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Building with Bendaroos and More (12-1 thru 12-7)

This week the Mathletes created two and three dimensional figures with Bendaroos (colored wax sticks) including: 2-dimensional - circles, square, equilateral triangle, isosceles triangle, right isosceles triangle, rhombus, pentagon, hexagon, trapezoid, parallelogram,  decagon, and septagon; 3-dimensional - prism, cone, cylinder, and pyramid. See the attached pdf file so your child can practice with these shapes.

Fraction Capture with Dodecahedron Dice (11-24-09)

Now that you have mastered Fraction Capture with six sided dice, try it with 12-sided dice.

This game is much more complex but very rewarding.  The worst roll on the board is 1 and 12 for 1/12 and the best roll is a 2 and 11 for 11/2.

You will need to create two 12-sided dice to play this game.

The attached file has the directions, the advanced game board, and templates for dodecahedral dice. Print the templates on card stock, cut out, fold, and  glue/tape.

Have fun and a happy Thanksgiving.

Fraction Capture (11-17 thru 11-23)



Fraction Remainders with Play-doh (11-10 thru 11-16)


Start with any size piece of Play-doh or other cuttable item.  Roll two dice and create a proper fraction with the smaller number on top (the numerator) and the larger number on the bottom (the denominator). For example: 1/2, 2/5, 5/6, etc.  Disregard a double roll.  


Relative Size of Planets using 3 Pounds of Play-doh (11-3 thru 11-9)

Work through the attached pdf to explore creating all of the planets (including Pluto) to scale using Play-doh.  When you are done, you will have a ratio of planets of