Monday, November 18, 2013 Positive Thought For The Week Focus Word: Choice “There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.”- Stephen Covey
POTD Mrs. Leary’s class visited the animal shelter to see the animals that were available for adoption. They counted 24 animals in all. • 1/3 of the animals were dogs. • The rest were cats. • How many dogs were at the shelter? • How many cats were at the shelter? Explain how you know your answers are correct.
Same Parts, Different Wholes Notebook • Will 1/2 of the area of a 5x12 rectangle be the same as 1/2 the area of a 4x6 rectangle? • What is 1/4 of the area of a 5x12 rectangle? What is 1/4 of a 4x6 rectangle? • What is 2/3 of the area of a 5x12 rectangle? What is 2/3 of the area of a 4x6 rectangle? 4 x 6 5 x 12
Fractions to Find on the 5 x 12 Rectangles SAB Unit 6 page 11
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. J. K. Rowling
POTD Ms. Mohler’s third graders visited the park nature center to see the tadpoles and frogs. They counted 20 animals in the tank. • 3/4 of the animals had already changed to frogs. • The rest were still tadpoles. • How many frogs were in the tank? • How many tadpoles were in the tank? Explain how you know your answers are correct.
SAB Unit 6 page 22 ____________ =1 ____________ =1 ____________ =1 ____________ =1 ____________ =1 ____________ =1 What are some ways that we can divide this rectangle to equal 1 whole? As we divide we will label each section.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.-Alfred A. Montapert
POTD Tanya and Lisa are playing a Fraction Card Game. • Tanya draws the fraction 3/4. • Lisa draws the fraction 7/8 . Explain who wins the round and how you know it.
Is this equation true? Show how you know. 1/2 + 2/6 = 5/6 What would happen if we added another ½?
Thursday, November 21, 2013 “The hardest choices in life aren't between what's right and what's wrong but between what's right and what's best.”
POTD Judy and Greg are playing a Fraction Card Game. • Judy draws the fraction 3/4. • Greg draws the fraction 3/8 . Explain who wins the round and how you know it.
Write the fractions to show all the parts of this rectangle. Then write an equation that shows how all the fractional parts add up to 1. ____________ =1
Determine if these fractions are more or less than1. Use reasoning before you work it out. • 1/2 + 3/4 More or Less Answer _______ • 4/8 + 2/8 More or Less Answer _______ • 5/6 + 7/8 More or Less Answer _______
Friday, November 22, 2013 Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.-Wayne Dyer
POTD Mrs. Meatball orders pizza cut into 8 slices. Her daughter eats 1/4 of the pizza. Her son eats 1/2 of the pizza and she eats one slice. • Is there any pizza left? • What fraction of the pizza did the family eat?
Subtracting Fractions • Helena had 3/4 of a bag of marbles and she gave 1/4 of the bag of marbles to her little brother. How much of the bag did she have left? • Draw a rectangle and shade 3/4 Look at your rectangle. How could you show the 1/4 Helena gave to her brother? What’s the answer to the problem?