Inquiry based math offers collaborative learning and hands on inquiry requiring the children to solve problems, think critically and apply their knowledge of data analysis ( data is provided) ,volume, fractions, area, geometry, place value and operations., as they plan and build a haunted house using 3d shapes. Research will be necessary as the children have to know the country and culture of where their haunted house will be situated .( in theme parks around the world)
This week long , authentic learning activity is great to use any time of the year but particularly fun around Halloween! USA & UK spelling included.
I designed this as a part of our complete IB PYP unit of inquiry of How We Express Ourselves, looking into multi-cultural awareness around the world.
It culminates in a class presentation of the facts found and reasoning as to their plan and design of their team’s Haunted House. Comparing and contrasting each group’s work, helps with critical thinking too and communication skills. Wholly differentiated, ( Task A cards are more challenging) you can use it as a summative assessment tool of the skills and standards included.
It can be created as a booklet or in a binder., with a front cover included, being used as a goal setting pre assessment for the children. Mix and match the pages to suit your students’ needs and class attainment goals.
This inquiry based math packet is easy to print and go, perfect for Halloween or all year round. I designed it for my IB PYP 5th grade class. It can be used 4th – 6th grade too. You will find the following skills and standards ideally suited for the IB PYP Phase 4 and CCSS Math for 4th and 5th grade:
Number sense and base ten operations
Fractions: identifying and simplifying
Measure: using measuring tools , area and volume ( surface area)
Geometry: identifying and classifying polygons and polyhedrons
Place value: identifying standard form to the millions, rounding, ordering
Data analysis – graphing ,analysing, ordering data
Make math fun, engaging an authentic!
You can find many more inquiry based learning tools in my store and on my blog.