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					                            MATH
          Complete one assignment for each day we are not in school

Day 1.
  PERIMETER – The perimeter is the distance around a polygon. To find
       the perimeter you add the lengths of its sides.
  POLYGON – a closed plane figure. Example: tabletop
ASSIGNMENT: a: Choose 5 polygons in your home. b) Measure all sides and
       find the perimeter. c) Draw the polygons on paper, label the sides,
       and find the perimeter.

Day 2.
  Solve the Problem.  SHOW ALL WORK!!
       RECIPE FOR BIRDSEED: 1 pound of pumpkin seeds
                            2 pounds of sunflower seeds
                            3 pounds of millet

  1) Samantha wants to make 30 pounds of birdseed. How much does she
     need of each type of seed if she follows the recipe?




  2) Look at Samantha’s recipe. What if she only wants to make 15 pounds
     of birdseed? How much of each type of seed does she need?




  3) CREATE your own problem using a recipe.
 Day 3

     PREDICTIONS
     Materials needed – a coin and a recording chart (you will need
to make one)
     Example:      Outcome        Prediction Frequency
                     Heads_____________________________________
                     Tails_______________________________________
 When you toss a coin you have 2 outcomes. 1) heads 2) tails
 A) Predict how many times do you think a coin will land heads up if it is
tossed 30 times? Record your prediction. Record the frequency.
 B) Repeat the A
 C) WRITE – Compare the results from A and B IN A WRITTEN
PARAGRAPH. How many times did the coin land heads up? tails up?
COMPARE your experimental results with your predictions. How close
was your prediction to the actual results?

  Day 4
  A.
        A PRIME number has only 1 number and itself as factors.
        A COMPOSITE number has more factors than 1 number and
itself.
            DIRECTIONS: List the FACTORS of the following numbers.
        Compete on loose-leaf paper. Write Prime or Composite
            Example: 15 - 1,3,5,15 Composite

     4, 5, 7, 16, 23, 38, 42, 43, 52, 64, 100

 B. Multiples - When you multiply a number by 0, 1, 2, 3, and so on,
the product ( answer) is a multiple of that number.
 Example: the first 7 multiples of 5 are:    0,5,10,15,20,25,30

 DIRECTIONS: On loose-leaf paper, write the first 10 multiples of:
 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20
Day 5.

A.   Create 2 subtraction word problems and solve.
B.   Create 2 addition word problems and solve.
C.   Create 2 multiplication word problems and solve.
D.   Create 2 division word problems and solve.


      NOTE: Write problems on loose-leaf paper. Use correct
      spelling and word usage. NEATNESS counts.
      SHOW ALL WORK.
                       READING- LANGUAGE

Day 1 and Day 2
    1) Think of a story you have read.
    2) List the characters
    3) Write the setting
    4) Write the plot
    5) Write a summary of the story.
    6) Write a DIFFERENT ENDING to the story

    (Complete on loose-leaf paper. NEATNESS counts! Use good
    spelling, word usage, and grammar)



Day 3 – Complete on loose-leaf paper.

Use the following common words in complete sentences to show
meaning. Use correct punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and
word usage. NEATNESS counts! USE DESCRIPTIVE WORDS.

1. there
2. their
3. they’re
4. may
5. can
6. where
7. were
8. to
9. too
10. two
11. knew
12. new
Day 4
A. READ THE FOLLOWING STORY THEN ANSWER THE
QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW.

     “ Something is very wrong “ says the detective.
     “I know!” says Ms. Gervis. “It is wrong that someone has stolen
from me!”
      The detective looks around Ms. Gervis’ apartment. “That is not
what I am talking about ma’am. What is wrong is that I do not
understand how the robber got in and out.”
      Ms. Gervis and the detective stand in silence. Ms. Gervis is upset.
      “The robber did not come through the window,” says the
detective. “These windows have not been open or shut in months.”
       The detective looks at the fireplace. “The robber did not
squeeze down here.”
        The detective walks to the front door. He examines the latch.
“And the robber definitely did not use the front door.”
        “ I have no idea how he did it,” says a bothered Ms. Gervis. “It
is a big mystery.”
        “And you say the robber stole nothing else?” asks the detective.
“No money, no jewelry, no crystal?”
        “That’s right, detective. He took only what was important to
me, “ Ms. Gervis says with a sigh. “There is only one thing I can do
now. “
        “And what is that?” the detective asks with surprise.
        “I will stop baking cakes,” Ms. Gervis says. “They are mine to
give away. They are not for someone to steal.”
        “You can’t do that!” says the detective with alarm. “Who will
bake those delicious cakes?”
        “I am sorry. I do not know,” says Ms. Gervis.
        “I must solve this case immediately!” says the detective.
B. ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN COMPLETE
SENTENCES. (on loose-leaf paper)

1. Where did the story take place?
2. Who are the characters?
3. Ms. Gervis is upset. How might her face look?
4. What makes the detective sure that the robber did not come
   through the window?
5. “And the robber definitely did not use the front door.” What does
   the word, definitely, mean?
6. What question or questions do you think the detective should have
   asked about the door?
7. What does Ms. Gervis do with her cakes?
8. What does the detective seem to think will happen if he solves the
    mystery?
9. What is a mystery?
10. What else was stolen from the apartment?
11. What does it mean when someone says, “I am alarmed?”
12. Who do you think robbed Ms. Gervis?


 C. Do you like mysteries? Why or why not? What is your
 favorite kind of story?
Day 5.    Sequencing
          Time order is a good way to show sequence in writing.
A. NUMBER the following steps in logical order.
    _______ place banana on peanut buttered bread
    _______ get and peel a banana
    _______ Get a knife
    _______ Get the peanut butter
    _______ Cut the sandwich
    _______ enjoy
    _______ spread the peanut butter
    _______ cut up the banana
    _______ get bread

B. NOW…..Use the above steps and time order words (see list below)
    and write a paragraph on how to make a peanut butter and banana
    sandwich.

C. Everyone has a recipe for a favorite dish. Pretend you that you will
  be putting on a television show telling the audience how to make the
  dish. Write a STEP-BY-STEP script. Begin with the ingredients.
  Use some of the following time order words.

    first, second, before, next, last, then, during, later,
    earlier, meanwhile, often, at the same time, finally,
    following, whenever, immediately


    NOTE: Complete on loose-leaf paper. Capitalization,
    punctuation, spelling, grammar, sentence structure,
    time order and neatness count.
                      JOURNAL WRITING

Day 1
    Design a castle for a modern day fairy tale. DESCRIBE in a
paragraph how the modern castle would look and draw it.

Day 2
    Write a story that ENDS with the following sentence:
“From now on, I’ll keep that door locked!”

Day 3
   If you could put on a magic hat and become anyone in the
world, who would you become and why?

Day 4
   What type of shoes do you prefer to wear? WHY?
      sandals, sneakers or boots

Day 5
    Write a letter to put in your school’s cafeteria suggestion
box. What suggestions can you make to improve both the
nutrition and the taste of your school’s meals? (USE PROPER
LETTER FORMAT)

				
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