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Lessons Come *

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*Small Packages!*

** The
Classics Are Always in Style**

**Classic
Rockers**

**Ersel
Hickey**

**Classic
Cars**

**1959
Cadillac Eldorado**

**Classic
Lessons**

*Pico
Nada Firme*

**1. Class
is divided into 4 groups.**

**2. All
groups try to guess the same number, in which each digit is different.**

**3. The
teacher uses the following code to tell the team how they are doing:**

**
P = Pico which means perfect. The number is used and in the right spot.**

**
N = Nada which means the number is not used.**

**
F = Firme which means the number is used but not in the right spot.**

**4. The
teams continues to guess until they identify the teacher's number.**

**5. The
team that uses the least number of guesses wins.**

**For
example: the teams are trying to guess the number 6
4 3 7**

**One team's first guess is 7230.**

** **

**The
teacher writes F
N P N
under the team's guess to indicate that the number 7 is used, but in the wrong spot, the digit 3 is used in the right spot,
and the two digits, 2 and 0 are
not used. **

**7
2 3 0**

**F
N P N**

**
The team then builds on that information with their second guess, and
so on until the teacher's number is guessed. The team with the fewest guesses
wins.**

*Food
for Thought*

**Cheerios
Subtraction**

**The
student creates a number sentence for subtraction.**

**Example:
Twelve minus seven equals?**

**The
student counts out twelve cheerios.**

**The
student then eats the number that must be taken away. He/she then counts what
remains and identifies that number as the answer.**

**Marshmallows
and Toothpicks**

**Students
construct different geometric figures with marshmallows and toothpicks.
Each marshmallow is a corner, each toothpick is an edge.**

**Tootsie
Roll Math**

**Challenge
the students to find the average number of chews in a tootsie roll.**

**Each
student takes 3 tootsie rolls. The student chews the first tootsie roll and
counts the number of chews. This number is recorded. She follows the same
procedure for the next two rolls and then finds the average.**

*At
Home with Shapes*

**Students
draw the outline of a house and use different geometric shapes for doors,
windows, chimneys, and dormers.**

**They
count and label all the squares, rectangles, triangles, and hexagons, etc. and construct a bar
graph to represent their findings.**

*Card
Sharks*

**Use a
standard deck of playing cards for calculator practice.**

**Give
each king a value of 13, each queen a value of 12, and each Jack a value of 11.
The remainder of the cards are worth their number value.**

**Challenge
the students to correctly calculate the total value of the deck.**

*From
Tiny Acorns*

**More
problem solving practice with calculators **

*At a
Loss for Words *

**
Choose 5 textbooks.**

** Challenge
the students to estimate the total number of words in all five books.**

**Method**

**1.
Find the total number of pages in all five books.**

**2.
Count the number of words on the first three pages of the first book and record
the number. Repeat this procedure for the next four books.
Then find the average of the five numbers. Now add up the total number of pages
in all five books. Multiply that total by the average. **

*How
are You Fixed for Blades? *

** Challenge the students to find the estimated total number of blades of grass in
the schoolyard.**

**Method**

**1.
Each student measures one square foot of area in the yard.**

**2.
He/she then counts the number of blades in this area and records the number.**

**3.
Using a yardstick, the student measures the total area of the yard and
converts the answer into square feet.**

**4. The
final step for the student is to multiply the total number of blades in the 1 square
foot area by the number of square feet in the yard.**

*Old Calendars,
Young Students*

**Don't
throw away your old calendars!**

**The
student can use the calendar to find the day and date for 2 weeks and 6 days
ago, or 3 years, 7 months, 2 weeks and 3 days ago, etc.**

**Students
can also practice adding horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines of numbers on
the calendar.**

*Those
Crafty Romans*

**Use
craft sticks to teach Roman Numerals**