Friday, September 28, 2012


We had a great time at HESTEC yesterday!  We learned about the World Birding Center (and that it has a gift shop there, not at HESTEC!!!)  If you want to see more of the exhibits, Saturday is community day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Target game

This is another great game, but you need a partner to play it.  The Target Game is fun, but make sure that you have a partner and that you follow the rules!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Don't Forget!!!

This is a reminder that we are going to be going to HESTEC this week!  I can't wait to go and see the exhibits!!  Are you interested in the STEM fields for a career?  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  These are the jobs of the future!

LittleShopofPhysicsnasa drive to explore

World Birding Center

This is a cool comparing fractions game!

Remember when we compared fractions mentally using 0, 1/2, and 1 whole as benchmarks?  Here is a game where you can practice that!  It is called Tug Team Fractions and you can play against a friend on the internet or against the computer!

Here are more pictures of the projects...

Did you get to play Tug Team Fractions?  What did you think about it? 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

More projects...

Mr. Duey - Fractions

I love this video - we reinforced rewriting improper fractions into mixed numbers and saw how to make a fraction into a decimal.


Monday, September 17, 2012

My Number Tissue Box Projects

Wow - what great projects that I have received so far!  I think that it is great that the students chose 3 different numbers to show the factors, multiples, facts, and prime factorization of their special number.

Leave me a comment if you need the rubric again for your project.  Remember, you get 50 points extra credit if you turn in the project this week and 25 points next week.  If you turn in the project on time, October 1st, then you will not receive any extra credit.  I can't wait to see you all's creativity!

Blasting off,

Mrs. Chapa

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The product game!

Last week, we practiced finding factors and multiples.  If you want to play the product game on the computer, you can google "the product game" or play against a parent here.

This upcoming week, we are going to apply what we have learned to science by studying Circadian rhythms.  We are also going to apply multiples to ferris wheels and use products to create groupings on a picnic.  Finally, we are going to use factor strings to find prime factorization and you will be able to explain what the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic is!

Enjoy your weekend and I hope that Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton are as excited about this week's investigations as I am!

Blasting off,
Mrs. Chapa