Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Math Workstations Blog Party Chapter 8

You can follow this week's blog party of math workstations here this week!

How do you support math vocabulary (math talk) at Measurement stations?
I believe that making anchor charts (see p. 185) of Debbie Diller's Math Workstations is very important in aiding in student discussion at measurement stations.

What is your student’s favorite measurement work station/activity?
There are a lot of favorites in my room I think.
  • Weight:
    • Comparing and contrasting weights of objects (see above)
  • Length:
    • Going on a length scavenger hunt (find objects that are ___ inches, feet, yards long, and ___ centimeters, decimeters, and meters long)
    • Putting objects in order (see p. 189)
    • Measuring the hallway at school with yard sticks
    • Making body measurement posters using large paper.  Students have to measure arms, legs, etc. to make a life-size poster of their bodies.
  • Capacity:
    • Look to see which object holds more (see p. 192)
  • Time: 
    • Telling time bingo 
    • Time matching

    • Telling time "I Have...Who Has?"  You can see an idea here for free thanks to Rachel!

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