Friday, March 9, 2012


Sorry I was a slacker yesterday and didn't post anything.

We worked on choosing the correct type of graph to display given data yesterday.  This is a little fuzzy for the kids, but here is what we came up with.

Line graph - something that is changing over a period of time
bar graph - when the categories are not numbers and you want to compare data
line plot - when you have a small set of numbers and you want to compare data (easiest graph to see the range and median without calculations)
frequency chart - when you have a larger amount of numbers and you want to be able to put them in intervals instead of single numbers
pictograph - when you have a large amount of data for a few categories ( you can choose a picture and a value for the picture)

We did the homework together so that we could discuss the answers as  we went.

This was the last topic in chapter 3.  We will be having a test on chapter 3 on Monday.  Today in class we will be doing a review sheet and the kids will have it to take home to help them study for the test.
We will not have time to do social studies today, but yesterday we arrived in the city of Marakanda.  It is a bustling city that is very prosperous and has a lot to offer to our travelers.  We will be leaving there on Tuesday and traveling to our last stop, which is Antioch.  So far, the kids are doing a great job with their journals.  I can't wait to see the finished products.

Next week will be a very busy week.  Monday, we are taking the chapter 3 test, Tuesday is a normal day, Wednesday, we will be training with the kids on the FCAT online reading test, Thursday we will have shortened periods due to the kids practicing for their "Spring into the Arts" performance, and Friday we will be taking our district March math test.  It will not count for this nine weeks as this nine weeks is over before Friday.

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday!

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