Another Math Activity from...
This lesson starts out with the teacher telling a story. You tell your kids that you came into your classroom and it was trashed! Tables/ desks knocked over, papers everywhere, etc. The only thing the mystery person left behind was a handprint and we must use that handprint to find our person.
Then you would give each group a hand print. (Ours was 26in long from palm to finger tip...one hand print per poster board) You would tell your students to use their handprint to make a description of the person (aka GIANT) and then a wanted poster so we can all be looking for him/ her. The wanted poster had to include a picture and a detailed description. (measurements)
What the kids will be doing is working with proportions. Since this isn't a tested objected for me, I think I will tweak it a little and make it more of a measuring activity. (but definitely will use the correct vocabulary so that I can expose them to proportions)
My group measured one of our hands (7in) and decided it was about 4 times smaller than the giants. So, we took measurements of our eyes, nose, mouth, ears, etc and multiplied it by 4 to find out how big the giants would be. The big face below was ours. (disregard our artistic skills, lol) But, I will say that face is true to size! :)
Here are some of the wanted posters we made this week. Again, this project was SO FUN and I know my kids would love it!