Electronic Chalkboard - Make sure that you read everything each morning to find out procedures, assignments and announcements for the day. Every day we will have morning activities/bell ringers like we did in TangiTech #1 and #2.

Problem of the day with Educreations- You will find the Problem of the Day located in your e-mail. Open the e-mail that says, "Day 2 Problem of the Day". Use your iPad and the app "Educrations" to complete the problem. Click "done" upon completion.  Title the project "Day 2 POD - last name", for example "Day 2 POD - rocquin."  Type the problem as part of the description.  Set the lesson as "private."  Choose "mathematics" as the subject area.  Choose "Geometry" as the sub-category.  Select "save."  When the lesson is in your Lesson Library, click on the email link and send it to ttmath@tangischools.org.

The area of a triangle can be found by multiplying the base by 1/2 of the height. Find the area of a triangle with a height of 20 cm and a width of 5 cm. Show all of your steps.

Mathematical Practices
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
4. Model with mathematics.

Digit Place -Students will learn the concept that each digit has its own unique place within the whole number. We will play this every day. The more you play the better you get.
Innovative Classroom Is the website where the directions for Digit Place were found. You will find some amazing things there. Take the time to check it out.
http://www.innovativeclassroom.com/

"Math"gizers - From time to time we need to take a break. Our brain is full and we need to get the blood flowing to our brain again so we can think. "Math"gizers are just like Energizers except we put a math twist to it. Get ready to stretch!
Magic Number 11
Buzz
Let's Estimate - 10 Second Count

E-Mail Assignment - Each day you need to check your Tangischools e-mail account for information and to complete the Problem of the Day.  Reply to us at ttmath@tangischools.org

Math Playground - In the courtyard are two stations with Math activities for you to complete.  You and your partner will work together to complete the activities. Follow the directions that is with the Math activity.  These activities came from the book Family Math or 131 Ways to Use Film Canisters. These are great activities to do for a Family Math Night.

Family Math
Activities with Area (PDF)

Estimation Station - Every morning there will be a container in the front of the classroom filled with items. Write your estimate on the sheet of paper located by the container. At the end of the day 2 people will be responsible for counting the items and telling the class the result.

Mathematical Practices
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Pictures with Problems - Let's mesh writing, math and digital photography. Math is all around us. Look through your digital pictures at home or take some new pictures. What type of Math skills can you see in them. Do you see patterns? Do you see shapes? Higher order questions are all around us. Let's use digital pictures to create a poem, story, or questions that make you think mathematically.

Problem Pictures The 184 full-color photographs in Mathematical World stimulate curiosity and challenge students to reflect on the mathematics at work in the world around them. A related word problem accompanies each of these striking photos and invites students to think through the exciting mathematical challenges the photographs present. Depicting a wide range of intriguing everyday objects, historical artifacts, and patterns in the natural world, the images promote visual and spatial reasoning, interest in the history of mathematics, and problem-solving skills and also encourage students to explore mathematics in their own world.
To order the CD go to this website http://www.keypress.com/x6020.xml

Check out the site Problem Pictures. Here you can order a CD-ROM with color photographs that are starting points for Mathematical activities.

Power Hour with SMART - Calendar, Math Tools, and Widgets, oh my!  Let's power up with some amazing tools offered through SMART!

Today we'll add more skills into our calendar. Remember each month you'll add on a new skill. You'll use several of the pages each day, but some won't be used until you are in a new month.

Mental Math Mode Doing Math quickly in one’s head is all about knowing techniques, having a strong memory and maintaining focus.
Mazition (PDF) The object of the game is to find a path of numbers that adds up to a specific sum.
Popcorn Anyone? If you love popcorn, see if you can "Figure This".

Mathematical Practices
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

Literature Connection

Bookmaking Bonanza - Book-and-a-Half
To create a Book-and-a-Half, use the PowerPoint templates below. There are two files with templates in them. One set is vertical and the other is horizontal.

Book-and-a-Half Templates (vertical)
Book-and-a-Half Templates (horizontal)

You will need to print two slides. One slide has the full illustration and the other is half of the same illustration. Type the title of your story on the front cover before printing. After you print them, cut across the middle of the half illustration. This will be your front cover. The full illustration is your back cover. Staple the front cover and the story pages to the back cover. You are ready to write your story or poem.

Lessons for Little Ones: Mathematics by Lorna Curran
Tangipahoa Parish has a parish wide initiative that involves staff development from Spencer Kagan and his team. To order the book, click the link above.
Big, Bigger, Biggest Bear

SMARTBoard Activity
Mr. Gallon - Mr. Gallon is a visual aid we use to learn and understand capacity units. Click on Mr. Gallon to find a template to create him as well as ideas and activities to use in your classroom.
Mr. Gallon's parts (PowerPoint)

Mr. Gallon's Parts (Notebook)

Here are some Notebook files that you can use when you focus on Measurement.

Area/PerimeterArea/Perimeter Four Sided Figures
Measurement
Measuring
Finding Perimeter
Using a Ruler
Measuring with Units
Meter Race Directions (PDF)
Meter Race Game (Notebook)

Smart Board Game of the Day
Fly Swatter (Notebook) Thanks to Heather Lamb at SMART Tech for this game.

Software - Kidspiration 3 -The new Kidspiration 3 helps to develop literacy and numeracy skills. Each day we will use this program to develop a specific skill. I think you'll find it is more than just for writing. It it builds conceptual understanding in Math.

Make it, Take it -It's a fact that we learn better by doing. Let's take some time to put our hands on the concepts we are trying to grasp.

Different Shapes - Different Levels (PDF)
Which Is More (PDF)
How Many Cubes (PDF)
Weighing a Pound (PDF)
Lightest to Heaviest (PDF)

Sum Calculator Fun Calculators are a type of computer. Students are motivated by them. Let's use calculators to make old games new again.
Sum Target We'll use the Bamboo to make this game come to life.
Sum Target Directions (pdf)
Did you know your calculator could talk? We'll check the activities below to see what your calculator has to say.
Calculator Fun (PDF)
Calculator Words (Word)

Daily Article- Read the article Ten Facts About K-12 Students' Technology Use. You will discuss the article through email on Day 3.