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Math Letter Dear Mom,

This module we have learned many new and interesting things like probability, number tricks, frequency tables, and more.

One of the first things we learned about math were line and bar graphs. We did a lot of things with graphs. I also learned when to use a bar graph or line graph. You use a bar graph for categories and a line graph to show trends over time . Then we got a take home quiz called Analyze a Graph. We had to cut out a line or bar graph out of the newspaper or a magazine, glue it onto a piece of paper, and answer questions about it.

Next, we started studying frequency tables. We did some questions in the book about them like what they are, how to make them, and how they help us. We also started the unit on probability. We studied theoretical probability, experimental probability, did a probability project, and too many more things to count! We did something called names in a bag where Mrs. Harte but all the names of the people in the class in a bag and whoever was picked first and whoever was picked last got 10 math points. The winners were PJCH, who was picked first and WRCL, who was picked last. Even though I didn't win, it was a lot of fun.

We also did something called cubes in a bag where Mrs. Harte put cubes in a bag and we recorded what she picked each time on a frequency table and at the end, we had to guess how many cubes there were of each color based on the information on the frequency table. Also in probability, we did an experiment. I did mine with WRCL. It was about picking Jolly Ranchers out of a bag and finding both the theoretical and experimental probability of each flavor. I was a lot of fun and we got a yummy treat after!

I really enjoyed studying Module 1. I learned a lot and I had fun!

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Article posted November 5, 2009 at 09:35 AM • comment • Reads 1272 • Return to Blog List