Math Class Activities

Week of 11/27

11/27: Check homework: complete “Uncertain Answers” p19. Continue Unit 1 “Patterns” by completing and sharing “Uncertain Answers” p19.  Complete Squares and Scoops p40 and begin “Another In-Outer” p41. Complete Squares and Scoops p40 and begin “Another In-Outer” p41. spend 20 minutes on “Another In-Outer” p41. Complete “Another In-Outer” p41 and begin “Diagonally Speaking” p42.

Week of 11/20

11/23: Check homework: Spend 20 minutes on Mathspace or other unfinished classwork. Review the order of operations (PEMDAS) and complete the Mathspace assignment “Whole Numbers > Order of operations with whole numbers.” Read “Role Reflections” p 14 in the IMP textbook and reflect on the role you play in groups. Complete Marcella’s Bagels” p16-17 in pairs. Begin “Uncertain Answers” p19.
11/22:  Review the order of operations (PEMDAS) and complete the MathSpace assignment “Directed Numbers > Evaluate expressions with Integers using order of operations.” Read “Role Reflections” p 14 in the IMP textbook and reflect on the role you play in groups. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-17). Complete Marcella’s Bagels” p16-17 in pairs. Begin “Uncertain Answers” p19.

Week of 11/13

11/17: Check homework: Complete “Fractions > Fractions with Objects” on MathSpace. Return to “Who’s Who?” p7. Prepare and present answers. Return to”Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Share answers, problems, strategies and complete the assignments.
11/16: Check homework: 15 minutes of MathSpace. Review Unit 1 “Patterns” of IMP Book 1 by working in pairs on”What’s Next?” p4 and “Who’s Who?” p7. Return to”Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Share answers, problems, strategies and complete the assignments. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-16). 
11/15: Check homework: 15-20 minutes on MathSpace lesson of your choosing. (You need the MathSpace app to use it on your phone.) Return to Mathspace (https://mathspace.co/student/) and complete “Whole Numbers > Expanded Notation,” “Whole Numbers ≥ Multiply 2 two-digit numbers,” and “Fractions > Comparisons Using Number LInes, ” “Fractions > Division of Fractions” and unfinished tasks. Note any vocabulary or skills you’d like reviewed.
Review Unit 1 “Patterns”of IMP Book 1 by working in pairs on”What’s Next?” p4. Return to”Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Share answers, problems, strategies and complete the assignments. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-15).
11/14: Check homework: 15-20 minutes on MathSpace lesson of your choosing. Return to “Inside Out” and “Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Share answers, problems, strategies and complete the assignments. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-14).
11/13: Return to “Inside Out” and “Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Share answers, problems, strategies and complete the assignments. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-13).

Week of 11/6

11/8: Check homework: spend 15 minutes of unfinished classwork. Return to Mathspace (https://mathspace.co/student/) and complete “Ordering Numbers,” “Comparing Decimals,” “Comparisons Using Volume” and “Area Models” and unfinished tasks. Note any vocabulary or skills you’d like reviewed. Return to “Inside Out” and “Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Share answers, problems, strategies and complete the assignments. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-10).
11/7: Check homework: spend 15 minutes on “Inside Out” and “Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Share answers, problems, strategies and complete the assignments. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-7).
11/6: Two-minute meditation. Review our class goals to prepare you for the next step by improving arithmetic skills, math intuition, pre-algebra concepts, stamina and persistence. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-6). Review how detecting patterns help us develop rules. Complete “Inside Out” and “Pulling Out Rules” (In Out Tables). Class Notes: Math 11-6-17

Week of 10/30

11/3: Two-minute meditation. Review homework: Review your math and learning goals and email to me. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-3). Return to POW 6: Corey Camel.
11/2: Two-minute meditation. Review homework: Spend 15 minutes working on the Mathspace assignments.  Review noted vocabulary and skills including percents and multiplication facts 2-12. Return to Mathspace (https://mathspace.co/student/) and complete any assignments below 90% score and /or unfinished tasks. Note any vocabulary or skills you’d like reviewed.  Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 11-2). Return to POW 6: Corey Camellass Notes: Math 11-2-17
11/1: Review homework: Spend 15 minutes working on POW 6: Corey Camel. Log into Mathspace at https://mathspace.co/student/ (using this code: B8H4?) and complete MIxed Multiplication 2, 4, 6, 5, 8, 10, Extending Multiplication to Large Numbers, and Simple Finance. Note any vocabulary or skills you’d like reviewed.
10/30: Two-minute meditation. Review terms (sum, symmetry, line, line segent, ray, variables (a/5), perimeter) Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Math 10-30). Start work on POW 6: Corey Camel.
Review homework: 15 minutes on Math Space tasks.Review vocabulary: multiples, balance, debit, deposit, other? Log into Math Space at https://mathspace.co/student/ and complete the three tasks:  Simple Budgets, Multiples and Problems with Area. Review vocabulary and problem areas. Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMath10-26).

Week of 10/23

10/26: Review homework: 15 minutes on Math Space tasks.Review vocabulary: multiples, balance, debit, deposit, other? Log into Math Space at https://mathspace.co/student/ and complete the three tasks:  Simple Budgets, Multiples and Problems with Area. Review vocabulary and problem areas. Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMath10-26).
10/25: Log into Math Space at https://mathspace.co/student/ using this code: B8H4 and complete Simple Budgets, Multiples and Problems with Area.
10/24: Complete the pre-quiz (Pre-Quiz 10-24). Check homework: spend 15 minutes on POW Around the Horn. Share your POW answer with a classmate and prepare a problem statement, process description, and solution to share with the class. Share and discuss with the full class.
10/23: Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMath10-23). Discuss your experience with the Math Space assignment, software and ease of use. Any questions or suggestions? Begin a new multi-step POW “Around the Horn” (POW Around the Horn).

Week of 10/16

10/20: Two-minute meditation: square breaths. Complete the math attitude survey on google forms. Log into Math Space at https://mathspace.co/student/ using this code: B8H4 and complete Task One. Discuss your experience with the Math Space assignment, software, ease of use and ask any questions. Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMath10-19).
10/19: Two-minute meditation. Check and share homework: list the three most difficult parts of converting measurement or measuring with metrics. Practice varied metric length conversions (Measurement Word Problems) and share answers.
10/17: Two-minute meditation. Check and share homework: measure five objects using a metric ruler. Review metric length conversion strategies. Practice varied metric length conversions (Metric Word Problems) and share answers.
10/16: Two-minute meditation. Complete today’s other one-step problems (Quick Math 10-16-17). Review metric length conversion strategies. Practice varied metric length conversions (Converting Metric Lengths 10-16) and share answers. Class Notes: Math 10-16-17

Week of 10/10

10/13: Two-minute meditation. Review the homework: metric length conversions. Share pattern noticed, shortcuts developed, and ideas for teaching others how to understand and convert metrics. Practice varied metric length conversions (Metrics 10-13-17).  and share answers and strategies.
10/12: Two-minute meditation. When you’re done, complete today’s other one-step problems (Quick Math 10-12-17). Review metric length conversion and practice conversions (Metrics 10-12-17). Class Notes:
10/10: Two-minute meditation. Return to Pre-Quiz #1. What type of problem or skill would you like more instruction in? Turn in your corrections of the incorrect answers for 1/2 credit. When you’re done, complete today’s other one-step problems (Quick Matha 10-10-17). Review metric length conversion and practice conversions (Metric Lengths Worksheet). Class Notes: Math 10-10-17

Week of 10/2

10/6: Two-minute meditation. Review the homework (Write a seven-minute journal entry about how well the pre-quiz went. What do you think you did well? What do you think you could have done better?) Review Pre-Quiz #1. Correct the incorrect answers for 1/2 credit. When you’re done, complete today’s other one-step problems (Quick Matha 10-6-17).
10/4: Two-minute meditation. Complete the Pre-Quiz #1. When you’re done, complete today’s other one-step problems (QuickMath 10-4-17).
10/3: Sing Happy Birthday to Teagan! Enjoy a birthday snack. Review homework: write up POW 1: The Broken Eggs. Review yesterday’s class Notes (Math 10-02-17) an example of an excellent write-up.(POW #1 Broken Eggs Write-up). Review plans for tomorrow’s pre-quiz: quick math and a few two-step problems. Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMath 10-3) and share answers.
10/2: Two-minute meditation. Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMath10-2) and share answers. Review yesterday’s class Notes (Math 9-28-17)  Finish POW 1 The Broken Eggs by finding additional answers if there are any.

Week of 9/25

9/28: Two-minute meditation. Review homework: (#11) Math in the NEWS!. Bring the example to class tomorrow or email it to me so we can share it with the class. Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMath9-29-17) and share answers. Review yesterday’s class Notes (Math 9-28-17)  Continue working on POW 1 The Broken Eggs.
9/28: Two-minute meditation. Review homework: (#10) Choose a math problem from our handouts that you found difficult. Use it as a model to create a new problem like it. Email the new problem to me at jpowers [at] er9 [dot] org. Complete today’s one-step problems (QuickMatha 9-28 & QuickMathb 9-28) and share answers. Continue working on POW 1 The Broken EggsClass Notes: Math 9-28-17
9/27: Two-minute meditation. Review homework: (#10) Choose a math problem from our handouts that you found difficult. Use it as a model to create a new problem like it. Email the new problem to me at jpowers [at] er9 [dot] org. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Mathb 9-25-17 & QuickMatha9-25-17) and share answers. Complete a ten-step problem: Broken Eggs.
9/25: Two-minute meditation. Discuss Thursday’s Pre-Quiz. Review the sub-report and share our solutions to the one-step math problems (QuickMathb9-20-19) and two-step math problems (Math Skills 9-20-17) from Wednesday. Complete today’s one-step problems (Quick Mathb 9-25-17 & QuickMatha9-25-17) and share answers.

Week of 9/18

9/20: Two-minute meditation. Solve one-step math problems (QuickMathb9-20-19) and two-step math problems (Math Skills 9-20-17). Share answers.
9/19: Two-minute meditation. Look at keeping an organized math notebook. Look at growth mindset. Solve one-step math problems (QuickMath 9-19-17) and two-step math problems (Math Skills 9-19-17). Share answers.
9/18: Two-minute meditation. Look at one-step math problems (QuickMath 9-18 ) vs. two-step math problems (Math Skills 9-18-17). Solve and share.

Week of 9/11

9/14: Two-minute meditation. Review the sub report and reminder to email me your three first-quarter math skills goals and two learning goals.Check homework: solve one more problem. Share problem-solving processes solutions and for yesterday’s math problems (Math Skills 9-13-17).  Create a math problem of your own like one of the problems we solved today. Look at the importance of being willing to fail and using failure to learn ((https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeeX9N3Qhlk.) Success and Failure are just information.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison

 

9/13: Two-minute meditation. Return to our goals. Write down three first quarter math skills goals and two learning goals. Continue solving real world math problems individually and then sharing as a group (Math Skills 9-13-17). Create a math problem of your own like one of the problems we solved today. Class Notes: Math 9-13-17
9/11: Review “Stress and the Brain” and the benefits of meditation (MindfulnessPowers). Two-minute meditation. Continue solving real world math problems individually and then sharing as a group (Math Skills 9-13-17).

 

Week of 9/5

9/8: Two-minute meditation. Check homework. Type up and email me the math problem you created. Why do you think I’m giving real world math problems? Continue solving real world math problems individually and then sharing as a group (Math Skills 9-7-17). Why do you think I’m giving real world math problems? Create another math problem of your own.
9/7: Two-minute meditation. Check homework. Share personal uses of math. Continue solving real world math problems individually and then sharing as a group (Math Skills 9-7-17). Create a math problem of your own.
9/6: Two-minute meditation. Check homework. Share parents uses of math. Continue solving real world math problems individually and then sharing as a group (Math Skills 9/6).
9/5: Two-minute meditation. Review the notes from the Jell-O problem: How much Jell-O do I need to fill a pool with Jell-O?  (Pool Full of Jello) Work in groups of two or three to solve the problem. Share questions, discoveries, tentative answers. Look at the skills we are using to solve this problem.

Week of 8/30

9/1: Two-minute meditation. Check homework. Work individually or in a group to solve the following problem: How much Jell-O do I need to fill a pool with Jell-O? Class Notes: Pool Full of Jello 
8/30: Share your name, one math strength, and one math weakness. Look at an overview of the course.  Review the Grading Criteria and class procedures (MathProceduresGrading). Review the benefits of centering (Mice Meditation Video) and ways to improve attention and attitude.Complete the Math Skills Survey (Math Skills Survey).