Trashketball

Post video, we brainstormed some questions:

Off to work, how many paper cubes (alteration for grade 7 curriculum) can fit into a bin?

Estimates a plenty.  Some excellent discussion; HR – “Let’s just calculate the volume”.

Next day, next step… investigating rate and average.  How many can you score in a minute?

Still more competition to come..

ideas/lessons from:

http://mrorr-isageek.com/trashketball-a-spiralled-lesson/

http://slamdunkmath.blogspot.ca/2014/05/card-tossing.html

Flipboard Reading Response

Make you have access to flipboard and have created an account.

I strongly encourage you to the follow this magazine

Every week, read at least one article from this mag or somewhere else on flipboard.

Next, create a new google Doc, title it Flipboard Reading Response.  Share this new doc with me.

Write two paragraphs responding to the article that you read (at least 5 sentences each paragraph).

You can respond to some of the following prompts if you wish.

Reader Response Prompts for Nonfiction

Copy a short passage that you found to be interesting. Explain what made it interesting for you. 

Write a summary of what you read in your book today.   

Explain some of the things that you have learned so far that you are not likely to forget in the near future. 

Write to inform us about the author. What other articles and/or books has the author written? Is he/she one of your favorite authors, and if so, why? 
What ideas might you have for turning this work of nonfiction into a work of fiction? Give a brief summary of what your story might be like. 
Explain the basic information that is being presented in terms of the 5W’s: Who? What? When? Where? Why? 

Playground Math

We are going create, measure and analyze some data today.  Data of our own creation.  We will need to go outside and visit our old friend the primary climber.

Our task today is to investigate rates.  What is a rate?

Ok, now that you get it, what are some rates that we could create or measure on the school yard?

Good! Now let’s get out there and gather some data!

….

Now, what data did you collect?  What rates did you decide to measure?  How can you display your information?

Can you expand your rates/data to put them into a wider context (make it more relatable to others)?

What is the average rate an intermediate student can travel down a slide?

How many times can an intermediate climb an apparatus in a minute?