Math in Real Life: Where Does the Time Go?

It’s the first Wednesday of July which means it’s time for our monthly linky – Math IS Real Life!!  If you want to see how the linky works, or just want other real world math ideas, check out our Pinterest Board of all the posts so that you can look back and find some great ideas and REAL pictures to use in your classroom!  
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   ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~Do you ever wonder where the time goes? Seriously I could have sworn it was just May and everyone was getting out of school and now it is August and everyone is getting ready for a new school year. What’s with that?Well I guess this summer has been quite busy and I’ve done quite a bit.Boxes Everywhere Summer started with a move across town which took us over two weeks from packing to the almost daily multiple trips. Subway Bathroom Art Got to spend some time this summer crafting it up and decorating the new house. Can’t wait to continue to do more of that as well. All Things Interactive Notebook Webinar Recordings Provided my FIRST of many webinars to all of my followers! Thank you all for attending and continuing to watch the recordings. TpT Peeps Met some amazing peeps (Ciera, Brenda, Amanda and I) at the SDE Conference in Louisiana. Met Deanna as well but that’s for another picture! 🙂 Hospital Had a blast in Vegas until I had to come home early because of a Kidney Stone. Ended up having surgery to remove the stone that was blocking all access to my left kidney. MUCH BETTER NOW! CAMT Presentation Presented at Conference for the Advancement of Math Teachers on the Enhancing Student’s Achievement with Interactive Notebooks. By far the biggest and best conference yet! Met with roughly 400 teachers in my two sessions and over 5,000 teachers in the course of three days at the booth. 5thGradeINB And now back on the road to creating amazing new units just for the teachers that I love! Wow, I guess I really did get a lot accomplished this summer. What about you? How about asking your students what they did over the course of the summer and letting them create it as a story problem. The discovering the fractional part of the summer they spent on various things, or even ratios and proportions…. the possibilities are ENDLESS!

8 thoughts on “Math in Real Life: Where Does the Time Go?”

  1. I love your idea for back to school! What a great way to introduce problem solving to my 5th graders. It really engages the students from the start!

    I also adore that sign that you made for the bathroom. It is too cute!

    Mrs O Knows

  2. Wow you have been busy! I will have to pop over and visit some of your interactive notebook materials. I loved using interactive notebooks when I was in the classroom. As a matter of fact, I held on to a few of my favorites!


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