Thursday, December 19, 2013

Standard 2.1 Earth's Structure

Just in case you were absent this week, here is the information you need in order to complete your notes for Science Standard 2.1.  The presentation is below and all of the video clips are posted under the presentation.

Let me know if you have any questions!  Good luck!!!


 Brain Pop: Buoyancy (Username: mountaindew Password: fris)

Archimedes' Principle w/quiz  

How in the world does a hot air balloon work?

 Archimedes' Principle Song:
 Defining Density:

 Erosion and Weathering:

 Weathering, Erosion, Deposition:
 Weathering & Erosion Song:

Erosion Ballad:

Monday, December 16, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013


How does gravity relate to mass, volume, and density??? 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Solid? Liquid? Hmmm. . . .

Today after we took our test, we had a little fun playing with cornstarch and water.  So, what did you decide?  Is it a solid???  Is it a liquid??? Is is something else??? Hmmmmm. . . .

I think we need to convince Mr. Gregoire to get us a cement truck, 2500 lbs of cornstarch, and a large tub to try this experiment at our school.  What do you think???


Monday, December 2, 2013


Here is the video we watched in class last Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break.  If you were gone, you may want to watch it.  It has some useful information for your test this Friday.

Bill Nye - Buoyancy by curtdogg85

Have fun learning! :)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Steve Spangler Density Tower

Since we have so many of you traveling up to the BIG playoff game today, I thought I would put Friday's in-class work on the blog so that you can do it over the weekend if you were absent.

Watch this video and fill in the video response sheet answers from the sheet below:

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Learning Objective:  I will understand what density is and how to calculate it using mass and volume.

Hopefully you remember how to find mass and volume.  If you do, then finding density will be a snap!

After you know the mass and volume of an object, finding density is a simple division problem.  Here is how you set the problem up:

You simply divide the volume into the mass and voila, you now know the density of the object! :)  Easy!!!

Here are the videos we watched in class to help you understand a little bit more about density.  Enjoy :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Volume of Solids & Liquids

Here are the videos we watched in class about how to find the volume of solids, irregular solids, and liquids.

Enjoy!!!  Oh, and don't forget to have FUN learning!!! :) :) :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Metric Measurements

Some of you missed our metric measurements lesson because you had to leave early for the assembly yesterday.

Here is the information you missed. . .

Vocabulary Definitions from the Brain Pop Movie (green sheet):

Traditional- something that stays the same, unchanged
Customary System- the measuring system we use in the United States.  Measures: feet, pounds, miles,  and gallons
Metric System- the measuring system used by the rest of the world.  Measures: meters, liters, grams
Meter- a metric measurement slightly more than 3 feet.
Gram- measures mass. 1 gram is approximately equal to 1 large paperclip.
Unit- metric units increase and decrease by units of 10
Unique- one of a kind, original
Factor (in math)- metric measurements increase and decrease by factors of 10.
Decimal- metric measurements use decimals rather than fractions
Random- no particular order

Answers to questions 1-10 on the backside of the vocabulary:
1. D, 2. A, 3. B, 4. C, 5. D, 6. B, 7. A, 8. D, 9. C, 10. C

King Henry Worksheet
Here's what it should look like. . .

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scientific Method

Just in case you need a little refresher on the Scientific Method. . .


Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Boy and His Atom

I found this totally fascinating and AMAZING!  IBM took actual atoms, magnified 100 million times, and created a short movie by moving the atoms around.  How did they do it?  Watch the two videos below and find out!  

Have fun learning :)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Expansion and Contraction

Learning Objective:  I will understand the process of expansion and contraction.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

States of Matter Web Quest

Wanna have some fun???  Of course you do!!!  Here is a GREAT way to have some fun while learning a little bit more about the States of Matter.

Click on the Livebinder below and start your Web Quest.

Have fun learning!!!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Movement of Particles

Learning Objective:  I will understand particles in motion. 

Here is the lesson we did together in class today.  PLEASE make sure that your Vocabulary 1.2 and the questions on page 40 are done and ready to hand in tomorrow (10/30).  

Here is a list of the Vocabulary 1.2 words, just in case you need them! GOOD LUCK!

 Vocabulary 1.2: volume, liquid, solid, density, matter, mass, temperature, gravity, expansion, heat, contraction, diffusion

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Test Hints and Helps

Are you ready for our test coming up on November 4th??? Here are some things that will help you  know if you are ready. . .

1.  Are all of your assignments completed?  Each assignment that we do in class will help prepare you for our tests.  If you get behind and need extra help, make sure and ask to be "stamped" so I can help you during REAL Time.

2.  Have you read your textbook?  Our textbook has all of the concepts that we are learning in class and by reading it, you will get to know the concepts better.

3.  Have you studied your vocabulary pages?  If not, YOU SHOULD!  Understanding science vocabulary is key to understanding the concepts we are learning.

4.  Do you know the answers to our "I Can" statements?  If you do, GREAT!  If not, study them and ask questions if you need to.

5.  Are you paying attention in class?  Listening and participating in class discussions is a great way to learn our science concepts.

6.  Are you asking for help when you need it?  DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS!  That is how you learn.  Besides, the person next to you may be wondering the same thing as you and your question might start a great class discussion!

7.  Are you checking the class blog regularly for posts relating to the concepts we are learning?  PLEASE DO!  I always try and keep the blog updated with the information we are learning in class.  It's a great resource.

8.  Do you do your homework assignments?  If you do, do you put some effort into actually LEARNING the concepts?  Or do you just rush through the assignments?  The assignments you are given were chosen because they will help you understand the concepts you are being tested on.

9.  Have you reviewed your class notes?  You should!  I had you write them down for a reason :)

10.  Do you come to class each day prepared to learn something new?  I certainly hope so!  Remember: the expert in anything was once a beginner!  Try hard and do your BEST and you will find success!!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Atomic Theory Timeline

Daily Objective: 
I will understand the Atomic Theory Timeline. 

Today in class we learned about the Atomic Theory and how in the world we know that atoms even exist.  It was fun learning about the different scientific discoveries and how each of the different theories built on the previous theories.  

Will the current electron cloud theory that we have today remain?  Who knows!  Maybe YOU will be the next scientist to discover something new and unique about atoms! :)

Here are the videos from the Atomic Theory that were on the presentation from class today.  If you have time to watch them, DO IT.  You'll be glad you did! :)

Introduction to the atom: The atom, proton, neutron and electron

 As always, HAVE FUN LEARNING!!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

NEW UNIT! :) Standard 1: Structure of Matter

With the Standard 5 Unit Test behind us, it is time to start a new unit!!!  HOORAY!  Isn't learning fun???

We will start Standard 1 this week by learning some new vocabulary words:


The vocabulary pages are due on WEDNESDAY October 9th at the beginning of class.  I am giving you a day in class to work on them, and then two nights at home.  That should be plenty of time to make sure that they are 100% complete.  

If you want to get a head start on some of the concepts that we are learning for this standard, check out my LiveBinder for Matter.  You'll be glad you did!  :)

Click here to open this binder in a new window.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Classification Test REVIEW

DON'T FORGET!!! Tomorrow is our UNIT TEST on Classification Systems. In order for you to be ready, here are some things that you can do:

1.  Review your Classification Foldable.
2.  Review your text book and text book reviews from Standard 5.
3.  Review the notes and vocabulary in your textbook and in your Science Journal.
4.  Look at anything I have posted on the class blog up to this point.
5.  Review the information in the Jeopardy Game I have attached below.


Classification Jeopardy Review by loridelee

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Characteristics of Life REVIEW

Need a little refresher on the Characteristics of Life before the test on Tuesday?  Here you go! :)

Have fun learning!!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

How to Make a Dichotomous Key

Yesterday we learned how to read a dichotomous key.  Today we are going to learn how to make one :)  It's going to be fun!!!  Put on your thinking caps and let's get started!

First of all, CLICK HERE to read a little bit about dichotomous keys.  When you are done, watch the video below.

 Now that you are done watching the video, let's make a dichotomous key using a variety of crackers. YUM!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dichotomous Keys Part 2

At the beginning of this unit I had you watch two short videos on Dichotomous Keys and do a short homework assignment.  If you need a little refresher, CLICK HERE.  Now do you remember?  I hope so!

Here is some more information about Dichotomous Keys.  Don't forget that tomorrow you are going to make your own dichotomous keys using potato chips and if we have time, you will be using your shoes.

Watch this video and then do the dichotomous key below.  Have fun learning!!!

Here is the link to the worksheet for dichotomous keys.  PLEASE let me know if you have any questions! :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Taxonomy Foldable Instructions

Here are the DETAILED instructions to our Taxonomy Foldable that we have been making for our Standard 5 Unit in class.

Remember that this assignment is worth 100 points and is due Friday September 27, 2013.


A rubric for how the assignment is going to be graded is at the end of the presentation.  Make sure your foldable has ALL of the information included in the slideshow.  It should all look familiar, it is the same slide presentation we have used in class.


Here is what your foldable should look like (all instructions are in the slide show below):
Classification Systems Foldable Science 7

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Classification Test Hints & Helps

Here are some GREAT links to help you review concepts for our classification test.  We will take the test on Tuesday October 1, 2013.

Beside the links listed below, some other resources you may want to use to study are: your textbook, your taxonomy foldable, your review sheet, UTIPS (new) pretest, vocabulary sheets, previous posts on this blog, and any notes you have taken in class.

Here are the links.  Have fun learning! :)

The Six Kingdoms

Diversity and Taxonomy

Taxonomy Quiz 

What is Taxonomy?  

Carl Linnaeus 

History of the Microscope

Living Things Video 

Living and Non-Living Things

How Do We Classify Life? 

Principles of Classification

Friday, September 20, 2013

Classification Review

Here is the review video we watched in class.  I am also going to attach a video from Khan Academy that might help some of you who are struggling with some of the classification concepts.

Remember, if you are planning on taking the accelerated test on Monday then you need to have ALL of the work completed and have taken the UTIPS pretest (on NEW UTIPS) before Monday.  GOOD LUCK!!!

 Here is the Khan Academy video:

 See you MONDAY! :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Classification Song

Here is the classification song I showed you in class.  It has a lot of great information that will help you on your test. Enjoy :)

PS- DON'T FORGET: Your Linnaeus Homework is due on Wednesday at the BEGINNING of class.  It is worth 40 points, so you don't want to forget to do it!

Below is a copy of the paper I gave you in class about the Linnaeus assignment. Let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

NEW Carnivore Discovered! The Olinguito

Say hello to the olinguito!  He is the first new carnivore species to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in over 35 years!  How exciting is that???

Isn't he cute??? :)

Want to learn more about the olinguito???

CLICK HERE to read all about him on National Geographic's website.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Taxonomy: Life's Filing System

Hello again to my SPECTACULAR Science Students!!!  It's time to learn something new :)  Excited?YOU SHOULD BE!!!

Learning Objective:  I will understand what taxonomy is and how to use the taxonomic classification system.  

Here are two videos that will help you understand classification systems a little bit better.  The videos will be helpful to ALL of you, but especially helpful to those of you who are thinking of doing the accelerated science unit and testing on September 20th instead of the first week of October.

Have fun learning!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Living, Non-Living, Once Living

Learning Objective:  I will understand the difference between living, non-living and once living.  

Living, Non-Living, Once Living.  Is there a difference???  Of course there is!  We talked about the Characteristics of Life in class all last week.  If you have forgotten and need a reminder, see the blog post just below this one.

The Characteristics of Life help us to define whether something is living, non-living, or once living.

Tonight's homework: (Due Tuesday 09/10/13)

1.  Read pages 116-121 in your text book.

2.  Answer questions 1-5 on page 122.

3.  Watch the video below :)


 PS- Don't forget our new vocabulary words from last week. These are definitely words you should know!

cell, organism, growth, development, reproduction, 
cellular respiration, classification, living, nonliving, once living 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Characteristics of Life

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to define a living thing.

What is life?  What makes living things different from non-living things?

Watch the video below to see if you can figure out what characteristics that all living things share:

Introduction to the Characteristics of Life from Frank Gregorio on Vimeo.

Life cannot be defined by one characteristic; rather an organism must have a combination of characteristics. However, not all scientists agree on a single list of characteristics.

Here is one example of what some scientists believe are the characteristics of living things:

All Living Organisms Have:

1. Cells – Organisms made of one or more cells.
2. Metabolism – Organisms need to get and use energy, and get rid of wastes in order
to carry out life processes.
3. Response – respond to their environment .
4. Growth/Development – organisms grow and develop.

5. Reproduce – organisms make more of the same species.

In order to be alive, organisms must have ALL of the characteristics of life.

Another way to help you remember the characteristics of human life is from Mrs. Gren.

Mrs. Nerg is another fun way to learn about living things.  Want to know more about Mrs. Nerg?  CLICK HERE and find out more about her :)  

Have fun LEARNING!!! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dichotomous Keys

Learning Objective: I will understand dichotomous keys.

Have you ever heard of a dichotomous key?  Do you know what one is?  Well, just in case you have never heard of one, here is a GREAT definition:

Dichotomous Key: is constructed using contrasting characteristics to divide the organisms in the key into smaller and smaller groups; each time a choice is made, a number of organisms are eliminated. If sufficient characteristics are contrasted, the number of possibilities for the identity of the unknown organism is eventually reduced to one. Keys that are based on successive choices between only two statements are known as dichotomous keys and are the type of key preferred by most biologists.
"Dichotomous" comes from a Greek word that means cut into two parts. Therefore, dichotomous keys always give two choices in each step.
An example of a dichotomous key
Aristotle was one of the great thinkers of his time. One of his achievements was to outline a scientific classification of animals.   He observed many animals to find features by which to classify them.  

This figure is a dichotomous key which shows animals classified by the characteristics determined by Aristotle.

Watch the videos below so you can learn how to make your own dichotomous keys. They can be used to classify pretty much anything! A bonus to watching the video. . .the narrator has an accent! Gotta love that!!!


IF YOU WERE ABSENT ON FRIDAY!!! Below is the SAFETY VIDEO to watch so that you can finish the worksheet :)

 Good luck!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dependent and Independent Variables

Do you remember the difference between dependent and independent variables???

Here's a video to help you review them.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lab Safety Procedures Review

Last week we talked about lab safety and how important it is to be on our best behavior when we are in the lab.  Don't forget, in the lab it is one strike and you are out.  That may sound a little bit harsh, but we absolutely don't want anyone getting hurt when we are in there doing experiments. So, ALWAYS remember to follow instructions, listen to Mrs. Simonson, and follow ALL lab safety procedures when we go to the lab.

Here are two silly little videos to help you remember how to stay safe in the science lab.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's Wednesday. . .ALREADY?

WOW!  These weeks FLY BY!  I am having a great time in Science with all this spectacular kiddos.  We had some fun today using the Scientific Method to try and figure out how  to recreate a paper structure that doesn't seem to be possible to make.

It was so great to watch how the student's wheels started churning in their minds to try and figure it out.  The look on their faces when they finally succeeded was PRICELESS!  

For those who have not figured it out, I will share the "secret" tomorrow in class.

REMINDER!  Don't forget that tomorrow is picture day and we will be taking our pictures during the first half of Science.  So, look pretty! :)

As I promised, I am posting the second video to the A Day Made of Glass that we watched in class.  I have loved listening to all of the ideas that these videos have sparked.  Some of you will make great scientists and engineers one day!

As a bonus, I am also adding a video about the strength of the glass.  Some of you have wondered about how strong the items in the video are. The second video on this post will help you understand how amazingly strong this Gorilla Glass actually is.

Have a SPECTACULAR evening, and I will see you tomorrow.

Monday, August 19, 2013

HOMEWORK! Million Words or Less

Students will be bringing home a green paper with a letter from me about their homework assignment this week.  It is actually an assignment for the parents/guardians of the student.  It is due by August 30th.

Just in case your student lost their paper, or forgot to give it to you, here is a copy of what was sent home.

As always, PLEASE let me know if you have any questions or concerns about your child. Thanks! Mrs. Simonson

 PS- I am also attaching the two video clips we watched in class today just in case any of you would like to rewatch them. Have fun learning!


Thursday, August 15, 2013

First Week Success!

So far so good this week.  I am pleased with how AMAZING all of my students have been so far.  When you have about 150 students, that's saying a lot!!!

Just a quick update on stuff we have covered this week. . .

Items Needed by MONDAY 08/19/2013:
Composition Notebook, Yellow Highlighter, Folder with prongs, Pencils

Disclosure Statements should be signed and turned in by Friday August 16th.

QUIZ! On Friday 08/16.  Are you ready???  The quiz will be facts about Mrs. Simonson and our class goals, procedures, and expectations.

Next Week:
*  Scientific Method
*  Policies/Procedures and Lab Safety

Here is a song to get you started with the Scientific Method.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 1, 2013


I know it is summer and that not many of you are accessing my blog right now. . .but, I thought I would make a quick announcement to let you know that there will be some changes being made to my blog over the next several weeks.

WHY??? Because I am SUPER HAPPY and EXCITED to announce that I will be teaching 7th grade Science next year.  I am looking forward to meeting all of my new students and I am really looking forward to all of the fun science experiments and science exploration we are going to do together.

Science is one of my absolute FAVORITE subjects and I am looking forward to teaching it to all of my new seventh graders!

Check back soon for upcoming changes to the blog!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Almost There!

We are ALMOST done for the year!  Here is an update on how we will spend the next couple of days :)

                     Hot Air Balloon Contest with 4th grade
                     Swap Meet Ticket Drawing
                     Clean up & Pack Up the classroom

                 Last Day Assembly
                 Last goodbyes :(
                 Hand out report cards

I hope you all have a SPECTACULAR SUMMER!!!  Be safe and BE AMAZING in 6th grade!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Are you feeling like all we do is review and test?  Well, lately we have been hitting the reviewing and testing pretty hard, but it is paying off! We TOTALLY ROCKED the end-of-level Language Arts test!  I am SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!!!

This week we will finish up our math testing and start our science testing.  I know you will be AMAZING!  Just take a few deep breaths and focus.  Take your time and DO YOUR BEST! :)

But most of all. . .

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hey Diddle Diddle! AKA Mode, Median, Mean, and Range Song

You asked for it!  Here it is!  I don't know about you, but this song has been stuck in my head ALL WEEK LONG!

Enjoy it :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Working with Coordinates

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to read and plot coordinates on a grid.

1.  Watch the video below.  It has a TON of useful information!  Seriously, you will be able to feel your brain grow as you watch it! :) 

 2. In your Math Journal, write down 3 things you learned from watching the video.

 3. Play any or all of the games below:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Learning Objective:  I will predict the outcome of probability experiments. 

Here is your assignment for your math center today.  Have fun learning!!!

1.  CLICK HERE and watch the video about probability.  This is a video made by fifth graders just like you!

2.  WRITE a few sentences in your math journal about what you learned from the video.  If you need to go back and watch it again, please do!

3.  Play games below:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stem and Leaf Plots

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to read and interpret stem-and-leaf plots.

Here is what you are doing for your computer math center today (make good use of your time!):

1. CLICK HERE to watch a short video about stem-and-leaf plots.  

2.  Write a few sentences in your Math Journal about what you learned from the video. 

2.  Click below to do the following games and activities:

Stem-and-Leaf Plot Slide Show (at the bottom of the page)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Interpreting and Reading Data

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to read and interpret data on different types of charts and graphs.

For your math center today:

1.  CLICK HERE and follow along with the lesson about reading charts and graphs.  Make sure you click the begin lesson button at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions. 


3.  Theme Park Favorites Game

Make good use of your time! 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Area of a Triangle

Today we are learning about how to find the area of a triangle.

CLICK HERE to watch a video that will help you review what we learned in class. 

Now play the games below to help you practice finding the area of a triangle:

Geometry Baseball

Manga High

Monday, March 4, 2013

Topic 16.2 Fractions

You can run, but you can't hide!  Fractions are something you need to understand.  So, do your BEST!

CLICK HERE and log onto Learn Zillion.  Do the assigned videos.  There is a chance that you won't finish them today.  If you don't, then work on them for homework or if you have any extra time in class.  Just make sure they all all completed by FRIDAY! :)

Here are some games to help you with fractions.

Reducing Fractions

Adding & Subtracting Fractions Game

Monday, February 25, 2013

All About Circles Topic 15.4/15.5

We are reviewing for our test which will be tomorrow.  Make sure you ask if you have any questions about what we have learned in this math topic.

For your computer center today:

1. CLICK HERE and read the page about Circle Facts. 

2.  CLICK HERE and read a little bit more about circles.

3.  CLICK HERE and watch the video about finding circumference.  

3.  Now play the circle games below:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Math Topic 15.3

Mr. Johnson, a math teacher from Boston, wants to teach you a little bit more about circles and pi.  Have fun watching!!! :)

When you are done, play the games below:

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Math Topic 15.2

Learning Objective:  I will understand the meaning of Pi.

1.  CLICK HERE and read the information about Pi.

2.  Go to the Math Centers Dropbox folder and open the page called "All About Pi".  Fill in the answers to the questions using the information you just read on the link up above.

3.  If you haven't finished the videos about circumference on Learn Zillion from yesterday, finish those.

4.  When you are done, play some of the games down below.  They will help you understand how to use Pi to find circumference.  

Math Topic 15.1 Understanding Circumference

We are going to be working with circumference for Topic 15.  So, put your thinking caps on and get ready to LEARN! :)

For your computer math center today, you are going to CLICK HERE and log into Learn Zillion with your account information.  Then you will complete the videos that have been assigned about circumference and area of a circle.

Make sure you pay attention.  The information in the videos will be EXTREMELY helpful to you on your math test this week. 

When you are done, write down an explanation for Pi in your math journal.  Need extra help?  Go back and watch the video, or do a Google search on "What is Pi?".

Happy Learning!!!  :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

14.5 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!!!

Math Centers:

1. CLICK HERE to watch a video about understanding ratios.

2.  Now play some games using ratios:

Ratio Blaster 

Ratio Coloring

Ratio Stadium

Ratio Patterns

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Vocabulary 4.6

Don't you just LOVE learning new words???  I know that I do!  Here are your vocabulary words for this week.  Have fun learning!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dividing to Find Unit Price

GWM Topic 14.2 Dividing to Find Unit Price

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to calculate the costs per unit.

Watch the video below.  Make sure you watch carefully!  You will have questions to answer when the video is over.

Finding Unit Prices: Finding Unit Prices

 Now answer the following questions in Notability on your iPad:

If a 6 pack of soda costs $3.29, how much does 1 can cost?

If an 8 pack of notepads costs $11.20, how much does 1 notepad cost?

Next,  play the games listed below:

Deep Dive Division

Alien Munchtime Division

Skater Math (Choose division or multiplication)

Divisibility Rules Game

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

GWM 13.3 Multiplying Fractions

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to multiply fractions. 

CLICK HERE for a review video about finding the fractions of a fraction.

Time for some FUN fraction multiplication games!!! :)

Soccer Math

Multiplication Millionaire

Fraction Cafe  (can YOU get 100%???)

GWM Topic 13.2

Learning Objective:  I will understand how to find the fraction of a fraction or whole number. 

Click HERE to play a fraction game.

Now,  CLICK HERE for another FUN fractions game.

When you are finished, CLICK HERE to play Math Man.

These are great games to play at home too!  :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

GWM Topic 13.1

Learning Objective: I will understand how to multiply a fraction and a whole number.

I just LOVE music and anytime we can put music to what we learn, it will help it stick in our heads.  For instance, if I ask you how to find volume, does the volume song pop into your head?  I certainly hope so!

CLICK HERE to listen to Mr. Duey rap about fractions.  I know you are going to love it!  :)  How do you get rid of an improper fraction???  If you listened to Mr. Duey, you should know!

Now CLICK HERE to play a multiplying fractions game. 

Next, CLICK HERE to play a game that uses fractions and whole numbers for multiplication.  What will YOUR score be???  Good luck!

PS- If you have time and you want to go back and listen to Mr. Duey's rap, PLEASE DO!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Math Topic 12.5

Learning objective:  I will investigate capacity and weight problems.

Look in your journal and read the definition you wrote down on Tuesday for capacity and volume.  Make sure you understand the definitions.

When you are done, play these math games:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Math Topic 12.3

Learning Objective:  I will understand volume and capacity. 

Key Vocabulary:
(write these in your Math Journal!!!)

The volume of a solid is the amount of space it occupies.

Capacity is the amount of liquid a container can hold when it is full.

Now play these games:

Decide the Distance

Capacity with Liters

Fraction & Decimal of a Liter

Perimeter & Area Game

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Topic 12.1 & 12.2 Finding Volume

Learning Objective: I will understand how to find the volume of a rectangular solid.

Here is a song that will help you understand how to find volume:
Now watch this short lesson about volume:

Now click here to play a game called Count the Cubes. It will help you understand volume.  This game will also work on your iPad, so feel free to practice it at home :)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Vocabulary 4.2

Here are the new vocabulary words this week.  Make sure you are familiar with them!  How many times can you use them in your own conversations this week???

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Math Topic 11 Review

Here is the review for Math Topic 11.  We have our test tomorrow!  Make sure you go back and practice all of the games and watch the videos for Topic 11 if you have time.  You can also access the review in Drop Box in the homework folder.  That way you can open it in Notability and complete it there.  See you tomorrow!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Math Topic 11.3

Learning Objective:  I will understand decimals.

For math centers today you are going to play a few different games with decimals.  Do your best and make sure and ask me if you have any questions about decimals.  Also, don't forget that you can get online and play these games after school too!

 We will be taking our decimals test later this week and all of the things I post on the blog will be a big help to you on the test :)

Before you get started on the games, CLICK HERE and watch a short video about converting fractions to decimals. 



1.  Balloon Pop Math
2.  Scooter Quest Place Value
3.  Comparing Decimals Game
4.  Decimals Matching Game

Vocabulary 4.1

Here is our vocabulary for the week. Make sure you really know and understand these words. You will be glad you did! :) Vocabulary 4.1

Friday, January 4, 2013

Math Topic 11.2 Ordering Decimals

Learning Objective: I will understand how to order decimals from least to greatest. 

Watch this fun video!

If the link above won't work, try CLICKING HERE to watch the video. 

Click HERE to play the adding decimals game!

Click HERE to play the ordering decimals game!

How many can you get right???

Thursday, January 3, 2013