# “The Abacus Contest” Vocabulary

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“The Abacus Contest” Vocabulary
drills mischievous collided accuracy Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

abacus Which skill(s) did you use to determine
Gao Mai’s fingers flew back and forth over the smooth black beads of the abacus. Using the abacus, she was able to quickly calculate the answer to the math problem. Abacus: a tool used to figure math problems by sliding counters. Which skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of the vocabulary word? Context clues Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

drills Which skill(s) did you use to determine
During a few of her many timed drills she was even faster than her father. Every Friday, we do drills in math class. Thanks to all that practice, I am much faster at multiplying than I was before. Drills: exercises to increase your mental or physical skills. Which skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of the vocabulary word? Context clues Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Context Clues, Word Structure
mischievous She knew Li Zhi loved practical jokes and could tell by her mischievous look that she might play one at any moment. The mischievous little boy put a frog in his sister’s shoe and laughed when she screamed. Mischievous: full of pranks and teasing fun Which skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of the vocabulary word? Context Clues, Word Structure Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Context clues, Word Structure
collided Finally she wrote down the last answer, jumped from her seat, and collided with Li Zhi. The bumper cars collided, giving their drivers a jolt. Collided: crashed Which skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of the vocabulary word? Context clues, Word Structure Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Context clues, Word Structure
accuracy First place in speed and accuracy goes to Li Zhi, last year’s first-place winner, and also to Gao Mai, last year’s second-place winner. Accuracy is important when you take a test. It’s a good idea to go back and fix any errors. Accuracy: being without mistakes Which skill(s) did you use to determine the meaning of the vocabulary word? Context clues, Word Structure Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Spelling pattern /i/ sound spelled i, y, or ui
11. limit 12. visit 13. imitate 14. whistle 15. thrift 16. mistake 17. giggled 18. quilt 19. begin 20. division width glimpse twist blizzard lyrics simple built system igloo mystery Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Word Knowledge addition subtraction multiplication calculation
What do these words have in common? addition subtraction multiplication calculation They’re all words having to do with math AND they are root words with the suffixes –tion or –sion added to them. Identify the root words. The suffix –tion means action, result, or state. The root words are verbs, but adding the suffixes changes them to nouns. Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

/ow/ sound bounce loud round announce
What spelling pattern is used for the /ow/ sound? Can you think of other words with this spelling of the /ow/ sound? Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Long e sound What spelling pattern is being used for the long e sound?
teacher bead breathing feature What spelling pattern is being used for the long e sound? Can you think of other words with this spelling of the long e sound? Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

What is the spelling pattern for the /i/ sound?
Spelling Patterns What do these words have in common? mistake giggled quilt begin division What is the spelling pattern for the /i/ sound? Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Math Words & Long e The teacher showed the students how to do subtraction. The multiplication game is played with a round bead and a game board. Which words are math words? What are their root words? Which words have the long e sound spelled ea? Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

/ow/ sound The multiplication game is played with a round bead and a game board. The players are breathing hard as they bounce the ball. Which words have the /ow/ sound spelled ou in them? How can you change the 2nd sentence by adding more ou words? Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

Which words contain the /i/ sound spelled with an i?
It is easy to make a mistake when you are doing a long division problem. Which words contain the /i/ sound spelled with an i? Open Court 5th grade Unit 1, Less. 4; Ms. Wohlgemuth--Cawston Elementary

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