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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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Snowflake Geometry: Cutting the Snowflake!

Today we cut out snowflakes!  I began by giving each student a hexagon.  We folded it into a trapezoid, then we folded it into a rhombus, and finally we folded it into an equilateral triangle.

Next, I had then draw a design on their triangle to cut out.  Then voila!  We had snowflakes!  I find it so funny that my fifth graders get really excited about their designs.  They really enjoyed the mystery!

Again, we spent a very short time on this part of the day as I wanted them to have time to complete their Fifth Grade Builder and get onto Think Through Math or Khan.  

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