Once again at the outset of this week, we relished some rigorous words to add to our repertoire.
As we continue to think about words and word parts, the following word-related resources might be helpful. Being a word detective can be challenging, but it just might pique your curiosity and inspire you to learn more.
- Affixes: The building blocks of English
- Online Etymology Dictionary
- Learn the Word
- Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
We also examined words in math number stories. As we seek to Understand, Plan, Solve, and Check (UPS Check) math problems, reading and rereading is important to ensure we have identified all the important information and know how it will help solve the problem. Envisioning or visualizing the problem by thinking through the steps that could be taken to actually act out the problem in a real-life situation is critical. In addition, we realized that how the problem is worded might affect the strategy or model we use to solve. Number lines, fraction bars, number models (equations), and words all are just a few choices for representing and justifying our thinking as math-magicians.
The following video shows how understanding of fractions develops over time and highlights the many ways to represent fractions and why they are important. This video is designed for teachers, but I challenge you, as scholars, to consider a different point of view as you watch and think.
Check out this 3-Act Task featured on Mr. Fletcher’s website. How would you solve it?
Submit your thinking about the Three-Act Tasks using the linked documents.
Alert: Be sure you are signed in to your Google Classroom if you choose to accept the Three-Act Task challenge, and “Share” the documents with Mrs. Rupp when you are complete.