Games to practice multiplication

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Practicing your multiplication facts is important. We use multiplication every day, and knowing facts makes your life easier.

You can practice on your computer, with flashcards from a dollar store, with a game on paper, and with apps on devices like ipads, ipods and iphones. Here are some suggestions:

Free apps for multiplication :       Math Duel    Math Kid   Mathmateer

My Math Flashcards    Math Academy      Math Drills Lite

Math Champions     ArithmeTick       Multiplication Genius      Times Table Quiz

FlashToPass Free Math    Math Party Free

Computer sites and games:

Games to print out:

Four in a Row         Doubles and Halves     Double Double Double game to multiply

Move 1                 Tic tac toe multiply       Multiples of Three    Stack Em Up for 8

Games to Play with a Deck of Cards      Multiplication_Squares_Game


World Continents and Oceans

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NEWEST: Here are some free apps to practice map skills:


Map Jigsaw

and of course you can use Google Earth too.

NEW: Here are some games you can play online to practice!

Mr. Nussbaum

   Lizard Point

Shepard Software

In social studies, we are studying maps and world geography. We will have a test soon on world continents and oceans (Thursday, October 29th).

Students will be expected to take a world map without words and label the 7 continents and 4 oceans. They should be able to spell each correctly, including capital letters. The labels should, of course, be placed in the correct locations on the map!  Students will also be asked to locate and label Abbotsford on the same map. Two different practice maps can be seen above;  just enlarge on your screen. You can also print a blank map – WorldMap.

If a student can identify and label these eleven places on a map, they will be invited to try for extra credit in an additional activity. This additional task will only be for children who already meet expectations, as listed above. In this activity, students will be given names of land forms (examples: mountain range or desert) and countries, and will be asked to identify on which continent each is located. (Please note:  If a child cannot identify the continents and oceans in the first activity (paragraph one), they cannot exceed expectations; therefore, he or she will not be working on this extra activity.

The main focus in studying must be to ensure a child first knows the 7 continents and 4 oceans, and can label a map correctly, marked on placement and spelling.

You can download a printable practice map here: WorldMap.

Next: We will learn about children around the world, living on different continents. Then we will study the history of place names – how different places get named. For example, it is thought that Abbotsford is named after Henry Abbott, who was the superintendent of the Canadian Pacific Railway.  Other people think that it was named after the home of a famous writer in England, Sir Walter Scott. Another example is the name Matsqui. It is an aboriginal word that means a section of ground that is higher than the surrounding area.

Clouds Help Us Predict the Weather

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We are learning about different types of clouds! Clouds are named based on their shape and their level in the sky. We are practicing identifying clouds in class.  By identifying clouds by name, we can report on our observations in a clear manner, and can use the types to predict upcoming weather.

A fun site for practicing cloud names is The Cloud Appreciation Society. Make sure you read the names of the cloud types too! If you use the button bar on the side, you can learn more about cloud names. When you are studying cloud types, click “classic example” on the bottom.

This site has an interesting chart comparing the heights of clouds. Try this link: How high are clouds?

the height of clouds

Try these links for learning cloud types:

PBS Cloud Types                      or                     The Cloud Gallery             or                  Mr. Jack’s Class