In this packet students will work on rounding, multiplication, input/output tables, and shapes to invent a new toy. There is a note asking parents to bring in supplies to actually make their toys. (foam, felt, stuffing, needles, thread, wood, popsicle sticks, wood glue, clay)
Driving Question: How can we create a new toy for Christmas that people would want to mass produce.
Activity 1: Brainstorm how we might answer our driving question.
Activity 2: Students will look at ads to find toys, see how much they are charging, and round to the nearest dollar. You will need store ads or online ads. (Rounding)
Activity 3: Multiply how much it would cost if you bought multiples of the items you chose. (Multiplication-Could be 2 digit x 1 digit)
Activity 4: If Santa were making multiples of his toys how many would he need of certain parts? Students could Google to see the actual toys on-line. ;) (Input/Output Tables)
Activity 5: Students will create a new toy on the brainstorming sheet. They will label their shapes on their diagrams and will then have to write about why those shapes are good in that toy.
Activity 6: Students will build their toy and reflect.