This Game is HARD!

Hello 207 Mathematicians!!

I found this online game called Space Racer Multiplication
It’s perfect for practising your multiplication basic facts – and it is H.A.R.D!

See how far you can get with it!
Then I’ll share my highest score with you.

Click on the image or the hyperlink to play!
I’m adding the link to our Math Links on the sidebar so you can always find it.

May the force be with you!

Data Graphs Are Cool!

Today Ms H, introduced us to a programme on our school laptops called The Graph Club 2.0.  We can create graphs to display our data in different ways.  Today, we watched the Graph Club tutorial, then we each had a turn at making a graph, adding labels and titles as well as trying different types of graphs.

We will use this programme to help display the data we have been collecting from other classes around the Elementary School, for our Data Projects.
Graph Club! on PhotoPeach

Blog Task for Math

This week, Room 231 students need to write a reflection post on their own individual blogs.

We’re coming to the end of our first Investigations Unit 1 – Number Puzzles and Multiple Towers.

You need to reflect on their learning using the following questions as discussed in class.

What multiplication strategies do you use most often? Do you feel confident about solving a problem such as 47 x 63 ?  What helps you solve this kind of problem?

What about division?  Do you feel confident solving a problem such as 126 ÷ 14 ?  What helps you solve that kind of problem?

What is still difficult for you in multiplication & division?  What work do you need to do to become more efficient at solving multiplication problems?  What about division problems?

Don’t forget to create a new category and call it Reflections (please double check the spelling before you click on save).

This blog post needs to be published by Monday 12 October 2009.  Any questions – ask Ms H in the morning!

Math Student Handbook Help Online

Every student in Room 231 has access to the Math Student Handbook online.  This fantastic resource can help you to understand strategies, concepts, and tasks learned in class and it can help you if you get stuck while doing your math homework.

Are you stuck?   Need some help?  Go to the Math Investigations Website
and log in.

math investigation online

Once you’ve logged in you’ll have access to the Student Handbook and LogoPaths & Shapes!

access handbook

Once you’ve clicked on Investigations OSE G5 – you’ll see a pop-up screen like this:

security warning

Just click on Continue.  The following screen will appear.

task sheets

Click on the unit – (we’re working on Number Puzzles & Multiple Towers now – that comes under Number & Operations).  Scroll down to find the page numbers that are at the top of your homework sheet.  Click on that file and a PDF will download for you. (You may be prompted to save the PDF before it will download, or your computer settings may allow you to automatically download PDF files).  You will need a PDF viewer to be able to open these files.  You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for FREE here.

Student Math Handbook

These files are full of examples and explanations to help you understand whatever we covered in class.  Hopefully you won’t be stuck anymore!  If you are though, PLEASE ask Ms H for help in the morning.

Enjoy the Math Investigations Online resource!