Thursday, 30 October 2014

Design a Running Course - Metric

Introducing a new pack called -  Running Course is in metric units


There is a three week planner that will engage students in the task of measuring a running course that they design. 

They will brainstorm ways to make sure that the course is 1km.

Discuss and model how to step out a metre, check with trundle wheels or measuring tape
Skills needed are measuring length, scale/ratio, time, weight, mass and compass skills for direction.

There will be a large amount of class time needed for stepping out the course and checking measurements.

There are three weeks of planners and depending on how your grade move through the tasks they may take less or more time

Explicit teaching components are….
Why do we use scale – ruler interactive notebook (INB) page
Length, time, mass, capacity INB page
Ratio INB pig, girl page
Scale in our world
House plan for scale
Capacity INB page
Mass or weight INB page