Before the end of the school year, fifth graders in Diana Terzi’s class collaborated with math lab teacher Chelsea Jaret and her class on a project-based learning experience.
The students worked together to create Math “GeoCities.” They were expected to use and apply their knowledge of area, perimeter, volume, multiplication and division (to name a few) to plan, design, and create cities, all while making sure the city features met certain requirements. After weeks of hard work and creative thinking, the cities were constructed and presented to the class. Finally, the students recorded a reflection on Flipgrid to talk about what they learned, their successes, challenges, and how they could improve their design.
The students were truly engaged in this culminating math project and grew as mathematicians.