Math with Ms. Voltz

May 27 - 30, 2014

May 19-23 at a Glance & News to Note!

Monday: No School Today, Memorial Day!

Tuesday: Music,

Wednesday: PE, College T-shirt, Extended Planning for Teachers, Specials for Kids

Thursday: Art,

Friday: Runner's Club; 2PM Yearbook Signing

Financial Literacy

What's a Fifth Grader to Know about Personal Financial Literacy

The student applies mathematical process standards to manage one’s financial resources effectively for lifetime financial security. The student is expected to:

  • define income tax, payroll tax, sales tax, and property tax;
  • explain the difference between gross income and net income;
  • identify the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of payment, including check, credit card, debit card, and electronic payments;
  • develop a system for keeping and using financial records;
  • describe actions that might be taken to balance a budget when expenses exceed income; and
  • balance a simple budget.
Bank of America: How to Set Up a Budget

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Find a career that interests you. Learn about your chosen career. Determine average money salary. Write a summary of the career, education needed, salary, job qualifications, growth potential of career, and brief job description based on your research. Submit this prior to beginning your budget work.

Hands on Banking for Kids

Work through the modules posted. Write a reflection of your learning for each section and turn it in along with your certificate of completion prior to choosing your group. This information will help you be successful with your group!

Hands on Banking for Teens

This is completely optional. You may choose to work on this but it is not necessary! This is geared towards middle school kids.

Geometry Activities

Numbers and Operations Practice Activities

You will 'play' these activities on a computer. Stay focused and turn in a reflection including your name, date, activity played and what you practiced and learned.

Algebraic Thinking

You will practice and reinforce algebraic thinking with these activities. Once again, please turn in a reflection as posted above.

Decimals, Fractions and Percents

Before you watch the video… Brainstorm some real world examples of decimals, fractions and percents! Try to list at about five examples of each before you begin.
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents Math Lesson
Metric Conversion (My Kangaroo Has Dandruff)

Learn Polygons, Polyhedron with this awesome Interactive!

Study Jams

Search any math topic, learn and take a quiz! Great Place to Start your Review!

Dunk Tank… Learn More about Range, Mean, Median and Mode

Bill Nye: The Science Guy - Probability (Full Episode)

Explore Learning

Gizmo List:

  • Mean, Median, and Mode
  • Stem and Leaf Plots
  • Spin the Big Wheel
  • Probability Simulations
  • Mascot Elections

Work through these gizmos! Study the vocabulary, explore the gizmo and complete the 5 question assessments!

Learn More about Probability!

Understanding the probability of chance events—Lesson 1 of 3 (Common Core Standard 7.SP.5)
Understanding the probability of chance events--Lesson 2 of 3 (Common Core Standard 7.SP.5)
Understanding the probability of chance events--Lesson 3 of 3 (Common Core Standard 7.SP.5)

Vocabulary Development:

Check these sites posted below. Can you define, illustrate, make an analogy, use the term in a sentence? Can you give multiple examples and could you teach someone the term you are learning?

Check out eGames… Math Lingo… Have a blast learning and reviewing!


Translations, Reflections and Rotations

Motion Geometry: Rotations, Reflections and Translations

Are you ready for a QUIZ?

The Mean, Median and Mode Toads

Additive and Multiplicative Patterns…. What are they?

Videos to Watch!

Math Antics - Basic Division
Math Antics - Long Division
Big 7 Division Strategy
Multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm--Lesson 3 of 3 (CCSS: 5.NBT.5)