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Monday, September 16, 2013

Baseball and Birthdays

We began working with decimal place value today as well as coordinate graphing.  First, we worked with our journal to add some place names to p. 5.

I asked my students to add this information because the assignment "Baseball and Birthdays" would try to confuse them by using hundred AND hundredths.  The whole point of the lesson is to realize the difference and name the digit in the correct place.  The first page is asking the kids to create coordinates in order to complete a picture.

Once we practiced creating the coordinates using an x-coordinate and a y-coordinate, we practiced placing the dot on the coordinate plane using the coordinates we created.

The coordinate picture should help the kids answer the question:

What do baseball teams and birthday cakes have in common?

Homework:  xtramath and complete Baseball and Birthdays