fraction tiles and asked them to make a picture of the road. We discussed the fact that in order to draw a picture of what this road might look like, we would need to scale a mile down to a manageable size. Using the tiles seemed like a good idea, especially since the kids were already comfortable using them.
|Beginning to map out a highway.|
We then explored what would happen if a mile was scaled to one inch. You can see what happened in the top left corner of the picture.
|We copied other highway sign pictures for the kids to work on.|
- Using other units to represent one mile, such as cuisenaire rods or fraction towers.
- Adding additional exits to existing road signs, with exits coming at increments of quarters or halves.
- Allowing kids to create their own roads and signs. I can imagine these roads extending down the hallway, with lots of papers taped together, stretching on for "miles and miles" with little toy cars driving up and down.