Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2/14/12

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I gave a little misinformation yesterday on my blog.  We did not do area of irregular shapes, but we did the perimeter of them.  When calculating the perimeter, you have to make sure that you add up all of the sides.  A few things to watch out for are that sometimes they don't give you all of the values, you have to find them first, and make sure that all of the units are the same as well, if not, you will have to convert them first.  A strategy that can be used to help make sure you have added everything is that if you highlight a line as you add it, then you will know if you have added every line or side to your total.
Today in math, we are going to be calculating the surface area of our boxes and decorating them as well.  When we are finished with that, we may move on to area of irregular shapes if we have time.  Otherwise, we will be just doing social studies.

In social studies, we are going to be examining the first two documents that will help us determine the type of ruler that Asoka was.

Have a "lovely" day!