Number Patterns

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Number Patterns are typical math drill that children encounter although most of the time, the obvious is not that obvious.

Patterns are repeated over and over. These could be numbers, repeated lines, colors, shapes, forms and even behavior.

Number patterns

For an example on number patterns, the factors for 2 are the following: 2 4 6 8 10
12 14 16 18 20
22 24 26 28 30

Number patterns are often given in math aptitude tests because it serves to see how students observe the way the numbers in a number series (among other things) relate to each other.

Some examples of number patterns:

Arithmetic Sequences:

1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, …

25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, …

Geometric Sequences:

3, 9, 27, 81, 243, 729, 2187, …

Cube Numbers:

1, 8, 27, 64, 125, 216, 343, 512, 729, …

For samples of number patterns, click here.

How to Make Paper Houses

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Here are a few tips on how to make paper houses.

If like me, you are design-challenged, it is better to look for available patterns in the internet to use for your paper houses.

Here is another post I made about making paper houses with some step-by-step instructions done by my then grade 3 daughter.

Here is a post about the materials to make paper houses.

Below is a photo of a pattern for a Gingerbread house that I was able to print out. Note however that I added space on the squares because these extra space will be what you will fold to glue to the other “walls” of your paper house. Note the yellow paper with extra flaps for gluing.

Paper houses

This is the end-product of the paper houses where the Gingerbread house pattern above was used:

Paper Houses

For the houses, you can just add details to make it more “home-y”. We did not elaborate too much on the houses we used for the project on communities because as a teacher myself, I doubt who made “perfect” projects being submitted by children. If I were to “grade” projects, I will not choose the ones that are obviously not done by the children themselves.

Anyway…

For the tree, we just spread glue on brown paper and rolled it to form the “tree trunks”. We cut one end to use as “roots” and as braces to make the tree stand. The other end was flattened so that the “leaves” can be glued over it. Two green papers were glued together with the flattened end on one side. When the glued paper dried, we cut to form the green part of the tree.

Church paper house.

Church

School paper house:

Papercraft

For both the church and school paper houses, I made my own patterns here. To avoid unnecessary usage of paper, use used paper as your pattern to be traced on the paper that you will use for the final product. Textured paper is better because these give the structures some “character”.

Just add details to make these paper structures look “real”.

There I hope I was able to help you make paper houses.

Parents, do not wait for the teachers to ask your children to make a community, you can have your children make their community like the wonderful Christmas villages we see during the Christmas season.

First Communion

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Our youngest child had her first Communion last Friday and here is she (with a photo I had to sneak taking, lol)

First Communion

It was a bittersweet day for the family. The two older children were not able to go to this blessed occasion but I am glad my mother and brother as well my sister-in-law and their daughter witnessed the event.

Tramp of Lady and the Tramp Drawing

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This is a drawing done by my daughter of Tramp, from the book and movie “Lady and the Tramp”.

Tramp Drawing

It is a classical Disney movie that the children love to watch again and again.

The drawing is not perfect but it is for me, the proud mom. :D

1955 Lady and the Tramp trailer.

Sugnay at Parirala

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Ang sugnay ay lipon ng mga salitang may simuno at panaguri ngunit bahagi lamang ng pangungusap.

May dalawang  uri ng sugnay:

  • Ang sugnay na makapag-iisa ay bahagi ng pangnungusap na may buong diwa kahit ihiwalay sa pangungusap.
  • Ang sugnay na di-makapag-iisa naman ay hindi nagbibigay ng pinangungunahan ng pangatnig gaya ng ngunit, samantalang, kung, para, habang.

Halimbawa:

  • Sugnay na makapag-iisa
  1. Ang kalinisan sa kapaligiran ay dapat na panatilihin

 

  • Sugnay na di-makapag-iisa
  1. nang maging malusog ang bayan natin.

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Ang parirala ay lipon ng mga salitang walang simuno at panaguri. Wala itong buong diwa.

Halimbawa:

  • ang hangin
  • ang mga pulis
  • mahirap gawin

Water Taxi Ride

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So many square windows in that building over there :)

Boat Ride at Nuvali

Boat ride or Water taxi ride at Nuvali. This was a part of my son’s field trip last year. Other activities included fish or koi feeding and visit to One Evotech Building which used LEED or (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) standards.

We looked at homes (Nuvali has residential areas) that take advantage of natural light to conserve the use of electricity.

The children also learned about recycling, reusing and reducing waste products.

Field trips are tiring but these are super fun!

Grade 4 Math: Ratio

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Grade 4 Math Reviewer: Ratio

Ratio

Write the ratio in two ways:

 

1.     5 books to 10 students

2.     A dozen eggs to 36 eggs

3.     3km to 2000m

 

continue by clicking on the link below:

Grade 4 Math Reviewer: ratio

 

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