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“Math Carnival: No More Clowning Around” For further information contact… Alexis Andruszkiewicz Dixieland Elementary 400 Ariana St, Lakeland, FL 33803 863-688-0395 Alexis.andruszkiewicz@ polk-fl.net 2007 - 2008 IdeA CAtAlog of exCelleNCe n PROGR AM OVERVIEW workstations. After nametags were that use a variety of learning modalities. passed out, students were ready to get With such limited time between the Whhheeeew! The Writing FCAT excited about learning. We concluded Writing and Math tests there is no time to Plus is finally over for the fourth grade. the whole group activity by singing waste. This program rewards students Now, it’s time to get the students “Polygons” and “Place Value” from the for hard work as well as capturing ready for the SSS Math and Reading Math Party CD. Once the songs were students’ enthusiasm for math. Tests. According to the last Quarterly reviewed, we teamed boys against girls Benchmark Assessment, the students are on track for Reading, but we still to see who could do the best job singing n LESSON PLAN TITLES the song. need to give Math a little extra push. • Marshmallow Catapult This is the mindset that led to the Then, the classes were split into 6 • Secret Messages development of The First Annual Math groups with 10 – 12 students in each • Finding Factors Carnival: No More Clowning Around group. Each color group was sent to one of the six stations: Marshmallow • Leaping Linear Leonard at Dixieland Elementary. Catapult, Figuring Factors, Secret • Equivalent Pies With student body needs in mind and Messages, Leaping Linear Leonard, • Investigate the Weight a list of the tested FCAT benchmarks, a Investigate the Weight, and Equivalent plan was developed that would help to reteach FCAT tested skills with Pies. These stations will be set up to n MATERIALS rotate every 22 minutes with 3 minutes which the majority of students were This plan utilizes a regular classroom, to rotate students. Each station will need struggling such as comparing fractions, an open field, as well as the materials a “teacher.” identifying factors, plotting points, metric listed in each individual lesson plan. measurement, customary measurement, and analyzing data. The goal was to n OVER ALL VALUE n ABOUT THE DEVELOPER create hands-on activities that would As stated earlier, there are many Alexis Andruszkiewicz has a B.S. in accommodate a variety of learning attributes of the Math Carnival: No Elementary Education from the University modalities that the students would find More Clowning Around that adds to of South Florida. She is currently a exciting. After much brainstorming, its overall value. This day of excitement teacher at Dixieland Elementary. it was decided to theme this activity and hands-on experiences is a fun and around a carnival. standards based way to reward students for their hard work and dedication to n OTHER RESOURSES To begin with, students would gather outside as a grade level to get “pumped writing throughout the year. It is also Outside resources include the up” about Math for about 20 minutes. used as a kickoff for the math instruction Math Party CD by Stephanie Paisley Once outside, students would be given that intensifies after the FCAT Writing and a teacher’s manual for Math Party name tags with 6 different background Test is completed. Furthermore, and Games. colors. These name tags would color perhaps most beneficial, is that each station directly correlates to a SSS FCAT HHH code the students into groups that would help them move through the 6 Mathematics tested benchmark in ways “Math Carnival” Alexis Andruszkiewicz Lesson Plan No 1: Marshmallow Catapult n SUBJECTS COVERED n MATERIALS 8. Students will then use the pre- marked meter markings along with a This lesson will review metric • 1 bag of mini marshmallows meter stick to measure the distance measurement as well as developing • 6 foot long 2 x 4 board their marshmallow went. the ability to use bar graphs for real life situations. • 4 plastic spoons 9. Record this data on the student data • 3 - ¾ inch dowel sheet. • Corn starch n GR ADES • Black Butcher Paper Fourth Grade • Rubber bands n EVALUATION/ • Metric Meter Stick ASSESSMENT n OBJECTIVES • Student data sheet Students will be assessed based on • Students will be able to measure students’ bar graphs and mean, median, using metric units. mode, and range. Students will also be given a short quiz on measuring using • Students will be able to create a bar n DIRECTIONS centimeters. graph from real-world data. Preparation • Students will be able to find the 1. Cut the board into four equal pieces mean, median, mode, and range of (18 inches). Cut the dowels into 9 data in a table. equal pieces 1 foot long (you will have one extra piece) n EXTENSION Students will choose 5 students from n SUNSHINE STATE 2. Drill 2 holes parallel to one another the class data in which to create a table approximately 6 inches apart. STANDARDS and bar graph. They will then analyze 3. Super glue the dowels into the this data finding the range, median, • MA.B.2.2.2 Selects and uses wood. mode, and mean. (These are great to appropriate standard and nonstandard units of measurement, 4. On 4 sheets of black butcher paper, use on a bulletin board) according to type and size mark off the meters from 1 to ten. (This will allow students to measure • MA.B.4.2.1 Determines which units more quickly, because they will of measurement, such as seconds, only need to count the meters and HHH square inches, and dollars per measure the centimeters from the tankful, to use with answers to real- last meter marking. world problems 5. Print off a class list that allows a • MA.E.1.2.1 Solves problems by space to record student distances. generating, collecting, organizing, displaying, and analyzing data Center – Day of Math Carnival using histograms, bar graphs, circle 6. Students will place the marshmallow graphs, line graphs, pictographs, catapult base (wooden block with and charts dowels) at the start line. Students • MA.E.1.2.2 Determines range, will place a rubber band across the mean, median, and mode from sets two dowels. Place a spoon between of data the rubber band and twist. 7. Roll a mini marshmallow in cornstarch (this will make where it lands on the butcher paper easier to see). Place the marshmallow on the spoon and release the spoon. The marshmallow will fly through the air. 2007 - 2008 IdeA CAtAlog of exCelleNCe “Math Carnival” Alexis Andruszkiewicz Lesson Plan No 2: Secret Messages n SUBJECTS COVERED n DIRECTIONS n EVALUATION / This lesson covers how to identify and 1. Mini Lesson. Teacher will review ASSESSMENT plot points in quadrant 1 of a coordinate how to find coordinates. Evaluation/Assessment will be plane. 2. Each student will need a rectangular based on student’s ability to decode the coordinate and a secret message message written by their partner. During paper. the follow-up they will not be sitting next n GR ADES to their partner. In addition the teacher 3. Students will choose a partner will walk around the room and watch Fourth Grade to whom they will write a secret each student decode at least 2 letters message. to be sure they are following the correct n OBJECTIVES 4. The teacher will spell the word method for doing so. DEAR with the students using the Students will be able to identify and rectangular coordinates. Above plot ordered pairs in quadrant 1 of a the coordinates for each letter the coordinate grid. students will write the letters D – E – A – R and their partner’s name. This will allow the teacher to pass HHH n SUNSHINE STATE the secret messages out to the STANDARDS students the following day. MA.C. 3.2.2 5. Students will then write a message • Identifies and plots positive to their partner using the coordinate ordered pairs (whole numbers) in grid. a rectangular coordinate system (graph). n EXTENSION 6. Teacher will pass out the secret n MATERIALS messages written the prior day and the rectangular coordinate with the • Rectangular Coordinate with all letters labeled. letters labeled 7. Students will decode the secret • Secret Message Paper message written to them using the • Pencil Secret Message coordinate grid. 2007 - 2008 IdeA CAtAlog of exCelleNCe “Math Carnival” Alexis Andruszkiewicz Lesson Plan No 3: Finding Factors n SUBJECTS COVERED n DIRECTIONS 8. Person Bs turn to roll the die and write. This continues until round This lesson reviews how to find factors 1. Review the terms – multiples and 4. No number may be covered and multiples of a variety of numbers. factors. Multiples – the product of a again. The object is to get more given whole number and any other colored chips on the board than your whole number. Factor – when you opponent. n GR ADES multiply any 2 whole numbers to get Fourth Grade a given number, then the 2 whole numbers are factors of the given number n OBJECTIVES 2. Discuss with students ways to find n EVALUATION / factors. Find all pairs that can be ASSESSMENT • Students will be able to identify factors and multiples of given multiplied together to get the given Class/Group Discussion numbers. number. Start at 2, then 3, 4, etc. 1. Was it better to choose a high 3. Pass out 1 Figuring Factors game number or a low number as a board, 1 calculator, 1 die, 2 Figuring multiple? Why? n SUNSHINE STATE Factors recording sheets, and 15 2. Did you notice any patterns in each of 2 different colored plastic STANDARDS chips finding factors? MA.A. 5.2.1 3. Did you use any strategies to help 4. The person with the shortest hair is • Understands and applies basic you win? If not, are there any person A. Their partner is person B. number theory concepts, including “tricks” you think you would try next Have person A hold the die straight primes, composites, factors and time? up in the air. Have person B flip their multiples. paper upside down. Tell Person B 4. Why can’t a number have a factor they are not to write until they are that is greater than half its value? told to do so. n MATERIALS Game Play • Dice (one per partner set) 5. Person A rolls the die. Write this number on the Figuring Factors • Figuring Factors game board Data Sheet under Toss. HHH • Colored Plastic chips/Markers 6. Person A finds a multiple of the • Figuring Factors Data Sheet number they rolled. For example, • Calculator they rolled a 4. 36 is a multiple of 4. Student B checks the multiple with • Every Day Counts Partner Games the calculator. Person A writes this – Number Concepts for Grade 4 by multiple under covered number on Gillespie and Kanter the Figuring Factors recording sheet and places a colored plastic chip on this number. Additional Lesson Plans 7. Person A then lists all factors of their available by contacting covered number. (For example the factors of 36 are 2,3,4,6,9,12,18) Alexis Andruszkiewicz Person B checks these with the calculator. Person A writes them on the Figuring Factors Recording Sheet and covers each number with a plastic chip. 2007 - 2008 IdeA CAtAlog of exCelleNCe “Math Carnival” Alexis Andruszkiewicz Lesson Plans Materials Budget Materials Budget ItEM DESCrIPtIoN SuPPLIEr QuANtIty PEr PrICE totAL CoSt 1 bag of mini marshmallows Wal Mart 1 bag 1.79 1.79 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6 foot long 2x4 inch board Home Depot 1 board 8.46 8.46 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4 plastic spoons Wal Mart 1 bag 1.99 1.99 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Corn Starch Wal Mart 1 box 3.59 3.59 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Black Butcher Paper School supplies 0.00 0.00 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Metric Meter stick Wal Mart 1 2.49 2.49 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Little Debbies - Oatmeal Pie Wal Mart 6 boxes 1.19 7.14 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Yard Stick Wal Mart 1 2.49 2.49 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dice Dollar Tree 6 1.00 6.00 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Math Party CD by Stephanie Paisley Online 1 25.95 25.95 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Calculator Wal Mart 20 .99 19.80 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Everyday Counts Partner Games for Online 1 set 125.00 125.00 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Grade 4 by Gillespie and Kanter ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Subtotal $199.70 ________________________________________________ Tax if applicable ________________________________________________ Alexis Andruszkiewicz Teacher’s Name __________________________________ Shipping if applicable ________________________________________________ Dixieland Elementary School: _________________________________________ TOTAL BUDGET $199.70 AMOUNT 2007 - 2008 IdeA CAtAlog of exCelleNCe “Math Carnival” Alexis Andruszkiewicz Rubric Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4 Score Secret Messages Student would Write the greeting Write the greeting Complete message including be able to write and 1 sentence and 2 sentence greeting, 3 sentences, and MA.C.3.2.2 greeting of secret independently using of message using salutation to their partner Students will be able to message with coordinate points. coordinate points. using coordinate points. identify coordinates on guidance. a grid. Factoring Figures Find either a Find a multiple of a Find a multiple of a Find a Multiple of a number multiple of a given number and given number and and ALL factors of that MA.A.5.2.1 given number or one factor. some of the factors. number Students will be able a factor of a given to identify factors and number multiples of a given number. Marshmallow Catapult & 1 out of 4 2 out of 4 3 out of 4 X and Y axis correctly labeled Leaping Linear Leonard characteristics characteristics from characteristics from Increments are identified from exemplary exemplary exemplary MA.E.1.2.1 Bars drawn to correct height Students will be able to Title create a bar graph Marshmallow Catapult & Calculate either Will be able to Will be able to Leaping Linear Leonard Mean calculate calculate Calculate Mean, Median, Median 2 out of 4 3 out of 4 Mode, and Range MA.E.1.2.2 Mode Mean, Median Mean, Median Students will be able to Or Mode Mode calculate mean, median, Range Or Or mode, and range. Range Range Investigate the Weight Can complete Can complete 50% Can complete 75% Complete the customary and 30% of either of either customary of either customary metric columns with 90% MA.B.2.2.2 customary or or metric columns or metric columns or accuracy Student will be able metric columns or or combination combination to use the appropriate combination standard unit of measure Equivalent Pies Can represent ½ Can represent ½, Can represent ½, ¼, Can represent ½, ¾, ¼, and ¼, 2/4 and 3/4 ¾, and recognize ½ ALL equivalencies up to MA.A.1.2.2 and 2/4 as equal eighths Students will be able to understand commonly used fractions and their equivalencies 2007 - 2008 IdeA CAtAlog of exCelleNCe

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