Key, Year One
Bennett – Beth Reeves
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to explain and differentiate what formulas to use solving area and perimeter.
- Students will exercise soft skills to contribute to peer learning and collaboration.
- Students will engage appropriately as an audience during the activity.
MGSE3.MD.6 Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
MGSE3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
- Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
ELAGSE3SL1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required
TA3.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.
- Participate as audience.
- Demonstrate appropriate theatre etiquette.
Theatre Arts and Math
The teacher or facilitator will blindfold a volunteer to go through the “Minefield”. Students will place items to represent mines (anything inside the classroom).
Students will be placed into groups of three to four. Each group will be assigned a problem. With the help of communication per group, the volunteer will attempt to get through the field.
The facilitator should coach each group (or spokesperson) to give clear and specific instructions. The facilitator will ask the students to solve an area/or perimeter problem. Once they have answered it correctly, then they will be able to guide the student where to specifically go next through the Minefield.
Debrief activity with a class discussion using the following questions:
What were we doing?
What did you see us doing?
What do you wonder?
Using area and perimeter in the actual space for Minefield would be useful. For example, while navigating through the minefield, a group can call out a problem. The student blindfold has to figure out the answer to the problem in order to continue the course.