Reflection: Unit Planning The Unit Cube - Section 1: Opener


I use dice a lot.  Almost every unit I create contains at least a few lessons with dice.  They are so versatile.  They can be used and adapted for any type of activity.  When creating my lessons I have very little materials to work with but I have do have a huge tub of about 150 dice.  They are kind of like my pride and joy.  I even have a special collection of dodecahedron dice and fraction dice. 

Dice are cheap, versatile, and hardy.  The only thing you have to look out for is students dropping them on the floor.  When I clean up at the end of the day I usually find one on the floor, even if we didn’t work with dice that day. 

  Dice, Dice, Baby!
  Unit Planning: Dice, Dice, Baby!
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The Unit Cube

Unit 6: Volume
Lesson 6 of 14

Objective: The students will be understand volume using a non-standard form of the unit cube.

Big Idea: It's about to get dicey!

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