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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Strand 7!

DO IT!  :)  (and maybe some of strand 8 too while you are at it!)  :)

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

What? More CMT prep? Who would have thought?

Today was Strand 4!  That's all!  Have a good night!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day two of CMT Prep!

Tonight's homework is to complete strands 3 and 6.  They should go pretty well, but here are some pointers for strand three from MathIsFun:

Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Converting Decimals to Fractions

Converting Fractions to Decimals

Converting Decimals to Percents

Converting Fractions to Percents

Equivalent Fractions

Converting between Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Good luck on tonight's HW!  Feel free to work on strands 10, 11, 12, 15 and/or 21 if you finish tonight's hw and have some time to do more work!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

CMT prep!

Welcome back everyone!  Are you as tired as I am?

We started working on our CMT packets today and your homework tonight is to complete Strands 1 and 2.  Strand one is about place value and strand two covers pictorial representations of numbers.

As you already know, we've missed quite a few days of school, so we are a little bit behind in our CMT prep and I strongly encourage you to get some extra work done if you can!  Though tonight's homework is Strands 1 and 2, I encourage you to complete strands 12, 15 and 21 if you have the time to get more work done.  After that, please work on strands 10 and 11 if you can.  Otherwise, the schedule is as follows:

Mon “F” Day
February 25th
Tues “A” Day
February 26th
Wed “B” Day
February 27th
Thurs “C” Day
February 28th
Fri “D” Day
March 1st
Strands 1 and 2
45 problems
Strands 3 and 6
34 problems
Strand 4
47 problems
Strand 7
46 problems
Strand 8
24 problems
Mon “E” Day
March 4th
Tues “F” Day
March 5th
Wed “A” Day
March 6th
Thurs “B” Day
March 7th
Fri “C” Day
March 8th
Strands 9A and B
24 problems
Strands 9C and D
18 problems
Strands 10 and 11
23 problems
Strands 12, 15 & 21
30 problems
Correction Day

Thanks and good luck!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, February 15, 2013


It was a blast making our Hexaflexagons in class today!  This is the site that I got the templates from if you want to make some on your own!

Have a wonderful break!!!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tonight's strange homework!

Soooooooooo, in case you hadn't noticed, we missed a whole bunch of school due to the storm!  Well, I had planned for you to take a test yesterday and obviously that didn't happen!  In order to get out test done before break, I have given you the test in class and am allowing you to work on it at home this evening.  Please feel free to use your notes and review posts on the blog to help you.  THIS WILL NOT COUNT AS A FULL TEST, rather as a graded assignment/quiz.  I will be able to decide once I have a better understanding of how it goes for everyone!

As you know from our discussion in class, I fully acknowledge that I was not able to teach you about Histograms prior to giving out the test, yet they are on the assignment.  As I said in class, I want you to do your best on that question, using the notes, examples and information that I provide in this post.  I will also give you a few minutes in class tomorrow to further review the concept of a Histogram.  I will very likely give partial credit and/or reduce the points on that question so that it is fair.  To be totally honest, I want to see how everyone handles the problem before I decide.  For example, if everyone does really well on it, I don't want it to be worth less.  Once again, I am going to play it by ear and let you know!

And now, on to Histograms...

From Mathisfun.com


A Histogram is a graphical display of data using bars of different heights.
It is similar to a Bar Chart, but a histogram groupsnumbers into ranges
And you decide what ranges to use!

Example: Dress Shop Survey

You asked customers who bought one of the "Aurora" range of skirts how old they were.
The ages were from 5 to 25 years old.
You decide to put the results into groups of 5:
  • The 1 to 5 years old range,
  • The 6 to 10 years old range,
  • etc...
So when someone says "I am 17"
you add 1 to the "16-20" range.

And here is the result:

You can see (for example) that there were 30 customers between 6 and 10 years old

Histograms are a great way to show results of continuous data, such as:
  • weight
  • height
  • how much time
  • etc.
But if your data is in categories (such as Country or Favorite Movie), then you should use a Bar Chart.

How to make a Histogram:

A Histogram Problem:

See you tomorrow!  We'll spend some time in class tomorrow going over the Histograms and finishing everything up, but please finish the test tonight so we just need to do a quick review and check over in class tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Super Snowstorm! (Big Bad Blizzard!)

Hey everyone!  I doubt that you are checking out the blog over this unexpected vacation, but in case you are, I hope that all is well with you!  I lost power for a day and just got my driveway plowed today!  I've be doing lots of shoveling, reading, watching junky TV and staying up later than I should!  I also took a bunch of pictures!  The ones below are some of my favorites!  As you would expect, many of them are of Cami!  Let me know what you have been doing to pass the time in the comments!  I miss you guys!  Oh, and there's no school again tomorrow!  Do we think we'll be back on Wednesday or Thursday?

-Miss K  :)

The fire that kept us warm when the power was out Friday night.

Friday Night.

Not even a snowstorm can dull my bright shoes!

That's my sister's car!  Usually blue, but now in white!

A bird perched on her rear windshield wiper!

The deck and porch...  so much more appealing in the summer!

There was one stick that broke through.  This female cardinal took up residence.

Cami in her cozy sweater.

Male cardinal in the snow covered tree.

You can tell we were already bored!

I thought that it was cool that you could see that the snow and ice had a blue hue.  Can you see it?

Fire + snowstorm = strange chimney icicles  (snowstorm math)

The sleet made a shelf halfway down in the snow.  Cami liked to hang out on it.

Black capped chickadee on my feeder.

My dog likes to roll on the ice and snow!

Downy Woodpecker.

Cami near the fire, on a couch cushion, under my comforter to keep warm on Saturday.

25 is my new least favorite number!  How much did you get?

Sometimes you need to wear EVERY color in the rainbow!

We usually keep her on the leash, but since she was trapped by the snow, we let her free.  She's fully aware that there's no where to go!

The ice and snow on this birch tree was stunning in the sun!

Crystal trees.

Okay, I really liked the ice on the trees. 
Yeah, bored.

I love my pretty dog!

Again, with the trees?  Yes, again with the trees!

I told you that she likes to roll in the snow!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

No school tomorrow!

Enjoy your snow day and stay warm and safe!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Reviewing today!

Today we took time to review Mean, Median, Mode, Range, and Stem and Leaf Plots.  Homework is to finish both white sheets of paper that I handed out.  Green class, since you didn't have time to work on it in class, only the bowling sheet is due tomorrow.  Please get the other white sheet (pages 1-6 and 1-7) done for next week.  Everyone, the lime green study guide is due Tuesday!

Here's the homework:


Soooooo..... SNOW??????

Here' what is predicted right now...

From Weather.com (The Weather Channel)

From wtnh.com

From NBC Connecticut

(not a movie, just a screen capture from the site)

What Miss K will be doing if we have a Snow Day tomorrow...

See you tomorrow????  Stay safe and warm either way!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MMMR (Mean, Median, Mode and Range)

Today we went over Mean, Median, Mode and Range!  It seemed like many of you already feel comfortable with these concepts, but here are the notes from class to help you...


Tonight's homework is to complete BOTH MMMR worksheets.  I know it's a lot, but please use a calculator and work carefully.  I hope it isn't too bad when you work smart!

I only have a digital version of one of the worksheets...  Here it is!

Good luck!  See you tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)