This quarter, we are trying to answer the question, "What is the relationship between patterns and daily life?" In math this week, we focused on functions tables and graphing functions. Freddie the Function Machine made his debut! Pairs of students created functions and used Freddie to present them. The class had to complete their input/output tables and guess the function. It was super fun!
Students then applied their knowledge to answer and graph challenge questions. I found these challenge problems on K-5 Math Teaching Resources.
In Social Studies, we are studying the patterns in the economy. To introduce specialization, assembly lines, and division of labor, students created Nuttie Buddies. First, they created them independently, then in pairs, and finally as an assembly line.
I introduced a new game this week as well! After looking over the Quarterly Assessment data, I realized we needed to focus on using our vocabulary to answer short answer and extended response questions. Have you ever played the game Taboo? I found an editable math version that I then adjusted to cover our math topics. Students loved the game and I loved their use of math terms!
Students who earned a 70% or better on their Quarterly Assessment, earned an ice cream party! It was a yummy and fun way to end the week!! Have a STEMtastic weekend everyone!
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