Saturday, May 24, 2014
When I noticed that quite a few of my students were confused by the terms "parallel" and "perpendicular," I decided it was time for an end-of-year art activity. I visited my Math - Art Pinterest page and discovered a sweet little project at Math Activities*. Students worked on this during free moments at home and at school.
*You'll notice that we purposely did the lesson a bit different than originally described.
I love the way this turned out. And, yes...they now can tell me what parallel and perpendicular are! ;)
Monday, May 19, 2014
In a subsequent discussion, we shared more observations and looked for additional patterns. We considered similarities and differences in:
- fraction x fraction multiplication
- fraction x whole number multiplication
- whole number x whole number multiplication
Lesson Credit: Bridges in Mathematics, Second Edition, grade 5
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Update: the sale has been extended to the 8th on TPT. Enjoy!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, the sale begins on Tuesday with all of my products offered at reduced prices. Add the TPT promo code for even deeper discounts. Here are a few suggestions for end-of-the-year fun:
|Design a Cube City - Students use isometric dot paper to draw 3-D buildings and design their own cube cities.|
|Poetry & 3-D Art for Every Season - write diamante poems--reviewing nouns, verbs, and adjectives--and create 3-D art displays to brighten any season or holiday.|