From the Field Ongoing – Draft
Measuring with Feet Measure something with your feet. How many feet is it? What if your younger sibling measures the same thing with their feet? What if an adult measures the same thing with their feet? Will their results be bigger, smaller, or the same? Why do you think so?
Use your feet to measure something today! What’s the longest thing you can find? Shortest? How many steps do you count if an adult measures the same item with his or her feet? What do you notice? Bring a clipboard with you and record your findings. #joyfulmath #MTBoS #homeschool pic.twitter.com/tMDkouSvn0
— Deanna McLennan Ph.D (@McLennan1977) April 24, 2020
Shut the Box Practice addition combinations and think about strategy. Directions here.
Ask and you shall receive @MWteaches . So many Twitter educators have shared awesome activities. Here is a humble attempt at creating the purposeful fun of Shut The Box with egg cartons and rolled up tin foil balls. https://t.co/7yxGMMj82l pic.twitter.com/CEl9ryGduR
— Susan Carlon-Giles (@Carlongilesmath) May 1, 2020
Angles in Your Name What kinds of angles can you find in your name?
— Jill Sirlin (@JillSirlin) April 30, 2020
Sidewalk Math Make a design and then ask some questions about it! See sample questions at YouCubed.org.
This is why we love math so much! Mrs. Gruber-Kelley's class connected art with math using this wonderful design question:https://t.co/ulESRLiOzc Thank you to Mrs. G-K and her student for sharing! @wrdsb @youcubed pic.twitter.com/TRNIyuyGEi
— Northlake Woods PS (@NLW_PS) May 1, 2020
Multiplication How would you explain to someone how how much fruit you’d need to eat 5 pieces a day for 8 days?
I overheard my five year old ask my almost-8-year-old how much fruit you would need if you ate 5 pieces of fruit a day for 8 days 🤷♀️… I asked how she figured it out and this was her explanation! pic.twitter.com/9t28oHv8Rx
— Frances Beaudin (@FrancesBeaudin) May 6, 2020
Four 4’s The challenge: use four 4’s and any of the operations to make all of the numbers from 0-20. For example (4+4) – (4+4) = 0.
💡May the "four 4s" be with you! Can we find every number between 0 and 20 using only four 4⃣'s and any operation? Try these operators +, -, x, /, ( ) (brackets), . (decimal point), x2 (square), √square root and ! (factorial). #wcdsbmath @WCDSBNewswire https://t.co/lMOeW5jmxk
— Petra Le Duc (@DucPetra) May 4, 2020
The Horse Problem Good for young and old alike. How did you think about it? How would you convince someone else your thinking makes sense? Acting it out can be a helpful strategy!
Need a math problem? Try the Horse Problem. Good for kids & adults. I just posted it on my Marilyn Burns Math YouTube channel. A way to keep busy as I'm sheltered in place. pic.twitter.com/Ki8kOGtyBm
— Marilyn Burns (@mburnsmath) March 19, 2020