Today is World Math Day and grade 3 really celebrated! The students and teachers dressed up to represent math concepts. Some classes had a fashion show while others made different fractional groups representing the clothing and themes that they were wearing.
In addition, the teachers and some assistants dressed up following a mystery theme. Each teacher was wearing a sticker that showed a fraction where 1 was the numerator and the students had to go and figure out what the denominator was based on clothing. Some students tried really hard to figure out the puzzle. The solution was that there were 5 teachers in grade 3 dressed alike, so the fraction representing one teacher would be 1/5.
The students also got to participate in many math themed activities. We played math games, learned some new fractions concepts and had a visit from a math super hero!
The fun did not stop at instructional time; it continued into our meal and break times too! Many kids brought math themed snacks, such as fruit cut into halves, thirds or quarters, biscuits in various shapes or waffles with intersecting line segments on it.
At recess time, the students headed out and were surprised with many math related activities, thanks to some wonderful parents. There were activities such as measuring with flour and measuring spoons, estimating the amount of candy in a jar, and playing math card games. Thanks to all of the amazing parent volunteers; the kids loved it!
Each class, also visited the computer lab and played on the World Math Day website against students from all over the world. The kids did great and were so excited to see their names pop-up on the score board. Some teachers even got in on the fun too!
Until next years World Math Day, here is a math problem for you to figure out.
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