Thursday, January 9, 2014

Calendar Math

By Franklin
    Almost every morning we  do calendar math which teaches us about patterns.  On each day of the month there is some kind of shape that is a certain color based on the properties of the shape or the number of the month.  We examine the calendar and we decide what the next shape will be based on the pattern.  Last month the dates also taught us about composite, prime and square numbers and how to make arrays to a certain number.  Students record their thinking in their math notebook.  Then when we are done writing in our notebooks some kids share their thoughts to the class.

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