Words, words and more words

‘No homework weekends’ are a great time to catch up on any missing work you may have at this point in the year. Please check PowerSchool and make a note of anything you still need to do. Weekends are also a great time to read, so remember to take your independent reading book home when you go on Thursday!

On Day 5 and 6 this week (Wednesday and Thursday), we’ll build some interesting sentences out of words that can be used in mathematical and non-mathematical ways. Each of this week’s words can also be used as a verb or as a noun.

Depending on what grade you are in, please write at least one grammatically correct sentence that uses your word:

  • Sixth graders, please use factor in an interesting way.
  • Seventh graders, please use coordinate in an interesting way.
  • Eighth graders, please use intercept in an interesting way.

Those who want a challenge can write try to use all three words in one or more sentences. It would be great to see some of you post your sentences on the blog.

17 thoughts on “Words, words and more words

  1. I intercepted the the knife with my face. I them used my healing factor to regenerate half of my face, that the knife ripped strait of my bone, blood gushing, an veins squirting and all.

    • Michael, this is disturbing… please never intercept dangerous objects with yourself. And next time, please write something a less gory!

  2. 9th August, 2015
    IT ᗯᗩᔕ TᕼE ᖴOᑌᖇTᕼ Oᖴ ᒍᑌᑎE, 2015. ᗰY ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪ, GᖇᗩᑕE ᕼᗩᗪ TO ᖴᒪY Oᑎ ᕼEᖇ Oᗯᑎ TO ᑭᗩᖇIᔕ, ᖴᖇᗩᑎᑕE. ᗩ ᖴEᗯ ᗰIᑎᑌTEᔕ ᗷEᖴOᖇE ᗰY ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪ ᕼᗩᗪ TO ᗩᗷOᗩᖇᗪ TᕼE ᑭᒪᗩᑎE, I ᖇEᑕEIᐯEᗪ ᗩ ᑕᗩᒪᒪ ᖴᖇOᗰ ᕼEᖇ ᗰOᗰ TᕼᗩT TOᒪᗪ ᗰE ᔕᕼE ᑕᗩᑎ’T ᒪEᗩᐯE. ᗩᔕ ᔕOOᑎ ᗩᔕ I ᕼEᗩᖇᗪ TᕼIᔕ I intercepted ᗰY ᖴᖇIEᑎᗪ ᗩᑎᗪ TOᒪᗪ ᕼEᖇ TᕼᗩT ᔕᕼE ᑕᗩᑎ’T ᒪEᗩᐯE.

  3. I tried to make an equation with the table coordinates but then my teacher came and told me that I should try using the y intercept and slope.

  4. Factor-Factors are numbers you can multiply together to get another number.

    Example: 2 and 3 are factors of 6, because 2 × 3 = 6.

    • Zac,
      Nice examples. And btw, there are many factors that go into writing a good sentence, including correct punctuation, which I see you’ve used here!

  5. Factor – Two numbers multiplied to make a bigger one

    Coordinate – you would COORDINATES to pin point something on a map

    Intercept – I INTERCEPTED the pass from the 49ers

    • Oh! A spy and a criminal! I wonder if the spy is a good guy or a bad guy? What are his motivations? This could be the start of a good story.

  6. 1 My math teacher told me ” Harsh tell me the factors of 9 and 12″.

    2 My P E teacher told my group to have a coordinated plan in gymnastics.

    3 The opponent was running towards the goal keeper to score’ I went to intercept the ball and I saved the game.

    • Harsh, I really like how you improved your first draft when you posted to the blog. That kind of hard work will really pay off in the long run!

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