Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pairs, Teams and the Assembly Line!~

I am e-x-h-a-u-s-t-e-d but I wanted to post some pics of our day because it was a super fun one!

We are spiraling back through odd and even numbers.   We use Investigations in class so we are working on teams and pairs.   We took advantage of the beautiful weather and went outside today and made teams and pairs with different numbers.    It was a fun and easy way to show how odd plus odd equals even,   even plus even equals even and odd plus even equals odd.   They were able to talk about how "the odd man out" on each team could match up with the "odd man out" on the other team and no longer be out!   It actually led to some great conversations and some deeper understanding I believe!





We then did some some proving from my Exploring Odd and Even Packet.     I LOVE that one of my buddies wrote about how they INFERRED.   I love them!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Exploring-Even-and-Odd-Numbers-999624






We are also learning about Economics and the assembly line.   I bought this incredible packet on TPT by Amber Marker - we have had SOOOO much fun with it!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Economics-Consumers-Producers-Goods-Specialization-Assembly-Line-415497

Today we made "trucks" out of graham crackers, frosting and candy.  Each student made their own first... and we put those in our "Custom" car lot.   Then we created assembly lines.   We realized that we could build trucks faster and better in our assembly lines because we were working together and each person because a "specialist" at their job!   Super fun lesson.   This packet is full of super fun ideas!   I highly recommend it!



 
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