Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Shawn's Scribe Notes

The first thing we did to day in math was our mental because now after almost 3 or more months Mr.Reece decides we should start working on it again, but they are new booklets with rewritten questions in it, so we dont have to right down the questoins the from the board anymore. Well anyways... back to math.

These are some examples of the type of questions we do in mental math:
5x5 or 52 =25
(picture above) which # is in both bubbles answer: 10
10/5 = 2 or reduce it to 2/1 = 2
(order or operation) 10-5x2 = 2
Then today in class we learned a bit more about line segments. Mr.Reece showed us what a line segment looks like on a piece of grid paper, how to count line segments, shapes you can make out of a number of line segments, and also how to determine how many squares can be fitted in a line segment rectangle or square.

In past classes Mr.Reece taught us that a line segment has a starting point and an ending point
After showing us what a line segment looks like and how to count a line segment, we had to make rectangles from a number of line segments Mr.Reece gave to our rows. My specific row had to make up rectangles of 20 line segments.
Then we asked ourselves how many rectangles we can make with the same amount of line segments.
No one really got it but i came up with exactly how many rectangles you can make with a 20 line segments. I got at least 5 different rectangles, but if you include the rectangle when it's turned on the other side of line segments, then I would have 9 not including the one with five sides because it doesnt change either way you turn it.
After we made as many rectangles as we could with the appointed line segments we had, we discussed with our groups to determine how many squares can go inside your rectangle.
Then we found out a theory to determine how many squares can go in your rectangle!! First you take the number of line segments on the veritcle side of your rectangle, then x (times) it by the number of line segments on the top or horizontal side of your rectangle. I find that, that is the easiest way to find out how many squares you have in your rectangle.
- fix corrections on math test on seperate piece of paper and hand it back for extra marks
- study for science test (solutions and whatever...)
- study for french test tomorrow
highlight it if you can't see it!! =P

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At 8:19 PM, Blogger toucansam said...

wow shawn this scribe is impressive... i didn't really get the thing in class but NOW i do...

thanks alot shawn

At 5:29 AM, Blogger tears_77 said...

Great Scribe Shawn, keeep it up. Cool pictures tooo.


At 6:15 PM, Blogger -rain- said...

good job

At 6:40 AM, Blogger Mr. Reece said...

Amazing Scribe post Shawn.I can tell that you put a great amount of work into it and all of your classmates will benefit from your hard work.




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