Friday, March 28, 2014

Snowpocalypse Follow up!

As promised, the students were out in full force this morning getting new snow measurements in the playground following the blizzard that occurred the past couple of days.

In our previous blog post students found an average depth of 7.5cm in a certain area in the playground.
Today, they took 4 additional readings in approximately the same places and found a new average of 14cm. 

They also re-measured the snow bank near the playground and the measurements all increased as well.

and... we all enjoyed our "snow days"! 
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


We're tracking storms again! In anticipation of tomorrow's blizzard, we've done some tracking and measuring. We couldn't believe the length of the weather forecast on Environment Canada's site! Some of us had some turns reading the forecast in our best meteorologist voices from TV. All I can say is
 "Look out Cindy DayKalin Mitchell!" 
Some grade 5 students taking on the role as TV weather people!

Currently, Max & Kristina are measuring the amount of snow outside in the school yard / playground area. The average depth of the snow there is 7.5cm (the 4 readings they took were 7cm, 7cm, 6cm, 10cm). Innis & Jamey measured the height of the snowbank near the playground area. Currently, as of today March 25th, 2PM, the height is approximately 110cm in one area & 60cm in another area.

Making sure their snow bank measurements are precise.

Tune in in the coming days to see how our data has changed!!!!!!!!!
(special thanks to Mairi for being the photographer!)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19th Math Word Problem of the Day

Hi, folks! Even though I'm at a workshop today, I can still check in on your learning! ;) Here's today's math word problem of the day. Remember to copy it in your math binders, and also record your answer below.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Math Word Problem of the Day

To help increase our confidence in every day math situations, we take part in a "Math Word Problem of the Day". This is something I've done with my grade 5/6 class for many years. Some years we begin this at the beginning of the school year, while other years have us using this as a way to further consolidate our math learning as the year goes on. Here's this year's first installment:

  Note: Sometimes the word problems are borrowed from sites online, some are from books, and some are simply from our everyday lives.