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Posted on Oct 04, 2013

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week

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Students in Mr. Indigo’s Grade 5 class spent time this afternoon practicing their math skills outdoors on the pavement!

Trading pencil and paper for chalk and sidewalk, the students were each given the task of writing out and solving their own large-scale math problems–making sure to show all of their work, of course.

These Grade 5 students are learning to identify, order, and solve addition and subtraction problems with equivalent fractions (including improper fractions) and mixed numbers. Taking a moment to step outside of their traditional learning enviorment helps them gain new perspectives on complex problems.

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