This is an adaptation of the Number Zoo that was uploaded last year.
Students will work in PAIRS. There are 16 work areas that can accommodate up to 32 students. Each group will teleport to a large workspace that contains seven areas with directions that ask them to do the following:
- Area 1: Use NUMBER blocks to write two addition problems that equal 12
- Area 2: Use NUMBER blocks to write two multiplication problems that equal 12
- Area 3: Use RED, BLUE and YELLOW blocks to show two arrays that equal 12
- Area 4: Plant an array of sunflowers in four rows of three
- Area 5: Build a 4x4 house with stone and add 3 windows on each side
- Area 6: Use stone to build the number 12
- Area 7: Solve the word problem on the sign and place number blocks showing your answer
You can adapt this activity for higher numbers for more advanced students, and lower numbers for lower grades.
If students finish early, teachers can "clear" an area in their workspace that is 12x12. Students can then place a sign that shows the AREA and PERIMETER of their space and then build a house that features the number 12. (use Build Allow blocks when filling in the area).
Prepared Graduates: Understand the structure and properties of our number system. At their most basic level ,numbers are abstract symbols that represent real-world quantities.
Relevance and Application: Accurate use of measurement tools allows people to create and design projects around the home or in the community such as flowe beds, fencing for a yard, wallpaper for a room, etc.