Friday, November 20, 2015

Fraction Multiplication

We used pattern blocks in order to make pictures that were all different. Then we counted how many of each block there was in our designs.  We multiplied the amount of each block by the fractional value.  Last, we calculated the total fractional value of our picture.  This extraordinarily fun activity enabled us to have fun while reviewing and learning some new things about multiplying fractions.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Digital Citizenship

Today we focused on Digital Citizenship in class.

First, we discussed how to stay safe online and created word clouds that sum up what we can do in order to stay safe online.

Next, we learned that our digital footprint is created by what we post and look up online. We reflected on what we wanted our digital footprint to say about us.  Here are some examples of what we came up with.

Then, we learned that cyber bullying is unacceptable and can hurt others.

We also discussed that while the internet is a great place for resources, we reviewed that we need to make sure and give credit to the original creator in order to prevent plagiarism.  Check out the memes we made about plagiarism.   We used Canva to create them.

Last, we discussed that technology is wonderful, but we need to make sure to have a balance in our lives and not spend all of our time using technology.

These lessons really gave us a better understanding of the proper ways to use technology.  Thanks Ms.  Ortega for your help on this one!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Our Dream House

In 3rd grade we drew floor plans for our "Dream House."  We got to get very creative with our houses.  We included secret rooms, labs, and even a baby crying room!  After we came up with our plan, we had to calculate the area of each room and then the total area of our entire house.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Line Plots

In TAG math, we did line plots with coins(half dollars, quarters, dimes etc.). We arranged each coin into one group and created a graph using our data, which was basically how many of each coin we had. As well as that, we used keys so that our graphs wouldn’t be too long. Not only was this fun, we learned about line plots in the process!

 - Jess

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Remainder of One

In 3rd grade math we are exploring remainders.  Our class read Remainder of One and discussed the meaning of a remainder.

We then used cubes to explore what would happen if we divided 47 by 2, 3, 4, etc.  We recorded this in our notebook, then recorded what we noticed and wondered about what we discovered.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Multiplicative and Additive Relationships

Fourth grade is identifying additive and multiplicative relationships using graphs and tables.