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Charge your Device
This is Ryan and Leo. They charged their device last night and always turn off their device between classes. They get to sit in a chair and talk with each other. Be like Ryan and Leo.
This is Ronan. He forgot to charge his device last night. He has to sit on the floor all alone. Don't be like Ronan.
Teams were only given 20 pieces of spaghetti, a yard of masking tape, a yard of string, and a marshmallow and were told to build the tallest tower possible. Our winner came in at 17.5 inches!
With only two sheets of paper and 30cm of masking tape our winning group supported five HEAVY algebra textbooks two inches off the surface!
Cinco De Mayo!
In another team building activity, the student had to create the tallest marshmallow tower using only spaghetti, string, and some tape.
This underground support structure held the record at 47cm for most of the class.
But with a ten second count down ticking, this group stablized their "tee pee" style tower for a winning 49cm tall tower!
Students were tasked to support a tower of heavy math books two inches high with only two sheets of paper and a small strip of tape.
The students tried a few methods and discovered the highly effective cylinder supports. While 12 inches was the official record, some creative students (cheaters) built the masterpiece below.
Welcome to math world 2016
We used the classic "Traveling Trains" problem to learn Systems of Equations.
In a cross curricular lesson of Science and Algebra, students created balloon powered cars and then calculated it's speed or "slope". We then paired up the cars and the students had to use the equations they created for their car to calculate the exact point when the two cars would pass each other or collide (intersection point). In their Science class, the students focused on the laws of energy and motion. Enjoy.
How do you study?
While there are some exceptions, I have noticed that most of the highest grades come from students who study, even for a short amount of time.
When I was in school my favorite way to study was to rewrite all my notes, in a well organized one sheet of paper. I would then have that sheet of paper memorized. Another fun way to study was to get together with friends. We would talk about what we each thought was important to know and then take turns asking each other questions.