As a triathlete, I get swim caps for each race I do. I hate to part with any of my race memorabilia, but was happy to do so to help my students learn more about the human brain.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
-Solving addition and subtraction problems while walking on the chart.
-First to zero. Students are the game pieces and the chart the board. Students roll a dice and subtract with the goal of being the first one to finish the chart. You can also do the reverse with first to 100.
-Collect 5. Place post its on the numbers of your choosing (about 4 post its per student). Make notecards with +1, +5, +10, +20, +30, -1,-5, -10, -20, -30 on them. Students will select a number to stand on. 5 cards are drawn and written on the board. On his/her turn, each student can pick up to 3 of the the cards to create an equation, with the goal of landing on a space with a post it on it. The first student to collect 5 post its wins.
This idea came from several sources/events: TLC Extreme Couponing, My students stating how upsetting the ASPCA commercial was (The one with "In the Arms of The Angel"), their current field trip behavior, and a math unit around decimals and percents.
Our Couponing Project
What is it: Students will collect coupons relevant to their families shopping list. Students will also look at flyers to use their coupons on items already on sale. As a class we will total our savings using our receipts. The money saved will be our budget for buying items for an animal shelter (using our couponing skills).
· Students will be able to round to the nearest dollar.
· Students will be able to estimate an items cost with a coupon using mental math.
· Students will be able to determine the actual savings using a coupon.
· Students will be able to figure out the savings of a coupon involving percents.
· Students will be able to use multiplication to figure out the cost of buying multiples of the same item and double coupon savings.
· Students will graph our savings.
· Students will find the mean, median and mode of savings recorded.
· Students will determine what fraction and percent of our goal we have reached.
· Students will determine the spelling of items while making their list.
· Students will create coupon categories and put those categories in ABC Order.
· Students will write letters to their favorite companies, asking for coupons.
· Students will work together to cut out, sort and exchange coupons.
· Students will present a couponing 101 power point presentation to other classrooms.
· Students will practice age appropriate behavior while our at a grocery store.
· Students will inventory and add items to our grocery store template.
· Students will collect the coupons that match items their families use.
· Students will bring in receipts so that we can graph our savings.