Friday, August 20, 2010
A Great Start
dy/dan. I had read about it last year and have been waiting ever since to try it out! I created a powerpoint that had a sentence written in several different languages and the students had to guess the language. This was fun and caught the students' interest right away. I followed up this activity with asking them for the language of a final sentence....it was a mathematical equation...and of course the language was math! Their eyes opened wide and lots of connections were made. We talked about how the English language has parts of speech and rules that we follow for punctuation, etc., and this lead right into Order of Operations, Properties, and integer rules. For our assignment we created a number line that now hangs at the front of our class, an idea I got from Math Stories. And we are off....a great beginning for a new school year!