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# MATH MEASUREMENT KITS GRADE LEVEL 5 & 6

Math Science Technology & Health

Popcorn Math

This unit provides students with the opportunity to conduct mathematical investigations using popcorn. They will measure length and volume of popped and un-popped kernels along with the mass. They will compare and contrast their data from three types of popcorn, and calculate the average, ratio, percent, and probability. Temperature readings will be taken and graphed, and scatter and stem and leaf plots will be created to represent student results. The mathematical skills emphasized in Popcorn Math are measuring, collecting data, calculating for average, ratio, percent and probability, and graphing. This kit is aligned to the New York State standards and is designed for 30 students to use while working in groups of three.

Intermediate Level Measurement

This unit provides students with the opportunity to measure various objects and use their data to determine area, volume, radius, diameter, and density. They will use Math rulers, protractors, and Vernier Calipers to make their measurements rounding to four different scales. They will measure the radius and diameter of a cylinder and use Pi to calculate the area of various cylindrical objects. Students will measure the circumference and determine the surface area of a sphere and using the thickness of the wall of a hollow sphere, determine the volume inside the sphere as well. The mathematical skills emphasized in Intermediate Level Measurement are measuring, collecting data, and calculating for volume, area, and density. This kit is aligned to the New York State standards and is designed for 30 students to use in groups of three.

Cardstock Modeling

• Three dimensional models provide a basis for many interesting math, science, and design experiences. This card modeling unit provides a unique way for students to explore a variety of geometric concepts that reach out from the traditional two dimensional models typically used in instruction. This flexible system allows students to explore area, perimeter, and the properties and concepts of solid geometric shapes. It provides an opportunity to scale and compare the various sizes of planets within our solar system, and to make proportional comparisons of the distances between the planets in the solar system and the distances of objects here on Earth. This kit is aligned to the New York State Science and Common Core Math standards and is designed for 30 students to use while working in pairs.

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