Monthly Archives: December 2014

Algorithms!!!!

We learned a super cool word in math today! The word is…algorithm! We learned that an algorithm is just an easier way of solving a problem using steps, like solving an addition problem using the vertical method. Today’s homework asks … Continue reading

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Falling Ornaments and Flying Reindeer: Learning about Gravity

Yesterday’s science lesson was all about gravity. We made observations and predictions about falling ornaments (I had to tie in Christmas some how!) and whether or not heavy ornaments would fall faster than lighter ones- and we learned that they … Continue reading

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Hovercrafts teach us about FRICTION!

Today during science our kiddos learned about FRICTION. We talked about how friction slows or stops objects that are in motion, and when there is no friction objects will travel a lot farther.  We briefly talked about Isaac Newton’s law … Continue reading

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Tape Diagram: Addition and Subtraction Tricks

Here is another strategy we can use to solve tricky addition and subtraction problems! It is called the Tape Diagram Way. Don’t worry- I am posting our lesson online so you can familiarize yourself with this method. I was up … Continue reading

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Arrow Method

Hello! Today in math we talked about a new strategy we can use to solve addition problems- The Arrow Method or the Arrow Way. Unfamiliar with this method? Watch this little video clip to understand more! We only discussed addition … Continue reading

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