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Software for student publishing and creativity.

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Wixie and the Real World of Math: Mini Golf Measurements

Posted by Scott Loomis on Apr 13, 2020 10:49:23 AM

One could easily argue that there is no more authentic math calculation than determining the area and perimeter. There are countless examples of 'real world' applications including:

  • the necessity to calculate the perimeter of a room before deciding on the amount of carpet or crown molding you need to buy, or 
  • calculating the perimeter of your yard to better estimate the amount of grass seed or fertilizer required.

One of my all time favorite examples involves a mini golf course design. I remember fondly spreading out pieces of carpet and wooden two-by-fours on the floor of my fifth-grade classroom. My students then completed a performance assessment in which they had to calculate the area and perimeters of a handful of given hole designs, so they could order the correct amount of material. Finally, they could create their own design and have a friend attempt the calculations. You can use Mini Golf Measurements activity in Wixie to do the same activity.

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Topics: Wixie, math, real world of math

50 at-home learning ideas for 5th grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 20, 2020 5:00:00 AM

This blog shares ideas for using Wixie to meet standards and learning goals with fifth graders, whether they are learning at school or at home. 

If your child uses Wixie at school, they can log in at home to creating and sharing their learning through a combination of text, images, and voice narration! Your child's teacher may even be suggesting activities by assigning templates that will show at the top of your child's Wixie home page. (If your child doesn't have Wixie, sign up for a free trial account you can use for 90-days.)

Find more ideas, samples, and lessons for fifth-grade at: https://static.wixie.com/edu/fifth-grade

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Topics: Wixie

50 at-home learning ideas for 4th grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM

This blog shares ideas for using Wixie to meet standards and learning goals with fourth graders, whether they are learning at school or at home. 

If your child uses Wixie at school, they can log in at home to creating and sharing their learning through a combination of text, images, and voice narration! Your child's teacher may even be suggesting activities by assigning templates that will show at the top of your child's Wixie home page. (If your child doesn't have Wixie, sign up for a free trial account you can use for 90-days.)

Find more ideas, samples, and lessons for fourth-grade at: https://static.wixie.com/edu/fourth-grade

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Topics: Wixie

50 at-home learning ideas for 3rd grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 19, 2020 6:30:00 AM

This blog shares ideas for using Wixie to meet standards and learning goals with third graders, whether they are learning at school or at home. 

If your child uses Wixie at school, they can log in at home to creating and sharing their learning through a combination of text, images, and voice narration! Your child's teacher may even be suggesting activities by assigning templates that will show at the top of your child's Wixie home page. (If your child doesn't have Wixie, sign up for a free trial account you can use for 90-days.)

Find more ideas, samples, and lessons for third-grade learners at: https://static.wixie.com/edu/third-grade

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Topics: Wixie, covid-19

50 at-home learning ideas for 2nd grade

Posted by Melinda Kolk on Mar 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM

This blog shares ideas for using Wixie to meet standards and learning goals with second graders, whether they are learning at school or at home.

If your child uses Wixie at school, they can log in at home to creating and sharing their learning through a combination of text, images, and voice narration! Your child's teacher may even be suggesting activities by assigning templates that will show at the top of your child's Wixie home page. (If your child doesn't have Wixie, sign up for a free trial account you can use for 90-days.)

Find more ideas, samples, and lessons for second-grade learners at: https://static.wixie.com/edu/second-grade

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Topics: Wixie, covid-19

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