Monthly Archives: January 2014

Project Blue Sky

Welcome to our new project – ‘Project Blue Sky’. In this unit of study you will be incorporating all of our Learning Goals from Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Probability into a final project that will have you creating your very own theme park, with your very own attractions, shows and restaurants.

The project is based on the renown Walt Disney World Imagineers Company, who create the most spectacular attractions in the world. We are going to spend sometime getting to know exactly how Imagineers use concepts of Math, Art, Language, Geography and History to create things that go beyond our imagination and materialize into reality.

You will have different tasks along the way. Your first task is to form Blue Sky groups and begin to ‘Blue Sky’ some ideas for your theme parks.

Blue sky – An innovative way to generate amazing ideas

Fantasyland – How do Imagineers collaborate with each other? How do their teams use traditional technology and new technology to make their Blue Sky ideas come to life? What types of technology will you use?

Imagineering Documentary – A history of Walt Disney World Imagineers

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Measurement Quiz – Friday, January, 17, 2014

There will be a short quiz to show the progress we are making with our Learning Goals. Please review, our Learning Goals, your classwork and the screencast tutorials. 

To prepare create a review quiz with ten different conversions with an answer key. When you are finished trade with a friend.

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Measurement – Rainbow Loom Project

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Yes it is Rainbow Loom Day! Yes we are making “Mr. C Academy Snap Out Of It Bracelets!” But how are we going to tie this activity to our Learning Goals? Before you begin read the previous post and find the learning goals. How are you going to achieve our Learning Goals by doing this activity? Before beginning your bracelet develop a question tied to the Learning Goals, that you will answer throughout the activity. Post your inquiry question to the this blog post.

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Measurement Unit – Rainbow Loom Day!

Welcome back to a new year. Let’s get things going with our first unit – measurement. On Friday we will be using the Rainbow Loom to connect the idea of a real life application to measurement by making ‘snap out of it’ Mr. C Academy bracelets! Please tell your parents to check out the video so they know it’s okay to bring in your Rainbow Looms.

This Week’s Measurement Learning Goals:

  • convert measurements of mass, length and capacity (i.e., mm to km)
  • use knowledge of units of length to quickly convert measurements using multiplication and division of decimals
  • we are learning how to communicate and share our mathematical thinking

Some questions to ponder

  1. Which is taller a 2350 cm tree or a 24 m building? Explain
  2. Is a 364 mm bracelet longer or shorter than a 20 cm bracelet? Explain
  3. If $1.75 means 1 dollar 7 dimes and 5 pennies. In the measurement of 1.75 m are cm like dimes or pennies? Explain

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