|Our idea was to let them build towers using the same color pieces (unit fractions)...|
|...then swap out and make a mixed number equivalent. This student showed how 7 sixths is equivalent to 1 whole and 1 sixth.|
|Both towers needed to be drawn and labeled.|
Rather then using a horizontal number line, like we did in the highway sign project, we thought a vertical number line provided a better representation.
|Describing towers using number models.|
- separating the pictures from the number models and have the kids work on matching them up
- taping several pieces of paper together to allow for really big towers
And towers made me think about castles and forts, and Fawn and Andrew's Hotel Snap project. I wish that the pieces could snap on more than just top and bottom so the kids could use them to build something other than towers and then calculate the "value" of their structures. Anyone from Lakeshore listening?