We've been learning about the three explorers Columbus, Cortes, and Magellan. Mrs. Kragen drew pictures over time as she talked to go along with what she was saying. We sat up close because brain research says we will learn more if we are up close.
We had our first week in math. Our lesson in sixth grade math today was on exponents. We found out that numbers to the second power were squared and numbers to the third power were cubed because of geometry--a number times itself makes a square and times itself again makes a cube. After all, squares have two sides or dimensions and cubes have three.
Also, ten to the power of any number the answer will have the same number of zeroes as the exponent: 10 to the sixth power is 1 and six zeroes.
We did some experimenting to prove the base number and its exponent are NOT commutative.
The seventh grade math group was doing the order of operations using both brackets and parentheses.
Mrs. Kragen announced today that she is planning a field trip on October 16 to the Keyport Museum to work on Remote Operated Vehicles. We have a few drivers but she needs more!