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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Colorful Snowstorm

Students in grades 4&5 reviewed important geometry ideas while making 3-D snowflakes.

Some of the words we used during the creation of our snowflakes:
Symmetry
Parallel
Square
Quadrilateral
Parallelogram
Isosceles Triangle
Right Triangle
Congruent
Half
Fourth

Want to make more 3-D snowflakes at home?  Here is a quick video with the directions!


Have a great holiday season and enjoy your time off!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

In K-3 Math we tried to answer the question: How many seeds in a pumpkin?
We listened to this story



Here is what we found:










Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Growth Mindset

Many of our math classes at ACS are participating in the Week of Inspirational Math from youcubed.org.

From the You Cubed Website:
  This week is about inspiring students through open, beautiful and creative math. We have chosen the different tasks so that students see math as a broad, interesting and visual subject that involves deep thinking. Students will learn important growth mindset messages that will help them feel confident, try harder all year, persist with open and difficult problems and embrace mistakes and challenge. All tasks are low floor and high ceiling – they are accessible to all students and they extend to high levels.
This website also has some great resources for parents on how kids learn math and how you can support them.  Make sure you check them out

Below are a few of my favorite picture books for helping kids see how important it is to have a growth mindset.