The first part of our next unit in math involves helping students derive the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles. Knowing what I know after doing this little "gig" for 20 something years, I was pretty confident that I needed to find out if, indeed, my students REALLY knew what a rectangle was. Simple right? False. I thought I'd start with asking students to jot down their ... Read the Post
Getting ready to use protractors!
We are halfway through our angle unit . . . we've worked to build some understanding and are ready to use protractors! Today I actually introduced the protractor--we have been measuring with "nonstandard" angle measurers the last few days. If you haven't ever made wax paper protractors with your students, you should give it a try...lots of fun! Simply take a square of wax ... Read the Post