Recently I have been reading a book called Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar,
This book is about a girl called Tamaya Dhilwaddi and she calls herself a “Goodie Two Shoes” because she has never missed a day of school and actually likes her school uniform. Woodbridge Academy is a school for either rich families or very smart kids, Tamaya was one of the smart ones. Everyday she walks to school with a seventh grade boy called Marshall. Marshall was one of the smart kids too. One day this new kid Chad comes into Marshall’s grade and bullies him all the time because he is jealous that Marshall is smarter than him. Then after a week or so of being there Chad tells Marshall to meet him on the path they usually walk but Marshall is too scared to go so he takes Tamaya with him and they try to take a short cut. When Chad finds them in the woods something goes wrong and Tamaya ends up with a tingly rash.
Tamaya is a fifth grade girl and calls herself a “Goodie Two Shoes” because she follows all rules and even likes the school uniform, she is very smart and thats why she is in Woodridge Academy. Her mother and father are divorced and she goes to her fathers house every weekend, Tamaya is a very calm and is always interested in learning.
Some connections I have to this book are Tamaya’s friends are very outgoing, aren’t scared to meet other people and are very social and I compare to that. Another connection I have is another book about weird science stuff.
These two weeks our class has learned about Dissection, The Circulatory System, The Respiratory System, The Digestive System, The Muscular and Skeletal System and The Nervous System.
For Dissection class we dissected a pig heart and a set of pig lungs where Mr.Daw friend to blow into the lungs with a cardboard tube, sadly it didn’t work. We learned about the left atrium and the right atrium.
For the respiratory system we watched a quick brain pop video then we had to blow with one breath into this plastic tube and writing down how many “liters” of air is in the plastic tube.
For the circulatory system we learned that white blood cells fight of germs in groups, the platelets make that crusty scab so that no germs come back into your body.
Two places outside of school where people would use fraction would be when they are dividing a pizza and at shops figuring out how much money your don’t have to pay when the shop has discount.
People use decimals when measuring things at a super market and when paying the electricity bill.
Shops, Supermarkets and Malls.
So that its easier than adding 3/5 and 6/10 you can just think quicker.
I would convert them to decimals then compare the decimals from smallest to greatest then look at the fractions and order them from the decimals I see.
1. Tell why you think it is important to be able to divide numbers. For what kind of problems do you need to use division?
I think it is important to have division in your head because you could use it for business in your future, But most importantly you can use it in middle school to your graduation because it makes everything much easier.
2. What are three times you have had to use division in your life?
One of the three times are: Math class in school, shopping and tutor.
3. What part of division is hard for you? Why is it hard?
A part of division that is hard for me is dividing in decimals because sometimes I get really confused with if you add or multiply.
4. What should be the next part of your division learning?
Learning how to divide in decimals with more numbers.