The math investigation begins by reading a story about the sleepover. Heinemann 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.
My school uses TERC Investigations, and we explore the problem I have five crayons some are red, and some are blue. This crayon problem can be challenging for a kindergartner. This bunk bed problem is a similar kind of problem. I love how the investigation begins with a story, children 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 creating sleepover problems. The kids could pick any number for their problem. 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.
My tech person Nicole sent me this excellent site simplebooket. If you are a teacher, you can get an education account for ten dollars a year. It's 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!