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Math Games

Math Art

Today, we made spirolateral math art. I can’t quite put into words what that means, but find an Electron and they should be able to show you! We used multiplication, skip counting, graphing and patterning in our art.

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Symmetry

We read the book “Seeing Symmetry” to complement our work from the previous week. Since the book mentioned snow flakes, we did a science experiment with baking soda and hair conditioner to make snow. The Electrons were challenged to research at home to figure out why the ingredients become cold when they are combined.

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Symmetry

This week, we discussed lines of symmetry and then created our own symmetrical drawings. After we got our drawing muscles warmed up, we started self-portraits created on drawing paper using a photo of half of our face and reflecting that half over the line of symmetry to create our portraits.

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Oobleck

Today we discussed viscosity. (Viscosity: resistance of a fluid (liquid or gas) to a change in shape, or movement of neighbouring portions relative to one another. Viscosity denotes opposition to flow.) We got our hands dirty and made oobleck! 🙂 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/oobleck-bring-science-home/

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Cupcakes

This math session was all about cupcakes! The Electrons partnered up to work on a math challenge to identify and value different types of cupcakes, icing, and toppings. Once they valued each element of the cupcake, they added the prices together. A couple of the pairs were able to sort all twelve of their cupcakes […]

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Multiplication Equation

During our first math class, The Electrons did multiplication equation searches. They’re a lot like word searches, but instead of searching for words, we searched for equations. Each Electron chose to work on “2” or “7” times tables, depending on the level of challenge they preferred. We finished our class by playing Sleeping Queens, a […]

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Symmetry

This week we talked about symmetry. The children made so really cool symmetrical designs that are hanging to dry in the art room. They designed one half of a folded paper and then tried to recreate it on the other side. Then they painted one half and folded it to create a true symmetrical design. […]

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Geo Boards

We had a great first day exploring the Geoboards with colorful rubber bands. We started off by doing some simple command instructions which they did. We then moved on to some complex commands. They handled that really well and when they needed help they used their peers as support as well as asking for help […]

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Math Games

This week, we split into two groups and switched off playing Sequence and Sleeping Queens. Rowdy fun was had by all. Many of the electrons expressed interest in playing Sleeping Queens again, so we may do this again next week. Fun fact: this game was invented by a six -year-old homeschooler!

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Math Games

With both Sam/Sabeena out, I brought in a few games to try that Adelina was excited to share. Langston brought in a super cool, complicated version of tic-tac-toe…”Ultimate Tic-tac-toe”, which was a blast! Thanks for sharing, Langston!! Then we had an Othello show-down with 3 games going at the same time & trading of opponents. […]

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