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I had a great time creating this product and I was so thrilled to see how much my students enjoyed working with it! This is a very rich learning activity that incorporates both Math and non-fiction writing. I love this project because long after it’s completed, it still has value for students as a learning tool.
This product was designed with third graders in mind, but would work with higher-level second graders or those in fourth grade who are on a modified program or need further practice.
By completing this multi-day activity, students will be able to answer the following questions:
1. What is an attribute?
2. How can I use a table or chart to sort by two attributes?
3. How can I use a Venn Diagram to sort by two attributes?
4. How can I use a Venn Diagram to sort by three attributes?
5. How can I use Venn Diagrams in my non-fiction writing?
This product is designed to support your Data Management/Graphing unit. Some level of prior knowledge and understanding of shapes and sorting rules is required by students.
The journey to complete this project and the final product are both rich and meaningful, which in my opinion, makes this activity a real winner! In addition to achieving the key learning goals of the task, students also practice:
• following oral and written instructions
• fine motor skills
• the importance of careful planning (e.g. don’t glue ‘til you’re sure!) as part of a successful project
There’s just something to be said for creating one’s own learning materials, there’s so much learning that takes place in the process.
I have asked my students to take the file folder home and take their family on a “tour” of the folder, so to speak. As experts, they should be able to explain all of the concepts covered by this activity. Back at school, we use it throughout the unit as a portable anchor chart to review concepts and as a daily warm-up, via question/answer sessions to our Data Management lessons.
Each page in this product includes student instructions. This product includes two copies of the project: one with Canadian spellings (favourite/colour) and one with American spellings (favorite/color).
The entire product is 23 pages, but the student project itself is 7 pages.
Please be advised that the product does not include three-dimensional shapes.
The preview shows all the items included in the package. If there is something you’d like added, please let me know, I’d be happy to try and accommodate your request.
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23 total (student project is 7 pages)