Our Math Investigations(16/17)

June 20

Dear grade 5/6 students,

As part of your M.A.D project, you recently raised $646.10 at your Bake Sale to help make a difference. To date you have donated $120.00 to help sponsor a Syrian refuge family to come to Thunder Bay and $100.00 to #Schools4FortMac. Your challenge is to now figure out how you will collectively spend the rest of your M.A.D Fund to make a difference for your St.Elizabeth School Community. Work cooperatively, problem solve, be innovative, have fun and  complete all parts of your math investigation to insure you have spent your money wisely and correctly.  As always, use your math problem solving success criteria when completing your math problems! You may also refer to our inquiry model to help guide your decision making!Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 11.30.07 PM

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Cooper shares his math reasoning below:

May 16

Dear grade 5/6 students,
You are about to embark on a math journey to Niagara Falls!
This journey will test your ability to think and solve #realworld math problems!
Included are multiple challenges, covering multiple strands!
Use the math booklet provided and follow our success criteria for problem solving!
Good luck and have fun! Click on the video link when you are ready to begin!

After completing your Niagara Falls Math Journey, please fill in the following form to self assess how well you followed our success criteria for solving problems in math.
Here is the link to the form: http://goo.gl/forms/u1f5vANwCF1ZCwjC3

March 30

As a follow up to March 22 question, we are exploring the question below. It is based on a picture Mr.C took of his odometer. See below for updated sample answers with feedback and next steps

Homeshare Complete and then explain your math (based on the questions below) with your parents. Look at the odometer in your parent’s vehicle. Record the number on the back of your assignment sheet. Demonstrate your understanding of the number. How does it compare to the odometer on Mr.C’s truck?

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March 22

These questions challenged our thinking today!Screen Shot 2016-03-30 at 12.56.25 PM

Below is some of our math thinking with feedback from Mr.C:

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We enjoyed seeing Ms Wowchuk’s class math thinking and learning!

March 4

We continued to work on fractions, decimals and percent in relation to time. A big “ahha” was when we realized that 2.4 hours was not actually 2 hours and 40 minutes. We know understand why 2.4 hours is equal to 2 hours and 24 minutes. See some great math thinking below!

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March 1

We are exploring fractions, decimals and percent. Below is a question  that have challenged our thinking today. There are many ways to figure out the answer to these questions and to double check your work. Please insure you double check your math thinking by using a second strategy where possible!


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Feb 24, 2016

We have been exploring fractions and percent in relation to our 24 hour day and how we spend our time. Today we worked on the question below. How much more or less time do you spend sleeping than your child? Can you express this as a percent? Have your child help you with the math!

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Feb 25, 2016

There was some great collaboration with our parents on our math! Below is a sample of some great math thinking!

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