Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The "8s Song"

What wonderfully positive attitudes these students had during math! They celebrated each product they found with a song. They didn't need to be asked twice to stop singing and get back to work each time we needed to do so. This type of positive attitude during math has been something we've been working towards all year! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Vacation Challenge Project



Create a Rube Goldberg Machine
A Rube Goldberg Machine performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion. 

**Grown-ups should be consulted before attempting to build a machine** 

Collect Data

Hypothesize the # of successes and failures your machine will have. 
Test your hypothesis and record the number of failures and successes. 

Bring your data back after vacation and share it with the class. 

Video Tape or Draw Your Machine:

If you have the ability to and you want to, you can record a test of your machine and we can watch it during snack upon returning to school. 

If not, a drawing of your machine can be shared instead. 


Have fun! 

Monday, August 12, 2013


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