Reflection: Routines and Procedures Outdoor and Hands-on: An Assessment (Day 1) - Section 2: Activity

 

In his book Brain Rules, John Medina argues that integrating movement into our school day may not necessarily make us smarter, but it certainly makes us more normal (see also www.brainrules.net). In his book he discusses some of the research demonstrating that our brains work better when we are moving. Whether movement supports active brain function or not, every time I take my students outside, or ask that they move about for a while in the room, they love it. They want to get up and walk around even for a short time. I recall when I was a student feeling the same way.

  Moving around is cognitive "candy"
  Routines and Procedures: Moving around is cognitive "candy"
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Outdoor and Hands-on: An Assessment (Day 1)

Unit 10: Volumes of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate that they've learned how to use volume formulas for cones, cylinders and spheres.

Big Idea: Equipped with calculators and measuring tape, students calculate volumes of various objects on the school premises.

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Math, volume (3-D Geom), assessment, cylinders, test, spheres, Cones
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