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Showing posts from April, 2014

### Home Sick with Box-and-Whisker

This post has been moved to:  http://www.cognitivecardiowithmsmm.com/blog/box-and-whisker-fold-it-up-freebie

### Writing Goal

I haven't spent much time on my blog lately:(  I've been pretty good at getting the Workin' On It Wednesday link up posted each week, but not much beyond that. So, one goal is to write at least three times this week. I'm going to branch out a little from just classroom topics, and share a bit about other things. Today's topic - my puppies! This is Lily "posing" for the camera. My daughter likes to say that she's modeling. She has the greatest personality - so friendly, attentive, and curious. She watches TV with us and shows such an interest in what's happening. Below, she's chewing on a "skull" toy that they've had for years....there's just something about it that she and Oreo love. There can be three other toys around, but they'll "fight" over this one. Lily and Oreo love to cuddle....often times, she'll crawl right on top of him to lie down- or on me, or on whoever is available - she's so funny!

### Workin On It Wednesday 4/16

This week, I'm working on finishing up one more day before a 3-day weekend that includes my birthday:) We've worked on finding percents of numbers, as well as converting fractions, decimals, and percents...for which we've used our FDP Fold it Up and our FDP Number Line (both linked below).  Test tomorrow! An InLinkz Link-up

### Rumors!

Rumors is another great lesson from Mathline! This lesson allows students to explore exponential growth, in the context of spreading a rumor. In addition to the focus on math concepts, this lesson can also help students to understand how quickly rumors can actually spread....an important idea for middle schoolers to consider. To begin the lesson, students are presented with the following scenario: "Two students who were both born on December 21st, the date of the winter solstice, decide that it would be great not to have to attend school on that day. Therefore, they start a rumor that schools will be closed to celebrate the winter solstice. So, on December 1st, one of the students told two of her friends that school would be closed. On the next day, each of these students tells 2 students and on consecutive days, each of the new students tells 2 more students and so on. If there are 8,000 students in the school district, the question arises as to whether the rumor was started