Welcome 2014! A new year is upon us, and resolutions are already in full swing. I can’t believe it is already February!

Unfortunately at the end of 2013 I was unable to keep my blog current. I will try to do better in 2014!

This month of January, has been a cold, snow filled month here in Alberta! I am not complaining, though, as one of my passions is snowmobiling, and because of the mass amount of snow we have had, we have been able to get out quite a bit this season. Unfortunately of late, the rain has ice crusted the snow…and now we are into warmer temperatures and it seems the snow may go fast.

In January we were working in our Math class on addition and subtraction of decimal numbers.

Some of my favorite sites that students have visited so far are:

Math Is Fun: http://www.mathsisfun.com/worksheets/decimals.php

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/decimals/adding_decimals/v/subtracting-decimals

If anyone needs to make some practice worksheets see:

Math Aids: http://www.math-aids.com/Decimals/Add_Subtract_Worksheets.html

February has brought us to the study of Motion Geometry.

Student’s have been really enjoying the many activities in this unit, learning about translations, reflections, and rotations.

Some of my favourite sites are:

Kids Love 2Learn.ca: Transformation http://www.2learn.ca/kids/listMath.aspx?Type=3

Math is Fun : http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/translation.html

BBC Bitsize: Transformations http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/maths/shape_space/transformations1/revision/1/

BBC Education: –Bathroom Tiles: Rotate, reflect, and translate the patterns on the bathroom wall http://learni.st/learnings/545807-bbc-education-bathroom-tiles-game

Bob’s Place: Grade **5** – Patterns & Motion in Geometry (Nelson Chapter 14) http://www.bobsedulinks.com/math/math5_1314.htm#Chapter14

Eduplace: RoboPacker http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/swfs/robopacker_grade5.html

Harcourt School: Icy Slides Flips and Turns http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/icy_slides_flips_turns/

MathOnline: Transformation Golf http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/transformation-games.html

Mister Teacher: Alphabet Transformation http://www.misterteacher.com/alphabetgeometry/transformations.html

Study Jams – select * Geometry *and then select

*http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/math/index.htm*

**Transformations***Wrapping Paper Patterns http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/Weblessons/WrappingPaperPatterns/default.htm*

Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful February!