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Friday, November 29, 2013

How big is a billion? - Numberphile

And you thought it was confusing when I taught you big numbers....  Apparently there are two DIFFERENT billions!!!!

-Miss K  :)

87,539,319 - Numberphile

Happy Black Friday!  I'm spending mine watching geeky math videos!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday before Turkey Day!

Hey all!

Thanks so much for participating in my little shopping trip today!  I hope that you had fun!  I loved seeing the effort and dedication that you put into your work on this assignment!  We will do something like this again soon!

Tonight's homework is to complete pages 4 and 5 in your adding and subtracting decimals packet!  I will post the answer on here tomorrow so you can check your work since we will be having a special day in class tomorrow for the half day!

Thanks again for always doing your best in class!  If you won't be here tomorrow, please accept my "Happy Thanksgiving" today!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Line up the dot and give it all you've got!

Want to play the game from class?



Homework is pages 2 and 3 in the adding and subtracting packet.

Tomorrow we will go on a shopping trip!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pixel art for Monday

Okay...  We are going to get a little creative next week and play with pixel art!

Your homework is to come with a large, square (hopefully color) picture on Monday if you can!  Feel free to email the picture to me if you would prefer and I can print it out for you.  Instagram pictures are ideal for pixelating because they are already square and usually have bright, simple shapes.  If you want to use an instagram picture, you can hashtag it #misskpixelart and I will be able to access it!

If you can't get a picture printed, that is fine!  You can email me or tag the picture on instagram or just rip a picture out of the comics of your Sunday paper or whatever you can find.  If you can't make it happen one of those way, that's okay too!  I will have extra images for you!

Here are two pictures of my dog that I was able to pixelate digitally.

As you can see, when we pixelate, we can break an image up into boxes (sometimes even other shapes) and represent the image in a different manner.  Old video games used to look very pixelated.  See Mario and the Duck Hunt duck below.

I spent many an afternoon playing this game!

If you have a picture that you would like to digitally pixelate like I did to my dog above, you can go to LunaPic and pixelate it here!  If you have trouble getting to the "Pixelate" section, choose it from the "adjust" menu items.  It's the 6th one down.

Here are some fun and funky examples of pixel art, sometimes using pixels, sometimes using interesting objects like rubik's cubes or candy!

Rubik's Cubes!

Jelly Beans!


 Tee shirts!

A video on making the Tee Shirt pixel art!

Try making some basic pixel art here!

Check out some really cool mosaics made from random objects HERE!

If you have any questions or if there is any confusion about what you are supposed to do, don't worry about it and we will talk about it on Monday!  If you can bring in a picture, GREAT!  If you email me a picture, GREAT!  If you can hashtag a picture, GREAT!

If you can't, NO WORRIES!!!

Enjoy your weekend and I can't wait to begin making art with you on Monday!!!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Estimating with Decimals!

Tonight's homework:

Page 13 in the packet, Numbers 1-20 and 33-35. 

Notes and examples from class.

The first four homework examples:

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rounding with decimals

Remember rounding?

Some notes and examples on rounding decimals:

Tonight's Homework:

Two games that you can play to practice rounding with decimals!

Funny BBC game that wouldn't work in class.

Baseball game.

Have a good night!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Introduction to Decimals

Today we began working on our Decimal unit by reviewing the different decimal place values.

Notes from class (and in your Decimal Packet)

Tonight's Homework:  Complete pages 3 and 4 in your Decimal Packet.  
( I only have page 4 digitally, sorry!)

Want to practice your place value skills with the pirate game from class today?  Click on the picture below to go to the game!

Good luck with tonight's homework!  It shouldn't take too long!

-Miss K  :)