math lover This blog is a place for fifth graders in Grand Forks, ND to share their thinking about math. The purpose of our blog is to communicate our learning through authentic interaction. We hope you will visit our page often and respond to our writing, thinking process, and problem solving.

Blog Entries
 5/18 Civil War Numbers 5/11 Fractions and Newspapers 5/11 Careers and Math 5/11 Multiplying Fractions 4/20 Equations 4/13 PEMDAS 4/6 Speedboat 3/30 connect 3 3/30 World Math Day 3/23 Sliding Puzzles 3/16 Japan's earthquake and tsunami Facts 3/9 purposegames.com 3/9 Fresh Baked Fractions 2/9 Dividing the Partial Quotient Way 12/1 Angle Mania,Golf 11/17 The Eyeballing Game 11/15 Reaction Time # 5 11/15 Apple Problem 10/6 Your Number Is List 25, 50, all

PEMDAS If you don't use PEMDAS when you are doing a problem for example 4+5(7*9)-6=? you will get the wrong answer. PEMDAS is in steps and you have to do the steps in order of course, and multiplication and division (whichever you see 1st and same for addition and subtraction). PEMDAS stands for "please excuse my dear aunt Sally"

parentheses 1st

exponents 2nd

multiplication 3rd

division 3rd