Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tried it Tuesday-Order of Operations Project


Finally linking up with Holly for Tried It Tuesday, on Wednesday. 


It was supposed to be Saturday Spark with Joanne, but I just couldn't get it together. 

Last week, I assigned my first project to my advanced students. 

They were given a room number from our building. We just completed our Order of Operations unit. Their assignment was to create a 6-8 step equation using all four operations, parenthesis and an exponent to get that classroom number. 

Students then created a mobile with each step. 

I only gave them one week for this project. It was a major grade. It was their homework for the week. 

Here's the results: 


I have over 100 of these hanging.  
I would also like to post the project. Keeping my fingers crossed to do that this weekend. 
It was fun, simple and quick! 






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6 comments:

  1. Those are awesome! Can't wait to see the project itself. Great idea!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  2. This looks great, Elizabeth!
    I hope you will post directions...
    I'd love to try it...
    Congrats on such a successful lesson and project!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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  3. This is very cool. I like how it's basically backward planning for the kids.

    matt
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

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  4. Love this! We started this chapter today and I think this might be right up our alley! Thanks for the amazing ideas!

    Sabra
    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

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  5. Great post! I needed some info like that to get things running better. Keep sharing such knowledgeable post. Thanks.

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  6. Lovely idea. Do you have the rubrics you used to assess? I'm curious how you attached to standards. Thanks.

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