Saturday, December 14, 2013

Six Steps to Becoming Math Wizards

This following video was the inspiration for our project;

Step 1: Acquire wizard names, hats, and a beards.

Step 2: Make wands using measurement skills and create a reading spell book.
Step 3: Claim, label, and fill magic trees with math fact snowballs.
Step 4: Pack the magic snow hill with math facts.
Step 5: Create a magic forest.
Step 6: Make a movie that shows evidence of said wizardry.

Math Wizards in Winter II from on Vimeo.

And just in case you're keeping a Common Core tally at home;
  • CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.3 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.4 Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten; decomposing a number leading to a ten; using the relationship between addition and subtraction; and creating equivalent but easier or known sums.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.D.8 Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3a Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common digraphs.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3c Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3f Read words with inflectional endings.
  • CCSS.Art-Drama.OW.1.4c Oh wait.  There are no standards for art or drama in first grade.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! This is AMAZING! I would love to something like this with my first graders! We live in the North Chicago suburbs.