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. Please look for additional RAFT topics. 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
Product Topic: Volume and Surface Area
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.
BUNDLE FOR MORE RAFT ACTIVITIES: BUNDLE- RAFT ACTIVITIES FOR MATH
Topics Included in BUNDLE:
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