Predict: I predict it is going to be about problem solving and multiplication.

Read: Eight school friends gave each other valentine day cards. How many cards were exchanged?

Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.

Big Question: How many cards were exchanged?

Mathematicians toolbox: Guess check and improve.

Solve: First I read the text and then I figured if there were 8 school friends and they gave each  other cards. They would not give 1 to them self so I got the the number 7 according to how many cards they got. then because there were 8 girls I put 7 and 8 to make a multiplication problem. 7 x 8 = 56 that is how I got my answer.

Summary: It wasn’t very hard but I made a mistake the first time but fixed up the second.


Week 28# 100 Word Challenge

It was a hot afternoon and my mum did not like me coming home from school late! I lived about 5 blocks from school and I was let out of school early. It took me approximately 10 minutes to get back home and I was let out at 3:20. I went and brought all different types of lollies like, lolly pops, minties and lots of other types. After I bought my lollies I started to walk home. 7 minutes had past and I had crossed 4 streets I started to run. As I entered the door I heard my mum ask.

“Why are you late?”

“But I thought I had enough time” I complained!