STEM/Technology

December 12, 2017

posted Dec 11, 2017, 11:09 AM by James Falletti   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 8:31 AM ]


Log in to www.prodigygame.com/play with the credentials that I gave you in class and practice. Here's how you're going to get graded each week.

  • Play Four (4) to Seven (7) Days with 10 Battles per day to get an "O"

  • Play Three (3) days minimum with 10 Battles per day to get an "S"

  • Anything less than three (3) days and less than 10 Battles per day will result in a lower grade

  • Not logging in and practicing will result in a Zero (0)


Bonus Points for anyone who practices Five (5) Days with 10 Battles over the Christmas Break


Also - students need to bring in a one (1) subject notebook to class every week.

  • write your username and password for both your email, prodigy, and any other school program that you use.

  • use the pages as a doodle notebook where you can

    • write out the problems from prodigy as scrap paper

    • design and create ideas for the makerspace

    • brainstorm

Here are some problems with fractions with step by step instructions on how to figure out the answer. Feel free to use the following link to help you with your problems as a way to check your answers: https://www.hackmath.net/en/calculator/fraction

Adding Fractions with like Denominators

14 + 14= 12 = 0.5

  1. Add: 14 + 14 = 14 + 1 + 14 = 24= 12

  2. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of the both denominators - LCM(4, 4) = 4

Subtracting Fractions with like Denominators

98- 68 = 38= 0.375

  1. Subtract: 98- 68 = 9 - 68 = 38

  2. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of the both denominators - LCM(8, 8) = 8

Subtracting Fractions with different Denominators

6224 - 54= 43 = 113 ≅ 1.333333

  1. Subtract: 6224 - 54 =6224 - 5 x 64 x 6= 6224 - 3024 = 62 - 3024 = 3224= 43

  2. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of the both denominators - LCM(24, 4) = 24

Adding Fractions with different Denominators

412 + 112 = 512 ≅ 0.4166667

  1. Add: 412 + 112 = 4 = 112 = 512

  2. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of the both denominators - LCM(12, 12) = 12

Dividing Fractions with different Denominators

13 / 25 = 56 ≅ 0.8333333

  1. Divide: 13 / 25 = 13 / 52 = 1 x 53 x 2 = 56

  2. To divide one fraction by another, invert (turn upside-down) the second fraction, then multiply.

Adding Fractions with different Denominators

62 + 43 = 133 = 413 ≅ 4.333333

  1. Add: 62 + 43 = 6 x 32 x 3 + 4 x 23 x 2 = 186 + 86 = 18 + 86 = 266 = 133

  2. The common denominator you can calculate as the least common multiple of the both denominators - LCM(2, 3) = 6

Multiplying Fractions with different Denominators

34 x 63 = 32 = 112 = 1.5

  1. Multiple: 34 x 63 = 3 x 64 x 3 = 1812 = 32

  2. Multiply both numerators and denominators. Result fraction keep to lowest possible denominator GCD(18, 12) = 6

December 4, 2017

posted Dec 5, 2017, 7:34 AM by James Falletti   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 11:07 AM ]


Log in to www.prodigygame.com/play with the credentials that I gave you in class and practice. Here's how you're going to get graded each week.

  • Play Four (4) to Seven (7) Days with 10 Battles to get an "O"

  • Play Three (3) days minimum with 10 Battles to get an "S"

  • Anything less than three (3) days and less than 10 Battles will result in a lower grade

  • Not logging in and practicing will result in a Zero (0)


Bonus Points for anyone who practices Five (5) Days with 10 Battles over the Christmas Break


Also - students need to bring in a one (1) subject notebook to class every week.

  • write your username and password for both your email, prodigy, and any other school program that you use.

  • use the pages as a doodle notebook where you can

    • write out the problems from prodigy as scrap paper

    • design and create ideas for the makerspace

    • brainstorm

November 20, 2017

posted Nov 20, 2017, 12:36 PM by James Falletti

What an amazing day we had today as we introduced a new program to our curriculum called Prodigy. It's a free program designed to help students work on not only their computer skills, but work on their MATH skills too. Here are the instructions needed to sign on:
  • Go to www.prodigygame.com/play
  • sign in with your username and password
    • if you missed class --> click on New Student
    • Enter the Class Code then follow the instructions
    • CLASS CODE is CDE274
  • When you are playing from home, select HOME
  • NO MEMBERSHIP IS NEEDED

November 14, 2017

posted Nov 14, 2017, 10:07 AM by James Falletti

We are going to type in MLA Format


What is MLA Format?

  • Times New Roman Font

  • 12 Font Size

  • Double Spaced

  • 1” Margins


How to type a heading in MLA Format?

  • The heading goes into the header at the top of the page.

    • Name (James Falletti)

    • Teacher Name (Mr. Falletti)

    • Class and Grade Level (STEM 4B)

    • Date (14 November 2017)

October 23, 2017

posted Oct 24, 2017, 5:49 AM by James Falletti

Today I gave everyone in 4A a Corpus Christi School email account. Students should check their emails regularly as their teachers and classmates may send important information, reminders, and updates to them throughout the school year.

Their Email formatted so that it's the First Initial + Last Name + @corpuschristischool.net. For example - Jack Smith email is jsmith@corpuschristischool.net .

Their Password was changed in class and written on an index card which I requested that they keep at home or in their folder for safekeeping.

Their @corpuschristischool.net email address is powered by Gmail (Google) which means they now have full access to Google Drive and all it's Apps, including: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, etc... . Please note that as a safety feature, students will not be able to contact anyone from outside @corpuschristischool.net and vice versa. Students can only contact and be contacted by other students, teachers, and administration from Corpus Christi School. 

Please make sure that students have access to their account while at home. Moving forward, all documents will be typed using Google Docs and saved to Google Drive - which I will show them in class. 

October 3, 2017

posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:25 PM by James Falletti

I missed your class on Monday, October 2nd -- but here's a letter to discuss your new email. If you are unsure, just let me know tomorrow when I see you in school.


Congratulations!

As a 4th grader, you now have access to a Corpus Christi School Email Account. Please remember the following information about your account:

  • Do not share your password with anyone, except:

    • Your parents/guardian

    • Myself

    • Your pet or a rock

  • You can only contact the following people:

    • Anyone with an @corpuschristischool.net email account

      • Students in 4th - 8th grades

      • Teachers

      • Admin

  • Sign on any device at home that you use/own, including:

    • Smartphone

    • Tablet

    • Laptop

    • Desktop

  • Your @corpuschristischool.net email account is powered by Gmail, which means you need to sign in gmail with your special CCS account.

  • Be respectful while using this privilege and remember that by using this email account, you are representing Corpus Christi School. Any abuse of this privilege will be dealt with and loss of privilege will occur.


Email

First Initial + Last Name + @corpuschristischool.net


For Example: James Falletti (that’s me)

jfalletti@corpuschristischool.net


Generic Password: corpus123 (all lowercase)

...BUT...

  • You need to change your password to something that you’ll always remember. 
  • Use a combination of letters and numbers (ex - birthday321 or pirate123)

Sept. 18, 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 3:17 PM by James Falletti

Greetings & Salutations!

Today you selected your Chromebooks and assigned your Google Account to it. This is the start to an amazing adventure in STEM & Makerspace Fun. Here are a few things to remember as we move forward into the school year:

  1. Always remember your Username and Password

    1. If you do NOT have an email, please let me know ASAP

      1. EMAIL should be first initial + last name + corpuschristschool.net

      2. Example: John Doe’s email is jdoe@corpuschristischool.net

  2. If you CANNOT remember your email PASSWORD, please

    1. Try it first - maybe you put a capital letter in there

    2. Try it again

    3. Let me know

  3. Remember your Chromebook Number, because that’s your Device for the 2017-2018 school year.

  4. Check your emails on a regular basis

    1. You’ll never know from who or when an email is coming your way

    2. Remember that you CAN connect your School Account to your personal electronic devices, because it is run by GMAIL (GOOGLE).

  5. Familiarise yourself with Google Applications, including: Google Drive, Google Docs, Gmail, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Translate, Google Earth, Etc.

  6. Be RESPONSIBLE with your account.

    1. Remember Spider-Man: “with great powers come greater responsibilities.”

    2. If you abuse this responsibility, privileges may be taken away, and we don’t want that.

  7. Be Inspired and have FUN

Sept. 11, 2017

posted Sep 22, 2017, 3:17 PM by James Falletti

Welcome to your CCS Makerspace. It’s an absolute pleasure to have met your class, and truly look forward to working with each and every one of you. Please remember these four (4) rules as we embark on this adventurous ride together filled with educational-fun, imagination and inspiration: In this class...

  • We ALL have the right to learn. NO ONE has the right to interrupt or waste OUR time.

  • We ALL have the right to be ourselves. NO ONE has the right to laugh at us or hurt our feelings.

  • We ALL have the right to hear and be heard. NO ONE has the right to keep us from being heard when it is our turn to speak.

  • We ALL have the right to be safe, and to have our belongings be safe. NO ONE has the right to make us feel afraid, or to damage or take our belongings.  

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