Who says that learning is all work and no play? Well, I don't think anyone really does. We certainly played this week. As we are continuing our work of measuring precisely to the nearest centimeter, our classroom turned into the outback as we transformed into kangaroos. Starting on both feet, we jumped as far as we could and measured the distance of our jumps. We found the average distance of our three jumps and graphed our results on a line plot. Our class jumped anywhere between 62 cm to 163 cm.!
Day of Play
I'd say that this was a big hit! We put down our pencils and devices and without much guidance other than "have fun," the kids initiated play. They also wrote a blog about their experience, visit our KIDBLOG page here.
Gummy Worm Measurement
Math you can eat- but only after you show your work! The students measured a gummy worm to the nearest centimeter then stretched it as far as they could and measured the stretched gummy worm. After that they found the difference between the unstretched and stretched worm. They were to show their work and must always remember to label the units of measurement along with the numeral.