Math Warm-Ups Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2012

This week’s warm-ups–already!  Aren’t you proud?!  Another week of review of things we’ve already done, but needed to tweak a little bit.


This warm-up was in response to a reflection I had them write the Friday before.  I asked them to tell me what they’d learned during Box Factory, how their thinking had changed, and what questions they still had.  These were ones that came up on several kiddos’ papers.  This was an opportunity for me to see what other kids’ ideas were before I just answered the questions for them.  And what I had hoped would happen did–the other kids in the class gave responses that cleared it up for us all. 🙂


This equation gave us a good reminder of the order of operations, and how you have to DIVIDE or MULTIPLY before you ADD or SUBTRACT.  We ended up with answers of 4 and 16, and had to discuss which one was correct.


This one was from Halloween, can you tell?


The discussion of “which comes first” came up again, only this time the answer was that it didn’t matter since both of the signs were division.  You would just do the in order from left to right.

Fridays are a little crazy in our classroom in the morning because many of us come in later due to Instrumental Music, so no Warm-Up today.  Enjoy working through these and let us know what you think.  🙂

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