Fractions:

Through exploration and competition, students will deepen their understanding of fraction relationships. While students use their problem solving skills, they will be exposed to history, trivia, and fun facts.

Please see "Caesar's English" information below.

## Student Work

Rates, Ratios, & Proportions:

Students work in teams to review equivalent fractions and to use this knowledge to solve problems including understanding ratios, creating proportions, determining unit rates and understanding problems involving time, rate, and distance. Students will not only calculate their answers but they will be required to explain their thinking and validate the solution.

Caesar's English

Students are working with "Algebra into the Unknown." Working in whole class, pairs and individual situations, students explore the unknowns of algebra. We will investigate variables, equations, patterns and functions, connect algebra skills with concrete materials through problem-solving situations, and display mathematical relationships through symbols, diagrams, tables and graphs.

Who is My Neighbor? Through a variety of activities students have been discussing how to recognize and appreciate differences in people. We will continue to explore and discuss our own unique indiviualities, as well as others, and how together we all contribute to the wonderful world in which we live.

## Plus Magazine-

Plus Magazine is a free online publication dedicated to introducing readers to practical applications of mathematics. Plus Magazine strives to reach that goal through the publication of mathematics-related news articles, podcasts, and mathematics puzzles designed around "real-life" scenarios.

## Math Live-

Math Live - is a neat mathematics website developed by Learn Alberta. Math Live presents students with animated stories that teach mathematics lessons. In all there are twenty-three lessons for elementary school and middle school students. The lessons are divided into four categories; Number, Patterns and Relations, Shape and Space, Statistics and Probability. Each animated lesson is accompanied by a mathematics worksheet that students complete either while watching the lesson or after viewing the lesson. Each lesson is divided into sections and students can advance or rewind as needed.