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Friday, January 29, 2016
6th Grade Advanced Math
This week the students continued being introduced to unit 3 concepts. They worked on applying and analyzing unit rates using a newspaper sales ad, as well as determining whether proportional relationships exist through the use of tables, graphs, and equations. The students will continue to practice finding the constant rate of proportionality next week, and determining if given graphs have proportional relationships. They will also be introduced to the Real World Experience project for unit 3.
* Now that we have started unit 3, the students will again be receiving daily math homework.
*Unit 2 Real World Experience project went home today!
3rd/4th Differentiated Engagement Block (DEB)
Each student is creating an automaton that represents a scene from their favorite book. This week the students continued to work on their automatons. Some students have finished their projects, and others are close to finishing. Next week, we will begin reading the novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. This story will go along perfectly not only with our invention unit, but also since the story revolves around the history of automata.
Figuring out how to get the doll rods to move up and down.
Hard at Work!
Glue, glue, and more glue!
Trying it out!
Figuring out the next step.
5th/6th Differentiated Engagement Block (DEB)
This week the students spent time researching Rube Goldberg machines and watching videos. We discussed the characteristics of Rube Goldberg machines, and the history behind them. On Thursday, the students partnered up and drew a blueprint of their Rube Goldberg machine. The requirements for the machines are as follow: it must complete a task, it must involve five steps, two of the five steps must involve simple machines, and it must be transferable. The students started building their machines today, and it was great to see them problem solving with issues that arose.