We have learned some important things when measuring:
- our tools have to be the same size
- we need to line up the tools end to end:
- we can use our hand to make sure our tool is lined up properly:
- we have to count how many tools we use:
After measuring their height, we hung the links from the wall so they could compare their height and write about what they found.
Students have created structures using 3D shapes. They have used a few different non-standard tools. I was inspired by Jocelyn Schmidt's post on Instragram (http://ljpskindergartenteam.blogspot.ca/) and created a template for our learners to record their thinking.
|Math small groups are a lot of fun!|
|Recording and organizing our thinking|
These SKs used links first to measure their structure. Before they measured they estimated how many links they thought their tower would measure. After they recorded their estimate they measured and counted how many it actually was.
|They then used cubes|
|Finally they used blocks|
|The blocks kept falling, so they lay them down on the ground and measured them against the other tools they used to measure|
This JK group created a small structure out of 3D shapes and used links, cubes and blocks to measure it.
|Counting how many blocks the tower is|
|This group used cubes to mark out the groups of 10.|
|The perimeter of the carpet was 160 pastas!|
|This group used links|
|Making groups of 10|
|Organizing the groups of 10 on the math carpet|
|They then used 10 frames to help count their groups of 10|
|The perimeter of the carpet was 208 links long!|