Fourth graders chose the top qualities they would like to have in a group member or teammate. Such a variety of traits, and all with good reason!
Next step is to make a "Help Wanted" poster, and/or to "apply" for the job of Teammate!
Next step is to make a "Help Wanted" poster, and/or to "apply" for the job of Teammate!
Project Ideas
MENU PROJECTS
Me Math: How many measurements can you think of that describe yourself? Make a poster showing them.
Parental Math: How do your parents use math? Interview them about it, and then list the things they do that involve math.
Comic Strip: Students make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining a favorite math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Artistic Math: Write the numerals 1 to 9 and answer these questions about them: Which is most artistic? Most expressive? Most colorful? Most useful? Luckiest? Give a quality to each number and prepare an electronic presentation or poster to display your project.
Baseball Math; List 5 or more kinds of statistics or number facts used to talk about baseball and baseball players. How else are numbers used in baseball?.....
Me Math: How many measurements can you think of that describe yourself? Make a poster showing them.
Parental Math: How do your parents use math? Interview them about it, and then list the things they do that involve math.
Comic Strip: Students make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining a favorite math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Artistic Math: Write the numerals 1 to 9 and answer these questions about them: Which is most artistic? Most expressive? Most colorful? Most useful? Luckiest? Give a quality to each number and prepare an electronic presentation or poster to display your project.
Baseball Math; List 5 or more kinds of statistics or number facts used to talk about baseball and baseball players. How else are numbers used in baseball?.....
· Choose another sport, and prepare an electronic presentation or poster to list kinds of data used to describe the sport or its players, as well as 3 other ways numbers are used in your sport. (math menu) Pretend you are a Math coach, and people come to your site for questions each day. Name yourself, and provide a question each day along with your answer. Example: Dear Tebo Talk: My brother says he is not good at math. What should I tell him?
Math Night – Students plan, organize, and advertise an Elementary School Math night. Booths for all ages; Presentation of portfolios; Video session in Commons with examples of problem solving…
Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, and present 3 articles.
Check in the newspaper, or other news service/site, and summarize 3 articles where math is a vital part of the news story. Only one article can be about sports, and it cannot be a summary of one particular game, unless it is a World Series, Wimbleton title, or article about a championship. Summary sheet provided for your planning.
Math Hunt: Do a Math Scavenger hunt, or make one up for you and your family, or make one up for another class. Collect/ list/photograph (5) different ways Math is used  in a job; at home; geometry in our world; fractions everywhere …. You may have as many examples of each of your 5 ways, but cannot just present 5 examples of one way math is used, such as at home, for example. Explain each topic, and present as a poster or electronic presentation.
Math Hunt II: Groups search for evidence of math: patterns, geometric shapes, fractions, and measurements. Students record findings in a spreadsheet and create a graph of their data, summarize their findings, and assess their project.
Showcase: Choose your best journal entry or blog response, and develop it into an opinion paper, small book, or other form of presentation.
Junk Mail Project – Collect, track, and chart junk mail received at home and at school (Carolyn C?). Analyze data to come up with ways to help or solve.
Math Coach: Pretend you are a Math coach, and people come to your site for questions each day. Name yourself, and provide a question each day along with your answer. Example: Dear Tebo Talk: My brother says he is not good at math. What should I tell him? ….
How Math is used in our Community (interviews with community members/parents about their jobs)
Bios of community members who make, or have made a difference.
Dear... Abby (about a conceptual issues or misunderstandings)
Word of the Week Blog
Interview
How to...
Comical Math: Make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining your favorite mental math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Population Math: Research the population of Hinds County and 3 other neighboring counties after doing Population Estimations activity. Complete a chart, and make up 5 questions to ask about your chart.
Create Some Math: Make up a song, rap, poem to illustrate or talk about ….
Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving …
Game Time: Make up a game about _________________.
Author’s Corner: Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving a particular math topic. Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving ___________________.
Budgeting with Math: Estimate how much money your parents spend on food every week, including eating out? Work with your group to make a chart, and then track your parents’ food spending for 7 days. Report out how close you were, and discuss your findings.
Lower School Numbers: Estimate how many students are in the Lower School. Explain how you came up with your estimate and how you might check the accuracy of the estimate. Think of other statistics or information that might be useful or interesting for people to know about Lower School. Then find them out!
Down the Drain: Water Project. Google it.
Lights! Camera! Action!: Each group of 3 students will produce 3 videos demonstrating strategies for explaining number patterns for multiplication fact families. Taking turns with the three jobs:
Camera person
Actor
Cue Person
WRITING:
· Advertisement Acrostic
· Cartoon News report
· Game/Instructions
· News Article
· Story
VERBAL
· Advertisement Game Show
· Biography Rap/Song
· News report Teach a Lesson
· Skit
· Survey
· Make a movie
TACTILE
· Game
· Scavenger hunt
· Comic Strip
· Demonstrate
VISUAL
· Illustration Bulletin Board
· Diagram Skit
· Flipbook Comic Strip
· Photo essay Game Board
· Poster Commercial
· Timeline
Place Value
Population Research: Research Population of Hinds County and 3 other neighboring counties after doing Population Estimations activity. Complete a chart, and make up 5 questions to ask about your chart.
Game Time: Make up a game about place value.
Comic Strip: Place Value/Number Sense – Students make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining their favorite mental math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Author’s Corner: Make up a song, rap, poem to illustrate or talk about place value.
Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving place value.
Math Hunt: Do a Math Scavenger hunt, or make one up for you and your family, or make one up for another class. Collect/ list/photograph (5) different ways Math is used  in a job; at home; geometry in our world; fractions everywhere …. You may have as many examples of each of your 5 ways, but cannot just present 5 examples of one way math is used, such as at home, for example. Explain each topic, and present as a poster or electronic presentation.
Showcase: Choose your best journal entry or blog response, and develop it into an opinion paper, small book, or other form of presentation.
Estimation
Lower School Estimations: Estimate how many students are in the Lower School. Explain how you came up with your estimate and how you might check the accuracy of the estimate.
Comic Book Place Value/Number Sense – Students make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining their favorite mental math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Budget? Estimate how much money your parents spend on food every week, including eating out? Work with your group to make a chart, and then track your parents’ food spending for 7 days. Report out how close you were, and discuss your findings.
*Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, present 3 articles.
Graphing
Super Bowl: chart or graph data surrounding the Super Bowl. Can involve interviews and tallys or statistical information about the game, commercials, players.
Survey fellow students for at least 5 criteria, and graph your findings. Criteria suggestions include:
· Compete in some sport and those who don’t
· Have footwear with laces vs. without laces
· Wear sneakers vs. other types of shoes
· Blonde hair vs. not blonde hair
· Live in Jackson vs. not in Jackson
· Have more than two pets vs. two or less
· Love math vs. don’t (yikes!)
Math Hunt II: Groups search for evidence of math: patterns, geometric shapes, fractions, and measurements. Students record findings in a spreadsheet and create a graph of their data, summarize their findings, and assess their project.
Junk Mail Project – Collect, track, and chart junk mail received at home and at school (Carolyn C?). Analyze data to come up with ways to help or solve.
Valentine’s Day Graphing: Assign a graphing project revolving around Valentine's Day. You don't have to actually make a graph, just an assignment. You may use any criteria: marriage proposals, chocolate, weight gain, candy, Valentines, hearts/flowers, colored candy hearts, delivery services, parties, special nights, desserts, whipped cream, strawberries, or the history of Valentine's Day…
*Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, present 3 articles.
Multiplication and Division
Video Demos: Each group of 3 students will produce 3 videos demonstrating strategies for explaining number patterns for multiplication fact families. Taking turns with the three jobs:
Camera person
Actor
Cue Person
2 x 1: Draw a picture that shows how to multiply two/three digits by one digit and explain how it works.
Rock Star: Make up a song, rap, poem to illustrate or teach about multiplication or division.
*Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, present 3 articles.
Math Night – Students plan, organize, and advertise an Elementary School Math night. Booths for all ages; Presentation of portfolios; Video session in Commons with examples of problem solving…
Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, and present 3 articles.
Check in the newspaper, or other news service/site, and summarize 3 articles where math is a vital part of the news story. Only one article can be about sports, and it cannot be a summary of one particular game, unless it is a World Series, Wimbleton title, or article about a championship. Summary sheet provided for your planning.
Math Hunt: Do a Math Scavenger hunt, or make one up for you and your family, or make one up for another class. Collect/ list/photograph (5) different ways Math is used  in a job; at home; geometry in our world; fractions everywhere …. You may have as many examples of each of your 5 ways, but cannot just present 5 examples of one way math is used, such as at home, for example. Explain each topic, and present as a poster or electronic presentation.
Math Hunt II: Groups search for evidence of math: patterns, geometric shapes, fractions, and measurements. Students record findings in a spreadsheet and create a graph of their data, summarize their findings, and assess their project.
Showcase: Choose your best journal entry or blog response, and develop it into an opinion paper, small book, or other form of presentation.
Junk Mail Project – Collect, track, and chart junk mail received at home and at school (Carolyn C?). Analyze data to come up with ways to help or solve.
Math Coach: Pretend you are a Math coach, and people come to your site for questions each day. Name yourself, and provide a question each day along with your answer. Example: Dear Tebo Talk: My brother says he is not good at math. What should I tell him? ….
How Math is used in our Community (interviews with community members/parents about their jobs)
Bios of community members who make, or have made a difference.
Dear... Abby (about a conceptual issues or misunderstandings)
Word of the Week Blog
Interview
How to...
Comical Math: Make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining your favorite mental math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Population Math: Research the population of Hinds County and 3 other neighboring counties after doing Population Estimations activity. Complete a chart, and make up 5 questions to ask about your chart.
Create Some Math: Make up a song, rap, poem to illustrate or talk about ….
Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving …
Game Time: Make up a game about _________________.
Author’s Corner: Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving a particular math topic. Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving ___________________.
Budgeting with Math: Estimate how much money your parents spend on food every week, including eating out? Work with your group to make a chart, and then track your parents’ food spending for 7 days. Report out how close you were, and discuss your findings.
Lower School Numbers: Estimate how many students are in the Lower School. Explain how you came up with your estimate and how you might check the accuracy of the estimate. Think of other statistics or information that might be useful or interesting for people to know about Lower School. Then find them out!
Down the Drain: Water Project. Google it.
Lights! Camera! Action!: Each group of 3 students will produce 3 videos demonstrating strategies for explaining number patterns for multiplication fact families. Taking turns with the three jobs:
Camera person
Actor
Cue Person
WRITING:
· Advertisement Acrostic
· Cartoon News report
· Game/Instructions
· News Article
· Story
VERBAL
· Advertisement Game Show
· Biography Rap/Song
· News report Teach a Lesson
· Skit
· Survey
· Make a movie
TACTILE
· Game
· Scavenger hunt
· Comic Strip
· Demonstrate
VISUAL
· Illustration Bulletin Board
· Diagram Skit
· Flipbook Comic Strip
· Photo essay Game Board
· Poster Commercial
· Timeline
Place Value
Population Research: Research Population of Hinds County and 3 other neighboring counties after doing Population Estimations activity. Complete a chart, and make up 5 questions to ask about your chart.
Game Time: Make up a game about place value.
Comic Strip: Place Value/Number Sense – Students make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining their favorite mental math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Author’s Corner: Make up a song, rap, poem to illustrate or talk about place value.
Write a story (instructional or conceptual fiction) or news article involving place value.
Math Hunt: Do a Math Scavenger hunt, or make one up for you and your family, or make one up for another class. Collect/ list/photograph (5) different ways Math is used  in a job; at home; geometry in our world; fractions everywhere …. You may have as many examples of each of your 5 ways, but cannot just present 5 examples of one way math is used, such as at home, for example. Explain each topic, and present as a poster or electronic presentation.
Showcase: Choose your best journal entry or blog response, and develop it into an opinion paper, small book, or other form of presentation.
Estimation
Lower School Estimations: Estimate how many students are in the Lower School. Explain how you came up with your estimate and how you might check the accuracy of the estimate.
Comic Book Place Value/Number Sense – Students make up a Comic Strip with at least three frames explaining their favorite mental math strategy. Share as a jigsaw activity.
Budget? Estimate how much money your parents spend on food every week, including eating out? Work with your group to make a chart, and then track your parents’ food spending for 7 days. Report out how close you were, and discuss your findings.
*Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, present 3 articles.
Graphing
Super Bowl: chart or graph data surrounding the Super Bowl. Can involve interviews and tallys or statistical information about the game, commercials, players.
Survey fellow students for at least 5 criteria, and graph your findings. Criteria suggestions include:
· Compete in some sport and those who don’t
· Have footwear with laces vs. without laces
· Wear sneakers vs. other types of shoes
· Blonde hair vs. not blonde hair
· Live in Jackson vs. not in Jackson
· Have more than two pets vs. two or less
· Love math vs. don’t (yikes!)
Math Hunt II: Groups search for evidence of math: patterns, geometric shapes, fractions, and measurements. Students record findings in a spreadsheet and create a graph of their data, summarize their findings, and assess their project.
Junk Mail Project – Collect, track, and chart junk mail received at home and at school (Carolyn C?). Analyze data to come up with ways to help or solve.
Valentine’s Day Graphing: Assign a graphing project revolving around Valentine's Day. You don't have to actually make a graph, just an assignment. You may use any criteria: marriage proposals, chocolate, weight gain, candy, Valentines, hearts/flowers, colored candy hearts, delivery services, parties, special nights, desserts, whipped cream, strawberries, or the history of Valentine's Day…
*Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, present 3 articles.
Multiplication and Division
Video Demos: Each group of 3 students will produce 3 videos demonstrating strategies for explaining number patterns for multiplication fact families. Taking turns with the three jobs:
Camera person
Actor
Cue Person
2 x 1: Draw a picture that shows how to multiply two/three digits by one digit and explain how it works.
Rock Star: Make up a song, rap, poem to illustrate or teach about multiplication or division.
*Math in the News: Summarize, connect, reflect, visualize, present 3 articles.
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