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100 coin challenge January 29, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge.
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Put 100 coins on the table.    Make the widest structure that you can that stands at least 1 inch tall with the coins.  Every coin must touch another coin and try to have the fewest coins touching the table.   Measure the width and send your results to me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com.

When you’re done, check out this.

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Monday Math Challenge – Money! January 25, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.
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What is the maximum amount of money you could have in change (not counting half dollars or dollar coins) and not be able to give change for a half-dollar?

Centennial students email your answer to nancyfootehigley@gmail.com for bonus points.  Bonus ends on Friday, 1/29/2010 at 10 PM.

Vote for our mission patch for STEM Club! January 14, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in Uncategorized.
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Patch 1

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Patch 5

Patch 6

Click HERE to vote for the “mission” patch for the STEM club?

Wednesday Engineering Challenge January 14, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge.
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This week’s engineering challenge is to make a puppet using the following materials. You must use all of them and your puppet must have at least 3 moving parts:

24 inches of string
4 straws
2 objects of your choice
4 paperclips
4 index cards

Markers may be used in construction. Scissors may not.

Email pictures of your creation to nancyfootehigley@gmail.com.

Bonus question January 11, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Fun stuff, math, math challenge, science.
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What’s special about today’s date?  And when will it happen again?

Centennial students email your answer to nancyfootehigley@gmail.com by 01/15/10 for bonus points.

Monday math challenge January 11, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.
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How can 3 dimes and 9 pennies be placed in three rows with 23 cents in each row?

Centennial students can email me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com with the correct answer for bonus points by Friday 1/15/2010, 10 PM.

A contest for gifted kids! January 9, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in Fun stuff.
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Here is information about a contest for gifted kids.

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Wednesday Engineering Challenge – Arches! January 6, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, Engineering challenge.
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You can use the following:

a bag of large marshmallows

a box of toothpicks

2 pair of tongs
Build the tallest marshmallow arch you can using the materials above.  You may not touch the marshmallows with  anything but the tongs.

Centennial students:  take a picture of your creation and email it to me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com.  I’ll post the best on the website and give you bonus points.

Have fun!

Monday math challenge January 4, 2010

Posted by Nancy Foote in 4th grade, 5th grade, math, math challenge.
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If a cuckoo clock cuckoos on the hour (the number of times for that hour) and on the half hour (once each half hour) how many cuckoos does it make each day?

Centennial students – email me at nancyfootehigley@gmail.com by 5 PM on Friday, January 8, 2010, for bonus points.