Mrs. Harper’s 6th Grade Distance Learning Math Class

After a relatively unpleasant month of April, weatherwise, we have started to have some lovely spring days. I decided to get my students outdoors to gather data for comparing rates (grade 6 math.) When they met with me in Google Hangout math class, I showed them what I had done earlier in the morning (see attached picture.) Equipped with rulers they headed outside with the directions to measure out a square of grass and count the number of blades of grass in their square. The size of the squares ranged from 1/4 sq in to 1 1/2 sq in.  They returned with a variety  of counts and we predicted who had the thickest most lush lawn. Following many calculations they were surprised at who actually had the best lawn! This lesson demonstrated the need for the same amount and size units to make accurate comparisons.