Get outside of the box with your students! Apply mathematical concepts into writing in a fun and creative way. Students will assume the role of different math concepts and produce a friendly letter that incorporates attributes, differences, and oftentimes humor. This activity can be used as a completely different way to assess students' understanding. Your students will enjoy having the opportunity to let their creative juices flow, and, they will thinking about math in a whole new way.
R.A.F.T. Role - Audience - Format - Topic
Measurement: Area & Perimeter
Measurement: Volume & Surface Area
Arithmetic & Geometric Sequences
Properties: Associative & Commutative of Addition
Properties: Associative & Commutative of Multiplication
Properties: Additive Inverse & Identity
Properties: Multiplicative Inverse & Identity
Coordinate Plane (Graphing): Quadrants I, II, III, & IV
Coordinate Plane (Graphing): x-axis & y-axis
Fractions, Decimals, & Percents
Measurement: Inch & Centimeter
Measurement: Mile & Kilometer
Measurement: Quart & Liter
Measurement: Yard & Meter
Probability: Independent & Dependent
Integers: Positive & Negative
Statistics: Mean, Median, Mode, & Range
Similar & Congruent Figures
Consumer Math: Tax, Tip, & Discount
Transformations: Reflections, Translations, Rotations, & Dilations
Activity Description: Students will write a friendly letter to their close friends about what makes them so special. Possible topics to include in the letter are special characteristics and real-life examples of where they are used. Each student will consider and apply the five parts to a friendly letter including Heading, Greeting, Body, Closing, and Signature.
A graphic organizer is included to help students organize their thoughts and ideas as they brainstorm on the math concept that have assumed the role of.