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Monday, November 29, 2010

Back to school! (yawn)

I have to say that I am very impressed with your work today everyone!  You did really well for a Monday morning, especially after a really long weekend!  As you know, homework is to complete the fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions worksheet.  Do your best and good luck!

-Miss K  :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my blog!  I started it the day after Thanksgiving last year and I have had so much fun bring math, academic help, fun pictures, and some interesting "stuff" to you!  I hope that you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving break!  See you Monday!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Feeling hot hot hot!

That's sunshine reflected into one small spot.  It gets really, really HOT!

-Miss K  :)

One more (and it's only a half) day left!!!

No homework.  Grades should be posted on the parent portal by 4 pm.

Have a good day!  See you tomorrow!

(Green class craziness)

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Number Theory Quiz tomorrow!

Please use the video posts from a few days ago to help you study!!!  Tonight's homework is to Study for the quiz and get your decimal test signed if you have not already done so.  :)

Answers to the divisibility worksheet:  (bold numbers are the ones that work)

1. 10             2 3 5 6 9 10       2. 180            2 3 5 6 9 10

3. 45             2 3 5 6 9 10       4. 88              2 3 5 6 9 10

5. 1,122        2 3 5 6 9 10      6. 238             2 3 5 6 9 10

7. 687,876    2 3 5 6 9 10      8. 23               2 3 5 6 9 10

9. 12             2 3 5 6 9 10      10. 1,234        2 3 5 6 9 10

11. 405         2 3 5 6 9 10      12. 72              2 3 5 6 9 10

13. 60           2 3 5 6 9 10      14. 26              2 3 5 6 9 10

15. 591         2 3 5 6 9 10      16. 1001          2 3 5 6 9 10

17. 1,001,001     2 3 5 6 9 10      18. 6,325      2 3 5 6 9 10

19. 6,894      2 3 5 6 9 10       20. 7,418           2 3 5 6 9 10

21. 99           2 3 5 6 9 10       22. 360              2 3 5 6 9 10

23. 95,146    2 3 5 6 9 10       24. 980              2 3 5 6 9 10

25. 543,835,653,534,486,233,954                   2 3 5 6 9 10

Good luck Studying!!!

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter!

I am about to head out to see the new Harry Potter movie with Miss M and Mrs. Rao!  Have a wonderful weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Finally Friday!

Thanks for all the fun in class today!  I really enjoyed finishing the posters with you!  I will post the pictures on Monday!  In the meantime, here is a picture of Homer Simpson that Ryan M. made on the keyboard.  (I rotated it so you can see it better)

Homework is to complete the study guide for Monday, study for the Test on Tuesday, and get your test signed by Tuesday.

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I want one.

-Miss K  :)

Genius Traffic Light

Sometimes, when you see something, you don't understand why it wasn't invented FOREVER ago!

-Miss K  :)

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Keep doing that Fraction dance!!!

Tonight's homework is to complete worksheet 5-8, numbers 1-32.  Some problems are already done for you! 

Remember, the Quiz is on Tuesday and your Study Guide is due Monday.

-Miss K  :)

Number Theory Quiz on Tuesday! Mega Movies!!!

As you know, we have our Number Theory Quiz on Tuesday.  The study guide is due on Monday, so be sure to spend a little bit of time on that each day.  The quiz will be the last grade of the first trimester, so please be sure to do your best.  If you want to improve your average, this is the time to do it.  If you are already happy with your average, make sure that this grade won't bring you down at all!

I have supreme faith in your abilities and your diligence!  This is what you need to know:  (videos included where I could find them)  :)

* Divisibility rules for 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10

  (you can ignore the rules for 4, 8, and 12)

* Prime Numbers
* Composite Numbers

* Least Common Multiple

* Lowest Terms/simplifying fractions

* Equivalent fractions

* Fraction Pictures (shading in a grid or circling some items in a larger set)

* Converting from Mixed to Improper fractions

* Converting from Improper to Mixed fractions

  (don't worry about the percentage part)

* Comparing and Ordering Fractions.

Good Luck Everyone!  We will finish our posters tomorrow in class!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mixed to improper/Improper to mixed

Hey everyone!  Sorry I forgot to blog before I left...  Not feeling great, probably not going to be in tomorrow.

Tonight's homework is to complete worksheet 5-6.  You also received your study guide for Tuesday's Quiz.  That is due on Monday.

I will try to look for a video on converting later.  I may post it tomorrow.

Have a good night.  See you Thursday!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fractions in lowest terms

Today was a tired day...  In case you forgot today's lesson, here's a video to help you remember:

Homework is to complete the fractions in lowest terms worksheet.

Hasta Manana!

-Miss K  :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

SUMO Paint

So, our resident creative genius, Connor B., found yet another really cool thing!  When I was checking out his blog, I saw that he was using a paint program called "SUMO paint."

Short story:  It's awesome go play.

Long story:  This paint program seems to be available for free online and has tons of really neat painting, stamping, drawing tools, and coloring tools.  I really like the symmetry tool and how you can spin the different shapes that you make.  Click on the toggle that allows you to have "shape trails" when you work with it.  I really liked that effect.  I am sure that Connor might be able to tell you a bit more.

Here is a link to the pictures that he made on his blog.

Enjoy the beautiful day and go make something beautiful on the computer once the sun goes down!

See you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, November 12, 2010


No Homework.  Have a nice weekend.

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Primes, Composites, and Factorization

As you know, I was super impressed with your work today in class!  You have all done so well, participated, and "gotten" the new concepts!  I am so proud of you and all of your hard work!

Prime Number:  A number with 1 and itself as its only factors.

examples: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 31, 37, 41, 43, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79, 83, 89, 97...

Composite Number:  A number with more factors than just 1 and itself.

examples:  4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100...

Numbers of Note:  0 and 1 are neither prime nor composite.  0 is actually an interesting number, check out the wiki link!  By the way, 0 IS an even number!  1 cannot be prime because it only has one factor, 1, and by definition, primes have two factors.  1 is its own factorial, meaning that it can be multiplied by itself as many times as you want and will always equal itself.  Check out the wiki page!

We also learned how to do the prime factorization of a number.

Tonight's homework is to complete the Prime, Composite, and Factorization worksheet.  Remember that we have a graded class assignment tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Least Common Multiples!

Hey there everyone!  You all did a great job today working on Least Common Multiples (LCM)!  I was super pleased with your work.  As you know, tonight's homework is to complete the LCM worksheet.

Good luck and use your pink paper or the back of your worksheet to help you as needed.

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Divisibility Rules

What a busy day, between the talent show and Mix-it-up day, it was pretty crazy!  Congrats to those of you that performed in the talent show.  What I saw was spectacular and I heard that the parts I missed were wonderful too!  If you made a new friend today at mix-it-up lunch, good for you.  If you kinda cheated the system and just sat with the same friends you sit with each day, you really missed out on an opportunity.  Hopefully you will choose to participate in the future...

Now onto class...  So instead of the pre-test that I had initially planned on giving you today, I decided to move onto the divisibility rules.  Here are the rules just in case you need a reminder.

Divisibility Rules

A number is divisible by 2 if it is even, ends in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0

A number is divisible by 3 if the sum of its digits can be divided by 3

A number is divisible by 5 if the value ends with 5 or 0

A number is divisible by 6 if it is divisible by both 2 and 3

A number is divisible by 9 if the sum of its digits can be divided by 9

A number is divisible by 10 if the value ends with 0

Here are some links that I found to help you with the concepts.  I will continue to search for more, but these are the best so far!

Game #1  (more numbers than we use, but try the others too!  The game tells you the rule for each one!)

Practice #1  (Select #'s 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 & 10)

Remember that tonight's homework is to complete the Divisibility worksheet (BOTH SIDES).  Good Luck!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Driscoll Middle School football RULES

This is just plain AWESOME!!!

-Miss K  :)

Today I found out... 12 food facts!

12 Fascinating Food Facts
[Source: Today I Found Out]

-Miss K  :)

Wow, that's dedication!

Kim Rugg from Cool Hunting on Vimeo.

-Miss K  :)

Just keep reminding yourself... This kid is 6 years old!

Miss K  :)

This looks equally fun and difficult!

oh yeah, and vomit-inducing too!

-Miss K :)

90 Minute delay!

I loved the delay, but honestly, it messed up our schedule big time!!!  In class today, we finished our math tests and didn't have time to start our pre-tests.  Tomorrow we will work on the pre-tests and get started on our next chapter.  No Homework tonight!  Enjoy!

-Miss K  :)


SNOW DELAY!!! So excited that I can't fall back to sleep!!!! See ya' 90 minutes later than usual!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Carl Sagan Day!

I just saw that today is Carl Sagan day!  Check out the official Carl Sagan Day Page!  I remember doing a book report project on him when I was in 6th grade at Brown school.  My father helped me with the project because he was a big admirer of Sagan, and ever since, Carl Sagan has reminded me of my father.

Sagan was an astronomer and somewhat of a philosopher.  He is probably most known for his PBS series and book, COSMOS.  Take a look at the video below, "Pale Blue Dot."

I know that you might be tempted to not watch, to ignore or to only watch a little bit of that video, but, I suggest that you take the three minutes and thirty-one seconds to watch the whole video and then take a little bit more time to think about what he said:

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam"

The video below has an element of math in it, check it out!

(somehow I think I can say with some certainty that he would have LOVED to play with a SmartBoard!  That, and my mind is blown!)

He was good with numbers too...

Can you imagine why "Google" decided to name their search engine the way that they did?

Have a wonderful day everyone!  Do your best to make a positive impact on the pale blue dot upon which you live!  See you Monday!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Test today!

It's taking forever, so you will be allowed to finish on Monday. 

Have a great weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010


-Miss K :)

I don't know why, but I kinda love this!

-Miss K  :)

Decimal Test tomorrow!!!!


If you chose to complete the optional practice sheet, you can use the answers below to check your work!

1)   15.111
2)   3420
3)   0.3807
4)   1188
5)   44.256
6)   33.9
7)   0.19
8)   1.54
9)   1515
10) 3.3
11) c = 4
12) d = 55.269
13) m = 250
14) k = 5.9859

Best of luck and play the games in the game post from yesterday below to help you study as well!  (The games that we played in class!)

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cool Assembly Today

Check out the website of Cary Trivanovich, the gentleman who conducted today's assembly.  Cool stuff!!!

-Miss K  :)

Decimal Test on Friday, That's right, FRIDAY!!!!

As you know from class today, we postponed the test until Friday.  You therefore have an extra day to study, so I expect everyone to do just a little bit better!!!!

Here are some games to help you study...  We may even play some of them in class tomorrow!  :)

Ordering Decimal Values

Identifying place values  (scroll down)

More Place Values  (scroll down)

Even more Place Values  (scroll down)

Decimal matching

Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying practice

Rounding Decimals

Beat the Clock



Decimal Darts

Laser Beams

Place Value Strategy

Decimal Speedway

Rope Tug

Jeopardy Game

The Super Big  (complicated, but lots of good math)

Multiplying decimals football


Dividing Decimals

Decimals in space

A bunch of decimal games

Scales  (refresh the page for new problems)

A bunch of Decimal games  (many are already in my collection above!)

Have fun playing and STUDY!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Student Blogs

Be sure to check out the blog links on the left side of my blog.  They all belong to classmates!

If yours isn't there, please leave your name (first name and last initial) and the link to your blog in the comments on this post!  Thanks!

-Miss K  :)

Solving decimal equations... multiplication and division

I know that we have a lot to do for homework, but I checked with the other teachers and I know that you don't have much homework in your other classes.  If you began working on the Study Guide already, you should be absolutely fine with the homework.  Remember, we don't have school tomorrow, so everything is due on Wednesday.

1.  Complete the classwork if you didn't finish it.  (you don't have to show checks on #'s 8, 10, and 11)
2.  Complete the solving equations worksheet.
3.  Complete the study guide.

Feel free to use a multiplication chart, like the one below to help you!

Please work diligently and show your work.  I believe that the HW will go faster than you think if you work carefully.  Best of luck and check out this video to help you study for the Test on Thursday!

I will be at Polson tomorrow (I don't get the day off), so if you have questions, leave a comment on the blog or email me and I will do my best to help!

Enjoy your day off and sorry about all the work!!!

-Miss K  :)

Make me dance!

Make me dance, then create your own.  Post the link in the comment section!

Dancing Miss K

-Miss K  :)

This teacher is awesome!

-Miss K  :)