As you know, we have been experimenting with units of liquid measurement and practicing making volume conversions. To facilitate this, we have created a visual representation of volume relationships in the form of Gallon Man. The students used PicCollage to create their robots, then transferred the pictures in Skitch, another app, to annotate them.
Our classroom has been brimming with learning and activity this week. We have been discovering the difference between linear measurement and capacity. The students have been using customary and non-customary units to measure classroom objects and understand the relationship between inches, feet, yards, and miles. We have also been discovering the relationship between cups, pints, quarts, and gallons using rice (slightly less messy than water) and many differently-sized measuring containers.
We are exploring the relationship between math and art as we create mandalas, circular designs that incorporate measurement and geometric concepts. When the students have finished their daily assignments, they have been practicing multiplication using QR codes to check their answers.
I am out of breath just sharing the amount of learning we have been doing this week! We will continue learning measurement for a few more days as we explore the metric system. We will also be continuing our flipped classroom as we reinforce our multiplication skills and begin long division. You can get a sneak peak of the flipped lessons on the Flipped Classroom page.
Below are some pictures of today's activities - understanding capacity, working together to complete mandalas and practicing multiplication.