You want to really give your students incentives to learn how to calculate the volume and surface area of a cylinder? Bring in cans of soda.
--Tell them you need both the volume and the surface area of the can or they don't get to drink it
--Watch the percision to which they measure and calculate
Don't like soda or drinks in the classroom? Use paper,
--Have them color it first
--Than tape it
--Than measure and calculate
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Give each kid a worksheet with 5-10 scientific word problems. Have them draw a big square and put their name on it (like it was a real worksheet). Than have them write out each questions and answer it like so
Posted by Jeremiah Dyke at 6:11 PM
Simply fold a piece of paper long ways (hotdog for you elementary teachers) and make three cuts. Have them write the word, than the definition than a picture like so
Posted by Jeremiah Dyke at 6:08 PM
This is an easy way of teaching your students to distinguish between Certain, Likely, 50/50, Unlikely and Impossible
Posted by Jeremiah Dyke at 6:03 PM
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Notice how the bleachers form a 3D triangle from the side view? The legs would be the height and the base whereas the hypotenuse would be the distance going down the bleachers.
--Giving each of your students rulers have them measure the base and height of the bleachers
--Next, have them estimate the hypotenuse via calculation
--Finally, have them measure the hypotenuse and see how close they were
Posted by Jeremiah Dyke at 3:19 PM
You can create films and strips through http://www.toondoo.com/ for free. This would be great for math labs or smart boards. Yet, you can also do this the old fashion way
Staple a bunch of cut up pages (cut to squares) together to form a small booklet. Then have your students write out the math problem like
2x + 5 = 10
--For every page have them rewrite the problem with only slight variations toward the solution.
--Keep doing this till the last page which shows the problem solved
--Finally, flip through the booklet like a cartoon and watch the problem solve itself
Use it a cheat sheet for the test!
Posted by Jeremiah Dyke at 3:09 PM