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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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5 Halloween activities that build essential math foundations

Posted by Tiffany Anderle on Oct 26, 2020 11:30:40 AM

Halloween is the spookiest time of the year. With witches brewing their potions, zombies dusting off their threads, and werewolves ready for a howling good time, it’s easy to capitalize on your student's excitement.

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Topics: Wixie, math, shapes, number sense

Wixie and the Real World of Math: School Fundraiser

Posted by Scott Loomis on Sep 9, 2020 7:07:12 AM

Although students have been working with fractions well before sixth grade, multiplying and dividing fractions with other fractions involves more than simple computation and procedures. 

An essential skill for success is the ability to rationalize if results "make sense" -- a necessary application of estimation skills. For example, when multiplying and dividing any number by a fraction, is the resulting solution less than the original multiplicand or dividend, or more? For many students, understanding that their answer is reasonable leads to a clearer understanding of the 'real world' application of these calculations.

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: Wixie, math, real world of math

Wixie and the Real World of Math: Symmetrical Designs

Posted by Scott Loomis on Jun 16, 2020 4:41:42 AM

Although the concept of symmetry is introduced as early as first grade, it isn't until fourth grade that assessment indicators involving symmetry are listed in most standards. At this point, students build, draw and analyze the various properties of two-dimensional shapes. Within geometry this includes the study of lines, angles, classifying shapes, and recognizing and identifying lines of symmetry. The Designing a Flying Disc template provides the ideal assessment for the symmetry standards.

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: Wixie, math, real world of math

Create Rotation Tessellations in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 27, 2020 2:13:26 PM

You can use Wixie’s paint tools to create a rotation tessellation.

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Topics: common core, tessellation, math

Create Reflection Tessellations in Wixie

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Apr 27, 2020 1:27:25 PM

Students can use the paint tools in Wixie to create their own reflection tessellations.

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Topics: Wixie, tessellation, math, reflection, shapes

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