Math and Science

Weekly Update - October 16, 2020

This week in Science we continued to work on our trees and forest unit and explore how humans and animals impact our ecosystems. We dug deeper into some issues such as deforestation, clear cutting and controlled forest fires. Through research and discussion, we are developing informed opinions about these topics. Check out one of the issues that some students explored about the ruling in Lake Louise about the cutting down of trees!

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/reckless-judge-fines-lake-louise-ski-resort-2m-for-cutting-endangered-trees-1.4199859

 https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/lake-louise-resort-fined-millions-for-cutting-down-endangered-whitebark-pine-trees-banff-alberta/117977

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGCLhZ_F3Mw

 

This week in math we wrapped up our unit on integers. Students should now be able to identify what an integer is, place it on a number line, compare two integers and represent it pictorially, symbolically, and numerically. We are also beginning on unit on patterning and representing patterns using variables. We strongly encourage students to continue practicing their basic facts up to 12x12.

 For extra help with multiplication, the students can visit the following websites:

Auto correcting multiplication

https://www.multiplication.com/quiz/multiplication-self-correcting-quizzes

Multiplication games

https://www.mathplayground.com...

Try Zombie Math,

https://ab.mathgames.com/


Weekly Update - October 9, 2020

In math, the grade sixes have been exploring numbers and breaking them down into composite and prime and finding their factors, common factors and prime factors. They have been doing factor trees and have now started to explore integers as well. Our next unit will be focussing on patterns and then graphs and data, and interpreting them.

In Science we are almost finished with the unit on Trees and Forests. We have had some deep discussions about issues that affect the forests in Alberta and we have talked about the different opinions and perspectives that come with issues such as logging and preserving ecosystems and parks. Students have been very engaged in this unit, and have been identifying the various tree species we have in the school yard when they come in from lunch! They enjoyed writing about the life of a tree cookie and studying various tree cookies to determine what events may have happened to it. 


Weekly Update - October 2, 2020

This week in Science, we continued with the Trees and Forests unit studying tree cookies and how to read them to determine the life of the tree.

Wonderville interactive site (From Learn Alberta)

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/wontg/html/index.html

Kananaskis Tree guide

https://albertaparks.ca/media/3337/tracktre.pdf

 

This week in math, we continued to work on Prime and Composite factors. Next week we will begin studying Integers and how to put them on a number line.

MathAntics- Negative numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAoLCXpao6s&ab_channel=mathantics

 Also continue to use these websites to improve speed and accuracy of the 12 x 12 basic fact table.

Auto correcting multiplication

https://www.multiplication.com/quiz/multiplication-self-correcting-quizzes

Multiplication games

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html

Try Zombie Math,

https://ab.mathgames.com/

Weekly Update - September 25, 2020

This week in Science, we continued with the Trees and Forests project. We looking and the qualities of both coniferous and deciduous trees. If you haven’t passed in your Trees and Forests booklet please do so on Monday.

Bill Nye Forests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTl-ahesO7M&ab_channel=GraskicRoki

 Kananaskis Tree guide

https://albertaparks.ca/media/3337/tracktre.pdf

 

This week in math, we continued to explore both composite and prime numbers.

Here’s an awesome video regarding Prime and Composite numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGbOiYhHY2c&ab_channel=mathantics

 For extra help with multiplication, the students can visit the following websites:

Auto correcting multiplication

https://www.multiplication.com/quiz/multiplication-self-correcting-quizzes

Multiplication games

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html

Try Zombie Math

https://ab.mathgames.com/

 

Weekly Update - September 18, 2020

This week in Science, we continued with the Trees and Forests project. We looking and the qualities of both coniferous and deciduous trees. The students were asked to collect needles or leaves that were on the ground and try to find which tree they came from. We have many native varieties on our school grounds. The very soft Larch tree was a popular choice as well as our provincial tree the Lodge Pole Pine.

Kananaskis Tree guide

https://albertaparks.ca/media/3337/tracktre.pdf

 

This week in math, we continued to review our basic multiplication facts and learned the terms multiples and factors. Each student was given a 12 x 12 multiplication chart for their binder. We will be testing their knowledge on these facts in the next few weeks. For extra help the students can visit the following websites:

Auto correcting multiplication

https://www.multiplication.com/quiz/multiplication-self-correcting-quizzes

Multiplication games

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html

Try Zombie Math, I like that one LOL

https://ab.mathgames.com/


Weekly Update - September 11, 2020

In math, the grade sixes have been getting back into the swing of things with some fun Ted-Ed puzzles and Ken Ken math games to get their brains thinking about math again. We’ve been talking about their thoughts and feelings about math and making graphs and working on changing our attitudes and realizing how interesting math can be! We have generated some great math vocabulary words as well.

In Science, our first unit is Trees and Forests. We have gone on a Nature Walk to explore the different trees and plants that can be found on our very own school property. We have made some sketches and are taking notes to study the trees for their similarities and differences and will work on grouping them into coniferous and deciduous trees. We have also talked about the value of trees and forests and the reasons they are so important and vital to our quality of life on Earth.

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