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2010-2011 Math Bloggers

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.

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teacher: Alice Smith

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Article posted May 18, 2011 at 04:51 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 54

The civil war was bad, but had lots of #'s, not all necessarily good though. More than 3,000,000 fought in the war. It lasted from 1861-1865. 2 percent of the population died. During the battle at Cold Harbor 7,000 men fell in 20 minutes! I for one think that was a terrible,amazing in a bad way record. The first "greenbacks" were authorized in 1862, the year after the Civil War started. African Americans made up 10 percent of the Union army. General Nathan Bedford Forrest lost 30 horses and killed 31 men in hand-to-hand-combat. "In God We Trust" appeared on coins in 1864. The first shot was fired by the battleship named "the Merrimac." The first day at Gettysburg 15,00 men died. So according to these numbers, the Civil War was long, hard, and just plain bad.

Article posted May 18, 2011 at 04:51 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 54



Article posted May 11, 2011 at 04:52 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 40

I was very surprised when I saw that a regular salary for a computer programmer was $50,001! The dollar kind of threw me off, but you get the point. I never really thought that an engineer would use so much math. They use fractions, percents, ratios and lots more. Even a firefighter uses angles to point the water the right way. We all need to pay attention in math so we can be productive when we grow up.

Article posted May 11, 2011 at 04:52 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 40



Article posted May 11, 2011 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 41

I really thought these were cool games that were fun and helped me multiply fractions and learn how. My favorite was the millionaire one because it taught you in the most fun way of all. It was awesome=http://! Well that is all besides...... go play it!!!

Article posted May 11, 2011 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 41



Article posted April 20, 2011 at 04:49 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 39

My favorite game was the third one. It really helped me with my variables and algebra. My second favorite would have been the second one because it helped me with my multiplication and algebra.

Article posted April 20, 2011 at 04:49 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 39



Article posted April 13, 2011 at 04:29 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 38

No, I'm right! This was a funny video that taught you how to use the order of operations the right way and told you to work from left to right in certain cases (like with multiplication and division). It also taught you that computers can't always be trusted and won't give you compliments even if you prove the computer wrong.

Article posted April 13, 2011 at 04:29 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 38



Article posted April 6, 2011 at 04:46 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 46

I thought this was a really fun game that taught you how to use negative #'s to get positive #'s using addition and subtraction. This really helped me understand negative #'s more.

Article posted April 6, 2011 at 04:46 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 46



Article posted March 30, 2011 at 04:48 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 40

I thought this was a cool game that taught you to think where to go. It also teaches about negative #'s and how to get them.

Article posted March 30, 2011 at 04:48 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 40



Article posted March 30, 2011 at 04:39 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 43

I noticed that the highest person from Malaysia and none of the top 10 were US citizens. We all know what this means: We need to work harder on our math=http://=http://=http://=http://=http://!!

Article posted March 30, 2011 at 04:39 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 43



Article posted March 23, 2011 at 04:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 40

I thought these were good games to help you think about where to put something. They really helped me with my problem solving and gave me fun at the same time.

Article posted March 23, 2011 at 04:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 40



Article posted March 16, 2011 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 41

I thought this was really bad, mainly because my brother is in Japan. This was bad in many ways. One is that the tsunami destroyed nuclear power plants. The earthquake at first was 8.9, but was made 9.0 and happened about 2:46, Japanese time, on March 11th, 2011. The epicenter was a surprising 130 kilometers. It triggered tsunami warnings in more than 20 countries.

Article posted March 16, 2011 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 41



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I like to read in my spare time. I enjoy math, too. I also like to play with legos. I like to walk my dog, April. I want to be an engineer when I grow up.

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