Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Active Averaging

My kiddos have been extremely active in math class this week.  Students have been gathering data, measuring, and calculating average while hopping, stacking, and jumping!  We have all had a blast, and these activities have helped my little ones become masters of averaging!  They are even asking to practice calculating averages as early finisher activities :)

After a week of testing, this unit it JUST what they needed to refresh their brains and remember that math can be fun!  Here are a few pictures of my students actively averaging.

A Minute to Win It Stacking Challenge: Students stacked as many square tiles as possible in one minute. They completed three trials then took the average.




 Hop To It Challenge: Students calculated the average number of hops completed in one minute.

Today in class we completed our favorite activity so far: The Long Jump Challenge!  Students did three trials of standing jumps, measured the distance, and took the average distance jumped. So fun!







 All of these activities can be found in my newest unit on TPT. Click on the picture below to check it out :)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Average-Unit-A-Unit-Incorporating-Averaging-Measurement-and-Data-Collecting-1205258


3 comments:

  1. LOVE these active activities! =) SO fun!

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

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  2. I love the long jump activity. My first graders just started a measurement unit and I think I could somehow adapt your activity for my younger ones! Thanks for sharing :-)

    Jasmine
    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

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