Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Measuring Engagement.

I so enjoy this time of year when I can take the class outside for a math lesson and for the most part, it runs smoothly. We have practiced the routines and they know the expectations. It is a lesson, yet being hands-on and outside it keeps the engagement level high.

Today we needed to practice measurement and area so what better way than creating a map of the garden area. A finished result will be placed in the teacher's lounge for garden sign up.

The raised beds were measured as well as their distance apart. Measuring the overall garden area and large hoop house needed lots of student cooperation.

Sprinkles of rain made us focus and hurry through our work. Once inside a master map was made on the screen. Tomorrow more graph paper comes out to complete individual maps.

Then later, choosing which one and what vegetables to plant.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful math lesson, being outside, planning for future pleasures. I'm glad for your students, who get to do those 'outdoor' adventures.