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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Area and Perimeter game/info site!

Just saw this and thought that you all might like it and learn from it!  Check it out!  The level 3 questions should be good for you to practice with, but check out the lower levels first.  :)


-Miss K  :)

Wring out Wednesday!

The rain has stopped!!!!  I have heard that many of you have had complications at your houses due to the yucky rain, and I hope that things get better soon!  Flooded basements and new ponds in yards are not fun!  Good Luck!

We worked on perimeter in class today, especially perimeters that included semi circles...  Everyone did a really nice job in class and virtually everyone finished during class.  If you didn't, tonight's homework is to complete the worksheet from class.  Tomorrow you will receive the one of the two study guides for next Thursday's test.

Thanks for your hard work today!  See you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Finding Area and Perimeter of shapes in Photographs!

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Finding area and perimeter in pictures!

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Shapes in Photographs!

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Old Pictures from our "Discovering Pi" project!

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More discovering pi pictures

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Discovering Pi pictures

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Old "Discovering Pi" Pictures!

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Photography activity!

Hello ladies and gentlemen!

Today we corrected last night's homework and then got a chance to identify some of the shapes present in various photographs.  I hope that you enjoyed finding the shapes and finding their areas and perimeters.  I will try to post the pictures that I took today this evening or tomorrow night.  No Homework tonight.

-Miss K  :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rainy Monday!

Tonight's homework is to complete the Area and Perimeter paper that we started in class.  If you needed to redo some problems from Friday's assignment, please complete those as well.  Tomorrow we will be working on our geometry assignment using the photographs that you took!  I hope that you will enjoy!

If you are celebrating Passover this evening, I hope that you enjoy your Seder!  I am heading to a family friend's house to celebrate tonight! 

-Miss K  :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Home Sick. :(

I hope that things went well at school today.  I miss you guys!

(just hanging with the pup!)

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Graded Class Assignment

Awesome job on the grade class assignment today!  You all did a nice job!  I should have the grade back by Tuesday.  I am feeling kinda yucky, so there is a REALLY GOOD CHANCE that I will not be in tomorrow.  SO BUMMED that I will be missing crazy hair day!  I will try to blog from home tomorrow, but don't hate me if I don't!

No Homework tonight and there probably won't be any tomorrow either...  Aren't you guys lucky!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Area of a Circle

Another version of the wavy parallelogram method for finding the area of a circle.  Step by step pictures set to music...

We will be doing things like this soon!

Simple instructions on how to find area...  They don't actually multiply out by pi, but be sure that you do!

Tonight's homework is to complete the area worksheet!

Please remember, r x r does not equal r x 2!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Circle and Pi songs...

Tonight's homework is to complete the circumference sheet, all problems, both sides.  Math-A-Thon permission is due tomorrow and you pictures need to be in by Thursday!

Thanks for your hard work today!  Enjoy the videos!

-Miss K  :)

ps-  I had a lot of fun watching these videos with you today.  :)

Monday, March 22, 2010


We began our circle work today as we talked about circumference...

First we identified the value of pi that we will be using...  3.14  Be sure to type in 3.14 rather than using the pi key when you do your calculations.  :)

Circumference is the distance around a circle, like the perimeter of a circle.
Diameter is the distance across a circle, through the center.  Twice the length of the radius.
Radius is the distance from the center to the edge of a circle.  Half the length of the diameter.

Tonight's homework is worksheet 4-7, all problems.  Use the formulas from class and on the back of the sheet to help you solve the problems and remember to use 3.14 for pi and to use a calculator for your work!

Additional notes and information on circumference from Mr. Glosser's Math Goodies.

Explanation and game: KnowledgeBox Math Games (click on the kid to shoot! The longer you hold it the further is goes)

Information and an interactive circle that shows you how values change as a circle increases or decreases in size. From Math Warehouse.

  (ignore the area part for now...)

Best of luck on the homework!

-Miss K  :)

Math-A-Thon Information

Please return your Math-A-Thon permission slips by Wednesday in order to participate.

Incentives:  Not only will you receive prizes from St. Jude's for participating, but you will also get 50% homework passes from me.  You get two 50% passes if you participate at the basic, $35 level, and additional one at the $250 level and a fourth if you get past $500!!!  If you bring in more that $750, talk to me and we will see about additional rewards!

Please do not sign up if you do not plan to collect donations, as it costs money to pay for the resources that allow you to participate. 

-Miss K  :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My first beautiful thing!

First daffodil of the season. It just makes me smile!

I hope that you are finding beautiful things to photograph!  Remember to send the pictures to me.  If you need help, ask a parent or an older sibling.  If you need a few days to get the picture to me, that will be fine.  I have something planned for the pictures for later this or next week!

Happy spring my smiley fiends!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Awesome Math Music Video-Circles

This weekend's homework:  Take a picture of something beautiful and share it with someone!  If you e-mail it to me, kahrimanisn@madison.k12.ct.us, I will post it on the blog to share with your classmates!  ps- This homework is not required, but is suggested!

Teacher draws the perfect circle...

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Tonight's homework is to complete the irregular figures worksheet from class.  It's only 6 problems, but you must show your work on every one!  Good luck and feel free to use a calculator on your work!

We also saw the Math-A-Thon video today.  You will recieve your permission slip and donation sign-up sheet tomorrow in math class.  You can check out St. Jude's website at http://www.stjude.org/ if you want to know a little bit more about what they do and how many people they help!

Thanks in advance for your help!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010