I need a Sphero!

Some sphero math today. You need a partner. A sphero.

We are going to learn to code a shape today (start with a square). We are also going to expand our shape’s area by a specific percentage.

Step 1: Find a partner and a sphero.

Step 2: Download the following app on at least one of your devices

Tickle App

Step 3: Familiarize yourself with the app, connect your sphero friend, move him/her about a little bit.

Step 4: Code your sphero to move over a square. Place some painter’s tape on the floor to show the shape.

Step 5: Calculate the area of your square.

Step 6: Code your sphero to travel in a new square that is 30% larger than the original. Calculate the area of the new square.

Step 7: Record a video of your sphero travelling along your shape. Add any calculations and explanations necessary to justify that your new shape is 30% bigger in your video.

Step 8: Post your video to the Padlet shared on Classroom.

Don’t forget to complete the Pear Deck as well, go to Deck the code = tkeup

Everyone needs to complete the Peardeck!

 

 

 

 

 

Ye Olde Art

This year we are preparing art for our community fair, with the theme being ‘Ye Olde Fair’.

Nous allons préparer des ‘Armoiries’ personnel.

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Première Étape: Choisissez un Animal qui te représente, dessinez cet animal.

fox

 

Deuxième Étape: Quel est votre bien le plus précieux? Dessinez cet bien.

Troisième Étape: Une exemple de ta passe-temps préféré.

 

 

 

 

How many Minutes??

A short inquiry investigation today.  We are continuing to use our number sense skills to find answers to real life questions.

Today:

How many DAYS / HOUR / MINUTES / SECONDS will you spend at school this year?

How do you know you calculated correctly?  Show your steps and explanations.

How much time will you spend working on your favourite or least favourite school subject?

What do you need to know from me?

LKDSB (helpful link for calendar purposes).

Too Easy??

What percent of the school year will you spend working on your favourite subject?  You could include lunch or recess on this one.

What percent of this year (Sept. 1 2016 to Aug. 31 2017) will you spend at school??

Thanks to Mr. Cameron’s Class for the idea today:

We could compare our numbers.  What might cause some differences?  Why do we have such discrepancies in our own calculations??

 

Here are some of our solutions from today:

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Our thinking is posted on the Padlet below:
https://padlet.com/embed/84cy7phvgj69

#Schools4FortMac

Let’s take a peek at their site and see what we could do.

A very interesting read about how ‘not’ to help: When Helping Hurts

Mr. Cameron’s Class Blog

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Walking Geometry

Watch this:

 

Questions you have?

 

Your Task:

Test the Question – Is it faster/quicker/shorter to cut through the Learning Commons than to go around the proper way?

  1. Record a video hypothesis.
  2. Design a method to test your hypothesis (You cannot use any standard forms of measurement).
  3. Record a video conclusion to reflect on your hypothesis, were you correct?

Next Task:

  1. Reflect and discuss some of the variables that may have caused inaccuracies in your test.
  2. How can you design an improved experiment that will eliminate the as many variables as possible?
  3. Design a new test.
  4. Complete your test and record your information.

What do you need for this new experiment?

Final task:  Bring all your media together into one file (slideshow, iMovie etc…)

Success Criteria:

Are all of the elements (pics/clips) necessary?  Is the purpose clear for including each clip/pic ?

Have you used titles/narration to clearly explain your ideas and thinking?

Did you create any music for a video?  (You are not allowed to use stock music anymore, you must create your own!)

Did you use multiple applications to bring your media together? I see iMovie, shadow puppet, google slides, camera roll etc…

Did you answer the question?

 

 

 

 

Blobula!

I found a creature in my basement! Don’t worry it is harmless… I think.  But I am having trouble describing it.

Here it is:

File_000How would you describe this thing?  Think about what you see and write 6 descriptive words.

I kept investigating though and found something interesting, Watch.

Now, can you write a descriptive paragraph telling us what you see.  Try and think of your five senses to enhance the the descriptive value of your paragraph.

Last task:

We are going to use GarageBand to give this video a soundtrack.  Let’s have a brief tutorial with the app first….