Category Archives: Measurement

Surface Area

This week we are using surface area to create prototypes for our amusement park design. Please take a look at the following videos before moving on.

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Measurement – Metric Conversions

Here is a lesson on conversions done with Cardinal Heights class 7B!

Coversion Table with 7A

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Area of Trapezoid

Tutorial of the Area of a Trapezoid. Thanks Bryson and Shayan.

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Project Blue Sky – Growing a Garden

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Each year at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT, there is a spring “International Flower and Garden Festival.” Throughout the park, Imagineers have created gardens that delight guests. ¬†Please review the Learning Goals, task and videos with your Blue Sky Group in order to move ahead with this project.

Please view the slide show to review the Learning Goals, Success Criteria and the task.

To get your Blue Sky groups in the flow of the task check out the two videos on Epcot.

International Garden Festival

Moroccan Pavilion Epcot

 

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Problem Solving: Spaghetti and Meatballs For All?


Do you find that sometimes solving math problems can be difficult? Do you ever say to yourself where do I begin? Today we are going develop a way to solve inquiry based math problems.

Today’s problem comes from “Spaghetti and Meatballs for All,” by Marilyn Burns.

Find a way to seat 32 people at a rectangular table. How many options would you have? Today we are going to use Voice Thread to share our thinking.

Some of the questions I would like you to think about before you begin are:

1. What is the problem?

2. How are you going to solve the problem?

3. How are you going to share your solutions?

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Area of irregular shapes

Thanks to both Hussain and Nick for sharing their ideas on how to find the area of a trapezoid. One correction Hussain and Nick wanted to let you know about was that their square is actually a rectangle!

Thanks Vinnie and Zoe!

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Area of a Triangle

Please review how to find the area of a triangle.

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Project Blue Sky

Welcome to our new project – ‘Project Blue Sky’. In this unit of study you will be incorporating all of our Learning Goals from Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Probability into a final project that will have you creating your very own theme park, with your very own attractions, shows and restaurants.

The project is based on the renown Walt Disney World Imagineers Company, who create the most spectacular attractions in the world. We are going to spend sometime getting to know exactly how Imagineers use concepts of Math, Art, Language, Geography and History to create things that go beyond our imagination and materialize into reality.

You will have different tasks along the way. Your first task is to form Blue Sky groups and begin to ‘Blue Sky’ some ideas for your theme parks.

Blue sky – An innovative way to generate amazing ideas

Fantasyland – How do Imagineers collaborate with each other? How do their teams use traditional technology and new technology to make their Blue Sky ideas come to life? What types of technology will you use?

Imagineering Documentary – A history of Walt Disney World Imagineers

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Measurement Quiz – Friday, January, 17, 2014

There will be a short quiz to show the progress we are making with our Learning Goals. Please review, our Learning Goals, your classwork and the screencast tutorials. 

To prepare create a review quiz with ten different conversions with an answer key. When you are finished trade with a friend.

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Measurement – Rainbow Loom Project

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Yes it is Rainbow Loom Day! Yes we are making “Mr. C Academy Snap Out Of It Bracelets!” But how are we going to tie this activity to our Learning Goals? Before you begin read the previous post and find the learning goals. How are you going to achieve our Learning Goals by doing this activity? Before beginning your bracelet develop a question tied to the Learning Goals, that you will answer throughout the activity. Post your inquiry question to the this blog post.

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