Monday, 5 February 2018

Math Talk Monday: Measuring "One Very Big Bear"

I love books! I have a VERY BIG collection of children's books, which I have collected throughout my career. I have also been fortunate to have received many books as gifts- from colleagues, students, friends, and family. 

"One Very Big Bear" by Alice Brière-Haquet was gifted to me by one of my dedicated classroom volunteers, Lucas Serper. It is a story about counting and size, and a fun way to introduce students to measuring height!

Special thanks to my husband for drawing the very big bears for me! 

I posted the above provocation to Instagram, which I created after reading the story to our class, and I was excited to see educators in the following weeks try it out in their own classrooms. As much as they commented that I inspired them; it was truly inspiring to see all the ways they took the idea and made it their own. Thanks @kinderkulture @journey_of_learning @learninginroom122 and @ms.desousa for sharing! 

Love that they also used bottle caps as a non-standard measuring tool!
(pictured in their Instagram video) 

Love the small, medium, and big bears to measure and compare!

Love the connection to the story of The Three Bears! 
Love the addition of wooden numbers to represent the amount of gems used!

"The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other."     

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