Ever since my colleague introduced me to Mr. Meyer’s blog, I’ve been trying to incorporate some of his teaching styles in my own classroom. Sometimes he posts a picture and simply writes, “What Can You Do With This?”
For the longest time, I’ve been trying to do the same. Come across something Social Studies related…take a picture…share it with my kids. In the past year, this has happened twice. I’m not proud of this number. I know there is more stuff out in the “real world” that I can share in my Social Studies classroom.
What I do know is that I come across “math stuff” more than “social studies stuff.”
So, here’s a bit of math fun I found…
My homeroom students participated in “Pennies for Patients.” In order to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society homerooms collected change for two weeks. Some kids even threw some green as well. At the end of the two weeks, I took my bucket to the local TD Bank and threw the money in the free coin counting machine. After some buzzes and whistles, the machine gave me a receipt with the breakdown of coins. (I was a little disappointed that no one brought in a shiney 50 cent piece or a Sacagawea dollar)
So, in true Dan Meyer fashion, what can you do with this?