I’m not sure what all of you are hearing about Common Core, but we are hearing a lot about using real-life situations to help students grasp concepts! It’s a little frightening to me sometimes, but I also know that real-life problems are, well, what kids are going to face throughout life! (That sounds so dumb when I type it out…)
Anyway, we were focusing on ratios in our math textbook. (Please don’t lecture me about using the book – I know!) The students were doing well with it, but yet it wasn’t really sticking… With a few days left before Christmas break, I decided it was time to do a hands-on activity.