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PI Day 2016

By: Mary Kienstra on: March 18, 2016  in: Engagement, pi day, pi day party, Uncategorized

The PI Day Party is a tradition in my class.  Kids look forward to it all year long.  I can only hope that my students enjoy it as much as I do!  The excitement began to build a week in advance as the kids were assigned a pi day project.  It’s JFF – just for fun – […] Read more


Giant Pencils

Giant Proportions

By: Mary Kienstra on: January 8, 2015  in: Discussion, Engagement, Math, Uncategorized, ,

A giant stopped by my class and left several of his giant pencils.  As my students observed those pencils, we brainstormed a list of things we could figure out about the giant by knowing the size of his pencil.  They knew that they could use ratios and proportions to estimate the height of the giant, the […] Read more