Welcome to my math blog! The purpose of this blog is to help you stay informed about our learning and experiences that have taken place during our math class. I have also included links your child (and you) may want to use in order to supplement math learning in 5th grade.

## Tuesday, March 10, 2015

### Appropriate Measurement Tools and Units

My math class seems to be a multitudinous grouping of different activities!  For example, today, we began with a writing assignment.  I want the kids to think about math a little differently in order to stretch their brains.  I used a book titled, The Write Math:  Writing in the Math Class by Cathy Marks Krpan to help us

I gave them a choice of two prompts:

If you could pick ONE of the geometric shapes
we have studied to represent happiness, which
one would you choose and why?

OR

If mathematics were an animal, what type of
animal would it be?  Why?  Support your
choice with mathematics.

Once we finished our writing exercise, it was time to Kahoot!  Today's Kahoot was about the tools and units we use to measure length, weight/mass, and volumen/capacity.  We answered these questions using both customary and metric measurements.

After Kahoot, we completed a Countdown to STAAR.  Finally, the students had a choice of writing their story for our Global Blogging Challenge that is due tomorrow.

Like I said, multitudinous!