The students continued working on Order of Operations this week. We focused on developing good habits. They were slightly annoyed that I continuously harped on showing each step, bringing down all the terms they did not use, and circling their answers, but they did a great job in the end! They worked on a domino activity to practice these important habits. I found this free activity here.
We continued our study of expressions by focusing on square roots. Students completed an inquiry lesson using Cheez-Its! Students created squares and "discovered" the relationship between perfect square roots, expanded form, and exponents. It was a super yummy way to learn!
In Social Studies, students began researching the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas. Students are working collaboratively in groups of three to create presentations they will then share with their classmates. Our overarching questions are "Why do we care about these civilivations today?" and "How does the population affect the environment and how does the environment affect the population?" Students will use these notes to complete a 3-paragraph essay in ELA and also when they complete the "Living Museum" challenge at the end of the quarter. Look at those critical thinking collaborators!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.