Gr8 Number Sense

- express repeated multiplication using exponential notation
- represent whole numbers in expanded form using powers of ten
- multiply and divide decimal numbers by various powers of ten
- estimate, and verify using a calculator, the positive square roots of whole numbers, and distinguish between whole numbers that have whole-number square roots (i.e., perfect square numbers) and those that do not.

- determine the Pythagorean relationship, through investigation using a variety of tools
- solve problems involving right triangles geometrically, using the Pythagorean relationship

- three (or more) Christmas themed containers (find at a Dollar store)
- exponent, powers of 10, square root & Pythagorean Theorem Questions (copy on cardstock, laminate and cut)
- solution handout
- Smartboard
- Smart Notebook file with score board
- whiteboard and markers (optional)
- Christmas decorations (optional)
- prizes for winning team (optional)

- Cut out questions and place some in each of the containers.
- Spread out containers on a table and add some Christmas decorations (optional).
- Bring up the scoreboard on the Smartboard. (Could create your own scoreboard if a Smartboard is not available)
- Place students is groups and give each student a whiteboard and marker.
- Have each group choose a Christmas Tree from the scoreboard.
- One student from the group will come up and choose a question from a container.

- They will bring it back to their group where all members will answer the question.
- One person will then come and check their answer with the teacher.
- The teacher will check off that the group has answered that question.
- The student will then drag a present or a Misfit toy under their tree on the Smartboard. Questions with no candy canes are worth 1 present, questions with 2 candy canes are worth 2 presents and 3 candy canes are worth 3 presents.
- Collect the question cards as students get them right. When containers are empty, shuffle the cards and redistribute in containers.
- The group who collects the most presents and/or Misfit toys will win.

**Note: There are some special cards that students will find. Each group can have a chance to tap their**

**tree on the Smartboard to play Christmas music.**

The video, below, is only visible in the WECDSB domain. That is, only teachers in our school board can see the video if they are logged into their MyTools2Go accounts.

- Exponents, Square root, Pythagorean Theorem Christmas questions (pdf) (doc)
- Exponents,Square root, Pythagorean Theorem Christmas solutions (pdf) (doc)
- Christmas scoreboard (Smart Notebook file) (not)

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