166 – Barbie proportions

My 6th graders are working on scaling Barbie up to human size based on one assigned body part. It should be a 5-period (1 week) project.

Instructions for each group of 3 students — each group gets its own Barbie:

  1. Measure Barbie: as a class we chose to take 15 different body measurements on Barbie.
  2. Measure human: they can measure one person in the group or they can have my (teacher) measurements. I have done this lesson in last 8 years, kids actually liked to be measured. Same body parts as that of Barbie’s.
  3. Find ratio of human to Barbie for each body part.
  4. Each group is assigned a body part. Using the ratio of human:Barbie for that assigned body part, the group then multiplies this ratio by each of Barbie’s numbers from step 1.
  5. Draw out Barbie on butcher paper.

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165 – measuring Barbies

Kids are measuring Barbies to do a scale-up drawing of her.

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I can’t remember. 🙁

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162 – Five Triangles problems

We did these 2 problems from Five Triangles mathematics.

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161 – parallelogram and more solitaire

My geometry kids are working on this problem from Five Triangles mathematics:

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My algebra kids too loved this game Solitaire on a Circle.

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160 – solitaire on a circle

Open House tonight. Early dismissal for the kids.

I got this online game and adapted it to use on paper.

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159 – nothing

Oops. Can’t remember.

“I was dead at the time.” -Eddie Izzard.

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158 – row games

My algebra kids played Row Games to review simplifying radicals and exponents.
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157 – fraction division

I’m showing my 6th graders how to divide fractions by drawing rectangles.

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156 – “Warmsnugs Double Glazing”

I did this last year. Really great lesson. I’m adding an extension of having kids create a set of 8 windows and price them accordingly, give the price of each one, including 1 of them as incorrect. So, pretty much duplicate the lesson with their own pictures and pricing scheme.

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