|The math investigation begins by reading a story about the sleepover. Heinmann does sell the book series with the beautiful colorful illustrations . I love any math book or product connected to Catherine Twomey Fosnot. The story is about how every time aunt Kate goes does stairs to get snacks the kids trick her by changing their arrangement on the bunk bed. The story explores arrangements of 8. |
Quick ReflectionMy school uses TERC Investigations and we explore the problem I have 5 crayons some are red and some are blue. This crayon problem can be really challenging for kindergartner's. This bunk bed problem is a similar kind of problem except that it's put into a story context that kids can relate to. I love how the investigation begins with a story, kids act out the bunk bed story(getting into different arrangements) and then they use the rekenrek to make some of the combinations. On the third day of this Investigations the kids loved making sleepover problems. The kids could pick any number to work with. You can see the book below. I typed their words to make it into a published class book.
There is also a math bunk bed game to play.
|We use the Rekenrek to show all the different combinations the kids can trick aunt Kate.|
simplebooklet.com My tech person Nicole sent me this great site simplebooket. If your a teacher you can get an education account for ten dollars a year. It's really easy to use. You can't add audio but there are so many cool things you can do on this site. Next week I hope to blog about the second half of her book Apple Boxes!