*sings* It’s the most wonderful DAAAAAAAAAY of the year…..
Okay, okay, that may have been a *wee* bit drastic, but it IS one of my FAVORITE days of the school year! I posted on Wednesday about some of the awesomeness that had been happening with my kiddos and within our school, but wanted to update you on how the week played out!
My 8th grade resource math class worked on Area and Circumference of Circles. We broke into three teams and had a “speed” and “accuracy” competition.
The teams scrambled to work through the formulas and were quick to ask for help (they usually like to dawdle around as long as they can before they ask) when they needed it.
One group decided to wrap it around one of their teammates to keep the length under wraps!
All three teams finished within minutes of each other. We ended up connecting all 3 chains together and decorating the wall.
All three groups enjoyed a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies… I’m sure that had nothing to do with how fast they worked and how excited they got to complete the project 🙂
The Fifth grade teachers held their annual Pi decorating contest! The kiddos get to take their pi home to work on it for one week. They are able to do whatever they wish with the pi shape. When they return they are given a number so that the judging is less of a popularity contest. Here are some of the awesome designs they came up with!
Oh! And I need to update you on the Pi Chain! My kiddos ended up linking 1000 digits! After we finished putting it together, we decided to brighten up the school and found a great spot to display our mathematical art.
The kiddos wanted to take a pic with their art and I thought you would crack of seeing them recreate their “geometrical” poses! Lots of “rays”, “right angles” and “parallels” in this pic! TOO cute!