|My student photographer actually |
got a decent shot of me!
|The start of our map.|
As a part of our mathematical morning that fated day after Halloween, we extended our math play into geography, which was a natural connection to our PYP unit - Where We Are in Place and Time.
We compared the grid lines on our floor to the longitude and latitude lines on a globe an map. From there, we used coordinate pairs to determine where to add features on our map - including natural and human characteristics.
|Students used chalk to add features - buildings, rivers, etc.|
The last thing we did that day was travel from location to location on the map. Simple, right? Nope. Not when you're using directions (N-S-W-E) and distance (1 block, 2 blocks, etc) Definitely not simple, but definitely, DEFINITELY fun!
|One of the best tools we have!|
|A student map in progress - our dry erase |
boards double as writing surfaces!
|Adding roads was a team effort!|
|A completed map!|
|Moving from place to place.|