# math ten commandments

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by JulieW, Aug 5, 2007.

1. ### JulieWRookie

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I teach at a catholic school and saw the math 10 commandments bulletin board idea, but some don't pertain to that age. What are some you would add/find necessary for kids in 5th grade to do in math. this is what i have so far:
1. THOU SHALT NOT DIVIDE BY ZERO
2. THOU SHALT SHOW THEY WORK
3. THOU SHALT CHECK THY WORK WITH RED PEN
4. THOU SHALT DO THY HOMEWORK IN PENCIL
5. THOU SHALT HIGHLIGHT THY FINAL ANSWER
6. THOU SHALT COMMIT MATH FACTS TO MEMORY
7. THOU SHALT WRITE THE ORIGINAL PROBLEM
8. THOU SHALT LABEL ALL ANSWERS

3. ### Ms.JasztalMaven

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Aug 5, 2007

That sounds interesting!

Thou shalt know the difference between area and perimeter. LOL...

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Aug 6, 2007

Thou shalt find a common denominator to add/subtract fractions
Though shalt not divide by a decimal
Thou shalt not use thy fingers
Thou shalt not use pen
Thou shalt line up digits to the right
Thou shalt always state the unit of measurement

5. ### TeacherGroupieModerator

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Aug 6, 2007

I'd rather see people use their fingers than get stuck.

6. ### MrsCMultitudinous

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Aug 6, 2007

Actually, this one doesn't bother me too much either.

7. ### runsw/scissorsPhenom

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Aug 7, 2007

Thou shalt write neatly enough that anyone can read it easily.

8. ### MrsCMultitudinous

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Aug 7, 2007

addendum--if the teacher is unsure which number you are trying to write, it shall be marked incorrect.

9. ### TeacherGroupieModerator

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Aug 7, 2007

Then try it this way:

Thou shalt write neatly, lest the teacher be uncertain which number thou writest and mark thy response incorrect.

10. ### MrsCMultitudinous

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Aug 8, 2007

Perfect!

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Aug 8, 2007

after you have a list of 10 or 12, I would rearrange them into #1 first prority, #2 second prority, etc. That way they know the first one is the most important one, and the 12th one is somewhat not as important

also Thou Shall show thy complete work
or Thou shall scribe in complete sentences

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