5th Grade Math Activity: Tricky Tangrams (measurement; algebra; geometry)

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A sample math lesson from Mango Math's 5th grade math curriculum.

Mango Math provides grade level math games and activities that reinforce core math concepts. Our activities are designed to enhance and compliment existing curriculum and are aligned with NCTM standards. Our innovative and fun math curriculum products are designed to assist teachers, resource room instructors, home school organizations, and parents build positive attitudes towards math while reinforcing key math skills.

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5th Grade Math Activity: Tricky Tangrams (measurement; algebra; geometry)

  1. 1. www.mangomathgroup.com © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . 5th Grade Sample Lesson
  2. 2. 5th Grade Sample Lesson <ul><li>All 12 x 12 x 18 crates are made of wood with hand grips for easy carrying </li></ul><ul><li>Each crate comes with 20 individually packed lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>All lessons follow standards set by the NCTM </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons cover all 5 core math strands: measurement, algebra, number sense, geometry, and odds & order. </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  3. 3. Packaging <ul><li>All lessons come in a sturdy 10 x 12 vinyl envelope </li></ul><ul><li>All supplies are reusable and included in the envelope </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons are set up to be played by 2 to 4 (or more) students </li></ul><ul><li>Fun and creative activities promote repetition and understanding of core math concepts </li></ul>Pic of lesson in bag © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  4. 4. Parts of the Lesson Objectives adhere to the NCTM grade level standards All supplies found in envelope Teaching suggestions and alterations to activity/game Mathematical strands covered © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . Easy to follow directions Number of children that can participate Questions to promote critical thinking and problem solving
  5. 5. Tricky Tangram © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . Object of the game is to find the area of each tangram piece and then create a design that equals the total area given on the card. Tangrams, card set and dry erase marker are provided in the envelope.
  6. 6. Tricky Tangram © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . With the smallest triangle having an area of 3, the area of the square and the mid-sized triangle will be 6 Guided questions Helps with problem solving skills and deeper understand of math concepts. What do you need to do in order to get a larger perimeter? Do you need to do anything different with the area? 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 6 Two middle sized triangles form a large triangle with an area of 12. The parallelogram is formed by two small triangles for an area of 6. 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 6 6
  7. 7. Tricky Tangram © 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved . Players select tangram shapes from center of play area to create a shape that equals total area on card. Guided questions Helps with problem solving skills and deeper understand of math concepts. Which tangrams did you select first and why? How did you determine the value of each tangram shape? What is the least amount of shapes that you can use to get to the total area? What is the most amount of shapes that you can use to get to the total are? 3 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 6 6 12 12 12 12 12 12 6 6 6
  8. 8. Tricky Tangrams <ul><li>Playing Tricky Tangrams helps students use algebraic thinking to create a design to equal the total area on the card. </li></ul><ul><li>Tricky Tangrams also promotes problem solving as students compare the area of one shape to help figure out the area of another. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated play will help students develop skills necessary to succeed in math. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies consistently show that success in math at a young age is an indicator of future success. </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  9. 9. Tricky Tangrams is just one of the games in the 5th grade crate. Below is a full list of all 20 game/activities:
  10. 10. What People Are Saying: <ul><li>“ . . . I found the MANGO Math Group Grade 2 to be a wonderful  enrichment addition to our family’s math program. The packets are novel and sturdy, and they do just what the authors say they will – build positive attitudes towards math while reinforcing math skills.” </li></ul><ul><li>Old Schoolhouse Magazine, December 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>“ I like the movement that children can do with these activities . . . individual, partner, small group and whole class activities . . . so professional. I appreciate the approximate time and the math strand, pictures and the durability of the materials.” </li></ul><ul><li>L. Scanlon, Wilder Elementary School: </li></ul><ul><li>Fabulous product! . . . Very engaging for kids [as] enrichment, or whole class introduction or review.” </li></ul><ul><li>C. Nishimura , Wilder Elementary School </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .
  11. 11. About Mango Math: <ul><li>We're educators . . . and parents, just like you. All of our math curriculum products, lessons and activities are extensively tested in the classroom before we make them available to the public. We are continually trying to improve our products and services -- we'd love to hear your comments and feedback! To learn more, visit our website at: </li></ul><ul><li>www. mangomathgroup.com, </li></ul><ul><li>or email us at info@mangomathgroup.com </li></ul>© 2010 Mango Math Group LLC. All Rights reserved .

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