Our Imaginary Field Trip

May 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm 1 comment

This year I had the privilege of working with an amazing math teaching resident who I like to call JAM ON. Today is his last day so I was so happy to find an old post that I wrote during our first few weeks together. JAM ON, you were an amazing example of grit and commitment for students and staff. We’ll miss you!

I am super lucky that the math teaching resident I work with likes to dress up as much as I do. Today we wrapped up three weeks of summer school by taking the kids to an Array Museum, which we set up across the hall. At the museum, they practiced describing pictures with repeated addition and multiplication (on this sheet here). They also showed great museum behavior.

But the very best part was a break at the Array Cafe. The Cafe menu (here) featured a chewy chocolate chip cookie served in fractions. Students had to choose between a half or a fourth. Then they saw the cookies get cut. Luckily they had a chance to correct their choice if they were confused about which fraction was really bigger.

The Array Museum Curator

The Array Cafe Waiter

What a great way to end summer school!


Entry filed under: Costumes, Number Sense and Operations. Tags: , .

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Jim Edmonds  |  June 1, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Great sessions…hard to choose which is the best. I have the strange feeling that Lisa’s fingerprints are all over each segment.
    Great work! Xxxo Dad


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