I feel like I have been away from the blog for so long, but we really haven’t been doing anything new. My kids have been working so hard on their awesome If the World Were a Village projects. They/I have been loving them, but we are to the point that we are ready to be done and move on to something else.
Some of the things the kids have been doing with the data from the book:
Solving proportions to convert the data from the book to actual real world numbers, and how many students would be in our own classroom:
Doing scale drawings:
Making pictographs using Microsoft Excel:
Changing the data to fit inside one person, converting fractions, decimals, and percents, estimating area of irregular figures, and coloring sections to represent the percents:
Students will then put everything on a poster to display everything they have done. I have been getting great feedback from them.
I was also so excited that David J. Smith, author of the book, was kind enough to answer questions my students had for him. They seriously screamed when I said he had written back with the answers. We are also working right now to set up a Skype visit, and I am so excited for my kids!