The Wind Powered Car: Cross Curricular STEM Project (Grades 3-5) Students read and learn about alternative energy, design and build their own prototype of a wind-powered car, generate measure data, draw line plots graphs of those measurements, and write a �how-to� for building it. $
Party Planning Awesomeness Math Project. Students plan their dream party! Raise a little cash or front a little cash so that students brainstorm, research (using real ads), use a budget sheet, and create their ideal party on a poster. The class votes on the best party and then it happens for real in the classroom! $
Increase both rigor and math talk with these fun puzzles! Students try to evaluate the truth of 6 statements relating to one puzzle (these are addition and subtraction). The room explodes with math talk, defending of thinking and reasoning. $
FREE Reasoning Puzzles Sampler: Activities for Math Talk (Gr. 2-4) Increase student to student math talk in the classroom! Try out these 5 puzzles for: addition, place value, perimeter, area and multiplication.
Reasoning Puzzles (Meaning of Multiplication): Increase math talk in your classroom with these fun puzzles! Students determine the truthfulness of six statements, then get together with a group to defend their thinking and critique the reasoning of others. $
3 Step Process to Strengthen Problem Solving in the Elementary Classroom. Allow students to solve a problem, choose a few to model their thinking, and allow interaction with those who have shared. Use the language of the math practice standards as a guide.