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With a loud roar, the portal opened up, and another new galaxy appeared in front of them. Everyone hurried into the spaceship. As they flew through the portal, the giant computer screen turned on. DOOMSDAY ALIENS: Oh no! We chose the wrong key! We chose the wrong portal! Now we’re doomed to float around forever locked in cubes of nothingness. A-a-a-a-h-h-h-h! NARRATOR: Princess Sasha and her friends cheered! Now the gold, jewels, and treasure would be theirs! Just then they landed on the next planet, so they hurried outside and stood before the two portals.

If you choose the wrong key, you will be lost inside the magnetic pull of a black hole for eternity. Choose wisely, companions of the royal daughter. This key has a base that’s square. Its four congruent faces rise up to form a vertex at the top. Use it to open the portal that is shaped like a cube. 31 TRAN: Here’s the right key! It’s the logical choice, so I’ll use this one. TRON: You’re incredible! Go for it, buddy. The cube is the portal on the left. RYAN: No! Stop! You picked up a triangular pyramid.

Continue until every team has a turn to write their problems on the board. The team with the most points wins. As an extra bonus, award every team member of all the teams a foil-covered gold chocolate coin. ) 3. Provide paper and craft supplies to let students create models or posters that compare various fractions. Examples include but are not limited to graphs, charts, and a number line. Display finished fraction projects. 4. Assign a writing project to explore fractions in real life. As a class, brainstorm a list of places and situations in which we find fractions in our world.

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