Here are some math addition story problems that go with the book
I Spy Under the Sea by Edward Gibbs.
I recently blogged about these books here.
|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.|
|black and white cover|
|How many eyes?|
|7 in all|
|12 in all|
|Roll Two Dice Butterfly|
|3 butterflies flying|
|five butterflies flying|
|Roll Two Dice |
|You can find some caterpillar story problems below|
problem with 9
|We are focusing on story problems that have to do with minus. We started to make some caterpillar problems on Kerpoof.|
|This weeks question...|
|Do you like junk food or healthy food?|
|If you look closely, she added a dolphin...how funny!!!|
|Similar problem but using bigger numbers.|
|The problems below are with construction paper.|