Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Math About Me FREEBIE

This is a week where things canNOT get any busier! I just got back from my school's Open House tonight. It went super well! Almost all my kiddos came with their parents so they could show off all that they have been learning. I wanted to share a project I had my kids do (with some help from their parents) for our big event. I call it Math About Me. Each child gets a foam poster board and finds pictures about himself or herself. They decorate their boards with pictures and items that represent them.Then they write captions using numbers in their life. For example, one child took a picture with all 57 books they had in their bedroom. Another child smiled in a picture to show all 8 teeth they had lost. The kids get very creative with the things they can show with numbers. Here are a couple samples of posters my kids turned in yesterday.

 This student showed the number of letters in his name, the time he gets on the bus, his age, the number of people in his family, how many books he has, his house number, how tall he is in inches and much more.
This student used numbers to show his birthday, the number of people in his family, his age, his grade and the number of Legos he has at home.


I was really proud of how well the kids were excited and engaged in this project. The parents and kids loved looking at all the posters at Open House and learning more about one another. If you would like the project directions and letter I sent home to the parents just click HERE for your FREEBIE copy.

I make sure to tell the kids that the questions are just suggestions of ideas they can use. They don't have to answer ALL of the questions. They can create their own questions and they need to make it meaningful to them. I hope you guys have fun with this project and I can't wait to see what your kids create!



4 comments :

  1. I love this idea. It would be a great beginning of year project to get to know the kids. I also like how you get kids thinking about how often they use math each day. Thanks for sharing.

    Katrina
    Teacher of Scholars

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  2. I downloaded the questions. Thanks! Your kids really created some high quality projects. They look very professional.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  3. That is such a cute idea, Jaime! Our Open House night actually occurs before school begins... I wish we had one mid-year! Thanks for sharing your students' projects!

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  4. I'm impressed. Last year, for the first year, I had my students complete a simple Math All About Me paper I had found online. This is even more impressive for presentation! I've pinned it for use this coming August. I do have one question: Do you supply the foam board or do parents buy it? Teaching in a high poverty area, I'm not sure if I feel comfortable asking parents to make the purchase. I'm thinking perhaps I could provide tagboard for them. But I'm curious to know how you handle it. Thanks for a great idea.
    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

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