean,Median, and Mode?


What you know + Information in the text = Inference

It is kind of like reading between the lines :)  Inferring helps us to become better readers!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Author's Purpose/Main Idea

Here are the songs that we used in class to look for author's purpose and main idea.

Think about some of the similarities and differences that each of these four songs have.  If you would like extra credit, write me a paragraph comparing and contrasting any two of the songs.  I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Also, don't forget to be on the lookout for figurative language :) :) :) 


How do you find perimeter???  You have to measure each side and add them up! That's perimeter :)

Monday, September 24, 2012


Remember that inference is like "reading between the lines". You take information from the text clues in the text and combine it with information you already know (stuff stored in your brain). When you combine these two things together and come up with a logical conclusion, you have made an inference! :)

You can practice inference with pictures. For example:  What can you infer from the following picture? Where are these children? What are they doing?  How do they feel?  How do you know?

Want to have even MORE fun with inference???

Then CLICK HERE to play a game with inference and CLICK HERE for even more inference fun!!! :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Physical and Chemical Change

Here is the song about physical and chemical changes that we watched in class today. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Writing Prompt: Abandoned Theme Park

We watched a video clip and saw some pictures of an abandoned theme park in Japan today. We used this as a writing prompt for the students to use their imaginations and write anything they would like about an abandoned theme park. The stories that they class wrote were fun to read. What a great bunch of imaginations!!! :) Here is the photo we used for our writing prompt:
Here is the video clip we watched: For a link to more of Michael John Grist's AMAZING photos of Dreamland, CLICK HERE.

Physical Change Song

DON'T FORGET: a physical change is a change in matter where no new substance is produced. Enjoy the song :)

Chemical Change: Elephant Toothpaste

Chemical change is a change in matter where one or more new substances is produced. Here is a SUPER FUN video clip on Elephant Toothpaste. How fun would this be to do at home??? :)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Similes and Metaphors in Music

Similes and metaphors are in many places once you start looking!  They are even found in music.  Remember to use similes and metaphors to help make your writing more interesting :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Long Division Song #2

Long division is EASY after you listen to this song!  YOU CAN DO IT! Just keep practicing :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Phases of the Moon

Here is a fun song that goes along with the story we read in class today about phases of the moon.

Long Division Song

REMEMBER:  You need to know your multiplication in order to better understand division.  So, PRACTICE your times tables at home! :)

Enjoy the song :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

States of Matter

Here is the song we heard in class about the states of matter. Remember they are: solid, liquid, and gas.

Conjunction Junction

Here is the video clip we watched in class about conjunctions.  Remember that we use conjunctions to make compound sentences.  Don't forget your comma! :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012


We read about a platypus in our reading interventions today. . .some of the students didn't know what a platypus looked like, well, except for Perry the Platypus from Pheneas and Ferb :)  Here is a little video clip that shows you what a REAL platypus looks like.  Have fun learning!!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mr. Morton

We learned about simple subjects, complete subjects, simple predicates, and complete predicates in class today.  Here is the video we watched.  Enjoy! :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Summer Vacation!

Hello to all of my spectacularly amazing students!!! I hope that each and every one of you are having an EXCELLENT summer break!  I have had several of you email me and ask if I am going to keep my blog up and running.  OF COURSE I AM! I will continue adding to the blog next year with my new class, but I will leave all of the fun ideas, pictures, and videos that we shared on the blog for you to come and visit anytime you would like. (Oh, and comments are always welcome! I love to read what you have to say about the posts)

I know that you are looking forward to sixth grade and I am certain that you will be amazing sixth graders!  Thanks for the time we shared together last school year.  It was one that I am certain I will never forget. . .after all, you will always be my one and only class (which of course makes you my all time FAVORITE class) at HES!!! :) :) :)

Now, get off the computer and go enjoy your summer break!  :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sing and Dance!

Here is my SPECTACULAR 5th grade class singing and dancing the last days of school away :)

(Just an FYI: In keeping with internet safety, the video clips are NOT public on YouTube. They are on my account and are private. YouTube is just the hosting site that makes it possible for me to put the clips on the class blog)

PS- HAVE A MOST AMAZING SUMMER BREAK!!! Good luck in 6th grade!!! :)

Monday, May 14, 2012


We reviewed similes and metaphors in class today. Here is the video clip we watched in class. Have fun reviewing at home!!! :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


We are learning about prepositions this week. Here are two videos to help you remember what they are :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Physical and Chemical Changes

Do you know the difference between a physical change and a chemical change???  I sure hope you do! :)

Here's a video to help you remember the difference.

PS- CLICK HERE to link over the "Pick it Up" song :) ENJOY!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Time to review what we have learned about magnetism this year!  End-of-level testing on science is next week. . .here is a video to help you review :)

Monday, April 23, 2012


Here are some games to help you out with percentages.  Don't let percentages scare you!  Just remember, they are a portion of 100.  9% is nothing more than the fraction 9/100.  You can do it!  Keep up the GREAT work :)

Now go play some games and see how easy percentages really are :)

Percent Shopping Game
Penguin Waiter Tip Game
Money Percentages
Mystery Percentages Game

Mythology Words

This week we are learning words used in mythology.  You might be surprised to know that some of the words you use and understand actually are words from mythology.  Other words from mythology might seem a bit strange.  Isn't learning words fun?  I certainly think it is!

Have fun learning new words!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Division Games

Wow!  It has been a CrAzY couple of weeks.  We have had two short weeks because of the break, and then a field trip and Unit 5 testing.  It was a lot to do in a short amount of time, but we have survived it!  Watch for pictures of the field trip to be posted SOON!

We are reviewing division problems in math right now.  So, I thought I would share a few games that you can do to help you review the division process.

Have FUN!

Snorks Long Division Game
Deep Dive Division Game
Alien Munchtime Division Game

Friday, March 30, 2012

Math Properties AND Longitude and Latitude

First, watch the video about commutative and associative properties, and then watch the video on longitude and latitude:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Don't be Negative! :)

Today we will be doing a quick review on INTEGERS.  Remember what an integer is? Watch the video clips below for a quick review.  After you watch both videos,use details to explain integers in your math journal.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Math Topic 21.1 Price Per Unit

Watch the video clips about unit pricing and then CLICK HERE to play a unit pricing game.  Can you get 100%?  Good luck!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Stylistic Device: Assonance

What is Assonance?

 The concept of assonance is quite parallel to that of alliteration and consonance. The three stylistic devices aim at the repetition of certain sounds. Assonance is repetition of the vowel sound in the same sentence or in the meter of the poem. The concept is prevalent more on the basis of sound hence, soft or insignificant, or silent sentence pronunciations are usually not considered to be a assonance constructions.

Some common conditions that assonance constructions include:

  1. The repetitive sound must be that of vowels (A, E, I, O, U). 
  2.  The repetition must me quite systematic and is possible placed at a equivalent interval. 
  3. Some literary experts may argue that the assonance construction cannot be a part of a simple rhyme or a rhyme scheme. 
  4. It is a convention to have assonance in a singular sentence or line, it is rarely spread across more than one sentence.  
 Example: I made my way to the lake.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012

    MPH Explained

    My students are even smarter than some adults!  We had a discussion and wrote about what MPH was.  I posed a question: If my car is going 80 MPH, how many miles will I travel in one hour?  The entire class knew the answer!  Unfortunately, this lady did not:

    Green Beans

    One of our vocabulary words this week is, posed.  So, I "posed" a question to the class asking them to discuss things that they like to eat and things that they don't like to eat.  Several students mentioned green beans.  I guess the child in the video clip below would have to agree :)

    Sunday, March 18, 2012



    In this lesson, we'll take a look at what happens to the area of a figure if you increase its dimensions, for example, by doubling each. 

    What happens to the area of a rectangle if you double the width and double the length?  Many people think that the area doubles, but that is wrong.  The area quadruples--it multiplies by 4.  Let's look at why this is the case.  We're doubling the length, and doubling the width, but remember that these two dimensions get multiplied together.  That means we are multiplying an extra 2 x 2, which means the area increases by a factor of 4.  It gets quadrupled.  The same would be true for a square, or parallelogram, or any figure in which we multiply length and width to find the area.

    What happens if we triple each dimension?  The area would be multiplied by 9.  Each dimension is multiplied by the other, so we're increasing the area by 3 x 3 or 32, which is 9.  The area is 9 times a great. 
    What happens if we multiply one dimension by 3 and the other by 2?  The area would be multiplied by 3 x 2, or 6.  Make sure you understand this.

    What happens if we double the radius of a circle?  The radius is being multiplied by 2, but as part of our formula, we are squaring that 2.  This means that the area is quadrupled.

    Make sure that you feel comfortable with these ideas, since test-makers love to try to trick you with these concepts.  This idea also comes up in everyday life.  If you are going to carpet a room that is double the dimensions of another room, you don't need twice as much carpet, you need four times as much.

    Now CLICK HERE to play the Cone Crazy Multiplication Game.

    Monday, March 5, 2012

    Math Topic 20.2 Enlarging Shapes on a Grid

    HELLO!  So, here we are at Topic 20.2 already!  How did that happen?  You have learned a lot of fun math facts so far in 5th grade and you are doing AMAZINGLY well!  Keep up the GREAT work!

    Today we are going to review a couple of concepts that are going to help improve our test scores for our Topic 20 test that we will take right after our GLORIOUS Spring Break :)

    First, watch the videos to review different shapes and formulas for finding area.  Then CLICK HERE to play a decoding game with multiplication. 

    Wednesday, February 29, 2012

    Sunday, February 26, 2012

    Friday, February 17, 2012

    Personification and Onomatopoeia

    Here are the videos that we watched in class about personification and onomatopoeia.  ENJOY!

    Thursday, February 16, 2012

    Math Topic 17.5 Estimating the Area of a Circle

    The videos below are a repeat from a previous topic. Review them! Make sure you understand the difference between finding the circumference and the area of a circle :) Then CLICK HERE for a basketball game using area of a circle.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Math Topic 17.4 Finding the Area of a Triangle

    1/2 base X height. . .that is IMPORTANT information to know about finding the area of a triangle! File that away in your brain, you are going to need it :) Watch the videos below for a review on different types of triangles and finding area of a triangle. Then CLICK HERE to play triangle baseball.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Math Topic 17.3 Parallelograms

    Watch the video clips about parallelograms and area, and then watch the TWO videos to help you review mean, median, and mode.

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    Math Topic 17.2 Area and Perimeter

    Perimeter is the outside, you just add!  Area is the inside, multiply!  Hopefully that song will get stuck in your head after you listen to it.  It is IMPORTANT information :)

    Watch the video clip below, and then CLICK HERE to play a game to help you understand area and perimeter.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Math Topic 16.5 Relating Ratios and Fractions

    Watch the video clip about ratios.  Pay attention to what the video has to say about RATIOS!  It will be very helpful information on the test :) When you are done, watch the video about music notes. In case you are wondering, YES you do need to know a little about music notes for this test. Why? Because music notes are just fractions! :)

    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Math 16.3 Problem Solving w/Fractions

    Watch the Bert and Ernie fractions rap, and then CLICK HERE to play a reducing fractions game! :)  If you have time, CLICK HERE and play the adding fractions game.

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Math Topic 16.1 Multiplying Fractions

    Hopefully you haven't forgotten how to multiply fractions! Multiplying fractions is SUPER easy! Multiply the numerators, multiply the denominators, then reduce (if possible).

    Listen to the song about multiplying fractions.  After the song, CLICK HERE to play Multiplying Fractions Millionaire game!

    Monday, January 30, 2012

    Math Topic 15.5 Pi Song

    Even though we round pi to 3.14, it is actually MUCH, MUCH longer than that!  Here is a song to help you see just how long pi can be! :)

    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    Math Topic 15.3 Are YOU a Circle Expert?

    Mr. Johnson is a math teacher in Boston.  Watch the video to see how he taught his class about pi.
    After you watch the video, CLICK HERE to play a basketball game that teaches you how to find the area of a circle.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012

    Math Topic 15.2 More Fun with Circles!!!

    First, watch the video below.

    Then CLICK HERE to play Geometry Basketball.  It's SUPER fun!!! :)

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Math Topic 15.1 Circle, Radius, Diameter Song

    Watch the video below to learn more about the circumference of a circle. After you watch the video, CLICK HERE to play a matching game with circumference. Don't forget that pi = 3.14. It will be helpful to know this when you play the game.

    Friday, January 20, 2012

    Math Topic 14.5 Understanding Ratios

    CLICK HERE to play a game about understanding ratios.  What do you already know about ratios?  What do ratios tell us? 

    Ratios are a comparison of two numbers or quantities.  They can be written with a fraction bar, the word "to", or even a symbol : (which we call a colon)

    Example:  If I have 6 blue marbles in a bag and 4 read marbles in a bag, the ratio of blue to red would be written in one of these ways:   6:4, 6 to 4, or 6/4

    Did you know???  3:2, 3 to 2 and 3/2 would be equivalent ratios to 6:4.  How do you know???

    This will be helpful information for the math test that we will be taking on Monday.  Good luck!!!

    The Sneeze

    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Math Topic 14.4 Finding Averages and Rates

    We have TWO division songs for you to listen to today. I hope you enjoy them, but most of all I hope you LEARN something from them!!! Make sure and listen to the words, they will help you with division :)

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Math Topic 14.3 Double Digit Division

    Watch the video below.  It will help you with double digit division.  PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE is what you need to help you with this concept.  Most of you are doing great!  So, keep up the SUPER work! After you watch the ENTIRE video, CLICK HERE to play a fun division game.  See if you can get the "killer" and "monster" questions right!   :)

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Math Topic 14.2 Finding Unit Price

    CLICK HERE to play the game about finding unit price. First play the game in U.S. units, then replay the game using metric units. Did you get 100% both times? If not, go back and try again.

    Now CLICK HERE to play Peabody the Penguin division game.  Choose levels 3-12 so that you will be quizzed on division facts up to 12.  Good luck and have FUN!