Whatever Day! 2012

Essential Curriculum for Math:

First Nine Weeks

 NBT.1 1. I can identify place value using base ten. NBT.21.   I can explain how to multiply and divide by powers of ten. 2.   I can explain and use exponents with the powers of ten. 3.   I can investigate the relationship of a decimal to the powers of ten. NBT.31.  I can write decimals to the thousandths. 2.  I can read decimals to the thousandths. 3.  I can compare decimals to the thousandths using >, =, and <. NBT.41.   I can explore my understanding of place value to round decimals to a given place value. NBT.51.   I can fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm and/or alternative strategies.
 NBT.61. I can explore various strategies to divide up to four digit dividends and two digit divisors. 2. I can illustrate and explain a division calculation. OA.11. I can evaluate how to use numerical expressions with parentheses, brackets, and braces. 2.  I can explain how to use numerical expressions with parentheses, brackets, and braces OA.21.  I can identify and write a simple expression. 2.  I can describe numerical expressions.

Second Nine Weeks

 NBT.71.  I can add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to the hundredths place value. 2.  I can explain how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to the hundredths place value. NF.11.   I can use a model to represent the addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators. NF.21.   I can solve word problems using addition and subtraction of fractions including like and unlike denominators. 2.   I can use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and check for reasonableness. NF.31.   I can use models to solve division problems using fractions 2.   I can solve word problems including the division of whole numbers with answers in forms of mixed numbers. NF.4a1.   I can create and solve problems using models to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction. NF.4b2.   I can find the area of rectangle with fractional side lengths. NF.5a1.   I can use the factors to compare the products without using multiplication. NF.5b2.   I can multiply with whole numbers and fractions.

Third Nine Weeks

 NF.6 1.   I can solve real world problems using multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers. NF.71.   I can interpret and solve division of fractions by a whole number and/or within a story context. 2.   I can interpret and solve division of whole numbers by unit fractions and/or within a story context. MD.11.  I can convert standard measurement units within a given measurement system. MD.31.   I can recognize and identify the volume of solid figures and their measurements. MD.42.   I can measure volume by counting cubic units. MD.53.   I can identify the volume using the formula 4.   I can relate volume to multiplication and addition to solve real world problems.

Fourth Nine Weeks

 OA.31.  I can generate patterns with two rules. 2.  I can form ordered pairs. 3.  I can plot ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. MD.21.  I can make a line plot to display a data set of fractions using different measurement units (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). G.11.   I can identify axes in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane. 2.   I can plot ordered pairs in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane. G.23.   I can graph real world mathematical problems on a coordinate grid. 4.   I can interpret real world mathematical problems on a coordinate grid. G.31.   I can classify two-dimensional figures by their attributes. G.42.   I can classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.

60 Math Expo Ideas
(credit to teacher at Lake Norman Elementary)
1. quilting

2. sports
3. inventions

4. sundials
5. topology
6. ancient number systems
7. careers
8. geometric shapes and architecture
9. difference between meal prices (calories) at fast food
10. restaurants
11. grocery store price comparisons
12. bowling
13. build the Bridge to Terabithia
14. build models of objects from other novels
15. furnish a home with newspaper ads
16. growth of South Iredell County
17. Lake Norman (dropping in winter, rains in summer, etc.)
18. racing (building of cars, weights, height, etc.)
19. heart rates
20. cheaper to own cat vs. dog? hamster vs. fish?
21. pay comparisons (doctor/teacher, engineer/president, etc.)
22. your school needs (new gym, cafeteria, classrooms)
23. models
24. ocean tides and the moon
25. space
26. dance
27. comparing foods (cereals, yogurts, snacks, etc.)
28. research a famous mathematician
29. pool table problems
30. study regular solids and their properties
31. make a family of polyhedra
32. What is Morley's triangle?
33. Investigate compass and straight edge constructions
34. cycloid curve
35. what is a hexaflexagon?
36. kaleidoscopes
37. tangrams
38. game theory
39. study games and winning strategies
40. the the "Monty Hall" effect
41. investigate card and magic tricks
42. probability
43. positions of fire stations, police stations, etc.
44. how the NBA or Panthers or other team make schedules for games, hotels, practices, flight, etc.
45. investigate "big" numbers
46. computer bar codes
47. Fibonacci numbers
48. What is the Golden mean?
49. Catalan numbers
50. triangular numbers
51. history of pi
52. egyptian fractions
53. methods of counting and calcuating using your fingers and hands
54. mathematics of elections
55. how random is random?
56. stock market
57. crystallography
58. math in music
59. build a model of a house
60. how much would it cost for college?