Mr. Nolde's Hands-On

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Mr. Nolde's Hands-On

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**The Week of March 19th - March 23rd**

**This Weekend:**

On Friday, we got an opportunity to work at Sal's Sub Shop! If you have time this weekend, why don't you revisit this activity:

**Sal's Sub Shop**-This is another really fun activity by Mr. Nussbaum! This game is a great way for you to practice your measurement skills with fractions. See if you can sucessfully fulfill customer orders by cutting the sub to their exact specifications. If you're able to fulfill eight customer orders, you win the game.

**Don't forget to study for Next Friday's Minute Math!!**

**Don't forget about the Math Superstars! ****(I will STILL take them on Monday!)**

I've posted the Power Lines Part 3 below.

Are you really having trouble figuring this one out???

**Click here for Mr. Nolde's helpful hints!**

On Friday, March 30th, we will have our 2nd Minute Math Mixed Division 3!

**Click here for a printable copy of the Minute Math Mixed Division 3.**

**Math Magician Multiplication Madness!** -Are you a math magician? In this activity, see if you can correctly answer 20 multiplication questions in one minute.

**Multiplication with Multiples of 10 Game** -In class, we learned that multiplying numbers by multiples of ten is easy! First, do the basic multiplication fact. Then determine how many zeros you will need to tack onto your basic multiplication fact to determine the correct product. It's just that easy!

**Math Magician Division Madness!** -Are you a math magician? In this activity, see if you can correctly answer 20 division questions in one minute.

**Ultimate Math Magician! **-Are you a truly awesome math magician?? This is the ultimate test! In this activity, see if you can correctly answer 50 questions in 2 1/2 minutes or 100 questions in 5 minutes.

**Math Flash Cards:**

**Quick Flash Cards** - This is a great place to start when using online flashcards. To begin, first select which factor you wish to work on. After you have successfully completed 3 rounds, you get to change the theme background for the game!

** Mr. Martini's Flash Cards **-Click on any one of the flash card pictures to begin your adventure. Be sure to click on the check mark on the bottom of the first flash card that comes up to get the answer to each flash card

**Click here for another printable copy of the 2nd Power Lines Math Superstars.**

**Please use the activity below for this Math Superstars:**

**Power Lines Phase 2 -**You will need to enter the password from Phase 1 before you can enter phase 2. I've given that password to you on your Superstars sheet. See if you can correctly place each power cell number in the correct circle so that all of the numbers in the same straight red line add up to the power line total. Complete all 8 levels in this activity and you will receive the password to unlock the ultimate challenge!

**Our next Math Superstars is due no later than Friday, March 23rd.**

**Click here for a printable copy of the Math Superstars.**

Please use the activity below for this Math Superstars:

**Powerlines, The Final Chapter!** -See if you can correctly place each power cell number in the correct circle so that all of the numbers in the same straight red line add up to the power line total. There is only one level in this ultimate challenge.

Are you really having trouble figuring this one out???

**Click here for Mr. Nolde's helpful hints!**

Try these activities below:

**Fractions on a Number Line:**

**Animal Rescue Fractions** -This activity give you good practice with placing fractions on a number line while rescuing animals. It also has a good tutorial this gives you a good overview of fractions on a number line.

**Fractions on a Number Line** -This website gives you LOTS of practice with finding fractions on a number line as well as determining the distance between 2 fractions. **REMEMBER: **Always determine HOW MANY parts the number line is divided up between each whole number to determine the fractional amount of each section!!

**Finding Fractions on a Number Line** -This activity asks you to determine where particular fractions are located on a given number line. Be sure to carefully examine the fractions that are labeled on the number line to help you determine where the given fraction may be located.

**Drag & Drop Fractions** -Here is some additional practice in placing fractions on a number line. This game starts ourt fairly easy, but gets more difficult as you go through it!

**Adding & Subtracting Fractions with the Same Denominator:**

**Adding Fractions to Make 1 Whole **-See if you can find pairs of fractions with the same denominator that make 1 whole amount. Each time that you find a pair, you will feed the monster!

**Fruit Splat Fraction Addition **-This game has levels that go way beyond simple adding of fractions with the same denominator, but be sure to play Level 1a and Level 2a in this activity for further practice with adding fractions with the same denominator.

**Fruit Splat Fraction Subtraction** -Again, this game has levels that go way beyond simple subtracting of fractions with the same denominator, but be sure to play Level 1a and Level 2a in this activity for further practice with subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

**Activities on Measurement:**

**The Ruler Game** -Practice your skills in reading a ruler in this game. The first thing that you will want to do is to set your increment level. I might recommend starting out this game at 1/4 inch increments first and then set it to 1/8 inch increments later. If you become really good at reading a ruler, try the 1/16 inch increments!

**The Metric Ruler Game** -Practice your skills in reading a metric ruler in this game. When playing this activity, they will provide you with a length in millimeters. Remember- there are 10 millimeters in a centimeter! When determining where the length is on the ruler, always keep in mind that each additional centimeter is an additional 10 millimeters! For example, 72 millimeters would be located just 2 millimeters beyond the 7 centimeter mark on the ruler, because there are 70 millimeters in 7 centimeters.

**The Measuring Game**** **-This website allows you to work in reading either centimeters or inches. if you're having difficulty determining how long the line is, be sure to click on the magnifier to help you determine where the end of the line is located on the ruler.

**The Funbrain Measurement Game** -This website also gives you practice in reading a ruler. Select the difficulty level and whether you want to measure centimeters or inches.

**Finding the Area and Perimeter of Rectangles** -This activity also does a great job of working with area and perimeters of rectangles. What I particularly like about this activity, is that it gives you a ruler to measure the sides.

**The Measurement Workshop** -This is a really cool activity by Mr. Nussbaum! I recommend selecting the "play" mode. Once you do that, you will need to select whether you want whole numbers, whole & half numbers, decimals, or fractions. I recommend working with whole & half numbers first. Then, I would try your hand at either fractions or decimals next! If you're having difficulty, please be sure to watch the video. REMEMBER.. If you're using fractions and the measurement is less than 1 whole unit, you will need to type in "0" (zero) before typing in your fraction!

**Sal's Sub Shop**-This is another really fun activity by Mr. Nussbaum! This game is a great way for you to practice your measurement skills with fractions. See if you can sucessfully fulfill customer orders by cutting the sub to their exact specifications. If you're able to fulfill eight customer orders, you win the game.

**Estimating Mass** -This activity gives you plenty of practice with estimating mass in Grams and Kilograms.

**Estimating Capacity** -This activity gives you plenty of practice with estimating capacity in Liters and Milliliters.

**Word Problems with Fractions:**

**Thinking Blocks Model & Solve Word Problems with Fractions** -This is a great site that gives you practice working with bar diagrams to model fraction word problems. In particular, I would focus on "Find a Fraction of a Number," and "Find the Total or Part."

**Equivalent Fractions:**

**Mr. Anker's Equivalent Fractions Quiz Set 1 **- Using the fraction strips, see if you can correctly identify the correct equivalent fraction.

**Mr. Anker's Equivalent Fractions Quiz Set 2 **- Using the fraction strips, see if you can correctly identify the correct equivalent fraction.

**Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 1** -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in this activity.

**Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 2** -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in this activity.

**Matching Math- Equivalent Fractions Level 3** -See if you can match each of the equivalent fractions in the most difficult level of this activity!

**Reducing Fractions Shoot**** **-Remember, when we reduce fractions, we are dividing BOTH the numerator and the denominator by the greatest common factor shared by both. See if you can reduce each fraction to it's simplest form. What I like about this activity, is that there are 2 different versions of the game. In one version of the game, the reduced fraction is represented as a shaded in amount of a whole shape. In the other version, the reduced fraction is simply represented as a written fraction.

**Soccer Math- Simplifying Fractions** -If you're really up for the challenge, try your hand at this game! This game has more difficult fractions for you to reduce.

**Comparing & Ordering Fractions:**

**Comparing Fractions -**This activity asks you to compare 2 fractions that either have the same numerator or the same denominator.

**Ordering Fractions** -This activity asks you to order 3 fractions that either have the same numerator or the same denominator from least to greatest.

** Balloon Pop Comparing Fractions Game Level 1 **-This is a good place to start when working on the skill of comparing fractions. See if you can pop the balloons in order from the smallest fraction to the largest fraction.

**Balloon Pop Comparing Fractions Game Level 2** -This is a good place to start when working on the skill of comparing fractions. See if you can pop the balloons in order from the smallest fraction to the largest fraction.

**Comparing Fractions (Easier)** -This activity also has you compare fractions, while giving you good visual representations of each fraction to help you compare.

**A More Advanced lesson on Comparing & Ordering Fractions**-This goes a bit farther that what we learn in 3rd grade on comparing & ordering fractions, but cool nonetheless! Be sure to turn your computer's sound on for this informative lesson!

**Comparing Fractions Game** -After checking out the lesson on comparing and ordering fractions, be sure to start off with level 2 on this activity.

**Fraction Golf** -Did you enjoy playing fraction golf with a partner in class? If so, be sure to download and print your very own copy of this game. You will need 2 six sided dice to play this game. OR... for more fun, why not try using your ten-sided die if you got one for bringing in your very own bump bag from earlier in the year!

**Division Activities:**

**Sum Sense Division** -Drag and drop the number cards in the places which will create a division sentence that makes "Sum Sense!" When you think that you have the cards in the correct positions, click the "Next" button for another question. Interestingly, you may very well discover that the number cards could actually go in more than one place in order for the division sentence to make sense! Also, don't forget that you are able to adjust the number of questions and the time needed to answer those questions before you begin your challenge.

**Deep Dive Division** -Practice your skills of division with this fun game. Choose your own fact families from 1-12 that you would like to work on.

**Division Word Problem Practice**- See if you can correctly answer each word problem using your skills in division!

**Geometry of Quadrilaterals:**

**Exploring 2-D and 3-D Shapes** -This website does a good job of providing an overview about 2-D and 3-D shapes.

**Quadrilateral Shape Game**- How well do you know your quadrilaterals? See if you can get a perfect score in this activity!

**Properties of Parallelograms** -This website goes way beyond third grade geometry! However, it does a great job of giving you a very complete overview of what makes a parallelogram a parallelogram!

**Interactive Quadrilaterals** -Drag the dots in any of the 4 corners of these quadrilaterals and see how your movement changes the shape and the angles of the corners.

**Quadrilateral Quest **- As we've discovered in class, there are some really fine points in the definitions of different quadrilaterals. For example, a square is a special kind of rectangle. It is a parallelogram that also has 90 degree angles, but unlike most rectangles, **ALL** of its sides are **equal** or **congruent**. Although this activity was designed for older students, see how well you can do with selecting the correct quadrilaterals that fit each description!

**Question- What makes a Polygon a Polygon?**

**Play this activity to find out:**

**Polygon or Not?** -This website does a great job of summarizing the properties that all polygons share. See how many shapes you can click and drag into the correct basket as the shapes go flying by on the screen.

**Question- What do we call lines that are not parallel?**

**Play this activity to find out:**

**Line Shoot Arcade Challenge** -This is a fun activity that tests your ability to correctly pick out points, line segments, lines, rays, intersecting lines, and parallel lines.

**Area & Perimeter Activities:**

**Area & Perimeter Game** -This activity does a great job of giving you a good overview about how to calculate the area and perimeter of basic shapes.

**Party Planner Area and Perimeter Game** -You are a party planner that needs to design a party event that has places with different areas and perimeters. See if you can build each area with the correct perimeter and area. **Be sure to click on the CORNER of the initial squares to change their shape or to change their position!**

**Finding the Area and Perimeter of Rectangles** -This activity also does a great job of working with area and perimeters of rectangles. What I particularly like about this activity, is that it gives you a ruler to measure the sides.

**Perimeter Shape Shoot** -See if you can select all of the correct shapes that have a particular perimeter.

**Area Shape Shoot** -See if you can select all of the correct shapes that have a particular area.

**Perimeters of Parallelograms **-See if you can determine the perimeter of various parallelograms when given the lengths of two of its sides. BE CAREFUL!! There are 2 boxes for you to fill out. One box is for the measurement. The other box is for the unit of measurement.

**Mental Math Addition:**

** Lunch Lady **-Can you help the lunch lady with the last ten students who need to buy lunch before the period ends? Test your mental math skills of counting up money. See if you can get all ten students through the line before the next group of students come to lunch!

**Mental Math Addition** -Click on start to begin! If you scroll down the page some more, you can also try this activity in countdown mode or twenty questions mode as well.

**Speed Math Trainer** -Try your hand at "Addition Medium" and see if you can correctly answer ten double-digit mental math addition problems. If you're feeling really confident, why don't you try "Addition Hard" for some three-digit mental math problems.

**Fridge Magnet Addition** -Here's a good mental math addition activity for you! Using your great skills in mental math addition, see if you can complete the sums of these 2 digit addition problems. Also, be sure to try level B where you are asked to fill in the missing addend for each equation!

**Mental Math Soccer!** -Here's a fun game that gives you practice with 2-digit mental math addition. Be sure to try some of the techniques that we worked on in class.

**Speed Grid Addition Challenge** -Find two numbers in the grid whose sum equals the number given below the grid. Before you start, select the number of questions and the time that you want given to answer each challenge.

**Mental Math Subtraction:**

**Mentally Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers** -Click on start to begin! If you scroll down the page some more, you can also try this activity in countdown mode or twenty questions mode as well.

**Speed Grid Subtraction Challenge** -Find two numbers in the grid whose difference equals the number given below the grid. Before you start, select the number of questions and the time that you want given to answer each challenge.

**Balancing Equations:**

**Circle Addition Equation** -When you think about it, an equation is very similar to our balance for comparing mass. If both pans have an equal amount, the balance is balanced! If both sides of our equation have an equal amount, our equation is also balanced or equal! **BE SURE TO CLICK ON PRACTICE MODE** when first playing this game! Click on the correct circle that would make the equation balanced or equal.

**Solving Addition Equations** -This balancing equations game is a bit more difficult. Some of the addends are negative numbers! See if you can determine what number would need to fit the equation so that both sides of our equation are equal.

**Mathematical Modeling:**

**Thinking Blocks Modeling of Addition Word Problems**** **-A really good strategy that can help you solve word problems is by using bar diagrams. Bar diagrams help you to visualize the information that you know and how that information can help you to solve the problem. This site does an awesome job of modeling addition and subtraction word problems using bar diagrams.

**Thinking Blocks Model & Solve Multiplication Problems** - This site also does an awesome job of helping you develop the skills in drawing a bar diagram and using that bar diagram to help you solve multiplication problems. I recommend that you start with **"Parts and Whole"** to help you with using bar diagrams to solve multiplication problems.

**Place Value Block Manipulatives** -This is a great online resource that lets you model mathematical problems with place value blocks.

**Subtraction Regrouping Activity using Squid! -**Just scroll down to the bottom of the page under the heading of 4th Grade Addition & Subtraction. Click on "Subtraction Algorithm." Then click on "View Teacher Tool.

**Multiplication:**

**Multiplication Tic-Tac-Toe Six-in-a-Row!** -Did you enjoy playing multiplication tic-tac-toe six-in-a-row in class? Here is a printable copy of the game board and instructions to use along with your ten-sided die.

**Bracket Basics **-I LOVE this activity! Once you've really mastered your times tables, see if you can be a good number detective to complete these equations. Remember, when an equation has a bracket around any numbers, you do that operation FIRST! Once you've done the operation(s) within each bracket, then do the operation(s) outside of the brackets to determine the answer. In this activity, they give you the answer to the equation. You just need to determine where the numbers go to make that equation equal the answer that is given.

**Carl's Cookie Capers **-Here's a fun model of multiplication that involves cookies and chocolate chips!

**Multiplication with Multiples of 10 Game** -In class, we learned that multiplying numbers by multiples of ten is easy! First, do the basic multiplication fact. Then determine how many zeros you will need to tack onto your basic multiplication fact to determine the correct product. It's just that easy!

**Math Fact Fluency:**

**Math Magician Addition!** -How good is your addition math fact fluency?? Click here to find out! Choose which particular math fact you'd like to work on and see if you can answer 20 questions in less than a minute.

**Math Magician Subtraction! **-How good is your subtraction math fact fluency?? Click here to find out! Choose which particular math fact you'd like to work on and see if you can answer 20 questions in less than a minute.

**Math Flash Cards:**

**Quick Flash Cards** - This is a great place to start when using online flashcards. To begin, first select which factor you wish to work on. After you have successfully completed 3 rounds, you get to change the theme background for the game!

** Mr. Martini's Flash Cards **-Click on any one of the flash card pictures to begin your adventure. Be sure to click on the check mark on the bottom of the first flash card that comes up to get the answer to each flash card

**Printable Minute Math Sheets:**

**Math Magician Multiplication Madness!** -Are you a math magician? In this activity, see if you can correctly answer 20 multiplication questions in one minute.

Looking for computer-based activities that have to do with what we're learning about in class? **You've come to the right place! ** Would you like to take a preview of some of the interactive math games that we will be using this year? Click here to see Mr. Nolde's Math Resource Page!

**For Friday:**

On Tuesday of this week, I gave you a measurement packet. It is due tomorrow!

(**Be sure to NCLUDE UNITS in your answers!**)

If you need additional practice with measurement, please be sure to play the activities under measurement listed below.

Click here for another printable copy of the measurement packet.

**Don't forget to study for Friday's Minute Math!!**

**Don't forget about the Math Superstars! ****(This is the LAST week that I will still take them!)**

I've posted the Power Lines Part 3 below.

On Friday, we will have our FINAL Minute Math Mixed Division 2!

**Click here for a printable copy of the Minute Math Mixed Division 2.**

On Friday, we will also have our 1st Minute Math Mixed Division 3!

**Click here for a printable copy of the Minute Math Mixed Division 3.**

**For Wednesday:**

Please complete both sides of "Locating Fractions on a Numberline" worksheet.

Click here for a printable copy of the "Locating Fractions on a Numberline" worksheet.

Today, we continued working on determining fractional distances and locations on a number line.

If you need additional practice, please play the following activity:

**Fractions on a Number Line** -This website gives you LOTS of practice with finding fractions on a number line as well as determining the distance between 2 fractions. **REMEMBER: **Always determine HOW MANY parts the number line is divided up between each whole number to determine the fractional amount of each section!!

**Coming up....**

**Due on Friday:**

-Your measurement packet. (**INCLUDE UNITS in your answers!**)

Click here for another printable copy of the measurement packet.

If you need additional practice with measurement, please be sure to play the activities under measurement listed below.

**For Tuesday:**

Please complete "Problem Solving: Make a Table and Look for a Pattern" P 9-8

If you need additional space for problem 6, please feel free to use a separate piece of paper to do so!

Today, we worked on determining fractional distances and locations on a number line.

**If you need additional practice, please play the following 2 activities:**

**Fractions on a Number Line** -This website gives you LOTS of practice with finding fractions on a number line as well as determining the distance between 2 fractions. **REMEMBER: **Always determine HOW MANY parts the number line is divided up between each whole number to determine the fractional amount of each section!!

**The Ruler Game** -Practice your skills in reading a ruler in this game. The first thing that you will want to do is to set your increment level. I might recommend starting out this game at 1/4 inch increments first and then set it to 1/8 inch increments later. If you become really good at reading a ruler, try the 1/16 inch increments!

All the text pages are available online for the students. Our classroom login is: **mr.nolde** The password is **mathisfun3 **In order for the online textbook to correctly display, you will need to make sure that your "pop-up blocker" on your web browser is disabled. Here is a link to help you disable this function for most common web browsers. The link for the online textbook is www.pearsonsuccessnet.com. Not only can you access the textbook online, but you can also print out any of the practice pages in our workbook as well! Click here to learn more about how to print out any of our practice workbook pages!

In addition to the Scott Foresman textbook, we will be utilizing investigative units put together by Project M³: Mentoring Mathematical Minds! I am extremely excited to be incorporating these units into our enrichment math program here at Campbell School. Click here to learn more about Project M³ Be sure to click on the link that says "For Parents."