End of the Year Math Activities?

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  1. S Dubb

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    Greetings all. Our year is winding down, and I'm trying to come up with some simple yet fun math-related activities for my third graders. One to two day projects perhaps. I came across this, but I'm looking for more ideas. Anybody have any suggestions?
     
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    You could have the students create different wands or make shapes using the bubbles as well.

    We do egg drop which could be fun for the kids.

    You can also have them build bridges and see how much weight it can hold.

    Maybe some easy graphing activities...
     
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    I like glyphs. You could google for some spring/summer ones.
     
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    Catherine Kuhns has some great ideas in her books. My fourth graders are currently working on the history quilt which incorporates art, reading, math and history. We recently made graphs on poster board showing the current wins/losses of the Indians (Go Tribe!) and the Reds. Each student got to decide the best type of graph for the data.
     
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    My kids loved measuring our classroom. They measured doors, windows, floors, white board ...... anything they could. Then they recorded their measurements on a form I provided. You could make this as simple or complex as you want - measure in on-standard units, or measure in inches and convert to feet, etc.
     
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    We're doing some probability and graphing experiments.
     
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    Math stations!
     
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    I created a math camp theme for my class to review all of the skills we have learned over the course of the year. In addition to all of the centers and activities in the packet, I incorporated some fun math "craftivities" (making patterns with real acorns, pine needles, pinecones, and pebbles...symmetry collage of camp images...catching paper fish and measuring their length in inches and centimeters...making s'mores in the sun and tracking the elapsed time, etc.) The kids are so into it. They keep saying they don't want to go home at the end of the day.
     
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    Thank you all for the ideas. I think I'll be using some of these for sure!
     
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    iheartrecess, the link for the math camp theme isn't working. I'd love to be able to check it out!
     

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