Friday, July 22, 2011

Math Workstations Blog Party Week 7

This blog book study has been wonderful! I have learned so much from all the other bloggers. The resources available now are just awesome! There is something available for everyone. I can't believe this is the last chapter. I can't wait to see how everyone implements this once school starts back in August.

Today my post is in response to Chapter 8: Measurement Work Stations.

Below I will give my answers to the guiding questions on our Math Work Stations Book Mark that I got from Deedee Wills over at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.

How do you support math vocabulary (math talk) at measurement stations?
Modeling the correct vocabulary and the language you want the students to use is so important. I think that the use of math talk cards and anchor charts will aid children during their workstations. I like the anchor chart on pg 185 as an example.

What student activities help support your student’s understanding of measurement (length, weight, capacity, and time)?
Debbie Diller has provided wonderful examples in this chapter. I love the example where students use a balance scale and measure with standard and nonstandard units at stations. I also like the clock match activity on page 195. I plan to incorporate many of the ideas from the book into my work stations. I will also use many of the ideas other bloggers have shared over the summer.

What is your student’s favorite measurement work station/activity?
I think the students will love an activity called "How Far Can You Jump?" The students work in groups of 2-3 students and jump three times once as a frog, once as a bunny and once as a kid. Students will then measure how far they jumped each time and record. They must chose the unit the to measure. Students will share results with the class.

This chapter's blog book study is being hosted by Lory's Page. Please head over to her blog and her post on measurement as well as many others.

1 comment:

  1. Your on my Sqworl page. I had you already but under a different grade level. Thanks so much for following along!! I love your blog design! Very cute!
    Thoughts of a Third Grade Teacher