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Science, Math and Writing all about it!

Here is what you wrote and published on the Internet.

Leap Day Math!!

Imad is making covers for the throw pillows on a sofa. For each pillow cover, he needs 3/16 yard of print fabric and 3/8 yard of solid fabric. What is the total amount of fabric Imad needs for each pillow cover?

How much fabric would he need for 2 pillows?


Imad is baking chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies. He needs 1-1/4 cup of sugar for the chocolate chip cookies, and 1/8 cups for the oatmeal cookies. How much sugar does he need altogether?


Imad saved seven quarters and 25 pennies. What is the total value of Imad’s large savings?


Imad is printing his first book. The paper is 8-1/2 inches wide. He makes the left border 1 1/2 inches and the right border 1 1/2 inches. How wide is the print area on the sheet of paper?


Imad prints a picture of his bunny. The picture is 8 inches wide. The picture frame is 1 5/8 inches wide on each side. How wide will the picture and frame be?

More fraction practice: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GQ4npYfDnOiQsO911JZWIT5LvrT0Mgwa/edit#

You can keep practicing your skills in fun ways. First, you can use this book to practice reading.

Need fraction reminders?

Here are the steps we talked about last week.

Write these steps in your notebook so you can practice them all the time.

This may help too. It shows how different denominators have different lengths.

When you need a break!

This website shows you how we train machines to think like people. The big idea is is called “Artificial Intelligence” which some people say by the initials A.I. (What are your initials?) This version of AI is called AI for Oceans. Click “Try Now” to start and “Continue” to move through the stages.

I taught this at the GMU Engineering Conference 13 days ago. If you have questions, you can text me or we can talk about them soon!

Check out this picture of the day showing the Milky Way!

And, you can use this game to keep your multiplication skills fresh.

Play the fraction game one time to practice your mixed numbers and fractions greater.

Math Strategies

  • Read the question carefully and keep rereading it.
  • If necessary, draw your own picture

Here are word problems you can practice. Grab a piece of paper so you can write down your work!

New Science Materials

Remember that the Earth orbits around the sun to create seasons. The Earth spins so we feel day when we face the sun and night when we face away from the sun. The moon orbits around the Earth every 29 days. The gravity from the moon creates tides because the oceans are pulled toward the moon.

One quick fact: The moon does not create light. But, the moon does reflect the Sun’s light.

Lunar eclipse means moon is covered. In this video, the moon is behind the Earth.

Solar eclipse means the Sun is covered. In this video, the moon is between the Sun and the Earth. (Remember how we used our thumb to cover up the lamp.) Here are two videos about solar eclipse from 2017.

Materials from Previous Weeks

Think about what will happen this week. Is there a test or multiple tests you want help studying? You can send me that information here.

Here is a wide variety of practice. Try to do 3 before the end of the weekend:

  1. Social Studies paragraph: Choose a person or culture below and write a paragraph that explains what you know about their importance in Virginia history.
    1. People: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Lafayette
    2. Cultures: European (English, Scots-Irish, German) immigrants, Africans, and American Indians
      • (You can upload a file below.)
  2. Science Graphic Organizer: Many other kids I help confuse what causes seasons and what causes day/night. I am hoping that you can create a drawing that helps explain these two concepts for other kids.
  3. Math Practice: Let’s practice 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication this week. Use the game we used here to check the answers to these 10 questions. (If you need other practice use the box above.)
    1. 15 x 40
    2. 60 x 25
    3. 78 x 10
    4. 34 x 35
    5. 62 x 13
    6. 58 x 29
    7. 44 x 44
    8. 39 x 27
    9. 37 x 18
    10. 36 x 29
  4. Reading Practice: You can read 2-3 chapters of the Electricity is Elementary book and answer the questions. Choose whatever seems most interesting to you!

You can upload paragraphs and pictures here:

Upload your picture here.

Materials from Previous Weeks

It’s been an exciting start to the year! You have already mastered:

  • Division using partial divisors
  • Multiplying 2-digit numbers using the box method
  • Reading about space and all the terms that accompany space
  • Already Completed: Writing a project about black holes!

Comic Book Explanations

Use the comic books to write a paragraph. You don’t need to add new details, but be sure to use words that show what you see. Comics use pictures to share information, you will use words!

If you want to share your paragraphs, you can upload them here.

Upload your picture here.

Use these links to find the tools and games we have used:

  1. Building an airplane: Using the instructions
  2. Saturday Activities: https://www.myedme.com/login/saturday-school/
  3. The Electricity is Elementary e-book is here: https://www.myedme.com/login/electricity-is-elementary-e-book/
  4. The Multiplication/Factors game is here: https://www.myedme.com/login/multiplication/
  5. CNN reporting breaking news about black holes: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/28/asia/china-black-hole-discovery-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html
  6. If you get free brain time, follow these instructions to make paper airplanes that we found go the furthest: https://www.myedme.com/login/building-an-amazing-airplane

Here is the area model we use to explore multiplication quickly.

If you want to think more about area and perimeter, play this game. It’s pretty fun!