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Pixie

Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie

Online student publishing and creativity platform.

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Create animations, digital stories, and stop-motion.

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Create web sites, epubs, and presentations.

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Use Wixie to help students learn to solve word problems

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Nov 6, 2018 7:48:15 AM

Current math standards require students to decode and solve word problems, as well as explain their thinking during this process.

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Topics: Wixie, word problems, math

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Jungle Gym Geometry

Posted by Scott Loomis on Apr 9, 2018 9:07:38 AM

First graders continue to develop their geometric understanding of two- and three-dimensions shapes by moving beyond the simple attribute identification and shape creation they learned in kindergarten to defining attributes and creating composite shapes. First graders also get their first assessed look at fractions via the part-whole relationship and are asked to partition triangles and rectangles into equal shares.

Editor's Note: This blog is part of a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below.

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Topics: math, Wixie, real world of math

Get started with Wixie: Word Problems

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 4, 2018 10:09:23 AM

The ability to decode and solve word problems is standard across Common Core State Standards for Mathematics for grades K-5, but many students struggle to decode the numbers and relationships in these problems.

Visualizing word problems in Wixie by using the paint tools to draw models or by adding images from the media library can help students better identify key pieces of a problem and the relations between them. Students can use these same tools to design their own word problems, building a better understanding of the pieces and relationships in the sentences, as they work to create the structure themselves. 

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Topics: Wixie, math

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Father's Day Ties

Posted by Scott Loomis on May 31, 2017 7:34:00 AM

Second grade students are expected to identify and draw shapes such as triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagon, and hexagons. Their geometric reasoning is extended to include the equal partitioning on both circles and rectangles into two, three and four parts/shares. This activity engages students initially be having them identify shapes based on provided names (triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, and hexagon) and then partition two circles and two rectangles into specific parts. The final part has students decorate a tie with identified specific shapes and even colors.

Editor's Note: This blog is the fourth in a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below.

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Topics: math, Wixie, real world of math

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Mother's Day Flowers

Posted by Scott Loomis on May 11, 2017 9:56:55 AM

Kindergarten students are expected to describe their physical world using geometric ideas involving shapes, orientation and their special relationships to other shapes. This simple activity asks students to name objects/shapes and describe their relative position. The final activity involves modeling shapes in the world, in this case a flower painting, by creating a design with specific shapes.

Editor's Note: This blog is the third in a series of posts from former math specialist Scott Loomis on the real world math templates he has created for Wixie and how you can use and modify them for your own awesome performance tasks. You can read the backstory on his experience and expertise below.

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Topics: math, Wixie, real world of math

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