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Self Evaluation Students Quiz Complete materials and information source in one booklet Answers supplied to all puzzles and exercises Adaptable program for high or low levels Table of Contents Teachers Guide 1 Introduction to fractions 6 1 1 Activity Creating fractions 7 1 2 Optional Activity Naming 8 1 3 Extending the Concept 10 2 Game 15 3 More Teaching Fractions Examples 16 4 Activity Word Find 19 5 Test

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above points represents the origin A B C D 2 What is measurement of the indicated angle 45 o 90 o 60 o 30 o 3 What is perimeter of the above shape 12 cm 16 cm 6 cm 20 cm 4 What is area of large circle area of small circle in the figure above 8 π cm 2 10 π cm 2 12 π cm 2 16 π cm 2 5 What is the length of each side of the indicated square above 10 15 20 5 6 Which of the lines above represents the equation 2y x 4 A B C D 7 What is the measurement of the indicated angle 45 o 90 o 60 o 50 o Answer Key 1 A Point A represents the origin 2 B The diagonals of a square intersect perpendicularly with each other so each angle measures 90 o x 90 o 3 B The square with 2 cm side common to the rectangle apart from 4 cm side So the perimeter 2 2 2 4 2 4 16 cm 4 C Given Two circles with smaller circle diameter given exactly half the larger circle radius given Difference Area of large circle Area of small large circle π 4 2 π 2 2 16π 4π Difference 12π cm 2 5 B Pythagorean Theorem Hypotenuse 2 Perpendicular 2 Base 2 h 2 a 2 b 2 a 2 81 b 2 144 h 2 a 2 b 2 h 2 81 144 h 2 225 h 15 6 A Line A represents the equation 2y x 4 7 C The sum of angles around a point is 360 o d 300 360 o d 60 o Geometry Tutorials Euclidean geometry Wikipedia High School Geometry Tutorials About com Teaching High School Geometry

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it help them practice measurement skills weighing items and counting money but it also facilitates math process skills such as communication and problem solving Materials scales envelopes coins student directions and recording sheets attached Note you will have to weigh the envelopes you choose to use the ones I used weighed 3 grams Overview Students work together to determine the amount of money contained in an envelope through problem solving and application of math concepts If students can successfully determine the amount of money within the envelopes they are given credit to shop for items erasers pens colored pencils etc in their class store Class Store It is your lucky day Your teacher said she will give you money to shop in the class store However there is a catch She will not tell you how much money you will receive Instead you need to figure it out You will be given four different envelopes Each envelope holds a different type of coin quarters dimes nickels or pennies which is written on the envelope No envelopes hold a combination of coins You must figure out how many coins are in each envelope how much those coins are worth and determine how much money you have altogether Hints are given below Fill in the chart completely If you determine the right amount your group will be able to spend it in the school store Hints 1 envelope 3 grams 4 quarters 23 grams 5 dimes 11 grams 4 nickels 20 grams 4 pennies 10 grams Complete the chart Work Space For more fun and interesting Learning Math Games you can visit us here http www math lessons ca activities FractionsBoard5 html http www math lessons ca timestables times tables html http www math lessons ca activities FractionsBoard4 html http www math

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students to be creative using different instruments movements etc 2 Manipulatives Pattern Blocks Attribute Blocks and Color Cubes are all wonderful math manipulatives to use to practice patterning But don t limit yourself to these products Use everyday items such as buttons crayons pencils erasers stickers and anything else you can imagine 3 Problem Solving Activities One problem solving strategy young students often use involves determining patterns Here are some examples that can be solved by using patterns A In a video game the first score was worth 10 points The second score was worth 20 points The third score was worth 30 points How much was the sixth score worth Show and describe the pattern that helped you solve this problem B At the carnival there was a prize wheel Each student got to spin one time to see if he or she won a prize Spinning a 1 won a prize Spinning a 2 or a 3 did not win a prize Spinning a 4 won a prize Spinning a 5 or a 6 did not win a prize Rita spun a 12 Did she win a prize Show and describe the pattern that helped you solve this problem C Katie s gym teacher was trying to get them in shape On the first day the kids ran 1 lap On the second day they ran 3 laps On the third day they ran 5 laps On the fourth day they ran 7 laps How many laps did they run on the tenth day Show and describe the pattern D The students in the class were lining up for the music concert The teacher lined them up 1girl 2 boys 1 girl 2 boys If the teacher continued with this pattern would the 10th child in line be

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communicate their thoughts share examples and truly understand mathematics Below are three manipulatives every middle school math teacher should be utilizing to help her his students reach their full potential Pic Cusinaire Rods in a Staircase Arrangement In Wikipedia Retrieved March 26 2013 from http en wikipedia org wiki Mathematical manipulative Base Ten Blocks Yes everyone uses base ten blocks units 1 longs 10 and flats 100 with primary students to help them learn place value counting and operations However base ten blocks are the perfect tool to teach decimal places as well Simply reversing the value of each piece flats 1 rods units allows students to explore smaller numbers in a hands on fashion Fraction Towers Fraction towers are possibly the best manipulative for middle school students Fractions are often the most challenged of all middle school math concepts usually because students do not understand fractions They are taught to memorize rules which make no sense to them Towers allow students to easily compare fractions and complete various operations Working with fractions in a concrete visual and hands on way makes fractions less intimidating for students Color Chips Color chips are most often used for statistics and data analysis topics They are wonderful tools for those topics However another great way to use them is with integers The red side is negative while the yellow side is positive You can even take a permanent marker and draw and signs on the chips Students can model adding subtracting multiplying and dividing using the chips You don t always need to have the physical materials Visit the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives at http nlvm usu edu en nav vlibrary html to see online versions of these and many other math manipulatives And for more of our Fun Learning Math Games

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lines 3 Score plain lines on the front 4 Score dotted lines on the back 5 Fold triangles upword along plain lines 6 Fold triangles downword along dotted lines 7 Glue or tape tabs to form small tetrahedrons 8 Continue until you have your Geometry Christmas Star Tetrahedron Everyone has their own Star Everyone has their own Inner Light With Favorite colors draw your stars or print this page and cut the pattern of the star out Inside each shape on the side of the star write your name and birthday Or write the names of each member of your family If you Wish your family family Tree Star can be made of relatives close or extended friends and or adopted family as long as you write each name on each You could make many stars a pretty star for each member of your Christmas Tree or write everyone s name on the same Star Color and Decorate each one with colored markers crayons sparkles gluing pieces of recycled Christmas paper from last year You can also write happy words all over your star like Love Divine Wisdom Infinity Pure Spirit Fun and Harmony Remember to Decorate your Stars Glue Yarn Strong at the top into a 2 inch loop and tie a knot at the end Hang your Christmas Geometry Math Stars and Decorate your Tree at Home or in your Classroom Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday For more of our Fun Learning Math Games http www math lessons ca activities index html http www math lessons ca activities FractionsBoard4 html http www math lessons ca activities cards html Reference for Star Tetrahedron Geometry Template The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life Vol 2 by Drunvalo Melchizedek If you enjoyed this article subscribe to receive more

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