by Lara Francisco
While there wasn't a clear consensus on the size of the new gym, the 5 x 12, and the 4 x 15 were the top two choices. Most of the students agreed that the gym should not be too skinny, or too wide.
More on that later. First let's look at some of the amazing tile floors that the students designed for me. I have to say that I was taken by surprise to see that so many of the students used color, but I am SO glad that they did! I also loved that many of them used keys and legends on their work. Well done everyone!
I had to not glue it at first but I traced it and then did it. And I persevered.
I learned that you try and try.
It was hard.
I had to try 8 times to complete it!
I worked very hard and I had to restart 3 times
It was hard but you should not give up. You should keep going.
Ms. Meck's class has also been posting their Math Challenge work on their Kid Blogs.
Be sure to check it out and give them some nice comments!
The 2 sizes that seemed to be favorites for a new gym were 5 x 12 and 4 x 15. I wonder what Mr. R. would prefer?
Here are some of their comments:
I started 3 x 12 measuring with 60 cubes. Then I tried 6 x 10 and it worked. Next I tried
5 x 12 and that worked too. Then I tried 4 x 15 then I tried 2 x 30. I used counting. The
2 x 30 would not be the best gym because it's too skinny.
-Nina 1st grade
I used addition, multiplication, division, geometry.
-Frank 2nd grade
I made them one at a time.
-Will 1st grade
I found 3 different ways. One, 6 down 10 across. Two, 12 across 5 down. Three, 5 across 12 down. I was thinking the gym should be wide or skinny. I did counting and adding to help make the right gym not too skinny or fat so if you're playing basketball or if you're doing the beep test!
-Serena 1st grade
I was trying to not make it too long and I also used area.
-Xabi 1st grade
Challenge #11 is up and ready to go. It is due the Friday before Spring Break.