Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Probability Expectations

This is our last Math Unit before EQAO next week.  We will be doing the quiz on Tuesday, May 23.

Probability Expectations
  • I can predict the frequency of an outcome in a simple probability experiment or game, then perform the experiment, and compare the results with the predictions, using mathematical language
  • I can demonstrate an understanding of fairness in a game and relate this to the occurrence of equally likely outcomes 
Here are some links to some games that you can play to practise these skills!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Algebra Expectations

We are working on our second last unit before our EQAO testing at the end of the month!  We are currently working on Algebra!  The expectations are as follows:
  • I can determine the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction
  • I can determine the missing number in equations involving addition and subtraction or 1 or 2 digit numbers 
  • I can identify the properties of zero and one in multiplication
  • I can identify and use the associative property of addition to facilitate computation with whole numbers
This is a great time to review the fact families with your child.  For example using the numbers 2, 3, 5 to manipulate the numbers to make different number sentences (2 + 3 = 5, 3 + 2 = 5, 5 - 3 = 2, 5 - 2 = 3).  Here is a video to reinforce these skills:

Friday, 28 April 2017

Number Patterns

We have 3 more Math units to cover before our Review for EQAO testing.  This week we will focus on Number Patterns.  The expectations are as follows:
  • I can extend repeating, growing and shrinking number patterns
  • I can create a number pattern involving addition or subtraction, given a presented pattern on a number line or a written pattern rule
  • I can represent simple geometric patterns using a number sequence, number line, or a bar graph

Here are some online games you can try on your computers at home.  

Number Pattern Races

Balloon Pop

Remember:  a good foundation in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is helpful when working on number patterns; so practising your math facts is also a good idea.  Working on speed and accuracy with number facts is always an easy thing to practise in the car, on a walk, and at tuck in.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Transformational Geometry expectations

I sincerely apologize for not having the blog up on time this weekend.  My computer was taken from me to exchange for an updated one and I didn't have all my resources with me.  Again, I am so sorry about that.

This week's quiz will be on Friday on Transformational Geometry.  The expectations are as follows:

1. I can identify reflections (flips), translations (slides), and rotations (turns).
2. I can complete and describe designs and pictures of images that have a line of symmetry.
3. I can describe movements from one location to another using a grid map.

Here are some games that you can play online to practise these skills:

Flips, Slides, Turns


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Time expectations

We have now begun our time unit in which the students are learning to do the following:

  • I can read time using analogue clocks to the nearest five minutes and represent time in 12-hour notation (digital time e.g. 4:10)

  • I can solve problems involving the relationships between min and hrs, hrs and days, days and weeks, and weeks and years (e.g. How many days are in 2 weeks?  How many minutes are in 3 hours?)

We will be having our Unit Quiz on Tuesday of next week.  Here are some websites for practising: