Home Learning Options for May 4 to May 8

Posted: May 3, 2020


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:


Low Tech Option- www.math-drills.com. This week the focus will be on Fractions.  Students can practice finding equivalent fractions as well as reducing fractions to simplest form.  Once again multiplication plays a large part in success when reducing or finding equivalent fractions so it is important to continually practice your multiplication facts up to 12 until they are mastered.

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:

Spring is a time for new growth and warmer temperatures. Scientists also see this as a time to study climate change through the melting of icebergs. Icebergs are large pieces of floating ice in the sea which have broken off from larger ice structures such as glaciers or ice shelves. They are common in the Spring when ice begins to melt.

Your challenge is to conduct an investigation to determine the fastest way to melt ice cubes without adding heat. Be sure to only change one thing and control your variables!

For more information about this challenge please view the following link: