MEASUREMENT & GEOMETRY STORIES, K-8
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13. Big Party, Small Party – $5
Bear helps plan a party that is not too small and not too big, and discovers a relationship between area and perimeter.
Content (Gr. 1-4): area and perimeter as an array of tables with chairs (all around); arrangements with shortest perimeter; optimization — 38 pages
14. Wolf gets Hurt – $5
The Piggies set a trap for Wolf and use math to build his pen. They also realize that their sloppy living habits hurt Wolf’s habitat.
Content (Gr. 2-8): area & perimeter; number arrays; largest rectangular area with 12 metres of fence; optimization — 38 pages
15. Do Parallel Lines Meet? – $5
Piggy and Wolf are running on parallel paths, but are they destined to meet? Piggy discovers that parallel lines aren’t as straight forward as she expected.
Content (Gr. 2-8): straight, curved & parallel lines; lined on a sphere / globe; flat and curved surfaces; latitude & longitude — 28 pages
16. Mirror, Mirror – $5
When the Queen’s mirror can’t decide whether her quilt pattern is the fairest of all, the Queen hosts a Quilting Festival.
Content (Gr. 2-6): tessellations; geometric shapes & patterns around us; symmetry — 40 pages
17. How Big is a Billion? – $5
Savannah and Tanner meet a homeless family. What could they do to help? What could you do to help?
Content (Gr. 3-8): mathematics of poverty; social justice; modelling & estimating large numbers; measurement benchmarks — 40 pages
18. Why do Elephants have Big Ears? – $5
Wolf asks, “Why do elephants have big ears?” and Hoodie uses cubes to model elephants of various sizes to discover a neat relationship between surface area and volume.
Content (Gr. 4-8): volume & surface area relationships; patterns in data; rates of growth; tables & graphs — 44 pages
- Number (#1-6)
- Pattern & Algebra (#7-12)
- Measurement & geometry (#13-18)
- Data & probability (#19-20)
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