Friday, March 21, 2014

Saxon Celebration

Students studied hard all year in Saxon Math and our recent MAP testing confirmed we have grown! I am so proud of these kids. It was time to celebrate, so today's 100th lesson in math was center stage. 
Students were all kinds of excited. 
There was plenty of sillliness as students entered through our decorated classroom door into a celebration of math. We started the morning with a math trail mix recipe. Each student brought 100 items in a baggie. We mixed all the "ingredients" together and this bowl of goodies was a fun treat for a morning of munching. Thanks, parents, for contributing!
Our project for the day combined math and art. Students created mosaics.  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 1-inch paper tiles and the task to create a mosaic person. They then calculated the ratios and percentages of our Fraction People.  
You may join the fun by watching our video. 

Thanks, Amanda, at The Teaching Thief for sharing this lesson.

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