Our class has been studying a unit on
Earth Day. We have read several books about the environment,
animals, and insects. We have even incorporated a sub-unit on
ladybugs and discussed how the ladybugs help our earth!
After reading Just a Dream by
Chris VanAllsburg, the children were eager to discuss the ways by
which the boy could help the earth and make his dream NOT come true.
We made a class chart about the causes and effects of various
pollutants. In addition, we discussed ways to prevent various
pollutants in our environment.
Using the chart, the students worked
in pairs to create a math word problem using an environmental theme.
They created it using pencils and paper first. They wrote the word
problem, drew a picture to represent the problem, and then solved
the problem using an equation. Lastly, the children transferred
their creations onto the computer using thes computer program KidPix.
The children loved seeing their math
come alive! We hope you enjoy our math problems.
This lesson incorporates New York
State Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics,
Science, and Technology.