"We can say... that young children are splendid little mathematicians. They deal spontaneously and sometimes joyfully with mathematical ideas. This is what real mathematicians do.”
(Ginsburg, 2008, p. 55)- Building Capacity Series
They explored length:
|M.W. measure B.G, using her hand to show where B.G's head goes on the measuring tape|
|Beginning to explore with measuring tapes|
|A.K measured the Smart Board and then wrote about it (see below).|
|"what do we do when someone is longer than the measuring tape?" Working with Ms. Tompkins to use two.|
|Using one-to-one correspondance to count the measuring tape|
|Working together makes measuring easier!|
|Measuring around the room!|
|The students measured Floppy too!|
(Click here to learn who Floppy is!)
They explored weight:
|Girls exploring what is heavier and lighter than a hexagon|
|A.K exploring what is heavier than a cylinder, he found a block, portfolio and this ruler are all heavier than the cylinder|
They explored temperature:
|Watching the thermometer to find out what happens when it is put into ice water|
Ms. Tompkins- why do you think the red went down?
R.H- It’s going down! Because it’s at number zero
J.A- because the number go down
A.P- it’s colder, like snow and ice
I.S- because it’s colder
Together we worked on exploring and writing about our observations of the thermometer.
What amazing, child-driven learning has been happening in our classroom this month!
What measurement opportunities do you see around you?