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!