May 21 Math Minute

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Happy Last Day of School Eve!  Thank you for participating in the weekly Math Minutes throughout the year.  We will continue to post periodically throughout the summer, so check back often!

This is a clip from my absolute favorite Home Improvement episode.  Most of you are probably too young to remember the show, but you can catch re-runs sometimes or find them on You Tube.  This particular episode is related to math and talks about some of the “crazy” rules and words mathematicians use.

How Can You Spend Your Math Minutes This Week?

  • Watch the video clip and then post a comment about some of the math vocabulary words used.
  • The steps to multiplying fractions can be confusing.  Post a comment about another math topic or rule you find confusing.  You can also post math vocabulary words you find interesting.  My favorite math word is radical!  I like it so much I had a shirt made!

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  • Ask a parent or another adult if they can remember the steps to multiplying mixed numbers (they called them compound fractions in the video).  See if they can give you an example of when they use this skill.  Post a comment!

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