Sunday, January 22, 2017

If You Hopped Like a Frog - Fractions

The next few weeks I will be co-teaching a third grade fractions unit with one of the teachers I "coach".  Actually, I think she is now my coach.  I have created this document: click here as a Multi-Media Text Set.  Our goal is to create some enrichment lessons that will provide meaningful and connected activities that also integrate technology in a meaningful way.

I will be blogging about each activity in the coming days/weeks to give some insight to my thinking and possible implementation of these activites.

One of the activities is "If You Hopped Like a Frog" based on the book by David Schwartz one of my all time favorite authors who integrates mathematics into children's books.  The activity helps students start thinking about proportionality.  This activity is a cooperative Google Slide presentation where students will use Google Search to research the proportions in the book.

If You Hopped Like A Frog - David Schwartz -
YouTube Video of the Book - Click Here
  • This is a proportional reasoning and Google Search Activity Using Google Slides.
    • You will need to go over search methods
    • You will need to teach students how to find images that are for non-commercial use
Group Google Slide Deck Template - Click Here

Here is the Instructions Slide:

Here is the Example Slide:

I'll be doing this with my third grade classes in the coming weeks and will let you know how it goes and share any modifications/revisions.