Chess – We continued learning about forks, pins, and skewers. We practiced the Italian Opening and 2 Knights Defense. Students chose a partner and played.
Chess words: Fork, Pin, Skewer, fianchetto, zugzwang
Ancient Symbols – Students studied a series of ancient symbols and determined which symbol appeared 5 times ( and only 5 times) on the page. (see SOAR folder)
Math Maven - Our detectives fixed a broken computer. A thief had stolen a number from the bank’s computer system, and our sleuths solved math problems to determine the missing number. (see SOAR folder)
PBL – How can we design the best habitats for animals in local zoos or aquariums? We watched a video on the tropical rain forest, took notes, and discussed. Next, partners researched together to find more facts and exotic animals in the rain forest. For our last task, student groups created a make-believe animal that could thrive in the rain forest.
Centers – Qwirkle, Pivit, Dizios, Legos, Cool Math Games, Marble Run Blocks, etc.