## Monday, February 22, 2016

### Fraction Masters

Write a word problem that requires you to find equivalent fractions to add or subtract. Write out the word problem, show ALL the steps to solve and write the answer with a label.

Tia and Tamara are walking in a walkathon. Combined, they need to walk 10 miles. Tia has already walked 4 and 3/4 miles but Tamara has had a great deal of homework so she has only walked 2 and 1/3 miles. How many miles are left to complete? If they were to complete the same amount of miles, how many miles would each girl still need to walk?

4 3/4 + 2 1/3 =

4 9/12 + 2 4/12= 6 13/12

6 13/12 = 7 and 1/12

10 - 7 1/12 =

9 12/12 - 7 1/12 = 2 11/12

2 and 11/12 miles are left to complete the 10 mile walkathon.

Half of 10 is 5. Tia already walked 4 and 3/4 miles, but Tamara only walked 2 and 1/3 miles.

Tia: 5 - 4 3/4 =
4 4/4 - 4 3/4 = 1/4
Tia still needs to walk 1/4 of a mile.

Tamara 5 - 2 1/3 =
4 3/3 - 2 1/3 = 2 2/3
Tamara still needs to walk 2 and 2/3 miles.

## Monday, February 1, 2016

### Standing Desks, Standing Tables and More!

I want to send out a very big thank you to my math class for helping with personalizing my classroom plan. Just Wednesday, I received the good news that our grant was approved. I can tell you, I was so excited I cried. Which leads me to the reaction of the class. You may want to turn the volume down.