Saturday, July 31, 2010

Math In The News - Facebook

Facebook has tons of friends - as of July 21st that number is over 500 million! 

  • Twitter has 105 million users. That is _____ fewer than Facebook. Estimate the answer, then calculate. 
  • LinkedIn has 70 million users. Facebook has ____ more users than LinkedIn. 
  • Together, Twitter and LinkedIn have _____ fewer users than Facebook.
  • Facebook has a goal of reaching 1 billion users.  How many more do they need?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

How Many Hundreds Math Challenge

If you had $1,000 in hundred dollar bills, how many bills would you have?

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Banana Math Challenge

The average American eats 26 pounds of bananas per year!  How many pounds of bananas would a family of 4 eat?

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Responding To Literature - Writing a Book Review

You've just read a great book, and you want to tell the world about it!  How do you write a great book review that others would like to read?  Here are some pointers:

  • Go to Write a Book Review with Rodman Philbrick to learn how to write a book review.
  • Now that you know how, write your review!  Make sure you include:
  • author of the book and a statement about the author's style
  • a brief summary of the book (do not give the ending)
  • use one new vocabulary word from the book in the review
  • briefly describe the "best part of the book"
  • explain why someone should or should not read the book