02222008, 05:53 PM


If you have a lot of rubix cubes.....
my class loves rubix cubes, so i might let them "measure" perimeter of things with the cubes, they love making really long things...I've never tried that before, but I think i will this year, since it is my first year in 3rd and they just love those cubes...(came up with the idea today)
I also introduce area with a swimming pool analogy.....to introduce length and width....i draw a picture on the board, and we discuss swimming the length of the pool vs the width of the pool......we also discuss area by talking about the carpet covering the classroom floor......
