The children were asked to complete this page to help them write their own song before they began their math and iPad movie project.
Once completed the children were then asked to graph their song and notice & share any mathematical pattern they saw in their gragh.
Once the math was done, the children had a variety of ways they could choose to complete their video. They could draw and make illustrations using paper pencil, camera roll or draw with a few apps on their iPads. They could also make their movie by choosing 1-3 apps. Several combined two or more apps.
By allowing the students to choose how they complete the project and showcase their work, gives them more ownership , increases motivation, interest & provides some responsibility for their work. It is also an expression of their learning preferences This level of independence and choice is a deepens their learning.
We have begun our math and science unit with three pumpkins and two silly teachers...
Pumpkin math is a fun way to predict and gather data we then organize & look at in a variety of ways. We then graph and compare everyone's data and make a Popplet. Working in small teams we began week 1 gather data before we opened the pumpkins. Head on over to science for some pumpkin science as well....
What is a Math Glyph? Besides being a fun visual way to represent information Glyphs are a pictorial from of data & information. The students can make a glyph, or picture, to record and analyze many variables about a single subject- in this case one of their personal facts. Today the students responded to some questions and created their super heroes according to our answers. Next week we will be analyzing the data these glyphs provide in a variety of math lessons.