Today your child participated in a math performance task, which they all put forth great effort. The standards that were addressed were:
MCC.1.MD.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
MCC.1.MD.2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.
MCC.1.MD.4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.
The students were able to discuss the importance of using appropriate non-standard tools to measure objects.
Each of the “Olympic Events” allowed the students to demonstrate their mastery of the
measurement standards. The tasks and activities were grouped as “Events.” The students rotated to all five of the Olympic events and were able to record their data on the Olympic Event recording sheets.
These were the Events they participated in:
Event #1 – Wiggle Worms
The students will measure the length of their desk using paper worms.
Event #2 – Feather Blow
The students will blow a feather and measure the distance the feather travels, with unused crayons.
Event #3– Long Jump
The students will measure their longest jump using unsharpened pencils.
Event #4 – Cotton Ball Throw
The students will measure the distance they can throw a cotton ball using markers.
Event #5 Events of the Day
The students will sequence a series of events, and assign a time of day which makes sense to them, to each event. They will justify their reasoning by writing an explanation for each time and selected event.
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