Friday, March 22, 2013

Celebrating 100 Lessons

Students have studied hard all year in Saxon Math and our recent MAP testing confirms we have grownI am so proud of these kids. It is time to celebrate, so today's 100th lesson in math was center stage. 
My students were all kinds of excited. 
Here's a view of our day . . . 
Enter the World of Math
There was plenty of sillliness as students started the day with a tunnel walk.

Mosaic Art
A mosaic is an art form made with small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. Individual pieces are called tesserae. The pieces fit together to form a design.  To celebrate our 100th math lesson, the students were given one hundred 1-inch paper tiles and the task to create a mosaic person.



Fraction People
After the mosaics were created, students calculated the area and fractions that made their art piece a Math Mosaic.


  
Party Mix
Each student brought 100 pieces of a snack item. All ingredients spilled in one bowl to make a party mix. It was fun snack for a morning of munching



Click through the presentation to meet our Fraction People.





Thanks, Katie, over at I Want to Be a Super Teacher for sharing this activity on area and fraction math mosaics.

3 comments:

  1. Do you happen to have a copy of the little sheet that the students filled out? I would love to do this with my kids! Or can you just tell me what all was included on the sheet?

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    1. I'll send you over to Dropbox. You may download and print from here:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/0kvckmx5sa4mep7/Mosaic%20Fraction%20People.pdf

      Have fun!

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