Algebra Camp Day 4

Today we really got down to business and learned. The first group played math jeopardy, and we all had pedometers and we walked around campus and calculated how many steps we took in a certain amount of minutes. The second group worked on integers and also played math jeopardy. Tomorrow will probably be even more exciting.
by Abigail and Amber

Algebra Camp Day Three

how many marbles doe it take to break the spaghetti?
how many marbles doe it take to break the spaghetti?


Wow! today was even better than day 2!  We split up into our groups again. Group one learned how to multiply and divide fractions, while group 2 did an experiment. Group 2 tested the strength of spaghetti pieces. We used spaghetti, styrofoam cups, paperclips, marbles, and a partner. Attaching the paperclip to the cup and the spaghetti inside the paperclip, we added marbles into the cup until the spaghetti popped. This was by far the best time we have had at algebra camp. It seams that each day gets better and better. This is truly a great exprience, with great teachers.
by-Leo, Kalon and Abigail

A day of learning & fun

Today was a great day of learning and fun. We did many activities that challenged our minds. We split up into two groups and learned separate things. The first group learned fractions and worked with computer games and fractional blocks. The second group learned about point-slope form of a linear equation and measured certain slopes and then compared. We have two great teachers who make learning fun and interesting. Bye and thank you for visiting our blog!
Written and created by: Abigail, Devin, Leo

Algebra Camp Day One

UNO mac lab

This week, I am helping out with an algebra camp that is being put on by the UNO Curriculum and Instruction department through Dr. Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy.  My students will be taking pictures and writing about what we do each day, and I will post it here.  Today we spent some time getting to know one another.  We began with bingo and discussing expectations.  Then we went to the mac lab and visited where students can find math games that will help them practice their basic skills in pre-algebra and algebra.  Students also visited  to take an assessment that will be used to determine algebra readiness.  We finished up with an activity that helped reinforce the need for everyone to work together this week in order for the camp to be successful.  I am looking forward to a great week!