I wanted to make a quick post to remind my future self how the Mathalicious lesson Cheese that Goes Crunch went this school year & how I should adapt it for the future. The purpose of this activity is to have students develop a method to relate cheesiness to the non-cheesy portion of a crunchy … Continue reading I Cannot Think When Cheetos are Present
After a few days working on surface area, I wanted to challenge my students and address the standard listed below by with a task that applied area in a different context. I debated about using this task because I couldn't envision how I would engage students and encourage them to persist in proving that a … Continue reading Squares, Area & The Pythagorean theorem
I gave this sheet to students and had them cut out the nets and use a ruler to measure and calculate the area of each face. Then we folded on the dashed lines and taped only 1 face into our Interactive notes, adding any additional information next to the net. This is one of my … Continue reading Surface Area Interactive Notes
After sharing this activity on last nights Global Math Department meeting (recording here), I thought I should also post it here. I came across the Pop Box Design task developed by Timon Piccini and knew it would be a good fit for my students. My students needed to understand surface area, not just be able to … Continue reading Introducing Surface Area with Pop Box Design
I loved this project. it went better then expected. Students worked hard and learned the difference between slant height & height while reinforcing volume and spacial reasoning.
An awesome Mathalician, Kate Nowak, commented on a blog post with a link to a project that she did with her students: Spiky Door! This fit perfectly with my students and their needs. I was surprised how much they struggled getting started. They wanted more specific steps, they really had a hard time with the … Continue reading Day 126: Starting Spiky Door Project