## Monday, November 30, 2009

### Gordon's Scribepost

Today we added some work on perfect squares to our foldables

First we drew a number line with five captions (area, side length, as fraction, as decimal, and with calculator) For each perfect square, we had to put a square around the number. We also filled out the side length section with the appropriate number for each of the perfect squares. Okay now we learned about the patterns with the numbers leading up to and the perfect squares (bolded)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
2 4 6 8

as shown above the amount of numbers in between perfect squares increases by 2 each time

next the spaces in between the numbers (each dash is one space)

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25
3 5 7 9

as you can see it still goes up by 2 but on an odd number scale.

next the fraction part

1 1/3 2 1/3 3 1/3 4
1 1 1/3 1 2/3 1 3/3
each space in between is one fraction with the denomonator being equal to the number of spaces in between the numbers ie. 1 1/3 = 1.33 and so on

hope this was a good explination happy mathimatics

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1. Hey Gordon. you made a very good scribepost! I like how you highlighted the important parts but you should have used better grammar and posted some pictures. Good job overall!

2. good job Gordon, i like how you explained everything but i think that you explination could have been more clear,to me the fraction part didnt really make sense.

3. Good job on showing us what we did in class.What you could have done better was use color. Good job though!

4. Good Job Gordon! You've had explained well on what we had done in class! But, next time, you should add some color to your post. Anyways GOOD JOB! :]

5. nice, could have used some colour

i like how you bolded the patterns and spaces though