## Thursday, November 29, 2007

### Cedrics 2nd Growing post

I got it wrong the first time, but the second time I understand it, so here it is.

Questions:
1. What strategies were needed?
2. How did you use these strategies?
3. Or How could you of used these strategies.
4. How would you figure out the price of a 6 cup bag of Betty's Snack mix? Use a ratio table
5. Find 3 other values (amounts of Snack Mix) that could be solved using the same ratio table. Find the \$\$ of your new container sizes.

1: The strategies I had used were ratio tables, division, multiplying, and adding

2 : I used this strategy to find out how much ingredients are needed and the cost of the cup.
I took 2 and 2/5 and multiplied by how much was needed to get 12. Which was by 5.
Heres a picture.

3. I could've used money or a ratio table, which was probably easier. ._.

4: I took 2 and 2/5 and multiplied it by 5 which got to 12 then to get to 6 cups I divided it by 2,
and on the price I did the same thing. 3.60 x 5 = 18.00 divided by 2 = 9.00.

5: The 3 other values are: 30, 3 and 60.

Question 2:

Question 3:
Today in class we reviewed the 6 strategies from the RACE Investigation. They were
• Equivalence
• Fractions show operations
• Ratio Tables (Proportional Reasoning)
• Measurement
• Partial Products or the Distributive Property
• The Whole Matters
• Friendly Fractions

Question 4:

Your last question deals with pizza. You need to explain which group gets the largest portion of pizza. All student groups get the same sized pizzas. It is up to you to cut them up so that they are shared equally.

1. Group 1 Sally Bob, Gidget and Biff Share 3 pizzas.
2. Group 2 Stan, Holly, Barry, Ben and Ichkabibble share 4 pizzas.
3. Group 3 Eric, Susy,James, Betty, Veronica and Moose share 5 pizzas.
4. Group 4 Paul, Alex, Chris, Jughead, Archie, Reggie, Mr. Wotherspoon and Midge share 7 pizzas.
• How much pizza does each student get in the different groups?
• Which group gets the largest portion of pizza?

Question 2 Voice Thread: 4 Test Corrections
Question 3 Voice Thread: 7 Strat's
Question 4 Voice Thread: Pizza pizza

### Chaseley's Second Growing post

QUESTION 1.
1.
The main strategies that I've used for the test were
division, multiplication, and addition. I used a ratio
table to organize my work so it would be easier for
people to understand. It's a really good tool to use when
your doing a project like this. (:

____________________________________

4 con't.
Since I already knew what 12 cups equaled,
I just divided that by 2 because half of 12 is 6.
Then I divided everything else by 2 to get the
ingredients and price, as you can see above. :]

5.

QUESTION 2.

---> if this doesn't work you can go to this site: http://voicethread.com/share/31915/

Question 3.

QUESTION 4.

- How much pizza does each student get in the different groups?
*Group 1: 3 slices or 3/4 pizza
*Group 2: 4 slices or 4/5 pizza
*Group 3: 5 slices or 5/6 pizza
*Group 4: 7 slices or 7/8 pizza

- Which group gets the largest portion of pizza?
*Group 1: 15/60
*Group 2: 12/60
*Group 3: 10/60
*Group 4: 52 1/2 / 60
*group 4 has the largest portion of pizza

*I used fractions and divison with money to get my answer. as shown above.

*I used fractions and divison with money to get my answer. as shown above.

*my work is shown up on voice thread (:

THE END OF CHASELEY'S SECOND GROWING POST (:

### Mary's Second Growing Post

Question One
(a) The strategies that i used for this test were multiplication and division. (a2) I used multiplication to figure out how to get from 2 2/5 to 12. That helped me find out how to solve the other ingredients. The division helped me solve the answer to the ingredients for the 1/2 cup.

(b) I could of used ratio tables, but i didn't. If i did use them, i'd use them to find out the answers for the costs and the cups of ingredients.

(c) Since you can get from 2 2/5 to 12 pretty easily, i would just use the information from the 12 cup container and divide the answers by two, since you can get from 12 to 6 by dividing 12 by two.

(d) These are the three other values that i chose to do, and this is how i would use a ratio table to solve them.

Question Two

Question Three

Question Four

### carmen's second growing post

4. Your last question deals with pizza. You need to explain which group gets the largest portion of pizza. All student groups get the same sized pizzas. It is up to you to cut them up so that they are shared equally.

Group 1 Sally Bob, Gidget and Biff Share 3 pizzas.
Group 2 Stan, Holly, Barry, Ben and Ichkabibble share 4 pizzas.
Group 3 Eric, Susy,James, Betty, Veronica and Moose share 5 pizzas.
Group 4 Paul, Alex, Chris, Jughead, Archie, Reggie, Mr. Wotherspoon and Midge share 7 pizzas.

How much pizza does each student get in the different groups?
Group 1 got 3/4 of the pizza each.
Group 2 got 4/5 of the pizza each.
Group 3 got 5/6 of the pizza each.
Group 4 got 7/8 of the pizza each.

Which group gets the largest portion of pizza?
i think group four gets the largest amount of pizza becuase they got small slices but more of them.

We used circles (pizzas) and cut them into the amount of kids there were.

## Wednesday, November 28, 2007

### Jessica's Second Growing Post

> Question One
1 . What strategies were needed?
The strategies that I used to correct my test were ratio tables, multiplying & dividing .
2 . How did you use these strategies?
On my real test, I regret that I thought that the only strategy that could be used was multiplying . Because when I saw that 2 2/5 x 5 was 12 (cups) , I just multiplied everything else by 5 , then I couldn't work with decimals so I didn't do the 1/2 cup question . I should have put everything in fraction form so it would look simpler .
3 . How could you of used these strategies.
I should have used more of dividing & ratio tables. if i could find out what 12 cups was by multiplying , i could have found out what 1/2 cup was by dividing . And to get there easily I should have used ratio tables to show my work more clearly .
4 . How would you figure out the price of a 6 cup bag of Betty's Snack mix? Use a ratio table.

5 . Find 3 other values that could be solved using the same ratio table. Find the \$\$ of your new container sizes.

>Question 2
You are going to create a voice thread explaining the strategies you used on your test. You need to choose 4 out of the 6 questions.

> Question 3
Today in class we reviewed the 6 strategies from the RACE Investigation. They were
• Equivalence
• Fractions show operations
• Ratio Tables (Proportional Reasoning)
• Measurement
• Partial Products or the Distributive Property
• The Whole Matters
• Friendly Fractions
Create a voice thread or write and use pictures to describe how you would uses those strategies to explain how far the two students would have run if Mark ran 7/8 and Rachel ran 11/12 of the RACE course.

> Question 4
Your last question deals with pizza. You need to explain which group gets the largest portion of pizza. All student groups get the same sized pizzas. It is up to you to cut them up so that they are shared equally.

1. Group 1 Sally Bob, Gidget and Biff Share 3 pizzas.
2. Group 2 Stan, Holly, Barry, Ben and Ichkabibble share 4 pizzas.
3. Group 3 Eric, Susy,James, Betty, Veronica and Moose share 5 pizzas.
4. Group 4 Paul, Alex, Chris, Jughead, Archie, Reggie, Mr. Wotherspoon and Midge share 7 pizzas.

+ For the first strategy i used pictures and fractions to get to the answer.
+ For the second strategy i used money to get to the answer . I changed the pizzas into dollars . So if there are 3 pizzas , its changed to \$3.00 . Then , you divide the pizza into the people .

* How much pizza does each student get in the different groups?
* Which group gets the largest portion of pizza?
-----> The 4th group had the largest portion of pizza .

### Jessica B's Scribe Post

In class today Mr. Jerema gave us questions.
He wrote on the board :
- 1/2 of 36 =
- 1/4 of 36 =
- 1/8 of 36 =
- 5/8 of 36 =

To make things simpler, i just switched the question into an easier form.
- 36 divided by (1/2) 2 = 18
- 36 divided by (1/4) 4 = 9
- 36 divided by (1/8) 8 = 4.5

It was easy to find out what 1/4 and 1/8 because 1/4 is just half of 1/2 . so if 1/2 = 18 . Then 18 divided by 2 = 9 (1/4) . Then 1/8 is half of 1/4 . So 9(1/4) divided by 2 = 4.5 (1/8).

The 5/8 question was harder but you have to make it into a simpler form .
5/8 don't go nice together so you make it into 4/8 . Since 4/8 is another way of saying 1/2 , you get the answer that you got for the first question which was 18 .
Then , since you only have 1/8 left , again you just get the answer you got for the third question , which was 4.5 .

So basically , you're just adding question 1 & 3 together to get question 4 .
So the answer is (18 + 4.5 =) 22.5 .

## Tuesday, November 27, 2007

### Jessica Q's Second Growing Post

1. The strategy I used to find out the answers were, using ratio tables, multiplication, and division.

2 and 3.

4.

5.

QUESTION 2:

Go here if it doesnt work: http://voicethread.com/#u23443.b28184.i154519
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QUESTION 3:

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QUESTION 4:

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### Jeanine's Second Growing Post

1. I used ratio tables to find my answers, what also helped me was the use of money.

2 and 3

You pretty much get the picture.

You need to choose 4 out of the 6 questions.
1. 2/3 + 1/4 + 2/5 =
2. 6/5 - 11/10=
3. 3/5 + 2/7 =
4. 1/6/+1/9 =
5. 5/6 - 1/4 =
6. 3 3/5 - 1 4/5 =

5.

4.

5.

### Jocelyne's Second Growing Post

1. Strategies

The strategies i used to get the answers were dividing and multiplying .

2.how i used this strategy:

12 cups
2 2/5 * 5 = 12

SHREDDIES - 1 1/5 * 5 = 6 cups

PEANUTS - 4/5 * 5 = 4 cups

PRETZELS - 2/5 * 5 = 2 cups

6 + 4 + 2 =12 CUPS

i multiplied the cups by 5 because 2 2/5 multiplied by 5 equals 12.

1/2 CUP
12 / 24 = 0.50 or 1/2

SHREDDIES - 6 / 24 = 3 / 3/12

PEANUTS - 4 / 24 =2 / 2/12

PRETZELS - 2 / 24 =1 / 1/12

3 + 2 + 1 = 6 is half of 12 equals 1/2

i divided the answers of the 12 cups by 24 because 12 divided by 24 equals 0.50 / 1/2 cup.

2.

3.

*How much pizza does each student get in the different groups?
G1-3 pizzas, 4 people
each get 3/4 of pizza

G2-4 pizzas, 5 people
each get 4/5 of pizza

G3-5 pizzas, 6 people
each get 5/6 of pizza

G4-7 pizzas, 8 people
each get 7/8 of pizza

*Which group gets the largest portion of pizza?
G4 gets largest portion of pizza because they get 7/8 of the pizzas

For my strategie using circles I just cut the circles up into equal pieces and then used fractions.

For my strategie uing money I made the pizzas into dollars so it ould look like 3 pizzas equals \$3.00 then i would divide the \$3.00 by the number of people their sharing the pizzas with then it would give us a decimal answer then you would convert into a fraction.

Strategie #1: using circles
Strategie #2: using money

## Monday, November 26, 2007

### Carmen's scribe, test

For question 2 i did not know how i got my answers 3/12, 2/12 and 1/12 so as my correction i used ratio tables shown above.

### Kate's Second Growing Post

My Second Growing Post :)
QUESTION 1
1. The strategy i used to find these answers was a ratio table. Its easiest to use the numbe you know to get to another numberand working off of that. That way its much easier to find out the information with a happy number!
2.

3. I used these strategies well and solved the problem with no problem :)

4.

5.

QUESTION TWO
You are going to create a voicethread explaining the strategies you used on your test. You need to choose 4 out of the 6 questions.

QUESTION THREE Create a voicethread or write and use pictures to describe how you would uses those strategies to explain how far the two students would have run if Mark ran 7/8 and Rachel ran 11/12 of the RACE course

Question Four.

Your last question deals with pizza. You need to explain which group gets the largest portion of pizza. All student groups get the same sized pizzas. It is up to you to cut them up so that they are shared equally

### Dharyll's 2nd Growing post

12 Cups...

Most peeps had to use a ratio table to solve most of the questions. I also use equivalent fractions to make my answers shorter and easier to understand. My other strategy is long division.

I used the the ratio table to get the answer for 12 cups and also to get the price. Using my brain I multiplied 2 2/5 cups by 5 to get 12 cups. As for the price i also multiplied \$3.60 by 5 and got \$18.00.

1/2 Cup...
I used the same thing but to get the answers i had to do some stuff.

First, I had to divide 2 2/5 by a number to get 1/2 but it was pretty hard so i had to use long division. I still didn't got the explanation but I got an answer. I still used the same denominator, 12, then I divided the cups for the ingredients by 2 using 12 as the denominator and i got 6 cups out of 12 cups. I can also use a ratio table and it will be much easier.

In this ratio table I started with the 2 2/5 cup until I got to 1 cup and found out the price for each cup.

I also found out different cups like for 3 cups, the price would be \$4.50 as shown in the ratio table. I also found out the price for 1 cup, \$1.50, by using the ratio table. If you multiply 12 by 2 and so is the price you'll get 24 cup with the price of \$36.00.

Here is the Voicethread for Question 3 and Pizza Pizza.

## Sunday, November 25, 2007

### Mary's Scribe

12 cup :
First, to get from 2 2/5 to 12 C, you multiply 2 2/5 by 5.

2 2/5 x 5 = 12 cups

Since we multiplied that one times 5, we have to times 5 on all of them.

These would be the amount of indredients in the 12 cup container :

(s s) 1 1/5 = 6 C

(peanuts) 4/5 x 5 = 4 C

(pretzels) 1/5 x 5 = 2 C

1/2 cup :

To get from 12 to 1/2, you have to devide 12 into 24, so i just divided the answers of the 12 cup container by 24.

These would be the answers to the 1/2 cup container :

(spicy shreadies) 6 / 24 = 0.25 = 1/4 C

(peanuts) 4 / 24 = 1/6 C

(pretzels) 2 / 24 = 1/12 C

Price :

(12 cup)

We started off with a \$3.60 2 2/5 cup container. Since we multiplied everything by 5 to get the answers for the 12 cup, i'm multiplying \$3.60 x 5 which equals \$18.00. So it would cost \$18.00 for a 12 cup container.

(1/2 cup)

I took the answer of the 12 cup container (\$18.00) and divided it by 24 which equalled \$0.75. So, a 1/2 cup container would be 75 cents.

## Wednesday, November 21, 2007

### Kate's Scribe

Heres the test we had today :) November 20, 2007 . Easy right?

Well this is what i did, Ratio tables work really well for this problem :) & i love to use them
Sorry mr. H i thought it said 1 cup on my test :( so i did all of the work for 1 cup! I know how to do it i just got the wrong number sorry ! this is what i would of done :) Hope this works for everyone :)

12 Cups = 6 cups of Spicy Shreddies
4 cups of Peanuts
2 cups of Pretzels
Cost = \$18.00
1/2 Cup = 3/12 cup of Spicy Shreddies
2/12 of Peanuts
1/12 of Pretzels
Cost = \$0.75
THE END :)

## Tuesday, November 20, 2007

### Kat's Scribe Post

For this investigation, we had to answer 3 questions involving Maria's trip to her two friends house's, Lance and Alicia. The three questions we had to answer due to the information on the sheet.

Question one was : How many gallons of gas and what fraction of a full tank of gas did Maria use on the turnpike driving from her house to Lance's house?

Question two was:What fraction of the full tank of gas did she use on the turnpike driving the combined distance from her house to Lance's house to Alicia's house?

Question three: How much time did she spend driving on the turnpike when she drivees back home to Philadelphia?

What I did to solve these questions was:

1. For the first question, I decided to make a ratio table first, so I could figure out how many miles Maria could go for each gallon. I added 33 over and over again 15 times to figure out how many miles she could go with a full tank.
After I did this, I looked at the mile markers, and since the mile marker at Maria's house is 352, and the one at Lance's house is 242, I subtracted 242 from 352 to find out the distance in between. I made the fraction 110/495, which simplified is 2/9.
I then looked on the chart and found out that 110 miles is 3 1/3 gallons. So Maria used up 2/9 of her gas tank, which is 3 1/3 gallons.

2. The mile marker at Lance's house is 242, and the mile marker at Alicia's house is 55, so I subtracted them again to get 187.
I then went back to the previous question and added 110 and 187 to get 297/495, which simplified is 9/15, or 3/5.
On the ratio table on question 1, it says that 9 gallons is 297 miles, therefore Maria must have used 9 gallons of her gas tank.

3. On the information paper it said that Maria travels for 1 hour and 40 minutes for 110 miles. I made a clock to show that 1 hour and 40 minutes is also equal to 100 minutes. Knowing that, I went 100/110x297 (From the previous question_=270\60 (the whole of the clock) =4.5
I converted 4.5 to time, and agreed that Maria traveled 4 hours and 30 minutes. I also drew a double number line to represent the map, and I wrote down basically the same information I stated in the previous questions.

## Wednesday, November 14, 2007

### Frank's Farm Fuel Investigation

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## Thursday, November 8, 2007

### Charity's Double Number Lines

I chose all of them because they show good explaination. Also I finally get it after todays class. And it is really easy to do it. Before I continuousely kept on saying in my head watcha talkin bout butch but now I toally get it.

## Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Jessica' First Growing Post

1. Tori's and My Bike race.

2.In our picture we drew a race and we times some numbers to find out the pit stops.

7.we divided 60 by the denomenator of the fraction.

8. 110/4 = 27.5 27.5* 3 =82.5

9.1/2 + 1/3 does not = 2/5 it doesn't equal 2/5ths because they are both greater then 2/5ths

## Saturday, November 3, 2007

### Scribe List 841

Scribelist 841
 Tori Alex Jordan Jocelyn Jessica B Bryce Marlon Rico Anthony John Katarina Kate Dharyll Dhonell Jessica H Liezel Jaryl Jasmine Shawn Tim Chantel Luke Alley Jeanine Jessica Q Mary Charity Joelle Robbie Chaseley Cedric Carmen

This is the scribe list. Please choose a different member of the class to be the scribe for the next day. I will highlight the students who have already scribed. Untill the winter break there will be 2 scribes a day.

A scribe is expected to recount the days lesson for the class to see. Scribes should include detailed notes and images to show the class what happened that day.

If you were sick or absent you could use the scribe as a source of notes to get your assignments done.

Remember that we have a global audience. Show them the excellent work that you are capable of.

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Harbeck

## Thursday, November 1, 2007

### Alexander's First Growwing Post

1/2 + 1/6 or 1/4 + 7/12

1/2 + 1/6 =
55 minutes

1/4 + 7/12 =
42 minutes

So 1/2 + 1/6 is larger than 1/4 + 7/12. And I did clocks on the paper instead of the clocks on the growing post.