Wednesday, February 26, 2014


CD-MA3 – The child will explore and communicate about distance, weight, length, height and time.
CD-MA3.4a Uses mathematical terms to describe experiences involving measurement.
WSO: Uses words and representations to describe mathematical ideas. 
Activities: Racing Cars.  Students can sit side-by-side as they launch their cars across the floor before comparing the difference in distance between the vehicles.

Heavier Than...  All students in the group are given different objects.  They compare what they have with one another trying to figure whose object is heavier than the other.

Sink the Boat.  Using a boat, plate, or bowl floating atop a large bowl of water, students take turns placing objects on the boat or plate attempting to sink the boat.  The object of making the boat heavier as you take turns adding objects to the "boat".

Books: Is it Larger?  Is It Smaller? by: Tana Hoban
Just a Little Bit by: Ann Tompert
Big! by: Tim Hopgood


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