Assignment Mash-Up: Math & Literature
If you were a fly on my classroom wall you would notice that I am always striving to ensure that there is some overlap between subjects; that Math ties in with Social Studies, that Science ties in with Writer’s Workshop, that grammar & spelling tie in with a Theme Day, etc.
This week I students will engage in a Math-Literature Mash-Up!
In Language Arts we are reading The Egypt Game. The main character in the novel is a girl named April.
In Math we are looking at measurement & geometry.
Design a amazing bedroom for April!
The Language Component:
During their design process consider carefully all that you know about April and apply this to your design. Consider the following (& more!):
• Who is April Hall?
• What are her interests?
• Does she have any hobbies?
• What does April do in her free time?
• What are her dreams and her hopes?
• Would she have a book shelf and if so how big or small would it be? What would be on the shelf?
• Would she need a big or a small closet for her clothes? What would she have hanging there? How would it be arranged?
• Would she require a dressing table? A desk? Drawers for special objects?
• What colour would you paint her room and why?
• Would you leave space on her walls for posters or pictures? What would she hang there?
The Math Component:
• Review all that you know about area and perimetre.
• Your first assignment is to map out/measure your own bedroom – including the furniture within. This will help you to design April’s room to scale.
• On a piece of graph paper begin to design April’s room to scale. I will check in with you often throughout the process.
I can’t wait to see what my creative kids will come up with!