Sunday, March 24, 2013

Final Four Challenge!!!

I've told you all how much I LOVE March Madness...SO I'm bringing it to our class!

Fill out the following Final Four Bracket (or draw one that looks like it on your own paper) and include your name.

It's easy!! Just pick which teams YOU believe will be in the final four, then choose the two teams for the championships, and finally choose the national champion. Also, include a final score.

Bring this to me by 3:05 on Tuesday WITH 2 dragon dollars! We will display them. Winners will split all dragon dollars collect (and earn bragging rights!!).

THEN we will use your brackets in our upcoming probability chapter too!

P.S. I'm sure the National Champion will either be Kansas or Wichita State, just saying! :)

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

iPad Mini Giveaway & Great Site

If you already have an Apple product, check out this site for some great Apps for kids to use. I relly like this site and use quite a few apps I have found on their site.
www.smartappsforkids.com

They are also giving away an iPad mini Giveaway

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pi Day Results!

Mrs. Rooks, Mr. Hull and I are so proud of everyone that participated in our contest yesterday. It was very impressive! You all have received many, many compliments from teachers all over the building.


Caleb 

95

Joey  81
Daniel  53
Courtney  50
Evie  23
Walt  18
Demarrio  17
Cassie  17
Eli  13
Griffin  11
Keith  7
Marque  5
Mr. Wadell 130




Thursday, March 14, 2013

Area & Perimeter Formulas Quiz

Click on the appropriate quiz (number given in class).

Quiz 1: http://www.quia.com/quiz/4164225.html

Quiz 2: http://www.quia.com/quiz/4164220.html

Quiz 3: http://www.quia.com/quiz/4164201.html


When you've completed and submitted your quiz, you may play these games:
Area & Perimeter of Rectangles
Shape Surveyor
Cyber Change
Design a Party
Airlines Builder

Pimon

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pi Day is Coming!!

To prepare us for Pi Day on Thursday, here are a few people reciting the number. Remember, you too can join them!

We are having a reciting contest on Thursday 3/14 at lunch in my room. Hope to see you there!

What NOT to do:

Even the young ones are doing it...


How about while performing other tricks?


And the Celebrities...


How about over 600 digits??


I am looking forward to hearing each of you on Thursday!!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Chapter Tests

Do your best, take your time, and I know you will do well!

Remember to always show all work.

Course 2: http://www.quia.com/quiz/4153733.html

Pre-Algebra: http://www.quia.com/quiz/4153722.html

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Baseball Project - Infographic

We will complete our baseball projects by creating an infographic online. This will be a visually pleasing way to show the statistics we have calculated.


Course 2 will use the following website to create their graphic.


http://infogr.am/beta/
Log-in: sdees
Password: Given in Class

*Click: New Infographic
*Choose an appropriate template.


Required for your graphic:
  • Player's Name
  • Player's Team
  • Player's Position
  • Circle Graph showing percent of whole (figured in class)
Here is my example:


Pre-Algbera will use the following website to create their graphic.

https://magic.piktochart.com/themes
Log-in: sdees
Password: Given in Class

*Use the Sporter Theme

Required for your graphic:

  • Player's Name
  • Player's Team
  • Player's Position
  • Circle Graph showing percent of whole (figured in class)


The rest of your graphic is up to you, make sure you are making it look professional. Remember, you are trying to get someone to want to hire your player, no matter their statistics.

Here's my example:



Monday, March 4, 2013

Challenge Problem 3/4-3/8


This Week's Extra Credit Challenge Problem. Remember, answers due by end of the day on Friday.

A cube, painted green on the outside and measuring 15 centimeters on each edge, is cut into congruent cubes measuring 5 centimeters on each edge. How many of the small cubes will have 0 green sides? 1 green side? 2 green sides? 3 green sides?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Announcements!


Morning FIRE:

  • You may come to school every day at 6:50 AM
  • Work on ANY work or read with me in my classroom
  • Open to ANY PCMS student
  • You may also get your breakfast and bring it in and eat while you work
  • You will have access to many resources: me, books, computers, etc.

Afternoon FIRE:

  • After school programthat is open to ALL students!
  • Homework time each day for about 30-45 minutes
  • Participate in hands on activities and games. 
  • Snack served
  • FIRE is everyday until 5
There is also bus transportation, drop off locations:
  • George Nettels
  • Westside
  • Lakeside
  • Cleveland and Walnut
  • Smelter and Washington
  • 4th and Highland
  • 13th and Rouse
  • 16th and Rouse

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me and I'll find the answer! This is a great opportunity for all of us at PCMS!




Let's Plan a Class Trip!

Work your way through the following video lesson. Be sure to follow all directions.

You will need a pair of headphones, pencil, paper, and calculator.

 

When you're finished, play these games to practice percents.

Balloon Invaders 
Penguin Waiter Game
Shopping at Troy's Toys
Math at the Mall
Finding the Part
Saloon Snap
Decention