Fraction Talks

We’re starting to look at different ways to describe parts of a whole. Tomorrow we’ll start with this student thinking. We’ll challenge some ideas and make some adjustments.

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Family Math Night – Gr. 6

This year our school hosted a family math night on the theme “Math Is Everywhere”.  These are words that teachers say all of the time.  The intention with the St. Gregory math  night was to make those words come to life.  We focused on HOW to see the math that is everywhere.

My grade 6 class is in the middle of learning about Data Management, specifically how to, “read, describe, and interpret data, and explain relationships between sets of data.”

We started by looking at the data that defines the different parts of our city.  My friend, Jamie Louis, connected us with some amazing resources made available through the City of Toronto:

Students identified some key information on each of the Ward Profiles, and crunched these numbers to find the mean and median from each set of data.  We compared those values to the mean and median values for the whole city too.

When that was all finished the class took some time to reflect on how blessed they are to live and go to school in their Ward.  Check out these examples!!

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Mean And Median: Crunching Some Toronto Numbers

Today we identified some interesting numbers from Wards around Toronto.

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Next we crunched those numbers…

… to find the mean and median for each category.

Tomorrow we’ll take a closer look at these numbers and what they might MEAN 🙂 for us as residents of Toronto.