More adventures into living math!
I took a look at what topics in our Singapore Math we had not yet finished. Then I went through my Family Math book to find or think of hands-on activities and puzzles that would teach those concepts.
Graphs were easy enough. For data, we went to the sidewalk and recorded the types of vehicles that passed during a four minute period. We had quite a discussion when a woman pushing a wheelbarrow passed by. Is a wheelbarrow a vehicle? Sprite decided it did qualify as a vehicle, so it got added to the data sheet.
First, I have Sprite number blocks and asked her to create a graph of her data with them. I got this idea from Westward’s blog post of making 3D graphs.
Then she input this data at this site to make a fancy circle graph.
Another topic was angles, so I chose tangrams. We read our brand new book The Warlord’s Puzzle, made homemade tangrams with craft foam, and of course solved tangram puzzles. (All of the tangram resources are linked at Tangrams.)
Sprite created some tangram inspired art and ATCs (artist trading cards) as well.
Jockeys on horses.
These ATCs are a work in progress that we will finish later.