Home Learning Options for May 11-15

Posted: May 10, 2020

Math Options

High Tech Option- Dreambox, if you are in 6K or 7M and have not yet received your password please email greg.keating@nbed.nb.ca click on the following link to access dreambox:


**Please note that it is recommended to play dreambox for at least 90 minutes per week or around 5 lessons per week.  

Low Tech Option- www.math-drills.com. This week the focus will once again be Fractions and you should focus on converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers as well as converting between Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and Ratios.

No Tech Option-

Fractions war: two players, pack of cards needed. Each person deals two cards, a numerator (top of fraction) and denominator (bottom of fraction), then determine whose fraction is the largest. The winner keeps all four cards, and play continues until the cards are gone. Fraction picnic: Use shopping flyers to cut out food images. Students plan a picnic and choose the food they want to bring along. Using a ruler and scissors, cut portions of their food choices (1/3, 2/3, 1/5) and glue them to a paper plate. Finally, label each item with the fraction name. Percent sale: using old flyers, calculate a sale where all items are 10% off. Or 15%. Challenge: If you have flyers from more than one store, see if you can calculate the % difference between items.

Weekly STEM Challenge:

“Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!” Humans need clean drinking water to survive. The water from our rivers, lakes, streams, and ocean is all around us but it might have a few undesirable items floating in it. Everyone has a right to clean drinking water. Venture out in nature to collect some water from a local, natural water source. Take note of what your water looks like. Your challenge is to build a water filtration system to turn dirty or salty water into clean water! Tips for this challenge can be found using the following links: